Is this the last chance to hear great new music from 2014? Thirteen of the best tracks from the last weeks – indie rock and pop flaunting post-punk, folk, electronic and punk influences…includes a lovely Elliott Smith cover from Marissa Nadler.
Sleater-Kinney ‘Surface Envy’
Second track to emerge from the recently reformed band’s first album in nine years No Cities to Love (due out on Sub Pop, January 20, 2015).
Parkay Quarts ‘Slide Machine’
Another track from Parquet Courts alter-ego band. Taken from Content Nausea (Out now on What’s Your Rupture?).
The Wharves ‘Left, Right and Centre’
Opening track from the London-based trio’s debut album, one of the best of 2014.
Hannah Diamond ‘Every Night’
Featured back in May (ITP #56) with ‘Attachment’, here’s more irresistible, synth pop from the PC Music associated Londoner.
American Wrestlers ‘I Can Do No Wrong’
Lo-fi guitar pop “from unindentified Missouri-based Scotsman”.
The Decemberists ‘Anti-Summer Song’
Another track from their forthcoming 2015 album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World due out in January.
Hamilton Leithauser ‘Room For Forgiveness’
The former Walkmen frontman’s Black Hours is one of this year’s best albums, this is a non-album track available for free download from Soundlcoud.
The Primitives’ Working Isn’t Working For Me’
Paul Court sung number from the excellent new Primitives album Spin-o-rama.
The Drink ‘Playground’
Derbhla Minogue from The Wharves other band. Taken from Company, the new album that compiles their first three EPs.
Interpol ‘What Is What’
Free download of non-album track available now.
Purity Ring ‘Push Pull’
First new music since their excellent debut album from the Canadian electronic pop duo. [Purity Ring]
Marissa Nadler ‘Pitseleh’
Cover of the Elliott Smith song, available on the digital only demos and rarities EP Before July.
Angel Olsen ‘May As Well’
Taken from the recently released deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness.