Hospital Ships – “Come Back to Life” [mp3]
from Destruction in Yr Soul, out June 18th on Graveface Records
A plodding, wistful folk rock song that explodes in slow motion grandeur about halfway through. Nice opening track from the forthcoming record.
Camera Obscura – “Fifth in Line to the Throne” [mp3]
from Desire Lines, released June 3rd on 4AD Records
5th studio album from Scottish quintet carries on their fine tradition of dream pop.
Queens of the Stoneage – “If I Had a Tail” [stream]
from …Like Clockwork, released June 4th on Matador Records
New album from the bona-fide Kinds of Cock Rock. Hell Yeah!!!!!!!
Boards of Canada – “Reach for the Dead” [stream]
from Tomorrow’s Harvest, out now on WARP
Scottish brothers return after a long hiatus; their take on droning electronic still sounds fresh.