In The Pharmacy #43 – October 2013

The 17 best new songs from the last couple of weeks. Highest quality indie rock, sci-fi garage-pop, retro synth-pop, motorik space rock, noise pop, psych rock, electronic dance pop and three killer, funky disco tunes.

Best Coast ‘This Lonely Morning’
After the disappointing direction of their second album (over-polished, cheesy country), the LA duo hit a high with this track from their forthcoming EP Fade Away. While it’s not a return to their more lo-fi origins, their gift for crafting euphoric and yearning indiepop shows it hasn’t deserted them.
[Best Coast]

Sebastien Grainger- “Going With You”
Catchy, retro synth pop from one half of reunited Canadian dance-punks Death From Above 1979.
[Sebastien Grainger]

Turbo Lightning ‘Faster Than Light’

New project from ex-Mae Shi member Jeff Byron (including fellow Batwings/Catwings member Dana Poblete on vocals). Alt-rock meets noise-pop with hints of Pretty Girls Make Graves.
[Turbo Lightning]

Dot Wiggin Band ‘Speed Limit’
Lo-fi, sci-fi, garage punk from former The Shaggs vocalist – her first new album in 44 years.
[Dot Wiggins Band]

Thumpers ‘Unkinder (A Tougher Love)’

This upbeat alt-pop tune originally came out in the UK a few months back but the band (former members of awful haircut outfit Pull Tiger Tail) have now signed to Sub Pop and this is getting a new lease of life.
[Thumpers]

Yo La Tengo ‘Super Kiwi’
Recorded with Tortoise’s John McEntire during the sessions for this year’s excellent Fade Out album. This is at the noisier end of the YLT spectrum.
[Yo La Tengo]

Younger Lovers ‘Ballad of Two Stubborn Men’
Shambolic, lo-fi, melodic garage pop.
[Younger Lovers]

Wooden Shjips ‘These Shadows (Acoustic Version)’
An acoustic version of a track from the forthcoming Back To Land album from the San Francisco minimalist psych rockers.
[Wooden Shjips

Popstrangers ‘Rats in the Palm Trees’
First featured here last year on ITP #20 with the psyche-tinged dreampop of ‘Heaven’, this is more straightforward melodic indie from the NZ band.
[Popstrangers]

Cold Beat ‘Worms’
Lo-fi female fronted indie garage rock with surf overtones, from Hannah Lew of San Francisco post-punkers Grass Widow.
[Cold Beat]

Say Lou Lou ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’
Tame Impala cover in an electronic dreampop style from the Swedish twins.
[Say Lou Lou]

Jenny Hval ‘The Cool, Cool River’
Cover of the Paul Simon track ( from 1990’s The Rhythm of the Saints) by the Norwegian spook songstress.
[Jenny Hval]

Absolutely Free ‘Clothed Woman, Sitting’
Canadian “astro-beat” that switches into a spacey, motorik Krautrock groove half way through.
[Absolutely Free]

Katzuma ‘All Night (Extended Mix)’
Funky disco from Italian duo Chico MD and Tony Tee.
[Katzuma]

Coma ‘Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix)’
Dancefloor Electronic pop from Cologne duo of Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad.
[Coma]

Tourist ‘Together’
Dancefloor electronic pop from London musician William Phillips.
[Tourist]

Sébastien Tellier ‘L’amour Naissant’
Atmospheric trip-hop, lounge pop from gallic genre-hopper.
[Sébastien Tellier]

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