The 17 best tunes from the last two weeks. Indiepop, alt-rock, chamber pop, math rock, electronic pop, post-rock, dreampop and instrumental electronica. Music from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, France and New Zealand.
Veronica Falls ‘Nobody There’
Eighties indebted indiepop from London based fourpiece. This is their first new song since this year’s second album ‘Waiting For Something To Happen, released in coincide with their first Australian dates.
Upset ‘She’s Gone’
90s alt-rock indebted female fronted indie rock from former Vivian Girls and Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler.
Tom Aspaul ‘Indiana’
The first release from Little Boots’ On Repeat label, Tom Aspaul makes catchy electronic pop with soulful vocals. For fans of Sam Smith and Andy Bull (both on ITP#38).
The Bats ‘December Ice’
Robert Scott’s veteran Flying Nun band with another beautiful, hypnotic slice of Kiwi indiepop. Dig those meandering guitars. Their first release since 2011’s Free All the Monsters.
Mutual Benefit ‘Advance Falconry’
Gentle, autumnal, folky, chamber pop from Boston band’s Love’s Crushing DIamond album.
Their / They’re / There ‘New Blood’
Math-y emo from midwesterner Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. renown.
[Their / They’re / There]
Cut Copy ‘Free Your Mind’ (Spiritualized Version)
Jason Pierce delivers a brilliant, almost unrecognisable remix that sounds more like Spiritualized than Cut Copy. It’s all gentle distorted guitars and smacked-out vocals from Pierce.
[Cut Copy] [Spiritualized]
Evan Ønly ‘No Matter What’
80s indebted electronic pop from Underwater Peoples founder Evan Brody, produced by Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Ice Choir man Kurt Feldman.
Dreampop band from Washington DC (first featured on ITP #28 back in March) follow up Pegaus with another track titled from Greek Mythology, maybe they just really like Clash of The Titans.
Deleted Scenes ‘Stutter’
Hints of Modest Mouse, sea shanties and even prog on this appropriately stuttering number from the DC/Brooklyn band’s forthcoming third album Lithium Burn, not due out until next year.
Audacity ‘Couldn’t Hold A Candle’
Californian melodic garage punks.
High Water ‘Someday’
Frequent Nicolas Jaar collaborator Will Epstein has created something intriguing with his first solo release. Atmospheric electronica, blues samples, jazzy interludes, and vocals and handclaps in an aim to make “something that cuts through the cracks in your consciousness”. Job done.
(Almost) instrumental electronica from UK based French producer Harold Boué, wherein he invokes us to “do it again” in the classic style.
I’ve seen San Francisco’s Scott Hansen described as an ambient electronica producer producer, that doesn’t seem to do justice to this guitar and bass heavy number. Almost verging on post rock electronica.
Caspian ‘(Hymn For) The Greatest Generation’
Lovely, instrumental post rock from Massachusetts.
Russian Circles ‘1777’
Epic metallic post rock from the Chicago band’s forthcoming fifth album Memorial.