Fourteen new tracks from the US, Australia and Sweden. New music from Palehound, Blank Realm, Diet Cig, Wavves x Cloud Nothings, PWR BTTM, Beach House (pictured), La Luz, Pleasure Leftists, Goat, Dirty Ghosts, Ducktails, Datura 4, Ecstatic Vision and Jack J.
ITP favourite Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) returns with the first track from her debut album Dry Food (Exploding in Sound Records, August 14). Nineties influenced indie rock. This was supposed to feature in ITP #81 but I somehow managed to upload old track ‘Drooler’ in error [*facepalm*].
Blank Realm ‘River of Longing’
Brisbane band return with their catchiest and poppiest outing to date. Of course, this is the sort of guitar heavy, psych and Krautrock tinged lo-fi pop that claims The Clean as the apex of the art form (as do we all). Taken from the follow up to last year’s Grassed Inn, Illegals in Heaven (Bedroom Suck / Fire Records, September 4) .
Diet Cig ‘Sleep Talk’
After their excellent Over Easy cassette (see ITP #70 and #71), the New Paltz duo return with more charming indiepop. This is a track from their forthcoming 7” (September 18, Father Daughter / Art Is Hard).
Wavves x Cloud Nothings ‘Come Down’
Let’s face it, this collaboration could have gone either way, but the resultant album No Life for Me is more than good and features this pearl amongst its nine tracks. Out now digitally through Bandcamp and due on vinyl in Sepetmber
[Wavves x Cloud Nothings]
PWR BTTM ‘Ugly Cherries’
Another duo with a a release due on Father/Daughter on September 18. “It’s a confrontation: an attempt to unpack my own queerness with humor and self care,” says guitar-and-vocalist half Ben Hopkins. Features a tasty stadium-prog guitar riff.
Beach House ‘Sparks’
From the forthcoming album Depression Cherry (Sub Pop, August 28), the follow up to 2012’s Bloom.
La Luz ‘Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere’
Last featured here with ‘Big Big Blood’ and ‘Sure as Spring’ from their 2013 album It’s Alive, here’s another lovely slice of dreamy surfpop from the Seattle band. Taken from their forthcoming album Weirdo Shrine (August 7, Hardly Art).
Pleasure Leftists ‘You You’
Cleveland, OH post-punk’s with a goth indebted number, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming The Woods of Heaven album (August 21, Deranged Records).
Goat ‘It’s Time For Fun’
This is the first new material since the masked Swedish psych rockers released their somewhat underwhelming second album last year. It’s definitely a cut above most of the tracks on Commune, restrained, mysterious and slightly spooky.
Dirty Ghosts ‘Cataract’
Title track of the San Francisco band’s new EP (out July 24 on Burger Records). Indie rock with post punk sensibilities and garage rock aesthetics.
Following on from ‘Into the Sky’ (ITP #81) here’s another track from Matt Mondanile’s (Real Estate) latest album as Ducktails, St Catherine. On this woozy dreampop track he shares vocals with Julia Holter.
Datura 4 ‘Another Planet’
Psych rock boogie with a nod to ‘Spirit’ in the Sky from Fremantle band featuring former members of The Stems, You Am I / New Christs and The Drones. From their debut album Demon Blues (out now on Alive Records).
Ecstatic Vision ‘Astral Plane Pt 2’
Heavy psych with some horns worthy of Fun House-era Stooges. Taken from the album Sonic Praise (out now on Relapse Records).
Jack J ‘Thirstin’’
As much summery funk soul jam as it is a house track this is from the Vancouver musician and member of the Mood Hut crew (out now on Future Times).