Golden Void – Golden Void [mp3] (from Golden Void, out now on Thrill Jockey Records)
Intricate acid rock inspired by Black Sabbath, forged in grungy garages and high school talent shows, and refined in Bay Area bars and clubs.
Marching Band – And I’ve Never Seen [mp3] (from EP6, out January 15th)
Swedish indie-pop in the same vein as Teenage Fanclub.
The Soft Moon – Insides [mp3] (from Zeros, out now on Captured Tracks)
Enveloping, dark synth-pop from Oakland’s gothic multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez.
China Rats – To Be Like I [mp3] (from To Be Like I EP, out now)
Fun-loving retro pop from Leeds quartet.
Midnight Magic – Walking The Midnight Streets [mp3] (from Walking the Midnight Streets, out now)
Quite a savory & eclectic mix of grooves, this nine-piece ensemble claims to be “the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton serving up an orgasmic feast of funk, disco, electro and soul.”
Domenico – Cine Prive [mp3] (from Cine Prive, out now)
Tight songs with a laid back groove, crossing somewhere between Stereolab and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.
Mini Dresses – Hot Sun [mp3] (from Hot Sun 7”, out now on ManicPop! Records)
Ethereal dream pop from the capital of cool – Austin, TX.
AlgaeandTentacles – Little Body
Infectious noise pop from the deserts of Tuscon.
Atoms for Peace – Judge Jury and Executioner (from Amok, out Feb 26th on XL Recordings)
Tom Yorke, Flea, Joey Waronker, et al. supergroup.
David Bowie – Where Are We Now (from The Next Day, out March 12th)
David Bowie is lost in Berlin on his first new studio recording in a decade; happy 66th birthday to the thin white duke.