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).
[CFM]

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).
[Bleached]

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]
[Darkstar]

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.
[Bombino]

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).
[Keeps]

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).
[Quilt]

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).
[Beverly]

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).
[Silences]

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]

In The Pharmacy #93 – January 2016

Thirteen new tunes to start off 2016. New indie / psych / electronic / folk / garage punk / surf pop music from the US, UK, Spain and Canada. Tracks from Hinds (pictured), Yeasayer, Savages, Woods, Walter Martin, Tacocat, Misun, The Besnard Lakes, Sea Pinks, Cullen Omori, Dr Dog, Gun Outfit and Heron Oblivion.

Hinds ‘Warts’
Scrappy, garage pop opening track from the young Madrid band’s debut album Leave Me Alone (out now, Mom & Pop).
[Hinds]

Yeasayer ‘I Am Chemistry’
Taken from the Brooklyn band’s fourth album Amen & Goodbye (Mute, April 1). This is electronic pop with eastern, psychedelic and gothic flourishes. At 3m18s in there’s a switch to a folky interlude- acoustic guitar and piano with Suzzy Roche providing a layered choral vocal before the electronics return, then fade away leaving just the piano at the outro. Sweet. Check out the trippy SF video too.
[Yeasayer]

Woods ‘Sun City Creeps’
Mournful horns, afro-funk, and west coast psychedelia meet on the first taste of the band’s forthcoming ninth album City Sun Eater in the River of Light (April 8, Woodsist). Can’t wait to hear the rest of it.
[Woods]

Tacocat ‘I Hate The Weekend’
One hundred and twenty-six seconds of garage punk surf pop from the Seattle band. Taken from their forthcoming album Lost Time (Hardly Art, April 1).
[Tacocat]

Misun ‘Give It Up’
Laid back electronic pop underpinned by a simple acoustic guitar line and topped off with Misun Wojcik’s mellifluous, summery, vibrato. Available digitally and as limited edition cassette single on B3SCI Records.
[Misun]

Walter Martin ‘Down By The Singing Sea’

Former keyboard and bass player for The Walkmen follows up his wonderful family album We’re All Young Together with an album inspired by art history, Arts & Leisure (Ile Flottante, January 29).
[Walter Martin]

Savages ‘Adore’
Gothy post-punk quasi-title track from the band’s forthcoming second album Adore Life (Matador / Pop Noire January 22). A signal lesson in the power of restraint, with the pay off coming in the final minute as the song builds to a crescendo.
[Savages]

The Besnard Lakes ‘Nightingale’

On their last two albums, The Besnard Lakes proved that they had mastered epic space rock. On their latest, A Coliseum Complex Museum (Jagjaguwar, January 22) they refine it further. This is just one of many stand out tracks.
[The Besnard Lakes]

Sea Pinks ‘Cold Reading’

Melodic indiepop from former Girls Names drummer Neil Brogan’s fifth album under the Sea Pinks name, Soft Days (out now, CF Records).
[Sea Pinks]

Cullen Omori ‘Cinnamon’

Former Smith Westerns frontman with first track taken from his forthcoming solo album New Misery (March 18, Sub Pop)
[Cullen Omori]

Dr. Dog ‘Bring My Baby Back’

Shuffling psych pop taken from the veteran Philadelphia band’s new album Psychedelic Swamp (February 5, Anti-)
[Dr Dog]

Gun Outfit ‘Expansion Pact’
Following on from last year’s excellent Dream All Over album, this is a new song from a forthcoming five track EP, Two Way Player ( March 18, Wharf Cat).
[Gun Outfit]

Heron Oblivion ‘Oriar’
Blistering psych folk from the Sub Pop signed San Francisco super group featuring Meg Baird and members of Comets on Fire and Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound.
[Heron Oblivion]