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  • #31
    Kal Marks - Mankind

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    • #32
      Originally posted by andrej
      Wow! I'm happy to find this thread at last!
      Thank you for joining, andrej.

      January 18 - 19

      “Fire In The Sky” takes a techno-like instrumental approach with vibrant and zesty vocals that create a repeat button dependency. (Noise Porn)
      Graveyard Club - Fire In The Sky

      Norwegian newcomer Guns has released single ‘I Know Exactly How It Feels’, and it’s a really hazy dose of caramelised synth goodness. Guns are channeling all manner of ‘gaze artists such as Beach House and the slow grooves of Lapsley. (Never Enough Notes)
      Guns - I Know Exactly How It Feels

      Musically, “I Think You Got It” is a jaunty jog of a track, galloping percussion clicking away underneath churning guitar strings. Though the groove is at first light and almost soft, other instruments start to insert themselves into the scene, from slowly buzzing synths to muted horns. (Consequence Of Sound)
      Lower 48 - I Think You Got It

      Last fall Pete Yorn announced that he would be returning to the indie rock scene with his first studio album in six years. The record, called ArrangingTime, would be released on March 11. Yorn’s 41 now, and definitely has entered that stage of life when people become brutally aware of time’s passage. The music video he released for “Lost Weekend,” the album’s first single, makes pretty direct reference to that bleakness, but it’s also got a paradoxically serene tone. (Paste Magazine)
      Pete Yorn - Lost Weekend

      Cheshire shoegaze punks Simmer have shared ‘Charles’, the second cut from their debut ‘Paper Prisms’ LP. Defined by a razor-sharp fuzz, ‘Charles’ cuts a clear melodic path through the smog of the band’s hazier associates, and links up with skyscraping lead single and former Neu Pick ‘Faze’ in laying a path for ‘Paper Prisms’, Simmer’s debut LP. (DIY Magazine)
      Simmer - Charles

      The first single off the Australian band’s debut album Beauty Already Beautiful manages to straddle varying genres and emotions coherently through a dramatic gradient in its dynamics. It starts out sparse, its weighty but melodic guitar licks matched with some ethereal blips and the nasal jolt of lead singer Marcus Gordon’s signature vocals. Throughout the song, however, what begins as almost a folk-rock song develops the qualities of an anthem as it’s fleshed out by big guitars and booming drums, culminating in a climactic chorus. (Stereogum)
      Spookyland - God’s Eyes

      Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang’s Bardi Johannsson write twinkly, spacey synth rock under the fitting name of Starwalker. “Everybody’s Got Their Own Way” ascends sky-high by building layers of laser synth lines, and even a flute at one moment, until reaching a fluttery climax. There’s something spiritually cleansing about this track, like it exists purely for elation — to uplift and pat you on the back. (Stereogum)
      Starwalker - Everybody's Got Their Own Way
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      • #33
        Pete Yorn have managed to leave my chart already
        I like Guns and Simmer
        Waffles are checked cookies

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        • #34
          Spookyland - God’s Eyes
          Yeah, a little bit of unusual voice
          anyway, my pick

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          • #35
            Sorry guys, couldn't refrain from posting such an amount of music.

            January 20

            Andy Ferro was born in London, but he lives in Nashville, where he plays lead guitar in the band Ranch Ghost. “Sugar and Milk” is the lead single from his debut solo LP Muirhead. Ferro recorded “Sugar and Milk” by himself on a tape machine, and while the song’s genesis certainly shows in its murky production, all that grime is part of the charm. His vocal melody, which undulates along with the bassline, feels comfortable and worn in, as if it’s been wandering through the ether for a few decades and Ferro happens to have been the one to pluck it. (Flood Magazine)
            Andy Ferro - Sugar And Milk

            “Change My Head” is a dreamy slice of pop, built on subtle guitar moans groaning underneath piano chords slowly plinking out like a barroom pianist at the end of the night. That is until the chorus, which pops off like slowly exploding stars, twinkling notes falling in the background as the drums seem to be pounding themselves awake. Still, the song never strays too far from its mellow vibes, making it an utterly pleasant listen while maintaining an excitement in its composition that pays off big in the outro. (Consequence Of Sound)
            Autolux - Change My Head

