R.Ring ‘Fallout & Fire’
The Breeders’ Kelley Deal has time on her hands while sister Kim is busy doing Pixies stuff. This is the first single and unsurprisingly sounds like her other band but stripped right down.
Helio Sequence ‘When The Shadow Falls’
One of my favourite tracks from the new album Negotiations, out next week. You can still pre-order it from Sub Pop with the ltd edition quadrophonic CD.
Cat Power ‘Peace and Love’
The closing track from the new album Sun, easily her best since Moon Pix.
El Movimiento (Teenhäze Edit)
Latino garage punk from Stockholm. What more do you need to know?
I’m a little bit obsessed with Wye Oak. This is frontwoman Jenn Wasner’s solo project and this is a more ethereal affair, although you can still see the relation to songs such as ‘Two Small Deaths’.
[Flock of Dimes] [Soundcloud] Unnatural Helpers ‘Toil’
Noisy indie rock from Seattle.
[Unnatural Helpers] Toxie ‘Newgate’
Female fronted indie pop from Memphis.
[Toxie] Stars ‘Walls’
Amy Milan and Torquil Campbell share vocals on the closing track from the new Stars album, The North.
[Stars] Departures ‘Pillars’
Canadians with a taste for layered guitars, repeptition and subtle variation.
[Departures] Pinback ‘Proceed to Memory’
Subtle but epic indie rock from the San Diego band, this is from their first album since 2007’s Autumn of the Seraphs.
[Pinback] OMBRE ‘Tormentas’
Baroque chill out with a latin feel from Asthmatic Kitty labelmates Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro.
[OMBRE] Generationals ‘Lucky Numbers’
Catchy, slightly twee electro indiepop from New Orleans. Builds nicely but it’s the hook that comes in at 3:15 (right after the chiming guitars) that’ll get stuck in your head.
[Generationals] Pure Bathing Culture ‘Gainesville’
Delicious sunshine pop with a vintage feel from Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman of Vetiver.
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