Hails From: So Cal
Proof that there really is more music in this world than one human can discover, check out this band landed in my SoundCloud inbox this week. You Me & Us is a So Cal two piece that have been kicking around for about a year and yet I’m just hearing them for the first time. While this album was released last year, I love their sound and look forward to hearing more.
Artist: Fletcher C Johnson
Release Date: July 13, 2012
Hails From: Brooklyn
Featured Track: “Send Me Your Love”
Salutations cassette release out via Burger Records on July 13!
Artist: High Pines
Album: We Are Humans EP
Release Date: June 27, 2012
Hails From: Brooklyn, NY
Featured Track: “I Haven’t Seen It All”
Artist: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
Release Date: July 17
Hails From: Australia
Featured Track: “Cold Feet”
Stunning. Love at first listen. As the bio so aptly stated: “The DM edit of “Cold Feet” was inspired by the slow-motion house music played at heyday London come-down parties where guests might ingest acid-laced apricots and sway lazily to the music, (PVT‘s Dave) Miller channels greats like Omar S. and Theo Parrish to produce an impactful reworking with a retro and hallucinogenic feel.”
Well done. The original version ain’t so bad either. Scheduled for release in North America on July 17 it’s sure to be on heavy rotation in my household.
Artist: Deep Time
Album: Deep Time
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Hails From: Austin, TX
Like a breath of fresh air, this Austin duo – comprised of Jennifer Moore on organ, electric guitar and vocal microphone, and Adam Jones on drums- will knock your jaded socks off. Formerly known as Yellow Fever, the first time I laid ears on them it reminded me of a more pop version of She Keeps Bees, with hints of Tune-Yards eclecticism. I’m hooked. The eponymous album is out on Hardly Art Records July 10.
Album: The Lost Tapes
Hails From: Germany
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Featured Track: “A Swan is Born”
Often dubbed the fathers of krautrock, CAN is a 70’s era experimental rock group that has influenced countless bands – Joy Division, Talking Heads, Bowie, Pavement, The Stone Roses. Radiohead and The Jesus and Mary Chain have covered them. Kayne West has sampled them and the indie rock group, Spoon, named themselves after the Can hit of the same name.
Set to release today in the US, The Lost Tapes is a 3 CD set of unreleased tracks covering a period from 1968 to 1977 that was compiled by bandmates Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller and sounds as fresh and relevant today as it did then. Classic.
Artist: Thieving Irons
Album: Behold, This Dreamer
Hails From: Brooklyn
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Featured Track: “So Long”
“Thieving Irons is a collective of close friends navigating together through dense sonic terrain,” says the band’s biography. Those close friends are led by Nate Martinez, who started the band in 2009 after the break up of Pela. Martinez was also a recording and touring member of The National. And so his sonic navigation has led him here to Thieving Irons and their second LP entitled, “Behold, This Dreamer”. Behold, this beautiful dream rock.