In The Pharmacy #100 – May 2016

25 new tunes from the US, Australia, UK, Canada and Denmark. New music from The Gotobeds, Band of Horses, Femme, HANNAHBAND (pictured), Gabriella Cohen, Greater Pyrenees, Twin Peaks, Bear Hands, Low Lux, Trevor Sensor, Britta Phillips, Woods, King Khan, Wild Belle, Attic Abasement, Baby In Vain, Honey Radar, Stina Tester & Cinta Masters, Free Time, Big Deal, Solids, Lisa Prank, Local Natives, Cellars, and Free Cake For Every Creature.

The Gotobeds ‘Brash Not Rash’
More catchy indie punk rock from the Pittsburgh band’s forthcoming album
BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC (Sub Pop, June 10)
[The Gotobeds]

Band of Horses ‘Casual Party’
First track taken from the band’s forthcoming fifth album Why Are You OK (produced by Jason Little and mixed by David Fridmann and out in June).
[Band of Horses]

Femme ‘Fever Boy’
Femme (aka UK musician Laura Bettinson) with irresistible pop from her debut album Debutante (out now).

HANNAHBAND ‘Terrified Of Everything’
Sydney DIY punk duo with a track from their excellent third album Quitting Will Improve Your Health (out now, BlackWire Records).

Gabriella Cohen ‘Feelin’ Fine’
Melbourne-based frontwoman of The Furrs with a track from her garage / surf / psych pop solo album Full Disclousre and No Details (out now).
[Gabriella Cohen]

Greater Pyrenees ‘Noise (Near Miss)’
Sean Kirkpatrick (formerly of Mississippi’s Colour Revolt) with a track from his eponymous album as Greater Pyrenees (out now, Procrastinate! Music Traitors).
[Greater Pyrenees]

Twin Peaks ‘Holding Roses’
Laidback jangling garage soul / blues number from the young Chicago band’s forthcoming Down in Heaven album (May 13, Grand Jury).
[Twin Peaks]

Bear Hands ‘2AM’
From the Brooklyn band’s third album, You’ll Pay For This (out now, Spensive Sounds).
[Bear Hands]

Low Lux ‘Girls’
Sydney duo of Daisy Dowd (formaerly of Bridezilla) and Alister Hill take on this Royal Headache number, slow it down and give it an electronic makeover. You’ll hear the influence of Massive Attack (and maybe Band of Horses ‘Funeral’ in the guitar).
[Low Lux]

Trevor Sensor ‘Judas Said to Be A Man’
Following on from last month’s debut EP Texas Girls and Jesus Christ, the Illinois indie folkie prepares to drop this new single (Jagjaguwar, May 27).
[Trevor Sensor]

Britta Phillips ‘Million Dollar Doll’
Luna / Dean & Britta bassist with another track from her long-awaited debut solo album Luck or Magic (out now).
[Britta Phillips]

Woods ‘Know Your Minute’
Hot on the heels of excellent new album City Sun Eater in the River of Light (out now, Woodsist) comes this track from a tour-only 7”.

King Khan ‘Children of the World
Garage punk from a new the 7-inch single, out June 3 on Merge.
[King Khan]

Wild Belle ‘Dreamland’
Title track of the Chicago sibling duo’s second album, out now.
[Wild Belle]

Attic Abasement ‘Neon Trim’
Another track from the lo-fi Rochester, NY band’s first album in six years Dream News (May 27, Father/Daughter Records).
[Attic Abasement]

Baby In Vain ‘The Urge’
Stoner-grunge from the Danish three-piece’s For The Kids EP (out now, Partisan Records).
[Baby In Vain]

Honey Radar ‘Fort Wayne Mermaids’
Taken from the lo-fi Philly band’s second album Blank Cartoon (What’s Your Rupture?, May 5).
[Honey Radar]

Stina Tester & Cinta Masters ‘Mystery’

Lo-fi garage psych from the Melbourne pair’s excellent Awake and Dreaming album (out now, Listen Records).
[Stina Tester & Cinta Masters]

Free Time ‘Blue Pillow’
NYC lo-fi janglers with a track from their In Search of Free Time album (out now, Underwater Peoples / Bedroom Suck.
[Free Time]

Big Deal ‘Avalanche’
Another track from the band’s forthcoming third album Say Yes (Fat Cat, 17 June).
[Big Deal]

Solids ‘Blank Stare’
Montreal band with a track from their new EP Else (out now, Topshelf / Dine Alone), “a melancholic deconstruction of the ’90s slacker ethos explored on their first LP”, which is hard to argue with.

Lisa Prank ‘Luv Is Dumb’
Lisa Prank, aka Seattle-via-Denver-based singer guitarist Robin Edwards and her Roland 505 drum machine with another track from her Adult Teen album (June 24, Father/Daughter / Miscreant).
[Lisa Prank]

Local Natives ‘Past Lives’
After Local Natives impressive debut Gorilla Manor (2009), they hit the sophomore slump with its unexceptional follow up Hummingbird (2013). This is their first new song in three years and, although their has been no mention of a new album yet, this doesn’t have the feel of a stand alone single.
[Local Natives]

Cellars ‘Do You Miss Me?’
Cellars AKA LA based synthpop musician Allene Norton with a track from her Ariel pink-produced Phases album (Manifesto, out now).

