Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ride - Charm Assault

After catching them on their reunion tour a couple of years ago, i suppose i should have expected some new music from old school shoegaze band Ride on the horizon.  And here it is.  Listen to "Charm Assault" below, a great rock tune in the vein of 90's Britpop, and be on the lookout for a new album sometime this year.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Paperhead

Here's some sweet, kaleidoscopic, 70's country-tinged psych pop from Nashville's The Paperhead.  Listen to "Over and Over" below and grab the "Chew" LP from the always dependable Trouble In Mind.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Molly Nilsson - Not Today Satan

Here's another new track from Molly Nilsson's upcoming "IMAGINATIONS" LP, due in May on Dark Skies Association.  Watch the video for "Not Today Satan" below.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dntel with Benoit Pioulard

On days when i'm lazy, i just seem to post whatever song is newest from Our First 100 Days.  It's just that good.  Listen to "Fringes of Focus" by Dntel featuring Benoit Pioulard below.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Paul White featuring Danny Brown

Last year, Danny Brown's "Atrocity Exhibition" was one of my favorite records, an absolutely bonkers hip-hop album that featured a ton of production from Paul White.  Said producer now has an EP out featuring the rapper on vocals.  Listen to the fuzzed out, psych madness of "Accelerator" below and order the album here.

Parquet Courts featuring Bun B

First off, let me say what a delight it is to type the phrase "Parquet Courts featuring Bun B." Secondly, let me say how awesome the collaboration between the post punk band and the Texas rap legend is.  Reworking the track "Captive to the Sun," originally from the band's "Human Performance" LP, but with Bun B offering up his own verse, it all works amazingly well together. Listen below and get the 12" from Rough Trade, out today.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Julia Lucille

Dripping Springs is killing it lately, the central Texas town giving us the likes of Cross Record and Molly Burch in the last year.  And now we've got some beautiful dream-folk from Julia Lucille from her upcoming album "Chthonic."  Listen to "Eternally" below and grab the record in April on Keeled Scales.

And if you're in Austin on Saturday, go see all three artists mentioned above perform at Mohawk.

Cindy Lee - Malenkost reissue

Rumors circulating that we are soon to get new music from Pat Flegel's (formerly of Women) gender-bending project Cindy Lee sometime this year, which is wonderful news.  Also good news is that the band's out of print 2015 album "Malenkost" is getting a vinyl reissue on Superior Viaduct in April.  Sign me up, pre-order here, and listen to bonus track "A Message from the Aching Sky" below.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PWR BTTM - Big Beautiful Day

Good news everyone!  We've got a new album on the way from queer punk band PWR BTTM, easily my favorite act from SXSW last year.  "Pageant" is due in May on Polyvinyl, but in the meantime, check out the video for the theatrical and anthemic "Beg Beautiful Day" below.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cross Record - Sharpness

I've been out of town the last few days (somehow bringing Texas heat with me up to Colorado), and i'm a few days behind on new music that's circulating out there, most notably the latest music from Our First Days.  Day 23 brought us an excellent and jarring new track from local band Cross Record, a haunting piece of droning dark folk.  Listen to "Sharpness" below and buy the album already.