The 17 best songs from the last two weeks. Featuring new music from the US, Canada and Australia.
The Dodos ‘Competition’
Brand new track from the San Francisco guitar-and-drums duo who will continue to add to their wonderful catalogue with a new album Individ due out on Polyvinyl/Morr at the beginning of February 2015.
Sleater-Kinney ‘Bury Our Friends’
First new music in nine years from the recently reformed Pacific North West indie rock legends.
Melbourne garage punk fourpiece with killer new track from their sold out cassette single
The Decemberists ‘Make You Better’
More newly returned Pacific North Westerners sounding refreshed. Taken from the forthcoming album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World due at the end of January.
Smashing Pumpkins ‘One And All’
You’d have to go back to the Zwan album to find the last time Billy Corgan released something this good.
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness ‘Stay Awake’
Taken from the goth n’ post-punk influenced Austin, TX band’s first album in eight years, Dust (out now on Secretly Canadian).
[I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness]
Matthew Ryan ‘Then She Through Me Like a Hand Grenade’
Hints of Wilco from the Pittsburgh indie rock / alt country singer songwriter’s new album Boxers.
Sallie Ford ‘Give Me Your Lovin’’
Taking a break from rockabilly-ish Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Ms Ford has put together an all-female band and broadened her sonic palette to create some garage, surf and straight up rock numbers.
The Bots ‘All I Really Want’
Garage punk from the band’s Pink Palms album.
Father John Misty ‘Bored in the USA’
Former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman puns on Sprinsteen with the first new track from I Love You, Honeybear his forthcoming second album under the Father John Misty moniker (Sub Pop, February 2015)
[Father John Misty]
Wampire ‘Life of Luxury’
After the rocking ‘Bad Atitude’ (ITP #65) and poppier ‘Millennials’ (ITP #66), here’s another great track from the band’s second album Bazaar, this one giving off an almost early 70s country rock vibe.
Energetic alt-rock from Nashville four piece led by guitarist/singer/sound engineer Alicia Bognanno.
Nude Beach ‘I’m Not Like You’
Tom Petty and Gin Blossoms vibes from Brooklyn power pop trio’s new album ’77 (out now on Don Giovania)
Kevin Morby ‘Our Moon’
Following on from ‘The Ballad of Arlo Jones’ (ITP #66) and ‘Parade’ (ITP #64) this is the closing track from Morby’s excellent new album Still Life.
Hot on the heels of their debut album (from which we featured a couple of killer tracks back in April and May), this is the lead track of the Montreal band’s new EP Once More With Feeling…
Natalie Prass ‘Why Don’t You Believe Me’
Sometime member of Jenny Lewis’ backing band and old schoolmate of Matthew E. White, Natalie Prass shares those musicians’ love for the smooth sounds of the 70s and is also in posession of a great voice. This is taken from her debut album due out January 26 on Spacebomb.
Neil Young ‘Who’s Going to Stand Up For?’
Solo version of Young-penned folk song taken from the deluxe version of his new Orchestra-backed Storytone album.
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