The Capsules – Across the Sky [mp3] (from Northern Lights & Southern Skies, out Jan 15th on Vespera Records)
Indie pop with a distinctive electronic presence and ‘girl-next-door’ comfort in the lyrical delivery; perfect for a dreary winter afternoon.
Wild International – Dreams [mp3] (from Lake Tones EP, out now)
A trio of 20-somethings exploring the hinterlands between ethereal dream pop and jangle-peppy indie rock; this EP is available ‘pay what you like’ on bandcamp.
Stubborn Heart – Need Someone [mp3] (from Stubborn Heart, out now on One Little Indian Records)
Debut album from London electronic duo that make smooth electro-soul with profound yearning and noteworthy style.
Sunshine – Arnprior [stream] (from Sunshine, out Feb 26th)
Fuzzy, friendly, warm tones from the grey land of Vancouver.
Dinosaur Jr. – Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know [stream] (single coming out Mar 11th from I Bet On Sky (out now): in support of UK tour)
Psychedelic scuzz rock like only Dinosaur Jr. can make; mellotron-like keyboards provide an unexpected ‘prog’ vibe