Fifteen new tracks from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. New music from Royal Headache, The Chills, Diet Cig, Destroyer (pictured), Shannon and the Clams, Beach House, Prison Whites, Saintseneca, PWR BTTM, Low, Palehound, All Dogs, Royal Headache, Duran Duran and Steve Hauschlidt.
Royal Headache ‘Love Her If I Tried’
The first of two tracks from the Sydney band’s second album High (out now, Distant and Vague / What’s Your Rupture /). Currently my favourite track on the album and the epitome of their garage-punk-meets-soul sound.
The Chills ‘America Says Hello’
Classic, sparkling jangle pop from Kiwi legend Martin Phillipps and co. Since1990 they have released records called Submarine Bells, Soft Bomb, SunBurnt, Sketch Book, Secret Box, and Stand By. No surprise then that he Dunedin-based band’s first new album in 19 years is called Silver Bullets (Fire, October 30).
Diet Cig ‘Dinner Date’
New Paltz indiepop duo with the other side of the ‘Sleep Talk’ single (as featured on ITP #82)“, this is there first vinyl release and follow up to the Over Easy cassette (ITP #70 and #71). Out on September 18, Father/Daughter / Art Is Hard).
Destroyer ’Times Square’
On August 28 Dan Bejar returns with the follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Kaputt, Poison Season (Merge / Dead Oceans). This tracks is, literally, the centre of an album that vies with Father John Misty’s I Love You Honeybear as this year’s most idiosyncratic singer songwriter album.
Shannon and the Clams ‘It’s Too Late’
Following on from the downbeat ‘Corvette’ (ITP#81) here’s some sci fi surf pop from the Oakland band’s forthcoming album Gone By The Dawn (Hardly Art ,Sept 11).
[Shannon and the Clams]
Beach House ‘PPP’
Unhurried, hypnagogic number from the Baltimore dreampop duo’s forthcoming Depression Cherry album (Sub Pop, August 28).
Prison Whites ‘Deceiver’
London via Cambridge three piece playing catchy garage punk.
Saintseneca ‘Sleeper Hold’
Columbus, OH folksters led by Zac Little and featuring All Dogs’ Maryn Jones in their current line up. This is taken from their forthcoming third album, Such Things (Anti-, October 9).
Following on from ‘No Comprende’ (ITP #81) and ‘What Part of Me’ (ITP #84) here’s the third and most track to appear from Low’s eleventh album Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop, September 11). Features a great vocal performance from Mimi Parker about two thirds in.
Atypical track from debut album Dry Food eschews the 90s influences for some trippy afropop guitar.
All Dogs ‘How Long’
Maryn Jones pops her head up again with another track from All Dogs debut album Kicking Every Day (Salinas, August 28).
Royal Headache ‘Carolina’
Another taste of the new album, ‘Carolina’ highlights another side of the band – lo-fi, melodious, melancholy jangling.
Duran Duran ‘Paper Gods’
Title track of the veteran band’s forthcoming fourteenth album (September 11, Warners), this one features fellow Brummie Mr Hudson, comes in at just over seven minutes long and shifts from minor key distorted gospel influenced intro to bass heavy stadium dance pop banger.
Steve Hauschlidt ‘Where All Is Fled’
Former member of ambient electronica trio Emeralds, this is the title track of Hauschlidt’s first new album since 2012’s Sequitur. Where All Is Fled is out on Kranky, September 25.