The 19 best songs I’ve heard in the last two weeks. New music from the US, Canada, Sweden, Norway and the UK. Indie rock, electronic pop, garage rock, noise pop, experimental pop, dreampop etc.
tUnE-yArDs ‘Left Behind’
Quasi-title track from Merril Garbus’ new album Nikki Nack.
Montreal Sex Machine ‘Blackout’
New York label Godmode’s in-house supergroup with a catchy slice of dance punk, like a funkier Franz Ferdinand.
[Montreal Sex Machine]
Zig Zags ‘Brainded Warrior’
Heavy grunge garage rock threepiece from LA.
Little Big League ‘Year of the Sunhouse’
Female fronted Indie rock from Philly band featuring ex-members of Titus Andronicus and Strand of Oaks. First featured here back in April last year (ITP #30).
[Little Big League]
Röyksopp & Robyn ‘Do It Again’
After 2009’s collaboration ‘The Girl and The Robot’, the Norwegian duo and Swedish synthpop star team up again for a mini album and tour.
The Black Keys ‘Gotta Get Away’
Faces-like blues rockerclosing track from the new album Turn Blue.
[The Black Keys]
Say Lou Lou ‘Everything We Touch’
Third single proper from the Swedish twins is their least moody and most dancefloor friendly.
[Say Lou Lou]
Big Eyes ‘Asking You to Stay’
Seattle based garage punks fronted by former Brooklynite Kate Eldridge, first featured here in April last year with ‘Back From The Moon’ (ITP #30).
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde ‘Daddy’s Car’
Electronic music veterans team up for surprisingly accessible album Someday World.
[Brian Eno & Karl Hyde]
Lykke Li ‘Gunshot’
From the Swedish singer songwriter’s post-break up bummer of an album I Never Learn.
Rose Windows ‘There Is A Light’
Low key 7” release from the Seattle folk-infused psych rock band, their first new material since last year’s excellent debut album The Sun Dogs.
Another track from the Slumberland-signed Atlanta ban’d second album Dalliance.
Pink Mountaintops ‘Shakedown’
Another track from their Get Back album, this one finds Stephen McBean channelling the Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler.
Thee Tee Pees ‘Indian Bingo’
Short burst of garage rock with organ stabs from Los Angeles.
[The Tee Pees]
Three Man Cannon ‘Patiently’
Laid back indie rock from Pennsylvania.
[Three Man Cannon]
Trespassers William ‘Fairest of the Seasons’
The now sadly defunct dreampop band recorded this Nico cover for the just released Wes Anderson tribute album I Saved Latin!
Hannah Diamond ‘Attachment’
Quirky London synth pop.
Tiger Dare ‘Morning After Morning’
Dreamy indie from the Brooklyn band’s Wires Over, Wires In album
Sharon Van Etten ‘Everytime the Sun Comes Up’
Closing track from the singer songwriter’s Are We There album, the follow up to 2012’s Aaron Dessner-produced Tramp.
[Sharon Van Etten]