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.
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).
[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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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]
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).
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).
Martha Ffion ‘Wallflower’
“Classic songwriting with a dream pop sheen” from Glasgow-based Irish singer songwriter, Claire Martha Ffion McKay.
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).
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]
Twenty new tracks from the US, UK, Australia and Canada. New music from Estrons, Grimes, Soccer Team, The Drink, Eleanor Friedberger, DIIV, White Fang, Summer Twins (pictured), Besnard Lakes, Joanna Newsom, Beverly, Trust Fund, World Champion, Martin Courtney, Thee Mightees, Florist, Frankie Cosmos, Close Lobsters, Daughter, and Ensemble Economique.