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.
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).
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.
TRAAMS ‘Modern Dancing’
Opening track from the Chichester post-punk trio’s second album Grin (out now, FatCat).
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).
Male Gaze ‘Mr Wrong’
Taken from the San Franciso band’s debut Castleface album, the Spooneristically titled Gale Maze (out now).
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]
Montreal retro pop duo. Taken from their debut EP (out January 16).
Soccer Team ‘Nose to Chin’
Another stand out track from the DC-based indie rockers Real Lessons in Cynicism (out now, Dischord Records).
Honey Radar ‘Milk Maid’
Lo-fi jangle pop from Indiana band’s new single on Third Uncle records (out now).
Nap Eyes ‘Mixer’
Halifax, Nova Scotia band with a track from their forthcoming Thought Rock Fish Scale album (Feb 5, 2016, Paradise of Bachelors)
Warp-signed West Midlander electronic producer Stephen Wilkinson with psych pop folktronica. Taken from a yet to be titled new album due next year.
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]