Nineteen new tracks from the US, UK, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Canada. New music from Two Cartoons (pictured), Kyle Craft, Kevin Morby, Bombay, Gemini, Emma Pollock, Dr. Dog, A Giant Dog, Plates of Cake, Wild Nothing, Black Mountain, Gun Outfit, Heron Oblivion, Chris Bathgate, Trevor Sensor, Spawts, John Joseph Brill, Attic Abasement, and Mass Gothic.
Two Cartoons ‘Chaos Comfort’
Dunedin duo of Isaac McFarlane and Bradley Craig with a track from their debut album Happiness in Trouble.
Kyle Craft ‘Lady of The Ark’
Portland-via-Louisiana musician Kyle Craft hams it up nicely on this track from his forthcoming debut album Dolls of Highland (Sub Pop, April 29)
Kevin Morby ‘I Have Been to the Mountain’
Former Woods and sometimes Babies man Kevin Morby follows up 2014’s excellent Still Life with the first taste of Singing Saw (April 15, Dead Oceans).
Bombay ‘Slow Motion’
Amsterdam indie rock trio with a track from their rather good second album Show Your Teeth (out now on most digital services).
Gemini ‘Time to Share’
UK electronic artist Gemini (aka Thomas Slinger) returns after a couple of years away with this track featuring a bit of mandolin. The dubstep version of folktronica?
Emma Pollock ‘Cannot Keep A Secret’
Former Delgados frontwoman with the opening track from her wonderful third solo album In Search of Harperfield (Chemikal Underground, out now).
Dr. Dog ‘Good Grief’
Following on from ‘Bring My Baby Back’ (ITP #93) another piece of shuffling psych pop taken from the veteran Philadelphia band’s new album Psychedelic Swamp (out now, Anti-).
A Giant Dog ‘Sex Drugs’
Austin-via-Houston band with a track from their forthcoming debut album PILE (Merge, May 6)
[A Giant Dog]
Plates of Cake ‘Faces in the Dirt’
Brooklyn garage / power pop band with a track from their excellent third album Becoming Double album (self-released, out now).
[Plates of Cake]
Wild Nothing ‘Aliens’
Jack Tatum’s third Wild Nothing album Life of Pause (Feb 19, Captured Tracks) touches on dreampop, R&B, krautrock and lush 80s pop. Here’s one of the atmospheric, spacey highlights.
Black Mountain ‘Mothers of the Sun’
First single of the Canadian space rockers’ fourth album IV features vocals from both Stephen McBean and Amber Webber.
Gun Outfit ‘King of Hearts’
After January’s Dylan Sharp fronted ‘Expansion Pact’ (ITP #93) here’s another new desert noir track from the forthcoming five track EP, Two Way Player ( March 18, Wharf Cat), this one featuring Carrie Keith on vocals.
Heron Oblivion ‘Your Hollows’
Another taste of the San Francisco psych-folk-outsider-jam band’s debut album (March 4, Sub Pop).
Chris Bathgate ‘Acorns’
Taken from the hardly prolific, but always interesting indie folk dude’s new EP Old Factory (out now, Quite Scientific).
Trevor Sensor ‘Texas Girls and Jesus Christ’
Twenty-two year-old Illinois singer-songwriter channels Dylan on the title track from his debut EP for Jagjaguwar (out March 25).
Christchurch, NZ garage punk duo of Jamie Hannah (Drums) and Kieran Ormandy (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) with a track taken from their forthcoming debut EP.
John Joseph Brill ‘False Names’
Sounds like the Americana end of The National, surprising for a Liverpool-based-Londoner.
[John Joseph Brill]
Attic Abasement ‘Guarantee Jesus’
Lo-fi Rochester, NY band prepare their first album in six years, Dream News (May 27, Father/Daughter Records). This is opening track.
Mass Gothic ‘Every Night You’ve Got to Save Me’
Upbeat bright pop number belies the band’s name. Taken fromtheir eponymous album Sub Pop (out now).