Diggs Duke – Nine Winning Wives [mp3]
Diggs Duke – Crazy Like a Fox [mp3]
Something truly awesome from the inbox – highly innovative contemporary soul music from Washington, DC-based Diggs Duke. Inspired by classic jazz (Max Roach, Cecil Taylor) and 90’s R&B, hip-hop, and Latin music, Diggs Duke produces truly original soul with novel song forms, interesting arrangements, and inspired production. Both of these tracks are from the forthcoming Mass Exodus, available tomorrow on iTunes.
Brass Bed – A Bullet For You [mp3] (single)
Lafayette, LA psychedelic popsters sounding more than a bit like Wilco! Very well done.
Slam Donahue – Bug in the Sun [mp3]
Slam Donahue – I Turn On [mp3]
Two tracks from the forthcoming Hemlock Teach EP (out Oct. 2 on Cantora Records), by NY-based power pop trio Slam Donahue; they bear some resemblance to labelmates MGMT.
Poor Moon – Birds [mp3] (from Poor Moon, out August 28th on Sub Pop)
Bridge Underwater – So What [stream/download (name your price)] (single)
Harboring the influences of Phil Collins and Billy Ocean, this Philly duo makes pleasing, strident indie pop that’s “cooler than an underwater bridge”.
Ty Segall – The Hill (stream) (from TWINS, out Oct 9th on Drag City)
Sounding like the 60’s british invasion (in particular, The Who) with a heavy dose of crystal meth, this new single from the forthcoming TWINS mixes ricocheting female vocals, explosions of guitar, drums, and bass, and a boiling Ty Segall. Breathtaking.