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 #99 – Late April 2016

Thirty-three new tracks from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden. New music from Parquet Courts, Woods, Stina Tester & Cinta Masters, Paws, Japanese Breakfast, White Lung, Hockey Dad, PJ Harvey, Frankie Cosmos, M83, John Heart Jackie, Amber Arcades, Twin Peaks, Operator, Culture Abuse, Honey Radar, September Girls, Winterpills, Britta Phillips (pictured), Autolux, Plastic Animals, Kristin Kontrol, Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, Attic Abasement, The Rivers, Weaves, Estrons, A Giant Dog, Coping Skills, Silences, Goat, Low and S. Carey, and Kevin Morby.

In The Pharmacy #94 – Late January 2016

PJ Harvey ‘The Wheel’
First single from the forthcoming The Hope Six Demolition Project (April 15, Island) follows on from where Let England Shake left off, with added sax.
[PJ Harvey]

The I Don’t Cares ‘Born For Me’
Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield team up for a new project which rocks in an understated way. The original version of this track featured on Westerberg’s album Suicaine Gratifaction (1999).
[The I Don’t Cares]

Operators ‘Cold Light’
Dan Boeckner (Divine Fits, Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) with a track taken from the forthcoming debut Operators album Blue Wave (April 1, Last Gang Records). Eighties-indebted electronic pop with more than a nod to New Order.

Daughter ‘No Care’
The first of two tracks featured this episode from Daughter’s excellent second album Not to Disappear (4AD, out now). This is the record’s outlier, fast and direct and under three minutes long.

Two White Cranes ‘Unattached’
Roxy Brennan (who can also be found playing with Trust Fund and Joanna gruesome) has been singing in her home town of Bristol for ten years. Two White Cranes is her solo project (though it also features collaborators). It’s a little indie folk, a little indie pop and very tuneful.
[Two White Cranes]

Suede ‘Like Kids’
Since 2010, Suede have done a great job of showing how you can handle a reunion with dignity. Playing hits heavy shows (check out their 2015 Glastonbury performance) and releasing two very good new albums 2013’s Bloodsports and now the loose concept album Night Thoughts. This track channels the same energy and vibe of the Coming Up-era.

Walter Martin ‘The Tourist’
Another tropical-flavoured track from the former Walkmen member’s Art and Leisure album (out now, Ile Flottante).
[Walter Martin]

Eleanor Friedberger ‘Cathy with the Curly Hair’
Former Fiery Furnaces Friedberger with another charming track from her third (and best) solo album New View (out now, Frenchkiss).
[Eleanor Friedberger]

Ryley Walker ‘The Roundabout’

I was fortunate to see Ryley Walker twice on his recent visit to Australia and was surprised when he played sets that featured none of my favourite tracks from last year’s excellent Primrose Green. Surprised, but not disappointed when he treated us to new songs such as this one.
[Ryley Walker]

Ty Segall ‘Diversion’
More west coast heavy psych from the Emotional Mugger album, this is a cover of a 1973 Equals number penned by Eddy Grant.
[Ty Segall]

Naps ‘Social Skills’
DIY indiepop from Tallahasee band.

Amber Arcades ‘Right Now’
Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf records (aided by friends) under the moniker Amber Arcades, last year she went to New York to record her debut album with Ben Greenberg (formerly of The Men). The album is due out This track is taken from those sessions.[Amber Arcades]

Beverly ‘Victoria’
Brooklyn indiepop types Beverly, (now the core of Drew Citron plus collaborators after the departure of fellow founding member and Brooklyn indiepop-Zelig Frankie Rose) return with another track from their forthcoming second album Blue Swell (May 6th, Kanine).[Beverly]

Public Access TV ‘On Location’
New York Band. fans of The Strokes no doubt, deliver a crisp slice of new wave influenced guitar rock.
[Public Access TV]

Your Friend ‘Come Back From It’
Domino-signed Kansas musician Taryn Blake Miller channels her inner Jana Hunter on this excellent track from her debut album Gumption (out now).
[Your Friend]

Nap Eyes ‘Roll It’
Following on from Mixer (ITP #92) this taken from the Halifax Nova Scotia band’s new album Thought Rock Fish Scale (February 5, Paradise of Bachelors).
[Nap Eyes]

Martha Ffion ‘Wallflower’
“Classic songwriting with a dream pop sheen” from Glasgow-based Irish singer songwriter, Claire Martha Ffion McKay.
[Martha Ffion]

Frankie Cosmos ‘Sinister’
Prolific Brooklynite musician Greta Kline follows up Zentropy with a track from her second album under the Frankie Cosmos name, New Thing (April 1, Bayonet).
[Frankie Cosmos]

Daughter ‘Fossa’
Second, more spacious track from Not to Disappear (4AD, out now).

Father John Misty ‘Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight’
“I was asked to write a lullaby for Stephen Colbert as part of a skit for the show. Unfortunately the bit was cut for time/content.”
[Father John Misty]

Britta Phillips ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’
Britta Phillips of Luna and Dean and Britta fame will release her debut solo album later this year. Here’s a taste of what she can do in the driving seat with this wonderful Dylan cover.[Britta Phillips]

Stars ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’
Stars have long had a way with the cover version and in 2016 they’ll be releasing one a month, here’s the first featuring a lead vocal from Amy Milan on another Dylan classic.[Stars]