Friday, May 31, 2013

Abbe May – Sex Tourette’s

In her continued departure from hard rock, guitar goddess Abbe May opts for heavy synths and vocal acrobatics instead of searing guitar riffs and she-panther howls. 

Hypnotic synths, unhinged vocals, and tribal beats flood your ears on “Sex Tourette’s,” a lusty exploration of the dark depraved underbelly of sexual desire.

Watch the seductive video below.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Miles Kane – Darkness In Our Hearts

Miles Kane is back with a live video for “Darkness in Our Hearts,” another scorcher off his forthcoming album Don’t Forget Who You Are, out June 4.

Infusing a bit of a Strokes guitar riff into his big British rock sound, Kane’s got even more energy than usual. “Darkness in Our Hearts” is a good sign that his sophomore album won’t disappoint.

Stream the video below, and in case you missed it, the title track is below as well.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kae Sun – When the Pot

The genre-bending Kae Sun drops his sophomore album Afriyie today.

With a kaleidoscopic swirl of influences and styles that range from Raphael Saadiq, Bob Marley, and Cee Lo Green to folk, soul, and reggae, this Ghanaian-Canadian defies description.

Check out “When the Pot,” a dance-floor banger with an old-school feel below, and be sure to snag his newest album.

Friday, May 24, 2013

I Know The Chief – Creature

Kick the weekend off right with the breezy sounds of Australia’s I Know The Chief.

On“Creature,” sexy blue-eyed disco collides with the hazy surfers of Endless Summer.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bleeding Knees Club – Feel

Sneering, petulant, snot-nosed 90’s slacker rock courtesy of Bleeding Knees Club.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It Girl – Neon Signs

Sorry for the lack of posts of late. Things have been a bit crazy, but there’s plenty of good music on its way.

To get things re-started, here’s some killer post-punk out of Glasgow. These lads go by It Girl and are pretty damn boss.

Stream "Neon Signs" and "Hailey Commits" below and be sure to head over to bandcamp to snag their EP.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tristan Coleman – Good Money

Australian producer Tristan Coleman’s debut EP Still Life With Sound is cold, distant, ghostly, and a bit obtuse, in short the perfect arty No Wave sound.

Drawing on a bevy of instruments and styles, Coleman weaves together dense layers of sound that are confoundingly minimal and busy.

Check out the video for “Good Money” below and stream the EP below, or head over to bandcamp to snag your copy.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Work Drugs – West Coast Slide

Usher in the summer with the always danceable Work Drugs.

“West Coast Slide,” the lead single off their forthcoming album Mavericks, sounds like a sexy beach holiday with a bucket of beers and your best friends. 

Keep an eye out for Mavericks, which is due out later this summer.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Introducing – The Terrorists

In light of the recent attacks in Boston, The Terrorists have a rather unfortunate name. However, that said, their brand of lo-fi doo wop infused surf punk was too good not to share. 

Raw, unhinged, and at times sugary sweet, this quartet from Los Angeles just oozes the stumbling sneering energy of classic punk.

For some reason, every time I listen to the Terrorists, I can’t help but think of the nameless, faceless house bands that played in dingy dive bars in bad 90s movies. That is to say, they sound like the louche romanticism of urban blight that lured so many to the dystopic bowels of the Bowery in the early 70s.

Stream 30 Minute Love below, particular standouts include “Shoot It Up Baby Doll” and the title track, and be sure to head over to bandcamp to check out their more recent albums. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?

In a shift from their bluesy gothic shake and shimmy sound, The Preatures have opted to go 80’s-tastic on their newest single “Is This How You Feel?"

Think Blondie and Fleetwood Mac at a disco with Diana Ross on blast. Cocaine not included.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May McDonough and Company – Mannequin

My favorite new psychedelic band of late, the sultry MayMcDonough and Company, is back with a brand new single.

Abstract, sassy, and morbidly hilarious, “Mannequin” is a refreshing take on the feisty Western woman vibe a la Wanda Jackson’s “Hard-Headed Woman,” but with a slower, more 50s-inspired Connie Francis feel and amazing lyrics like, “Washing my new skeleton, I want you underneath my skin, tearing me limb from limb.”

For more May McDonough, check out the smoky “Hell Is For Lovers.”