In The Pharmacy #108 – Late September 2016

Twenty-five new tracks from the US, UK, Sweden, Norway, Australia and New Zealand. New music from Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Batmanglij, Honeyblood, Kings of Leon, The Radio Dept., Warpaint, Grandaddy, Beach Slang, Warehouse, The Men, Black Honey, Devendra Banhart, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions (pictured), Beck, Dirty Projectors, Jordan Rakei, Jenny Hval, FEHM, Local Natives, Haley Bonar, Nots, 
Hi-Tec Emotions, 
The Holiday Crowd, 
Wolf People, and Okkervil River.

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam ‘In A Black Out’
On the back of his solo album Black Hours and collaborations with his former The Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon, Hamilton Leithauser teams up with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij. This is the first of two tracks this episode taken from the album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (out now).
[Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam]

Honeyblood ‘Sea Hearts’
From the Scottish noisepop duo’s forthcoming second album Babes Never Die, their first since Cat Myers replaced Shona McVicar (November 4, FatCat).

Kings of Leon ‘Waste A Moment’
Love ‘em or hate them, it can’t be denied that Kings of Leon struggled to follow up their ubiquitous 2008 album Only By the Night. Come Around Sundown and Mechanical Bull seemed like the work of a band who had run out of steam. These guys really need to come back with a great album, and this track is a great start. From the album Walls (14, October).
[Kings of Leon]

The Radio Dept. ‘Swedish Guns’
Another track from Running Out of Love, the first album in five years for the Swedish dreampop band (Labrador, October21)
[The Radio Dept.]

Warpaint ‘White Out’
One of my favourite artists of recent years, the LA band served up a massive disappointment with the first track from new album Heads Up, ‘New Song’. It sounded like a bad remix of a good song. Thankfully, it is, by several orders of magnitude, the worst song on the album. This is the opening track and plays to all the band’s strengths: sinuous bass line, skittering drum beats, yearning vocals and a post punk sensibility to the angular guitars and keyboards.

Grandaddy ‘Why We Won’t’
First new material in 10 years from Modesto’s finest. A new album is due next year on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records label. This is classic stuff and stronger than anything on 2006’s Just Like The Fambly Cat.

Beach Slang ‘Future Mixtape For The Art Kids’
From the Philly angst-punks’ new album A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings (out now, Polyvinyl / Big Scary Monsters / Cooking Vinyl).
[Beach Slang]

Warehouse ‘Super Low’
Title track from the gravel-voiced-Elaine Edenfield-fronted Atlanta alt punks’ second album (September 30, Bayonet).

The Men ‘Lion’s Den’
Brooklyn punks dial up the garage for their sixth album Devil Music, the first on their own label, We Are The Men Records (November 11).
[The Men]

Black Honey ‘Hello Today’
Black Honey continue to move in a more polished direction while still managing to retain much of the charm of their earlier tracks.
[Black Honey]

Devendra Banhart ‘Middle Names’
Lead track from Banhart’s ninth (and excellent) new album Ape in Pink Marble (out now).
[Devendra Banhart]

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions Feat. Kurt Vile ‘Let Me Get There’
The dreampop queen meets the slacker king for a marriage made in heaven, the vocals complement each other and KV’s guitar sounds like a stoned Television covering the intro to ‘Band on the Run’.
[Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions]

Beck ‘Wow’
Beck goes old school for the first track from his forthcoming album (tentatively due out in October).

Dirty Projectors ‘Keep Your Name’
First track in a while from David Longstreth (here accompanied by Mauro Refosco and Tyondai Braxton). A break-up ballad (presumed to be about former longterm partner and erstwhile bandmember Amber Coffman) where he goes from confusion to a mea culpa to a cutting slight of the other’s pursuit of fame over art.
[Dirty Projectors]

Jordan Rakei ‘Midnight Mischief [Tom Misch Remix]’
Remix of the lead track from the London-based Kiwi’s debut album Cloak (out now), this take’s the r n’ b number and makes it more electronic and throws in a nice chill guitar solo.
[Jordan Rakei]

Jenny Hval ‘Period Piece’
From the Adult Swim singles club and the Norwegian experimentalist’s new album Blood Bitch (September 30, Sacred Bones).
[Jenny Hval]

FEHM ‘Nullify’
Gothy post-punk from Leeds. Taken from their forthcoming Circadian Life EP (Art is Hard, 25 November)

Local Natives ‘Dark Days’
The inimitable vocals of Nina Persson features on this track from the band’s third album Sunlit Youth (out now).
[Local Natives]

Haley Bonar ‘Called You Queen’
Another stand out track from Bonar’s latest album Impossible Dream (out now, GNDWIRE)
[Haley Bonar]

Nots ‘New Structures’

From the Memphis noisepunks second album Cosmetic (out now, Heavenly).

