Julia Holter – “Maxim’s I“
from Loud City Song
out 20 August 2013 on Domino
“Maxim’s I” is BOLD…such a huge array of sounds and it expands so well. With this first preview single, the follow up to Ekstasis sets big expectations.
The Sleaves – “Were You There“ [free download]
The Greenville, NC based indie band returns with “Were You There”. The song combines lyrical and musical elements so seamlessly you become absorbed by its feelings of confusion and uncertainty.
Suntrapp – “All the Seas“ [free download]
from Yannina EP
to be released later this year
Led by Jake Houlsby the folk/pop act out of Newcastle (UK) draw inspiration from the likes of Neil Young and the Beach Boys. “All the Seas” features an opening chord progression that would make Nick Drake smile. It builds slowly and then explodes with its hopeful message.
Rae & Christian – “1975“
from Mercury Rising
out 20 October 2013 on Night Time Stories
Former Tunng co-founder, Sam Genders, lends his vocals to this track, which has a Cat Stevens gone freak folk vibe to it. Rae & Christian are British production duo Mark Rae and Steve Christian. The pair has enlisted a great collection of singers and emcees for their third release of original material.
King Krule – “Easy Easy“
from Six Feet Beneath the Moon
out 24 August 2013 via True Panther and XL
What’s most striking about King Krule is the direct punk lineage. He captures the early rage of Joe Strummer and couples it with Billy Bragg’s one man and an electric guitar approach. Friggin’ brilliant.
Weak Soul Patch – “Halls of Fame“ (The Blood-Brain Barrier cover)
Thought I’d share my latest recording, which was written and originally recorded by our very own @clcucumber AKA The Blood-Brain Barrier. Feedback (good/bad/whatever) is appreciated.