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).
Big Deal ‘Say Yes’
Superior grunge-noise pop title track from the forthcoming third album (June 17, Fat Cat).
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.
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).
Keeps ‘I Don’t Mind’
Breezy psych pop tinged shoegaze from the Nashville duo’s debut album Brief Spirit (out now, Old Flame Records).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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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).
Big Ups ‘Capitalized’
From the New York punks album Before A Million Universes (out now, Tough Love / Exploding In Sound).
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).
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).