Helio Sequence ‘October’
Sounds like a cross between The Walkmen and Beach House, but with frontman Brandon Summers’ distinctive vocals.. Taken from their forthcoming fifth album Negotiations (their second on Sub Pop).
From forthcoming fourth album Mirage Rock.
[Band of Horses] Wye Oak ‘Spiral’
Very different from what this Baltimore duo usually play, this is weirdly prog-like and available for free as part of Adult Swim’s Singles Program.
[Adult Swim Singles Program]
[Wye Oak] TEEN ‘Electric’
All female Brooklyn indie band featuring three sisters and their friend deliver a post punk / new wave vibe.
[TEEN] Tall Ships ‘Gallop’
This song from the Falmouth band totally lives up to its name. From their forthcoming debut album Everything Touching.
[Tall Ships] Dinosaur Jr ‘Watch The Corners’
Typical indie slacker brilliance from the re-united Dinosaur Jr, taken from their forthcoming album I Bet On Sky, their third since re-uniting the original line up.
[Dinosaur Jr] Tame Impala ‘Apocalypse Dream’
More superior Beatles-y psychedelia from the band’s forthcoming second album Lonerism.
[Tame Imapla] The Peoples Temple ‘Looter’s Game’
Garage-blues-psych-pop from Lansing Michigan.
[Peoples Temple] Outer Minds ‘We Are All Stone’
Nearly featured this Chicago band back in April with ‘Gimmie A Reason’, but this time their retro fuzz rock nails it.
[Outer Minds] Passion Pit ‘Constant Conversations’
Another track from forthcoming album Gossamer.
[Passion Pit] Frank Ocean ‘Sweet Life’
While I was aware of FO, I hadn’t paid him much attention until I heard The Afghan Whigs cover of ‘LoveCrimes’. Polished R&B with a classic feel, a real grower.
[Frank Ocean] Lockah ‘The Sour Drink From The Ocean’
Aberdonian DJ producer with retro bleeptronica.
[Lockah] The Kills ‘Dreams’
Fleetwood Mac cover version from the tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.