Sixteen new tracks from the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, Chile and Spain. Indie rock, freak-folk, post-hardcore, garage punk, dreampop, post-punk, electronic pop, psych rock. New music from Low (Alan Sparhawk pictured), Wolf Alice, Ducktails, Weaves, jj, White Reaper, Desaparecidos, Shannon and the Clams, mewithoutYou, Palehound, Grave Babies, Widowspeak, Ancient Sky, The Holydrug Couple, Haberman, and Meg Baird.
Low ‘No Comprende’
Low release the first track from their forthcoming eleventh album Ones and Sixes (September 11, Sub Pop). Although they have long outgrown the slow-core tag of their earliest records, the pace here is unhurried and power is conveyed through minimalism.
Wolf Alice ‘Lisbon’
One of many highlights from the London band’s long awaited debut album My Love Is Cool (out now, Dirty Hit)
Ducktails ‘Into the Sky’
Last featured here back in September 2013 with ‘Honey Tiger Eye’ (ITP #42) Ducktails return with a new album St Catherine (July 24, Domino).
Toronto band play catchy indie rock with singing guitars.
The Swedish experimental pop duo return with their first new music since last year’s third album V.
White Reaper ‘Pills’
Louisvile, KY garage band with another taste of their debut album White Reaper Does It Again (July 17, Polyvinyl).
Desaparecidos ‘The Left is Right’
After a 13 year hiatus, Conor Oberst’s punk band return with their second album, the follow up to Read English / Speak Spanish. All those years of focussing on Bright Eyes haven’t dulled his righteous anger and the new record, Payola, bears the influence of “70s/’80s punk & hardcore like T.S.O.L. and Cro-Mags; early ’80s power-pop, the Vapors and Tommy Tutone”.
Shannon and the Clams ‘Corvette’
A band in love with 50s and 60s vintage forms of rock and roll return with an album fueled by break ups. This is a downbeat number, a million miles away from their last appearance here ‘Mama’ (ITP #54), but just as compelling.
[Shannon and the Clams]
mewithoutYou ‘Lilac Queen’
Post-hardcore types with a crafty track from their rather special Revelation-inspired Pale Horses album.
ITP favourite Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner and friends) return with the first track from debut album Dry Food (Exploding in Sound Records, August 14). (Bugger. Appear to have accidentally re-used ‘Drooler’ rather than the new song ‘Molly’. Follow the link to hear the newer song.)
Grave Babies ‘Something Awful’
Seattle goth-influenced types return with a more brooding take on new wave and a bass sound indebted to The Cure. Taken from their forthcoming Holograpic Violence album (Hardly Art, July 24)
Brooklyn dreampop duo return with a languorous shuffle taken from their forthcoming album All Yours (September 4, Captured Tracks).
Ancient Sky ‘Garbage Brain’
Brooklyn droney psych rock band with a track from their new album Mosaic (out now, Wharf Cat Records).
The Holydrug Couple ‘Concorde’
Suitably agreeable, instrumental dreampop from the Sacred Bones signed Chilean duo.
[The Holydrug Couple]
Haberman ‘Vida Muerte Vida De Un Mirlo’
Buenos Aires-born, Barcelona based guitarist Fernando Moresi-Haberman is a guitarist ingrained in open tunings and the finger picking style of John Fahey and those that have followed him. This is a demo from the artist newly signed to FatCat.
Meg Baird ‘Back to You’
Stunning freak-folk from the former Espers-mainstay. This is taken from her third solo album Don’t Weigh Down the Light, the follow up to the wonderful Seasons on Earth (both albums through Drag City).