Hi-Tec Emotions ‘Look Around’
Like ITP faves Stina Tester and Cinta Masters, Melbourne’s Hi-Tec Emotions are part of the Listen Records family. A label set up to promote and support Australian female and LGBTQIA artists.
[Hi-Tec Emotions]

The Holiday Crowd ‘Anything Anything’
Old school indie pop with hints of the Go-Betweens and C86 with a lovely piece of jangle pop from their forthcoming, self-titled second album (Shelflife, October 21).
[The Holiday Crowd]

Wolf People ‘Ninth Night’
It’s been a great year for heavy space rock (Besnard Lakes, Black Mountain, Heron Oblivion). This is from the UK band’s forthcoming RUINS album (November 11, Jagjaguwar).
[Wolf People]

Okkervil River ‘Frontman in Heaven’
Another great track from Away (out now, Jagjaguwar).
[Okkervil River]

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam ‘The Morning Stars’
Second track this episode taken from the album ‘I Had A Dream That You Were Mine’ (out now).
[Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam]

In The Pharmacy #107 – September 2016

Songs inspired by fate, sisterhood, sex, love, death, drugs, weather, fire, childhood, World War II battleships, Jay Reatard and Yugoslavian anti-fascist resistance slogans. Seventeen new tracks from Sweden, the US, Australia, Canada, Spain and the UK. New music from The Radio Dept., Cherry Glazerr (pictured), Gold Class, Haley Bonar, Local Natives, Sat Nite Duets, Happy Diving, Look Park, Savoy Motel, Wilco, Mild High Club, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Papa M, The Parrots, Katy Goodman and Great Morgan, The Wedding Present, and Okkervil River.

The Radio Dept. ‘Sloboda Narodu’

Five years on from Clinging to a Scheme, the Swedish dreampop band return with their fourth album Running Out of Love (Labrador, October 21).
[The Radio Dept.]

Cherry Glazerr ‘Told You I’d Be With The Guys’
After hitting a high with their ‘Had 10 Dollaz’ 7” (Suicide Squeeze) Cherry Glazerr return, with the guitars ramped up, a new line up and now signed to Secretly Canadian.
[Cherry Glazerr]

Gold Class ‘Kids on Fire’
Melbourne post-punkers (and one of the best live bands around at the moment) with a new track, their first since their split single with Mere Women.
[Gold Class]

Haley Bonar ‘Kismet Kill’
“I was impossible, when I was beautiful”. From Bonar’s latest album Impossible Dream (out now, GNDWIRE).
[Haley Bonar]

Local Natives ‘Coins’
After an amazing debut and an underwhelming follow up, Local Natives return with new album Sunlit Youth. Not as joyously infectious as Gorilla Manor, but more focussed and with stronger hooks than Hummingbird.
[Local Natives]

Sat Nite Duets ‘Attached to the Lamp’
Another track from the Milwaukee indie rock band’s debut album Air Guitar (September 16). This one appears to be ruminating on the inequities of being in band, traveling across the country to “play to the soundman and the other band“. Features the line “We’ve got Bob and the Band/ we’ve got Spooky and Dan/ and we’ve got ourselves a motherfuckin’ rock & roll band”.
[Sat Nite Duets]

Happy Diving ‘Don’t Be Afraid of Love’
Some excellent nineties-influenced fuzzy wigged out guitar from the Oakland, CA band’s second album Electric Soul Unity (out now, Topshelf).
[Happy Diving]

Look Park ‘Breezy’
Classic pop that lives up to its title from former-Fountains-of-Wayne-frontman Chris Collingwood’s new band.
[Look Park]

Savoy Motel ‘Sorry People’
“A song based on the late Jay Reatard’s skewed philosophy of never apologizing for anything, even though I remember him telling me he was sorry about countless crazy things in the past.” From the Nashville skewed garage pop band’s forthcoming debut album (What’s Your Rupture?, October 21).
[Savoy Motel]

Wilco ‘If I Ever Was A Child’
Stripped down and understated track from the band’s stripped down and understated new album Schmilco.

Mild High Club ‘Homage’
Psych pop from the LA band’s new album Skiptracing (out now, Stones Throw).
[Mild High Club]

Cymbals Eat Guitars ‘Have a Heart’
From the Staten Island indie rock band’s fourth album Pretty Years (Barsuk, September 16)
[Cymbals Eat Guitars]

Papa M ‘Walking on Coronado’
Post-rock kingpin David Pajo returns in his Papa M guise with this lovely instrumental.
[Papa M]

The Parrots ‘Letas Do It Again’

Madrid garage band with a track from their album Los Niños Sin Miedo (out now, Heavenly)
[The Parrots]

Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan ‘Sex Beat’
Buddies Goodman (La Sera/Vivian Girls) and Morgan (The Hush Sound / Springtime Carnivore) previously recorded one track together as Books of Love back in 2013 (ITP #33). Now they have got back together under their own names to record a collection of punk and new wave covers in a dreampop style (Take It, It’s Yours, out now). It doesn’t always work, but when it does as on this Gun Club classic (and on covers of The Replacements, Bad Brains, Blondie, The Wipers and Misfits) it’s a treat.
[Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan]

The Wedding Present ‘Marblehead’
Dream-like number from the band’s Going, Going Gone album (which features more typically Weddoes-like tunes, as well).
[The Wedding Present]

Okkervil River ‘Comes Indiana Through the Smoke’
From the new Okkervil River album Away (out now, ATO) This song is about the death of Will Sheff’s grandfather, Sheff imagines the battleship Indiana (that his grandfather served on during World War II) returning to take him away.
[Okkervil River]

In The Pharmacy #106 – August 2016

Twenty five new tracks from the US, UK, Norway, Denmark, and Australia. Indie rock, psych pop, indie folk, experimental pop etc. New music from Wild Beasts, Okkervil River, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam (pictured), Morgan Delt, Of Montreal, Sad13, The Raveonttes, Flock of Dimes, Cheena, Exploded View, Tanukichan, Jenny Hval, Bon Iver, Honey Radar, Fond Han, LVL UP, Mass Gothic, Ian Sweet, Kyle Craft, The Laurels, Stove, PWR BTTM, The Tindales, Hockey Dad, and Weyes Blood.

In The Pharmacy #105 – Late July 2016

Fifteen new tracks from the UK, US, Australia and Canada. New music from Honeyblood, Dinosaur Jr, Dent May, Trevor Sensor, Angel Olsen, Manuela, Morgan Delt, Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner pcitured), Ryley Walker, Preoccupations, Drugdealer feat. Weyes Blood, Julia Jacklin, LVL UP, and Poster

In The Pharmacy #104 – July 2016

New music from the US, UK and Sweden. Post-punk, art rock, indie folk, southern rock, electronic pop, garage rock, indie rock, experimental pop, dream pop. New tracks from Bueno, Warehouse, Ryley Walker, Drive By Truckers, Misun, The Mystery Lights, Local Natives, Lully, Johnny Foreigner, Cheena, Nite Jewel, Sat. Nite Duets, Cass McCombs, Tuskha (pictured), and The Amazing.

Bueno ‘Eye On The Cards’
Staten Island band channel post punk and 70s art rock on this track from their forthcoming album Illuminate Your Room (August 19 Babe City / Exploding In Sound).

Warehouse ‘Reservoir’
Atlanta band with a track from their forthcoming second album Super Low (Bayonet Records, September 30).

Ryley Walker ‘The Roundabout’
Saw Ryley Walker twice when he was over in Australia back in January. Don’t think he played anything from Primrose Green, but he did play a bunch of unreleased stuff which sounded great. This track in particular stood out, so glad it’s going to be on the new record Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (August 19, Dead Oceans).
[Ryley Walker]

Misun ‘Pride’
Rave-pop from LA-via-DC outfit fronted by Misun Wojcik.

The Mystery Lights ‘Too Many Girls’
New York garage rock band signed to Daptone’s new rock imprint Wick. Taken from the album Follow Me Home (out now).
[The Mystery Lights]

Local Natives ‘Fountain of Youth’
Taken from forthcoming third album Sunlit Youth (September 9).
[Local Natives]

Lully ’Slow D’s’
Irresistible experimental pop from mysterious UK artist.

