Eighteen new tunes from My Morning Jacket, Houndstooth, The Mountain Goats, Big Deal (pictured), Girls Names, Hot Chip, The Go! Team, Oddisee, Drenge, Tunde Adebimpe, The Lilac Time, East India Youth, Circa Waves, Psychic Reality, Bully, Upset, Rose Windows, and This Is The Kit.
My Morning Jacket ‘Believe (Nobody Knows)’
Suitably epic opening track from the band’s forthcoming seventh album The Waterfall (Capitol, May 4) their first since 2011’s Circuital.
[My Morning Jacket]
Houndstooth ‘Bliss Boat’
Motorik drumbeat and loose guitar lines drive this opener from the Portland band’s second album No News From Home.
The Mountain Goats ‘Foreign Object’
Another standout track from the wrestling themed Beat The Champ album. An incongruously jaunty tune with lyrics of graphic violence, “one of these days my legs will snap like twigs, if you can’t beat them make ‘em bleed like pigs”.
[The Mountain Goats]
Oddisee ‘That’s Love’
Funky 70s soul underpins this hip hop track taken from the Maryland artist’s forthcoming The Good Fight album (May 5, Mello Music).
The Go! Team ‘Til We Do It Together’
A bonus track on the Japanese version of The Scene Between and due for release as a very limited edition Record Store Day release, this features Tweens’ Bridget Battle on vocals.
[The Go! Team]
Drenge ‘We Can Do What We Want’
The Loveless brothers expand to a three-piece for a handful of tracks on their second album Undertow (out now).
Upset ‘Glass Ceiling’
LA garage punkers fronted by Ali Koehler (formerly of Vivian Girls / Best Coast) and featuring Hole’s Patty Schemel on drums. Previously featured here back in October 2013 with the track from their debut album She’s Gone (ITP #44), ‘Glass Ceiling’ is taken from the ’76 EP (out now, Lauren Records).
Big Deal ‘Veronica’
First taste of the dreampop duo’s third album (title and release date tbc).
Tunde Adebimpe ‘Speedline Miracle Masterpiece’ [feat Sal P and Sinkane]
Grand Theft Auto inspired tune from the TV On The Radio vocalist and friends, taken from the forthcoming GTA V tie-in The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos (April 14).
Another track from Alicia Bognanno-fronted band’s forthcoming debut album.
The Lilac Time ‘A Cat On the Long Wave’
Baroque closing track from No Sad Songs, The Lilac Time’s first new album in eight years.
[The Lilac Time]
Circa Waves ‘T-Shirt Weather’
In your face summer pop from the Liverpool fourpiece’s debut album Young Chasers (out now).
Hot Chip ‘Need You Now’
House-y number from the forthcoming Why Make Sense? album (Domino, May 18). Built around a sample from Sinnamon’s 1983 post-disco hit ‘I Need You Now’.
Psychic Reality ‘Island’
Suitably tropical lo-fi electronic pop from Brooklynite Leyna Noel’s Chassis album (May 5, Not Not Fun) the follow up to 2011’s Vibrant New Age. Feature’s a lyrical nod to Madonna’s ‘Holiday’.
East India Youth ‘Beaming White’
Newly signed to XL, this is taken from the Bournemouth musician’s Culture of Volume album (out now), the follow up to last year’s debut Total Strife Forever.
[East India Youth]
Girls Names ‘Zero Triptych’
The apostrophe eschewing gothy post-punk Belfast band return with a new 11 minute epic that nods to OMD, Joy Division, The Cure and Krautrock.
Rose Windows ‘Hirami’
It’s never a good sign when a band announce their split prior to releasing their new album. Add to that the underwhelming nature of the ‘Glory, Glory’ the first track to surface. But, while their eponymous second album, doesn’t reach the spacey heights of their excellent debut The Sun Dogs, there are some understated gems, including this one.
This is the Kit ‘Misunderstanding’
Haunting folk pop taken from the Bristol band’s Aaron Dessner-produced third album Bashed Out.
[This Is the Kit]