            Legendary French producer Cerrone has released a new track, "Funk Makossa," which features Cameroonian jazz saxophonist Manu Dibango. (The title is a play on Dibango's 1972 hit "Soul Makossa," which famously inspired Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music.") (Pitchfork)
            Cerrone feat. Manu Dibango - Funk Makossa

            The fruits of Sean Lennon's latest collaboration is a new venture with Primus leader and bass virtuoso Les Claypool called the Claypool Lennon Delirium. The group's debut track is the raw, proggy psych-pop suite "Cricket and the Genie." Claypool plays bass, while Lennon handles all other instruments. Lennon sings lead on this track, but Claypool also contributes vocals to the project. (Rolling Stone)
            Claypool Lennon Delirium - Cricket And The Genie

            The band will mark their 10-year anniversary by releasing their fifth studio album, Nosebleed Weekend, and they’ve just shared a sneak peak in the form of lead single “Make It Right”. The track picks up right where Suck My Shirt left off, with spiky garage rock guitars and a clap-along chorus that bridges the gap between power pop and no wave dissonance. (Consequence Of Sound)
            Coathangers - Make It Right

            Warpaint's Jenny Lee Lindberg recently released right on!, her solo album as jennylee. Today, she's shared a new video from the record, for "Boom Boom." J.T. Gurzi directed the clip, which sees Lindberg dancing around a studio with her friend Micky Adams. (Pitchfork)
            Jennylee - Boom Boom

            Joe Gideon was half of the acclaimed sibling duo Joe Gideon & The Shark. After JG&TS called it a day in 2013, Gideon called on the assistance of friend, neighbour and drummer Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) to try out an arsenal of songs.Together they laid down the foundations of the debut album ‘Versa Vice’. (Q Magazine)
            Joe Gideon - Heart Attack Girl

            The Joy Formidable have shared their own version of Sparklehorse's "Gold Day". The track is released as a part of a non-profit organisation called 'Box of Stars' that raises awareness for mental health, this song is off a tribute album for singer/songwriter Mark Linkous, a.k.a. Sparklehorse, who tragically committed suicide in 2010. (It's All Indie)
            Joy Formidable - Gold Day

            Knight Knight is the side project of Greek artist Serafeim Giannakopoulos, who happens to also be the drummer for a band called Planet Of Zeus. He's enlisted the help of three others from in and around Athens, and the result sounds pretty darn beautiful. (Indie Shuffle)
            Night Knight - Set It On Fire

            March 4th marks the arrival of United Crushers, the new album from Poliça. The Minneapolis natives previously shared lead single “Habit” back in November. Now, they’ve returned with a second preview in “Wedding”. As promised, the track, which is highlighted by stormy synths, explores some rather weighty subject matter. (Consequence Of Sound)
            Poliça - Wedding

            NYC quartet Public Access T.V. have been very active leading up to their upcoming self-titled debut. “On Location” is bright piece of rock with bouncy guitar and bass lines. Built on subdued rolling drums in a start-and-stop pattern, it builds to a climactic drum and guitar breakdown. They repeat “Don’t stop/ Do what you wanna do” on the refrain, and combined with the upbeat arrangement. (Stereogum)
            Public Access T.V. - On Location

            The Malmo, Sweden quartet bleach out the senses, dousing everything in acid rain. In their new video for ‘In My Veins’, this sense of barb-tongued, cackling evil takes the fore. Melodies are stripped back with scalpel precision, before the salt in the wound of every thundering bassline and clattering drum fill takes hold. Post-punk doesn’t come more rawer and more haunting than this. (DIY Magazine)
            RA - In My Veins

