13 of the best songs from the last two weeks. The return of Devendra Banhart, a track that sounds like At The Drive-In meets The Hold Steady, a song that sounds like classic Neil Young and Crazy Horse, post-punk, indie-folk and electropop.
Blue Hawaii ‘Try To Be’
Chilled out pop built from BRAIDS’ Raphaelle Standell-Preston and fellow Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist Alexander Gowan. Sounds like a less saccharine, more mature Grimes.
Wampire ‘The Hearse’
Portland indie pop with a hint of post-punk, new wave and power pop.
Mozart’s Sister ‘Mozart’s Sister’
More 80s electropop from Montreal’s Caila Thompson Hannet who records as Mozart’s Sister. The ‘When Doves Cry’ worshipping ‘Don’t Leave It To Me’ was featured back in June last year in ITP #10.
Beach Fossils ‘Generational Synthetic’
After a year focussing on side projects (DIIV, Heavenly Beat) the Brooklyn melodic indie rockers return with a taste of their forthcoming second album Clash The Truth.
Waxahtachee ‘Peace and Quiet’
Brooklyn-based Katie Crutchfield, specialist in lo-fi sadness.
Doldrums featuring Austra ‘Anomaly’
More 80s-influenced electropop from the great white north. Austra’s Katie Stelmanis provides vocals.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down w/ Joanna Newsom ‘Kindness Be Conceived’
Thao and Joanna start a hoedown. From Thao’s forthcoming album We The Common.
[Thao and The Get Down Stay Down]
Freak folkster returns with a laid back tune that sounds like the beach at sunset. Effortlessly segues into a funk soul outro.
Girls Names ‘Pittura Infamante’
Fourth track we’ve featured from Belfast post punk indie rockers. From their forthcoming album The New Life.
Single Mothers ‘Christian Girls’
At the Drive-In meets The Hold Steady.
Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards ‘Sheets’
Like a seriously depressed The National (in a good way).
[Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards]
Retribution Gospel Choir ‘Seven’
RGC channel their inner Crazy Horse on this 21 minute monster.
[Retribution Gospel Choir]