Johnny Foreigner ‘Cliffjumper’
Self-aware Birmingham band that “blew [our] chance of being famous 8 years ago” prove they’ve still got it on new album Mono No Aware (out now, Alcopop).
[Johnny Foreigner]

Cheena ‘Stupor’
From the NYC band’s Spend The Night With… album (August 5, Sacred Bones)

Nite Jewel ‘Boo Hoo’
From the LA electronic pop artist’s third album Liquid Cool (out now, Gloriette).
[Nite Jewel]

Sat. Nite Duets ‘TAFKA Salieri’
Milwaukee indie rockers with a track from their Air Guitar album (Father/Daughter, September 16)
[Sat. Nite Duets]

Cass McCombs ‘Run Sister Run’
Reggae-tinged number from McCombs’ ninth album Mangy Love (Anti-, August 26).
[Cass McCombs]

Tuskha ‘The Shine’
Phil Moore of Bowerbirds with a track from the debut of his electronic side/solo project.

The Amazing ‘Floating’

Dreampop from Sweden.
[The Amazing]

In The Pharmacy #103 – Late June 2016

Fourteen new tracks from the US, Australia, Spain, UK, Canada and the Netherlands. New music from Mikey Erg, Margaret Glaspy, Miss Destiny, Weaves, Minor Victories, Big Deal, Xenia Rubinos (pictured), Fawnn, Band of Horses, Terry, Mourn, Amber Arcade, Wye Oak, and Casket Girls.

Mikey Erg ‘Comme Si About Me’
New Jersey pop punk mainstay with the lead track from his debut solo album Tentative Decisions on Don Giovani (out now).
[Mikey Erg]

Margaret Glaspy ‘No Matter Who’
New York-based singer songwriter with a great warm-and-dirty guitar sound on a track from her excellent new album Emotions and Math (ATO).
[Margaret Glaspy]

Miss Destiny ‘Killers’

Melbourne hard garage rockers follow up their 2014 Hozac single ‘The One’ (ITP #62) with the title track from their forthcoming debut Killers (R.I.P. Society, July12).
[Miss Destiny]

Weaves ‘Shithole’
Another great track from the Toronto band’s self-titled debut (out now, Kanine / Memphis Industries / Buzz Records).

Minor Victories ‘Cogs’

Indie rock supergroup featuring Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Justin Lockey (Editors) really could go either way, but their debut album plays to all their strengths and is a joy. This track features Goswell on vocals.
[Minor Victories]

Big Deal ‘Saccharine’
Melodic and melancholy noise pop from the Anglo-American band’s third album Say Yes (out now), their first for FatCat since leaving Mute.
[Big Deal]

Xenia Rubinos ‘Don’t Wanna Be’
Jazz, soul and hip hop influences combine on this track from Rubinos’s second album of experimental pop Black Terry Cat (out now, Anti-). Like a less angular St Vincent.
[Xenia Rubinos]

Fawnn ‘Shadow Love‘
Ferndale, Michigan melodic indie band whose members have done time in a variety of Great Lakes area luminaries.

Band of Horses ‘Throw My Mess’
Band of Horses latest album Why Are You OK seems to explore the tensions between domesticity and rock and roll. Some people appear to think this doesn’t make for good art. Some people can go fuck themselves.
[Band of Horses]

Terry ‘8 Girls’
Lead track from the Melbourne super-garage band’s second EP (out now, Aarght!)

Mourn ‘Evil Dead’
The young Barcelona post-punk influenced band follow up last year’s impressive debut with a new album HA, HA, HE. (out now, Captured Tracks).

Amber Arcades ‘Perpetuum Mobile’
Dutch musician Annelotte de Graff makes indiepop in the classic style. The cheao pre-set bossa nova rhythm, twanging guitars, chromatic shifts on the keyboards and de Graff’s breathy vocals combine to evoke the kind of Les Bicyclettes de Belsize 1960s that those early Saint Etienne records were so in love with. No surprise then, that her debut album Fading Lines (out now) has been released by Heavenly.
[Amber Arcades]

Wye Oak ‘If You Should See’
The aptly titled Tween is a collection of outtakes from the Baltimore duo’s work between their guitar-period high-water mark Civilian and the more electronic-focussed Shriek. This
[Wye Oak]

Casket Girls ‘Beyond A Shadow’
Ryan Graveface and the Greene sisters return with more electronic dreampop, following up the understated but undeniable charms of 2014’s True Love Kills The Fairytale. This is taken from their third album The Night Machines (out now, Graveface).
[Casket Girls]