            At the end of last year, the breezy and tuneful New York punks Skaters split from Warner Bros., their label. They’re out on their own now, and they’ve just shared “Head On To Nowhere,” their first new song since leaving their former major-label home. It’s a big, fun, chunky tune called “Head On To Nowhere,” and it might’ve found heavy alt-rock radio rotation if it had come out 20 years ago. (Stereogum)
            Skaters - Head On To Nowhere

            The Sleep Millennium is bringing you a taste of the psychedelic 60s, shaded with modern production techniques that will fuse music nerds from past and present. “The Sky Is Zero” expresses another layer to the culture, and counter-culture, that’s so well defined up there. It’s slow-building, providing a perfectly dreamy build up with delightfully hazy guitars. Booming percussion comes in at about the 2:00-minute mark, giving way to a spiraling crescendo of powerful lyrics and layers of entrancing instrumentals. (Music Ninja)
            Sleep Millennium - The Sky Is Zero

            Formerly the frontman of London art-rock outfit S.C.U.M., Thomas Cohen returns with a bluesy, lo-fi performance of his debut solo track "Bloom Forever", written in the hospital the day his son was born. (Nowness)
            Thomas Cohen - Bloom Forever

            Underworld have posted their comeback single from their forthcoming new album online. The track - 'I Exhale' – is the band's first since 2012's 'Caliban's Dream', taken from the 'Isles Of Wonder' soundtrack for that year's Summer Olympics in London. It will feature on their new LP 'Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future', which is due out on March 18. (NME)
            Underworld - I Exhale
            My Likes On Soundcloud
            Last.fm

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            • #36
              Autolux - Change My Head and Claypool Lennon Delirium - Cricket And The Genie are wonderful
              Waffles are checked cookies

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              • #37
                first four was so-so, and then three in a row
                Coathangers - Make It Right
                Jennylee - Boom Boom
                Joe Gideon - Heart Attack Girl
                listen to half of (up to Joy), the rest tomorrow

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                • #38
                  January 21

                  Guys, I love the palette of you opinions on Autolux and Claypool Lennon Delirium. From "so-so" to "wonderful". That's great, as it should be.

                  From The Coral’s eighth studio album, 'Distance Inbetween', released March 4 on Ignition Records, comes the trippy video shot in psychedelic hues for 'Miss Fortune'. This is the first single to be taken from the album, which was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, live and mostly in just one take. The track is the Hoylake five-piece’s first single since 2010. (Little Indie Blogs)
                  Coral - Miss Fortune

                  On his first solo work, a 7? titled Com/Broke, A Place To Bury Strangers bassist Dion Lunadon channels bands like Toy Love, the Gun Club, Gestalt, and Supercar. The title track features classic punk and hard rock sounds and macabre lyrics. (Stereogum)
                  Dion Lunadon - Com/Broke

                  Along with the announcement of their new album Super due this spring, Pet Shop Boys have released the lead single “Inner Sanctum.” The track is pure pulsating, fluctuating energy, with a sparse breathy harmony on the hook moving to the forefront as they scale the beat back. The drops don’t necessarily hit you over the head after a gradual build; instead they wash over you, allowing you to settle into your groove before the chill vocal refrain. (Stereogum)
                  Pet Shop Boys - Inner Sanctum

                  PJ Harvey has announced the April 15th release of her new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. The 11-track album, her first since 2011’s Let England Shake, was recorded in sessions that were open to the public as part of an exhibition in London. “The Wheel” serves as the album’s lead single. (Consequence Of Sound)
                  PJ Harvey - The Wheel
                  (The song starts at 54:50)
                  My Likes On Soundcloud
                  Last.fm

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                  • #39
                    January 20
                    Public Access T.V. - On Location
                    RA - In My Veins
                    Skaters - Head On To Nowhere
                    a portion of beautiful noise to my ears
                    + Underworld - I Exhale
                    rockier than ever

                    January 21
                    Dion Lunadon - Com/Broke
                    PJ Harvey - The Wheel
                    pure pleasure

                    btw
                    It seems that we're gonna flop this year, as andrej shows no interest and heppolo has locked himself.
                    your worries are shattered
                    Congratulations (and heppolo too) on joining me in the top 50 of UKMIX Favorite Members

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                    • #40
                      I should also add these ones
                      Dion Lunadon - Com/Broke
                      Poliça - Wedding
                      RA - In My Veins
                      Waffles are checked cookies

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Undercover
                        I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.