Free Cake For Every Creature ‘All You Gotta Be at 23 Is Yourself’
A track from the Philadelphia-based lo-fi indie pop outfit’s latest album, Talking Quietly of Anything With You (out now, Double Double Whammy).
[Free Cake For Every Creature]

In The Pharmacy #97 – Late March 2016

Nineteen new tracks from the US, UK, Niger and Denmark. Garage punk, indie rock, dreampop, powerpunk, indiepop, psych pop, shoegaze, electronic pop. New music from Sheer Mag, Big Deal, CFM, Bleached, Bob Mould, Darkstar / Empress Of, Bombino, Frankie Cosmos, Keeps, Quilt, Hipshot Killer, Holy Wave, Adult Books, Beverly (pictured), Silences, Baby In Vain, Cullen Omori, Big Ups, Attic Abasement, and Eddi Front.

Sheer Mag ‘Nobody’s Baby’
Philly garage punks with the closing track from their their third 7” EP, III (out now, Wilsuns RC).
[Sheer Mag]

Big Deal ‘Say Yes’
Superior grunge-noise pop title track from the forthcoming third album (June 17, Fat Cat).
[Big Deal]

CFM ‘Glass Eye’
Bay Area garage-punk-revival mainstay Charles Francis Moothart II is a frequent Ty Segall collaborator (with the Ty Segall band, Pervert, Fuzz and GØGGS) as well as having formed Moonhearts with Mikal Cronin. Now he’s going out on his own as CFM. This is taken from the debut album, Still Life of Citrus and Slime (April 8, In the Red).

Bleached ‘Sour Candy’
LA based sisters Jen and Jessica Clavin delivered one of 2013’s best albums with Ride Your Heart their Shangri-Las-meets-garage-pop debut as Bleached (they’d previously played together in Mika Miko). The follow up finds the Clavins bringing bassist Micayla Grace into the songwriting and recording with veteran producer Joe Chiccarelli, who cut is teeth with Frank Zappa and has recorded everyone from Poco to Spoon to My Morning Jacket and the Front Bottoms. This second preview track from Welcome the Worms is driven by simple girl-group inspired rhythm, fuzz guitar and a topped by the vocal melody and the repeated hook of “I’ve been giving in, in to giving up, up to nothing but trying to kill time / you’ve been missing now, out on everything, everything is passing you by” (April 1, Dead Oceans).

Bob Mould ‘The End of Things’
While Bob Mould’s post-Husker Du solo career may lack the sheer ambition and scope of Grant Hart’s sporadic output, he’s done a good job of playing to his strengths, especially since he’s been releasing records on Merge. This classic slice of fuzz pop with Mould’s inimitable vocals is the second taste of Patch The Sky (March 25, Merge), following on from January’s excellent Workbook-like ‘Voices In My Head’, and serves to raise expectations for another excellent album.
[Bob Mould]

Darkstar Featuring Empress Of ‘Reformer’ [Radio Edit]
The London electronic trio preview their forthcoming EP with this collaboration with Lorely Rodriguez.
[Empress Of]

Bombino ‘Timtar (Memories)’
After recording his last album Nomad (2013) with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Tuareg guitarist Bombino prepares to release his new album Azel (April 1, Partisan), this time produced by The Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth.

Frankie Cosmos ‘On The Lips’
Another track from Greta Kline’s second album under the Frankie Cosmos name, New Thing (April 1, Bayonet).
[Frankie Cosmos]

Keeps ‘I Don’t Mind’
Breezy psych pop tinged shoegaze from the Nashville duo’s debut album Brief Spirit (out now, Old Flame Records).

Quilt ‘Roller’
Anna Rochinski takes lead vocals on this stand out track taken from the Cambridge, MA indie folk /psych pop band’s latest album Plaza (out now, Mexican Summer).

Hipshot Killer ‘Gimme Something Better’
Power punk from the Kansas City, MO band’s They Will Try To Kill Us All album (out now, Throwing Things Records).
[Hipshot Killer]

Holy Wave ‘She Put A Seed In My Ear’
From the El Paso, TX band’s Freaks of Nurture album (out now, Reverberation Appreciation Society/Burger Records).
[Holy Wave]

Adult Books ‘Firewalking’
From the Orange County band’s lo-fi shoegaze meets new wave / surf pop album Running From The Blows (out now Burger Records / Lollipop).
[Adult Books]

Beverly ‘Contact’
Brooklyn indiepop band led by Drew Citron with another track from their forthcoming second album Blue Swell (May 6th, Kanine).

Silences ‘There’s A Wolf’
Armagh band project fronted by singer-songwriter Conchúr White with a track from their third EP Luna (out April 15, Decisive).

Baby In Vain ‘Martha’s View’
Stoner-grunge from the Danish three-piece’s forthcoming For The Kids EP (April 29, Partisan Records).
[Baby In Vain]

Cullen Omori ‘Synthetic Romance’
Following on from ‘Cinnamon’ another track taken from the former Smith Western man’s forthcoming solo album, New Misery (March 18, Sub Pop).
[Cullen Omori]

Big Ups ‘Capitalized’
From the New York punks album Before A Million Universes (out now, Tough Love / Exploding In Sound).
[Big Ups]

Attic Abasement ‘Statuesque Mess’
Following on from ‘Guarantee Jesus’ (ITP #95) another track from the lo-fi Rochester, NY band’s first album in six years Dream News (May 27, Father/Daughter Records).
[Attic Abasement]

Eddi Front ‘Play Ball’
Eddi Front was first featured here four years ago way back on ITP #14 with the gorgeous ‘Gigantic’, this track is taken from the long awaited debut album, which also records a remixed version of ‘Gigantic’ (out now, self-released).
[Eddi Front]