Sixteen new tunes to make you swoon. New music from the US, UK, Sweden, Norway and Australia. Tracks from Novella, Royal Headache, Saskwatch, Moonbabies, Deradoorian (pictured), J Fernandez, Christopher Owens, Dommengang, Roman à Clef, The Backhomes, The Last Hurrah!, Mates of State, White Reaper, Titus Andronicus, The Cairo Gang, Eternal Summers.
Novella ‘Two Ships’
Having slowly expanded from a trio to a five piece, the London-via-Brighton band have finally released their debut album Land (out now on Synderling). Psychedelic dreampop with shoegaze leanings and motorik grooves.
Christopher Owens ‘Me Oh My’
Former Girls frontman releases his third and best solo album Chrissybabyforever, channels his idol Lawrence from Felt on this stand out track.
Royal Headache ‘High’
Best band in Sydney? Very possibly. This is the title track from the follow up to their brilliant 2011 debut, due out on (What’s Your Rupture? August 21).
Deradoorian ‘A Beautiful Woman’
Art pop from the former Dirty Projectors bassist/vocalist Angel Deradoorian’s forthcoming solo album The Expanding Flower Planet (August 21, Anticon).
Dommengang ‘Everybody’s Boogie’
Pacific north west psych-scenesters with the title track of their debut album (out now Thrill Jockey). Flanged guitars and driving rhythmns, get heavier, faster and more motorik as just beofre the vocals kick in and the jams get kicked out.
Saskwatch ‘Down the Stairs’
Melbourne soul collective with an untypically jangle pop number from their new album Sorry I Let it Come Between Us (out now, Northside Records / Remote Control), the follow up their excellent 2014 album Nosedive.
Roman à Clef ‘Abandonware’
Jen Goma and Ryan Newmyer of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Kurt Feldman of Ice Choir with the title track of their debut album. Lush indiepop with a hint of shoegaze.
[Roman à Clef]
The Backhomes ‘The Chase’
Sun-drenched, reverb-heavy psych pop from Victoria, Canada duo’s new album Tidalwave (out now, via Bandcamp).
White Reaper ‘Sheila’
Louisvile, KY band with hooky garage rock number from their debut album White Reaper Does It Again (July 17, Polyvinyl)
Titus Andronicus ‘Stranded (I’m On My Own)’
Following on from the frenetic ‘Dimed Out’ (ITP #78) this is a more melodic punk number from the band’s forthcoming The Most Lamentable Tragedy 93 minute long concept album (Merge, July 28).
Eternal Summers ‘Come Alive’
Virginia dreampop trio (and ITP multiple veterans) return with another track from their new album Gold and Stone (out now).
Mates of State ‘Staring Contest’
Catchy electronic art pop from the husband and wife duo’s latest EP, You’re Going to Make It (June 16, Barsuk).
[Mates of State]
J Fernandez ‘Read My Mind’
Chicago bedroom-pop experimentalist plays some lovely warm retro indie with a fuzzy guitar solo. Taken from his new Many Levels of Laughter album (out now on Joyful Noise).
[J Fernandez] https://www.facebook.com/jfernandezsongs
The Cairo Gang ‘Be What You Are’
Retro psych-pop, the second single from the Chicago band’s forthcoming LP, Goes Missing (out June 23rd on God?).
[The Cairo Gang]
Moonbabies ‘Pink Heart Mother’
From the Swedish duo’s fourth album Wizards on the Beach – their first in over seven years and well worth the wait. Sophisticated, electronic tinged, shoegaze and chamber pop influenced dream pop.
The Last Hurrah! ‘Fairweather Friend’
Country psych / freak folk from Norway’s HP Gundersen featuring the beautiful vocals of Maesa Pullman. Taken from their album Mudflowers (out now, Rune Grammofon.
[The Last Hurrah!]