The New: 11 Feb 2014

Slow No Wake
Slow No Wake – “Everyone Needs Someone”
[stream/mp3]
from Slow No Wake
out now
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

crushedstarsCrushed 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.

PaintedPalmsForeverPainted Palms – “Too High [mp3]
from Forever
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]
from Firechild
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.

ForsthaysForsthays –  “Gravity [mp3]
from Begins With You
out now
Soulful R&B with a dash of glitch rock from this Berlin-based duo.


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