Robert Pollard – Who’s Running My Ranch [mp3] (from Jack Sells the Cow, out Sept 17th on Fire Records)
Never to be outdone, GBV-frontman Robert Pollard continuously exudes and excretes indie rock that is simultaneously flippant and profound.
Line and Circle – Roman Ruins [mp3] (7” single, out now on White Iris)
Ohio via California channeling the throwback, anthemic rocks of the 80s (particularly R.E.M.) from two guys names Brian (Cohen and Egan).
Fang Island – Sisterly [mp3] (from Major, out now)
The second single from Major is surprisingly straightforward indie rock from the (former?) champions of multi-octave pitch shifting. While this still sounds like “everyone high-fiving other”, it’s in a more svelte, subtle, My Morning Jacket-kind of way.
Rangda – Majnun [mp3] (from Formerly Extinct, out Sept. 18th on Drag City)
Comprised of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) and Chris Corsano (free jazz journeyman), the music of Rangda is destined to provide a superfreak groove.
Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams [stream – download with e-mail registration here] (from Lonerism, out Oct 5th on Modular Records)
A mini psychedelic opus from Australia’s Tame Impala (produced by Dave Fridmann of Flaming Lips fame).