Slow No Wake – “Everyone Needs Someone” [stream/mp3]
from Slow No Wake
Lazy beats and Farfisa wail provide the backdrop for yearning in this single from the first proper album by Ohio-based musician Adam Theron-Lee Rensch. A self-professed music nerd, it’s quite clear from the quality of production that Slow No Wake is a birth many years in the making.
Download/Stream: Slow No Wake
Crushed Stars – “FlowerBomb” [mp3]
from Farewell Young Lovers
out now on Simulacra Records
Dallas-based Crushed Stars (multi-instrumentalist/producer Todd Gautreau) produce dreamy, electro-pop that is steeped in subtle intensity and literate lyricism.
The Districts – “Funeral Beds” [stream]
from The Districts EP
out now on Fat Possum Records
“Funeral Beds” is Americana-tinged rock-n-roll. Catch The Districts on tour.
Painted Palms – “Too High” [mp3]
out now on Polyvinyl
Based in San Francisco, these cousins from Lafayette, LA unleash their debut LP. It shimmers with bright, ecstatic psychedelia, lush synths, and pulsating electronic rhythms. A real treat.
Solomon Grey – “Last Century Man” [stream]
out now on Black Butter Records
Horns and intricate arrangements are reminiscent of Bon Iver’s work.
Wake Owl – “Letters” [stream]
from The Private World of Paradise
out 4 March 2014
From the PNW (Pacific Northwest of US), Wake Owl entices with some mysterious psychedelic soul.