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                        • #42
                          Thanks for your likes and comments, guys.

                          This had to be posted yesterday. However, due to very busy evening, was postponed until today.

                          January 22

                          Southern California garage punks Audacity are gearing up to release their new full-length Hyper Vessels this spring, and the lead single “Dirty Boy” is like a flush punch in the mouth to start a fight. The song leans toward the proto-punk of Death and the Velvet Undergound with high-energy, interlocking guitar rhythms galore and rolling drum transitions. (Stereogum)
                          Audacity - Dirty Boy

                          Out January 29 on FIFA Records, the new single from Dubliner Ken Griffin, and pianist John Rauchenberger. Stirring chorus of brass, strings and shuffling guitar, along with New York-based Griffin’s baritone is a taster of their new album 'Madness Is the Mercy' due out later this Spring. (Little Indie Blogs)
                          August Wells - A Little Too Real

                          DIIV have shared the title track to their upcoming album, Is The Is Are. This was the last song that was written for the album, even after the rest of the tracks had already been recorded. Is The Is Are is out 2/5 via Captured Tracks. (Stereogum)
                          DIIV - Is The Is Are

                          Emerging out of the same Mersey-side scene as the likes of Stealing Sheep, here is the premiere of newcomers HAARM’s first single, Foxglove. (Q Magazine)
                          Haarm - Foxglove

                          Long-running indie institution Half Japanese release their new Perfect LP at January 22 via Joyful Noise. Musically, the song gels on raucous drums, staccato stabs of guitar and a '60s garage rock organ. (Exclaim!)
                          Half Japanese - We Cannot Miss

                          Iggy Pop has revealed the first song from his Josh Homme-produced album 'Post Pop Depression'. Pop's new album was made in collaboration with Homme, and with Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys on drums. 'Gardenia' is the first song from the nine-song album, which will be released on March 18 through Caroline International. (NME)
                          Iggy Pop - Gardenia

                          Brighton-based brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum make up the post-punk two-piece known as SONS. They've been together - musically, at least - for barely five months, but have already started to gain a healthy following in and around Sussex. And while there may just be two of them, in a similar vein to Royal Blood, their sound is loud and raw, mixing together a ferocious cocktail of punk, grunge and indie rock drenched in venomous energy. (Little Indie Blogs)
                          Sons - Reptiles

                          Manchester's Working For A Nuclear Free City are completely unconcerned with genre and make some of the most intriguing music around. New track "Run" showcases a fusion of mutant funk, fried electronics, and twisted pop that combine to make something unquestionably their own. (The Line Of Best Fit)
                          Working For A Nuclear Free City - Run
                          My Likes On Soundcloud
                          Last.fm

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                          • #43
                            Audacity. Sons and Working For A Nuclear Free City are nice ones
                            Waffles are checked cookies

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Undercover
                              “Change My Head” is a dreamy slice of pop, built on subtle guitar moans groaning underneath piano chords slowly plinking out like a barroom pianist at the end of the night. That is until the chorus, which pops off like slowly exploding stars, twinkling notes falling in the background as the drums seem to be pounding themselves awake. Still, the song never strays too far from its mellow vibes, making it an utterly pleasant listen while maintaining an excitement in its composition that pays off big in the outro. (Consequence Of Sound)
                              Autolux - Change My Head
                              I loved Future Perfect when it came out. Transit Transit was a good too but it was a little bit disappointing compared to Future Perfect. I really hope that their new album is nothing short of amazing.
                              Last fm

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                              • #45
                                ^ I know only a few of their songs. Superboys, Turnstile Blues and a collaboration with UNKLE on Joy Factory. Unfortunately, they make records very rarely :( . Btw, thanks for visiting . I saw your post on Your Favorite Album from Each Year (2005-2015) topic and was impressed.

