In The Pharmacy #94 – Late January 2016

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.
[PJ Harvey]

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.
[Operators]

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.
[Daughter]

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.
[Suede]

Walter Martin ‘The Tourist’
Another tropical-flavoured track from the former Walkmen member’s Art and Leisure album (out now, Ile Flottante).
[Walter Martin]

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).
[Eleanor Friedberger]

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.
[Ryley Walker]

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.
[Ty Segall]

Naps ‘Social Skills’
DIY indiepop from Tallahasee band.
[Naps]

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]

Beverly ‘Victoria’
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).
[Your Friend]

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).
[Nap Eyes]

Martha Ffion ‘Wallflower’
“Classic songwriting with a dream pop sheen” from Glasgow-based Irish singer songwriter, Claire Martha Ffion McKay.
[Martha Ffion]

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).
[Frankie Cosmos]

Daughter ‘Fossa’
Second, more spacious track from Not to Disappear (4AD, out now).
[Daughter]

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]

In The Pharmacy #92 – Late November 2015

New music from the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. New music from Shunkan (pictured), Grimes, TRAAMS, Mystic Braves, Male Gaze, King Gizzard and the Wizzard Lizzard, She-Devils, Soccer Team, Honey Radar, Nap Eyes, Bibio, Port St. Willow. Psych pop, psych rock, indie pop, indie rock, electronic pop, post-punk, and dreampop.

Shunkan ‘Peter’
New Zealand indie rock outfit led by LA ex-pat Marina Sakimoto with a great shout-along highlight of debut album The Pink Noise (out now, Art is Hard).
[Shunkan]

Grimes ‘Kill V. Maim’
It’s fair to say that Grimes’ new album Art Angels has divided long time fans with its embrace of pop and rejection of the darker sounds prevalent on her breakthrough Visions. But like ‘Flesh Without Blood’ (ITP #91), this track seems to appeal to both old and new fans alike.
[Grimes]

TRAAMS ‘Modern Dancing’
Opening track from the Chichester post-punk trio’s second album Grin (out now, FatCat).
[TRAAMS]

Mystic Braves ‘5 Minute Dream Girl’
From the LA psychedelic pop band’s third album, Days of Yesteryear (out now digitally, physical release in February).
[Mystic Braves]

Male Gaze ‘Mr Wrong’
Taken from the San Franciso band’s debut Castleface album, the Spooneristically titled Gale Maze (out now).
[Male Gaze]

King Gizzard and the Wizzard Lizzard ‘Sense’
Melbourne psychedelicists with a track from their second album of 2015, the mainly unplugged Paper Mâché Dream Balloon (out now, via Bandcamp).
[King Gizzard and the Wizzard Lizzard]

She-Devils ‘Come’
Montreal retro pop duo. Taken from their debut EP (out January 16).
[She-Devils]

Soccer Team ‘Nose to Chin’
Another stand out track from the DC-based indie rockers Real Lessons in Cynicism (out now, Dischord Records).
[Soccer Team]

Honey Radar ‘Milk Maid’
Lo-fi jangle pop from Indiana band’s new single on Third Uncle records (out now).
[Honey Radar]

Nap Eyes ‘Mixer’
Halifax, Nova Scotia band with a track from their forthcoming Thought Rock Fish Scale album (Feb 5, 2016, Paradise of Bachelors)
[Nap Eyes]

Bibio ‘Petals’

Warp-signed West Midlander electronic producer Stephen Wilkinson with psych pop folktronica. Taken from a yet to be titled new album due next year.
[Bibio]

Port St. Willow ‘Ume’
First featured here back in June 2012 with ‘Amawalk’ (ITP #11) Port St, Willow (aka Brooklyn-based Nick Principe) returns with his follow-up to Holiday (2012), Syncope (out now, People Teeth).
[Port St. Willow]