The 14 best tracks I’ve heard in the last two weeks. Indie rock, electronic pop, dream pop and a few psychedelic influences.
Outfit ‘I Want What’s Best’
East-London via Liverpool band with psych-tinged, groove-based electronic pop. ThinkHalfway between Django Django and Hot Chip.
Surf City ‘It’s A Common Life’
Scratchy, catchy garage rock from Brooklyn-based Kiwi expats (formerly called Kill Surf City).
Hooded Fang ‘Bye Bye Land’
Toronto band with slightly psychedelic slacker indie rock.
Rose Windows ‘Wartime Lovers’
Second track lifted from the forthcoming debut album from these Seattle-based 60s influenced rockers. The more psych heavy ‘Native Dreams’ was featured last month on ITP #32.
Big Deal ‘Dream Machines’
Girl/Boy dream pop from UK/US duo about to release their second album June Gloom.
Andrew Cedermark ‘At Home’
Fuzzy lo-fi indie rock from former Titus Andronicus guitarist.
Elliphant ‘Music Is Life’
Funky Swedish pop with Jamaican influences from Ellinor Olovsdotter.[Elliphant]
Braids ‘In Kind’
I’ve not been blown away by Braids in the past, preferring Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s other band Blue Hawaii. But this is six and a hlaf minutes of quirky angular art-rock is superb, a real grower.
TV Colours ‘Beverly’
Fuzzy, shouty indie rock from Canberra musician Bobby Kill. From his imminently due debut album Purple Skies, Toxic River.
Smith Westerns ‘3am Spiritual’
Glass Candy ‘Warm in The Winter’
One of many Johnny Jewel projects (this one with Ida No) from the Jewel produced Italians Do It Better compilation After Dark II. Chromatics ‘Cherry’ (from the same compilation) was featured at the end of last year back in ITP #23).
Susanna ft. Siri Nilsen and Susanne Sundfør ‘Death Hanging’
Susanna is Norwegian musician Susanna Wallumrød of Susanna and the Magical Orchestra fame. Here she enrolls the help of fellow Norwegians – folk singer Nilsen and M83 collaborator Sundfør (ITP #30).
Pure Bathing Culture ‘Pendulum’
The delightfully blissed out island dream pop of ‘Gainsville’ (ITP #17 ) was one of the highlights of 2012. Here the duo of Sarah Verspille and Daniel Hindman (both members of Andy Cabic’s Vetiver) deliver…
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