Twenty-one new tracks. Indie rock, indiepop, post-punk, psych pop, experimental pop, electronic pop, folk and punk.
Milky Wimpshake ‘Heterosexuality Is A Construct’
From the punk indie-pop lifers’ excellent Encore, Un Effort! album. Classic, scratchy, melodic, political.
Black Honey ‘Spinning Wheel’
Rumbling retro Spaghetti Western indie pop from the slightly mysterious outift born from the ashes of Brighton noise pop hopefuls Kill Moon.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’
Following on from the title track back in February (ITP #72) here’s another stand-out groove from the Portland band led by ex-pat Kiwi Ruban Nielson.
[Unknown Mortal Orchestra]
Built to Spill ‘Living Zoo’
Indie rock veteran Doug Martsch continues to combine great melodies with some winding, expressive guitar playing that is half J Masics, half Isaac Brock. This is from the band’s first new album in six years (and one of their best), Untethered Moon.
[Built to Spill]
Jacco Gardener ‘Find Yourself’
First featured here back in 2012 with ‘The Ballad of Little Jane’ (ITP#23), this is the title track from the dutch baroque psych pop dude’s forthcoming second album (Polyvinyl / Full Time Hobby / Excelsior, May 4), the follow up to the charming Cabinet of Curiosities (2013).
Jenny Hval ‘Sabbath’
Norwegian experimental singer songwriter Jenny Hval returns with a half spoken / half sung stunner taken from her forthcoming Apocalypse Girl album (Sacred Bones, June 9)
Moon King ‘Apocalypse’
Toronto shoegaze duo with a track from their second album Secret Life (out now, Last Gang).
Speedy Ortiz ‘Swell Content’
Short and snappy number from the 90s-indebted band’s new album Foil Deer (Carpark, out now).
U.S. Girls ‘Damn That Valley’
First featured here with ‘Jack’ back in August 2012 (ITP #16). After three self released albums and one on FatCat, Meghan Remy (who is U.S. Girls) makes her debut single for 4AD ahead of a full album later this year.
Miniboone ‘Basic Song’
From the New York art rock / power pop band’s second album Bad Sports (out now, Ernest Jennings Record Company).
Girlpool ‘Before the World Was Big’
Title track from the ITP favourites’ debut album (Wichita, June 1).
Passion Pit ‘My Brother Taught Me How to Swim’
Maximalist electronic pop from Michael Angelakos’ third album Kindred (out now).
Courtney Barnett ‘Close Watch’
John Cale cover version. The b-side from CB’s Record Store Day 12” ‘Kim’s Caravan’.
Downtown Boys ‘Monstro’
Providence, RI punk/ post-punk punks with a track taken from their Full Communism album (Don Giovani, May 4). Expect music that addresses “the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts.”
Eternal Summers ‘Together or Alone’
First track to surface from the Roanoke, VA jangle pop band’s Gold and Stone album (Kanine, June 2).
Broken Water ‘Love and Poverty’
Olympia, WA band with a unique blend of grunge, shoegaze and 80s indie rock aesthetics. This is taken from their forthcoming album Wrought (Night People Records, out now)
No Joy ‘Moon in My Mouth’
Traces of woozy shoegaze,from the Montreal band’s forthcoming third album, More Faithful (Mexican Summer, June 9).
Institute ‘Perpetual Ebb’
Texan punks with a post-punk bent, from their forthcoming Sacred Bones debut, Catharsis (out June 9).
Torres ‘The Harshest Light’
This track first appeared in a different form on a 2014 Record Store Day 7”, the structure remain similar, but the song has a more forceful presence, as if it was the work of a more confident artist.
Bill Fay ‘The Geese Are Flying Westward’
The north London singer songwriter, who waited 40 years between his second and third album, opens his fourth with this beautiful rumination on the path not travelled.
Father John Misty ‘I Loved You, Honeybee’
A different version of ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ taken from the 2015 Record Store Day heart-shaped 7”.
[Father John Misty]