In this edition: soundz from Dylan Barnes, Heifervescent, Hello Ocho, Royal Canoe, Sugarpuss and videos from American Royalty, Elektra Zagreb, Parquet Courts. Enjoy!
Dylan Barnes – “The Weight of an Angel”
from Winter Solitude (EP)
out 10 May 2013 on Coldstone Records
This is the first single from Dylan Barnes’ debut release. The grainy, old record feel adds to the somber mood of this captivating track.
Heifervescent – “Billy Comes Home” [mp3]
from Billy Comes Home EP
Blissful power pop tune that I discovered whilst wandering around the internet. Released last summer–a perfect summer tune.
Hello Ocho – “Sticking to the Sheets”
from Hello Ocho
released 01 January 2013
Atlanta area quintet makes quirky, rhythmic material that will perk up your ears. Power pop roots gone awry–this album is a lot of fun. Name your price on Bandcamp.
Royal Canoe – “Today We’re Believers”
from Today We’re Believers
out 25 June 2013 on Roll Call Records
The Winnipeg-based band’s latest single sounds like something concocted by James Mercer. It has a great ‘odd pop’ feel.
Sugarpuss – “Drinking Alone” [free download]
from Psychotic Teenage Supermodels
out 25 April 2013
Quirky pop band out of Perth, WA (AU). It’s bubblegum gone haywire. Hooks infused with oddly placed accoutrements of the electronic kind. Check out more/pre-order their new EP on Bandcamp.
Videos, videos, videos…
American Royalty – “Hungry”
from Prizmatic (EP)
released 5 February 2013
Former NY/Current LA trio unleash their own brand of funk rock. Directed by Jeff Scher.
Elekrta Zagreb – “Kesey Palms”
from Dreams About Dying In California
out 7 May 2013
Slacker psychedelia captured in DIY video. They are the kings of the sun. Find a patch of grass, lay down and stare at the sky.
Parquet Courts – “Stoned and Starving” (Live on KEXP)
from Light Up Gold
released 15 August 2012 on Dull Tools
Recorded live at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin (SXSW). Parquet Courts continue to ride the wave of last year’s, Light Up Gold. If you’re a big fan, check out this documentary of the Parquet Courts captured in Austin and Monterrey around the time of SXSW.