                                January 23

                                De Montevert has a dream-like quality, one that is highly imaginative but also incredibly raw. Sitting somewhere between Cat Power and Kim Deal, her music - slightly lo-fi, slightly early 90s in tone, and slightly beautiful - is already winning acclaim. (Clash Magazine)
                                De Montevert - It's Alright I'm Probably Dreaming

                                Athens rockers Eureka California returned with this exhilarating rocker Sign My Name With An X, fueled by distorted guitars and an earnest vocal performance. (Austin Town Hall)
                                Eureka California - Sign My Name With An X

                                London quintet craft high intensity melodies, crunchy guitars, big hooks and a rocky punch here on this lead single from their self-titled debut EP, launched at Proud Camden on March 10 prior to release the following day. (Little Indie Blogs)
                                Fades - Breaking Through The Walls

                                “Drive Your Car” is a fierce rock song submerged in reverb, off a 7-inch out Feb. 12 via Ruined Vibes/Black Mass Recordings. L.A. Witch continues delving deep into the dark side, allowing its sound to ebb and flow like a black tide. (Buzzbands.LA)
                                L.A. Witch - Drive Your Car

                                Minneapolis ’80s-style rock trio Night Moves have a flair for old-school videos that mirror their revivalist leanings. "Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry" is a stinging, heartfelt vow to right the wrongs of a relationship. The lyrical core of the group, John Pelant and Micky Alfano, pen simple but stirring lyrics and deliver them with a palpable yearning. (Stereogum)
                                Night Moves - Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry

                                Plaudits are a new electronic three-piece from Leicester. Influenced by "all things electronic", the four-minute self-produced 'Honest' takes a driving beat, adding piano, melodic guitars and Reid's searing vocal over the top, to create a rather fine debut track that is both vibrant and effective, yet also darkly stirring. (Little Indie Blogs)
                                Plaudits - Honest

                                Devonshire trio Reigning Days have released a video for their epic single Renegade. Featuring colossal riffs, massive basslines, and a mammoth chorus (you’re getting this is big, right?), there’s a reason a lot of people are comparing them to another famous Devonshire trio who know how to Plug In (Baby) properly… (Kerrang!)
                                Reigning Days - Renegade

                                Denton, Texas’ Relick has a name that invokes an image of some ‘90s soft-grunge rip-off, but don’t let it fool you: Relick makes inspired and jaunty indie tunes. New track “Offering,” which comes from the upcoming Twin House EP, is perfect for fans of Rilo Kiley—a little bit retro with a whole lot of soul. (Magnet Magazine)
                                Relick - Offering

                                If you always wondered what it would have been like if a-ha, Howard Jones and Kim Wilde got into a room sometime circa 1985 and jammed together, this track is probably the closest thing you’ll get to an answer. (Idolator)
                                St. Lucia - Help Me Run Away

                                After stirring our earbuds with their first-of-the-year delight 'Afternoon', just a few weeks ago, north London duo Tender have wasted no time in unleashing a second before January is out. Taken from their 'EP II, released on February 12, 'Lost' evokes all the pair's - Dan and James - best synth-pop finesse, worked into this uptempo track with a groove of a bass line. (Little Indie Blogs)
                                Tender - Lost

                                As a member of Cincinnati’s underrated alternative-nation outfit the Ass Ponys, Chuck Cleaver was already an Ohio rock hero when he and Lisa Walker started Wussy about a decade ago. They’re back this year with their sixth LP, Forever Sounds, and lead single “Dropping Houses”. It’s a swaggering, bleary, distorted churn topped off by another virtuoso vocal duet from Walker and Cleaver. (Stereogum)
                                Wussy - Dropping Houses
                                My Likes On Soundcloud
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                                • #46
                                  Tender - Lost is my fave
                                  Waffles are checked cookies

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                                  • #47
                                    January 22
                                    Sons - Reptiles
                                    +
                                    Audacity - Dirty Boy
                                    DIIV - Is The Is Are
                                    Iggy Pop - Gardenia
                                    (agree on all those Youtube comments, indeed resembles on Bowie voice more than ever)

                                    January 23
                                    a great great day, practically everything deserves to be picked up

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                                    • #48
                                      Originally posted by navi
                                      a great great day, practically everything deserves to be picked up
                                      navi, you're flattering me!

