Grass House – “Spinning As We Turn” [free download]
single from an upcoming 2013 release
This track is high on the WOW factor. We’ve been fans of Grass House for awhile, but “Spinning As We Turn” represents an expansion in sound. Great track, great production from this ‘outsider pop’ band who appeal to fans of Tunng and Pink Floyd.
The Great Ytene – “Unknowing”
single to be released May 2013 on Marshall Teller Records
New act out of London consisting of members from different bands, most notably Colours. Loads of atmosphere with soaking wet vocals. Highly recommended.
HUIAS – “Can I Find My Way” [free download]
single from !
released 12 September 2012 on Love Our Records
This duo from Gijón (Spain) capture self-doubt and uncertainty well on this track. Name your price for ! on Bandcamp.
Julia Holter – “Betsy on the Roof” [mp3]
performed live on WFMU’s Dark Night of the Soul
released 8 March 2012
An excellent live performance of “Betsy on the Roof” from Holter’s masterful Ekstasis, which was a ‘five-hole’ album for me (one I missed last year and discovered this year). Visit Holter’s PR site here.
Owls of the Swamp – “The Hypnotist”
single, name your price on Bandcamp
Australian singer-songwriter delivers an entrancing performance, expanding his palette with guest piano, Wurlitzer and backing vocals by Markéta Irglová.
Villa Kang – “Yunan” [mp3]
from When The Future was Ultra Modern,
out now: free download available from Villa Kang’s website
Another featured release from electo-experimentalist, Villa Kang. Download the EP and tell your friends.
Weak Soul Patch – “Lost Chance” [free download]
Another bedroom recording from yours truly. Inspired by Townes Van Zandt, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. Have a listen and let me know what you think.