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]

In The Pharmacy #91 – November 2015

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.

In The Pharmacy #89 – Mid October 2015

Twenty-eight new tracks from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Denmark.
Indie rock, indiepop, garage punk, dreampop, psych folk, psych pop, and psych rock, dance punk, post punk and electronic pop. New tracks from The Drink, Soccer Team, Desperate Journalist, 
Eleanor Friedberger, 
Ex Hex, Torres, Protomartyr, The Wharves, Shunkan, Terry, Hiccup, Fuzz, Dilly Dally, The Spook School, Lowly, !!! (chk chk chk), Deerhunter, Porches, Pure Bathing Culture, YACHT, Beach House, Majical Cloudz, Daughter,Gun Outfit, Lawrence Rothman featuring Angel Olsen, Weyes Blood (pictured), Paul Bergman featuring Emily Kokal.

In The Pharmacy #87 – Late September 2015

Twenty-three new tracks from the US, UK and Canada. New music from Silversun Pickups, The Drink, Fidlar, Lana Del Rey, Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Shannon and the Clams, Family of the Year, Darkstar, The Woolen, Battles, Stars, TRAAMS, 
U.S. Girls, 
Metric, 
Chromatics, Metric, U.S. Girls, The Whales, Dilly Dally, 
Pure Bathing Culture (pictured), Gun Outift, 
Desperate Journalist, Soccer Team, and Lou Barlow.

Fidlar ‘Drone’
LA garage punks with a track from their second album Too (out now, Mom & Pop).
[Fidlar]

Family of the Year ‘Make You Mine’
Sunshine indie pop from the LA band’s self-titled album, their third (out now, Nettwerk).
[Family of the Year]

Silversun Pickups ‘Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)’
Second track to appear from the band’s forthcoming fourth album Better Nature, (September 25, New Machine Records) and a rare one that features Nikki Moninger on lead vocals.
[Silversun Pickups]

The Drink ‘No Memory’
The closing track from the London-based trio’s debut album proper, Capital (last year’s stunning Company compiled their first three EPs). Although it’s not physically released until November 13 (Melodic), pre-orders come with an instant download of the whole, brilliant album.
[The Drink]

Darkstar ‘Stoke The Fire’
Warp signed artist with hints of afropop and the Beta Band in their groove based pop. Taken from their third album Foam Island (Warp, September 25).
[Darkstar]

Shannon and the Clams ‘Telling Myself’
Following on from It’s Too Late (ITP #85) and Corvette (ITP #81) more sci-fi surf pop from the SATC new album Gone By The Dawn (out now, Hardly Art).
[Shannon and the Clams]

The Woolen Men ‘University’
An eighties melodic hardcore vibe from these Pacific north western DIY punks with a track from their new album Temporary Monument (out now, Woodsist).
[The Woolen Men]

Battles ‘Dot Com’
More krauty instrumental math rock goodness from the band’s new album La Di Da Di (out now, Warp).
[Battles]

Stars ‘A Simple Song’
Following on from last year’s excellent and bizarrely underrated indie disco-tastic No One Is Lost, comes a new slice of melancholy electronic pop from their new digital only Lost and Found EP (out now).
[Stars]

TRAAMS ‘Silver Lining’
Following on from Succulent Thunder Anthem (ITP #84), the Chichestter post-punk trio return with another track from their forthcoming second album Grin (FatCat, November 13)
[TRAAMS]


U.S. Girls ‘Sed Knife’
Surprisngly seventies influenced dirty indie rock number from experimental popster Meghan Remy’s 4AD debut Half Free (25 September).
[U.S. Girls]

Metric ‘Lie Lie Lie’
Maybe you too will be thinking of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Boxer’ too when you hear this catchy track from the band’s Pagans in Vegas album (out now, MMI/Crystal Math).
[Metric]


Chromatics ‘Shadow’
New Adult Swim single from Johnny Jewel’s electronic dreampop outfit. Available for download now.
[Chromatics]

The Whales ‘Marguerite’
Lo-fi jangling indie rock from Cambridge, originally released back in March.
[The Whales]

Dilly Dally ‘Purple Rage’
More raw vocals and grungey guitars from the Toronto band’s debut album, Sore (October 9, Partisan Records).
[Dilly Dally]

Pure Bathing Culture ‘Palest Pearl’
Electronic indiepop taken from the band’s John Congleton-produced second album, Pray For Rain (October 23, Partisan).
[Pure Bathing Culture]

Gun Outift ‘Only Ever Over’

Country dreampop from the LA band’s forthcoming album Dream All Over (Oct 16, Paradise of Bachelors).
[Gun Outfit]


Desperate Journalist ‘Perfect Health’
Following on from their brilliant debut album (a contender for album of the year) comes this track from their soon to be released Good Luck EP. Nicely understated, Smithsy jangling.
[Desperate Journalist]

Soccer Team ‘Friends Who Know’
DC indie rockers with nineties slack track from their Real Lessons in Cynicism album (out 27 October, Dischord Records).
[Soccer Team]

Lou Barlow ‘Wave’
Another highlight from the Dinosaur Jr / Sebadoh / Folk Implosion man’s new solo album Brace the Wave (out now, Joyful Noise).
[Lou Barlow]

Lana Del Rey ‘The Blackest Day’
It’s a quick turn around for Honeymoon (out now), album number three from Lana Del Rey which she started working on as soon as she finished last year’s rather excellent Ultraviolence. It’s another lush pop noire classic and this is just one of many stand out tracks.
[Lana Del Rey]

Julia Holter ‘Vasquez’
Another great track from Have You In My Wilderness, the experimental popster’s fourth, most accessible and most pleasing album yet. This brings to mind the lush, jazz tinged post-pop of David Sylvian and late period Talk Talk.
[Julia Holter]

Kurt Vile ‘Lost My Head There’
Slacker indie rock with a lush seventies vibe. Taken from KV’s excellent forthcoming album, b’lieve I’m going down (September 25, Matador).
[Kurt Vile]