                                      January 26

                                      B Boys are a post-punk band signed to Captured Tracks. “Get A Grip,” from their forthcoming No Worry No Mind EP, is part of the same pulse-racing New York rock continuum that includes Parquet Courts’ “Stoned And Starving” and the Strokes’ “New York City Cops,” but with gang vocals, phased-out ’80s guitars, and lots of arty intellectual ideas. (Stereogum)
                                      B Boys - Get A Grip

                                      Stockholm's Diskopunk plays music that's a combination of disco and (post) punk. "Antonio America" is heavy on the sounds of 2002 and the punk-funk influences of the likes of The Rapture and DFA Records; the rhythms are propulsive, there's heavy use of cowbell and angular guitars and a middle section. (The Line Of Best Fit)
                                      Diskopunk - Antonio America

                                      The Joy Formidable have returned with details of that forthcoming LP. Titled Hitch, it’s slated for a March 25th release through the band’s own C’Mon Lets Drift/Caroline Records. Our first taste of the new full-length comes courtesy of “The Last Thing On My Mind”. The lead single plays out like smoky rocker, and comes with its own booty-filled music video. (Consequence Of Sound)
                                      Joy Formidable - The Last Thing On My Mind

                                      Since the dissolution of WU LYF in 2012, vocalist Ellery Roberts has been periodically putting out his own music as LUH (Lost Under Heaven) alongside Ebony Hoorn, including “Kerou’s Lament,” “Unites,” and two new tracks last year. Today, Roberts has shared a new track and video for “I&I,” which was produced by the Haxan Cloak. “I&I speaks of impulse & limitation, the thoughts that pass thru the morning air, the embers of a dreams left unspoken then forgotten. (Stereogum)
                                      LUH - I&I

                                      "Chicken n Dump" is a new song from the Mike and the Melvins, but technically it's new only to us. The legendary Northwestern sludge metal trio hooked up with noise rock bassist Mike Kunka as his band GodheadSilo embarked on what would become a permanent hiatus in 1998, eventually recording a bundle of songs their label agreed to release that, mysteriously, would never see the light of day. Just as confusingly as the album died, it was reborn last year, when Kunka and the Melvins reconvened to put the finishing touches on the thing. The album's called Three Men and a Baby, and it's out April 1 on Sub Pop. (Noisey)
                                      Mike & The Melvins - Chicken n Dump

                                      Clocking in at just under seven minutes, "First Light Of Winter" swirls with an undercurrent of tension and menace as it relates a descent into depression and the long climb out again. (The Mad Mackerel)
                                      Miranda Lee Richards - First Light Of Winter

                                      The band hit tragic circumstances in late 2013, when Benjamin Curtis passed away following a battle against a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Working to the last, Curtis left behind a number of recordings intended to be used on a new album. Alejandra Deheza completed work on the record alongside producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, the results are a bold salute to love, art and the beauty that can be found in the most simple of experiences. New cut 'Ablaze' sums up the sheer hazy, dream-like atmosphere that exists in the best School Of Seven Bells work. (Clash Magazine)
                                      School Of Seven Bells - Ablaze

                                      Albums of the week

                                      Black Box Revelation - Highway Cruiser
                                      Fuzz - II
                                      Half Moon Run - Sun Leads Me On
                                      Wax Idols - American Tragic
                                      My Likes On Soundcloud
                                      Last.fm

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                                      • #49
                                        January 27

                                        British fuzz fans EAT have shared their debut track ‘Byker Drone’. The scuzzy guitar parts and vocals create a dynamic atmoshpere which enable the fast-paced rhythmic drive to complement the overall sound full of energy and electricity. (It's All Indie)
                                        EAT - Byker Drone

                                        LA's James Supercave have released the video for their latest single 'Better Strange'. The title-track from their forthcoming debut LP, it's another taste of moreish psychedelic pop from the band. The album 'Better Strange' is out February 12. (The 405)
                                        James Supercave - Better Strange

                                        The Texan band Mind Spiders play a form of psych-rock that draws from punk, from space-rock, and from krautrock. It’s a sound that manages to be both vicious and expansive. The band just announced that they’ll release a new album calle Prosthesis in a couple of months, and the first single is the driving, slashing “Cold.” (Stereogum)
                                        Mind Spiders - Cold

                                        A hypnotic guitar riff and a steady drum beat create a sound that could lull you to a trance. Then Stephanie Crase’s ethereal voice enters the frame to lead you deeper into “Shoot And Score,” the eerie, transcendent first single off Summer Flake’s upcoming Hello Friends. (Stereogum)
                                        Summer Flake - Shoot And Score

                                        Montreal's Suuns have announced their third record Hold/Still, and revealed its first single "Translate". (The Line Of Best Fit)
                                        Suuns - Translate

                                        Soon to release a new album Out Of The Garden on Polyvinyl Records, Tancred brings some visceral feelings to their new single “Sell My Head. You can sense the catharsis in this song’s defiant, retrospective lyrics and aggressive guitar parts. On top of that there’s the grungy, almost surf-rock bass parts, upbeat drum patterns, and crisp Jessica Abbott's vocals. (Stereogum)
                                        Tancred - Sell My Head
                                        My Likes On Soundcloud
                                        Last.fm

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                                        • #50
                                          My picks over the last two days
                                          Joy Formidable - The Last Thing On My Mind
                                          Mind Spiders - Cold
                                          Suuns - Translate
                                          School Of Seven Bells - Ablaze
                                          Waffles are checked cookies

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                                          • #51
                                            Originally posted by heppolo
                                            Joy Formidable - The Last Thing On My Mind
                                            Joy Formidable are slightly descending (or moving to mainstream, it's the same ), imo. Still sounds good.

                                            January 28

                                            Sci Fi Steven of Scottish indie/electro trio bis, released the latest EP from his oddball electro punk side project Batteries. “Wah! Kinder” is a semi-autobiographical tale of trying to stay in touch from the peripheries and the fear of being replaced and rendered obsolete. (Overblown)
                                            Batteries - Wah! Kinder

                                            Across two studio albums Left With Pictures have stamped out a deeply individual template. New album 'Afterlife' arrives on April 29th, with Richard Formby acting as producer. The band are premiering new cut 'Terra Firma', and it's a real gem. Amid squalls of plaintive electronics and church-like harmonies the song progresses at its own languid pace, a contemplative, atmospheric piece of work. (Clash Magazine)
                                            Left With Pictures - Terra Firma

                                            “Nostalgia” is the first word spoken on “All Washed Up”, an apt choice considering Some Gifts’ penchant for quality nostalgic sounds cultivated from some older alt-rock inspirations, including Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Pixies, and Nirvana. These are oft-mentioned influences for many bands today, though the LA-based Some Gifts are certainly stronger at reproducing the period than most. (Obscure Sound)
                                            Some Gifts - All Washed Up
                                            My Likes On Soundcloud
                                            Last.fm

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                                            • #52
                                              Batteries sounds nice
                                              Waffles are checked cookies

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                                              • #53
                                                January 26
                                                LUH - I&I
                                                B Boys - Get A Grip
                                                January 27
                                                ANOTHER GREAT DAY
                                                All 6
                                                January 28
                                                Some Gifts - All Washed Up

                                                ps. fast run through, sorry, no additional comments

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                                                • #54
                                                  Originally posted by navi
                                                  fast run through
                                                  It seems that you are very busy these days.

                                                  January 29

                                                  Brooklyn's gothy-leaning Bootblacks are set to release their debut album, titled Veins, which will be out March 11. Mixing synths, drum machines, echoey guitars and impassioned singing, the band are direct sonic descendants of Xymox and Front Line Assembly. "Sub-Rosa" is the album's first single. (BrooklynVegan)
                                                  Bootblacks - 8 Sub Rosa

                                                  Cherubs are back with the Fist in the Air EP, out February 26th via Brutal Panda Records. “Red Carpet Blues” serves as a teaser track, and it’s one hell of primal jam. Its sinister vocal melody is wrapped around a driving beat, recalling Nick Cave’s Grinderman project and Era Vulgaris-era Queens of the Stone Age with its guttural rock ‘n roll punch. (Consequence Of Sound)
                                                  Cherubs - Red Carpet Blues

                                                  If you’re from Mirror Travel’s town, a.k.a. Nowheresville, Texas, there’s not much else to do. That’s the gist of “Yesca,” the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Cruise Deals, due March 11. Over a swirling windstorm of post-punk/shoegaze haze, lead singer Lauren Green urges, “Stay, go / Stay, go / Stay, go,” as if to say that it doesn’t matter which option you choose — it’ll all end up the same anyway. (SPIN)
                                                  Mirror Travel - Yesca

                                                  The song bounces along on a wave of distorted guitar melodies that lend an almost whimsical counterpoint to the lyrics, which drip with cynicism but still register as a good time. (Consequence Of Sound)
                                                  Neighbors - Secret

                                                  New Cowboy Builders are a Bristol based band originally from South Wales that have put out a couple of EPs in the last few years independently, and have an album coming out soon on Bath’s Killing Moon Records. The first track released from it is the intriguingly titled Top Jokes Only A Receptionist Would Get, which is a satisfyingly brutal slab of noisy, confrontational punk rock. (Mad Mackerel)
                                                  New Cowboy Builders - Top Jokes Only A Receptionist Would Get

                                                  “Anatomic” is the title track from Santa Monica-based Opus Orange. You can expect a healthy dosage of head-nodding goodness from today’s premiere, provided by the combination of driving percussion and a big, buzzing bassline. Accompanying those are some reverberating synths, frenetic guitar riffs, and delightfully distressed vocals which all come together in an extremely memorable experience. (Music Ninja)
                                                  Opus Orange - Anatomic

                                                  Danish narco-rock duo the Raveonettes released a surprise album called Pe’ahi last year, and they’re also planning on giving us an album’s worth of songs this year. But rather than release the LP all at once, the duo are instead planning on dropping a new song every month in what they’re calling the Rave-Sound-Of-The-Month series. The first song in the series is a glistening, humming synthpop jam called “This World Is Empty Without You.” (Stereogum)
                                                  Raveonettes - This World is Empty (Without You)

                                                  'Late Nights & Lazy Afternoons', is the new album released January 29 by Spring Vibes Arkestra. The Norwegian Oslo-based trio start off with "Summer Heat' with some psych vibes not too dissimilar from an early TOY. From here the record delves into some interesting experimental areas, using a diverse array of instrumentation from the usual guitars and bass to bongos, djembe, bulbul tarang (an Indian string instrument). The result is ten tracks that are subtle, shimmering and unusual as they traverse across neo-psych, retro jazz/ soul terrain. (Little Indie Blogs)
                                                  Spring Vibes Arkestra - Summer Heat
                                                  Spring Vibes Arkestra - Polo Shirts Meet Polka Dot Skirts
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                                                  • #55
                                                    Originally posted by Undercover
                                                    Both songs are amazing!!!
                                                    I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.

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                                                    • #56
                                                      Hello. And Bye.

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                                                      • #57
                                                        Hello. And Bye.

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                                                        • #58
                                                          Hello. And Bye.

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                                                          • #59
                                                            I'd choose Mirror Travel and The Raveonettes obviously
                                                            Waffles are checked cookies

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                                                              Hello. And Bye.

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