Kunzite – “Vapors”

By Will Oliver, February 21st 2018

Kunzite is the new collaboration between Mike Stroud of RATATAT and Agustin White of White Flight. We recently shared with you their debut offering “Monks” and today we are sharing “Vapors,” another track from their debut album Birds Don’t Fly, which will be released on March 2 via Sol System Records.

It’s another colorful electro-rock fusion that is tailor-made for some late night summer listening. It’s a feel-good jam that fans of Ratatat should have no problem connecting to.

Find the entertaining music video for “Vapors” below and find the album available to pre-order over at their Bandcamp.
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We Are Scientists – “One In One Out”

By Will Oliver, February 21st 2018

Brooklyn’s We Are Scientists recently announced the release of their sixth album Megaplex on April 27 via 100% Records.

The group recently shared the album’s first single “One In One Out,” a track that fans of the band will have no problem warming up to. It does a lot of what the band has been doing for the past decade, diving deep with one of their signature hook-filled chorus that is right in their wheelhouse.

Find the official video posted below, which was directed by Jedidiah Mitchell who also handled the visual effects. The band have also announced some new tour dates, including a performance at Bowery Ballroom on June 16. Tickets are currently on sale here.

We’ve had our eye on Forth Wanderers next move ever since we caught their great performance last year at Baby’s All Right. Today the Montclair, New Jersey band have announced that they have signed to Sub Pop, who will release the bands sophomore album (which is self-titled) on April 27 (preorder here).

The band also shared the first single “Not For Me,” a track that expands on their previous rock palate and offering even more fuzz and production that only gives their sound an even bigger feeling than ever before. These guys are making the sorta of rock songs that resemble some of the best stuff released in the 90s. While there’s an immediacy to their sound, there’s also something about their songs that benefit from a few extra listens to let it all sink in and truly appreciate.
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Hibou – “Fall Into”

By Will Oliver, February 2nd 2018

Hibou is the project of Peter Michel, formerly a member of Craft Spells. Fans of theirs will find plenty to love in Michel’s airy electro-rock that has a life of his own.

He will return with new album Something Familiar which will come out on March 2 via Barsuk Records. He’s recently shared the album’s stunning single “Fall Into,” a song that packs a hell of a punch.

It instantly showcases some air-tight production that allows its funky bassline and 80s synth lines to do their work, totally paving the way for his floating vocals. Just when you think you know where “Fall Into” is going it shifts gears and becomes even more expansive to the point where you’re wondering why Hibou isn’t a much bigger name yet. But based on “Fall Into” and the promise of the rest of the record, it’s only a matter of time.

Find the official music video (directed by Kelia and Luca) for “Fall Into” posted below. If you dig what you hear you can preorder the album here.
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Totally Mild – “Lucky Stars”

By Will Oliver, February 1st 2018

Melbourne, Australia group Totally Mild will release their new album Her in February 2018 via Chapter Music.

Last December we shared the album’s single “Today Tonight.” They’ve since shared another cut from the album, the heartbreaking ballad “Lucky Stars” that shows off the bands dynamic power and range. The official music video captures the barebones intimate nature of the ballad with an emotional powerhouse of a live performance by vocalist Elizabeth Mitchell.

Find the video posted below and the album is available to pre-order now on their Bandcamp page.
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Paul Zinnard – “Tracy Stacey and Me”

By Will Oliver, February 1st 2018

Paul Zinnard is a Madrid-based musician who makes rock ongs that have an old-school ring to them. Zinnard is gearing up to release his new album Songs for a Better Past and has given us a taste of the record with lead single “Tracy Stacey and Me.”

While the song may not be reinventing rock and roll, it captures the effortlessly cool and charm of Dire Straits and gives it a pleasant new take that is very much his own.

Enjoy the music video for “Tracy Stacey and Me” posted below and find more on Paul Zinnard at his official website.

Language Arts – “With Me”

By Will Oliver, February 1st 2018

Canadian art-pop duo Language Arts are currently working on their third studio album with producer Joel Stouffer. If the rest of the tracks are as good as their latest offering, “With Me,” it’s sure shaping up to be a good one.

“With Me” is a shimmering effort led by its bassline, some dreamy instrumentals and appropriately sweet vocals that compliment it all nicely. The track was released through it’s official music video, which was directed by the team of Luke Mistruzzi and Maya Annik and filmed all over North America.

Enjoy the video for “With Me” below.
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tUnE-yArDs – “Heart Attack” (Music Video)

By Will Oliver, January 26th 2018

Merrill Garbus has returned with her latest album as tUnE-yArDsI Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, which was released last week via 4AD.

Today I’m sharing her music video for the record’s single “Heart Attack.” The song is given some well-choreographed dance moves to go along perfectly with the very dance-friendly influence that is felt on the track. Mimi Cave directed the video which you can find posted below.
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Prism Tats – “Daggers”

By Will Oliver, January 26th 2018

Prism Tats is the project of South African musician Garett van der Spek. He’s set to release his latest album Mamba via ANTI- Records on March 2.

He recently released the album’s single “Daggers,” a track that mixes elements of psych-rock and post-punk to create a wonderfully atmospheric and melody driven song that only gets better as it gets rolling along.

You can find the track available to stream below and check out the official music video which is posted right below the stream.
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Car Seat Headrest – “Nervous Young Inhumans”

By Will Oliver, January 15th 2018

Car Seat Headrest has re-recorded his 2011 album Twin Fantasy which was originally self-released through Bandcamp and will come out with a revamp and more produced version of the album via Matador Records.

The first new take of the album that he’s released is the music video of “Nervous Young Inhumans,” which Will Toledo self-directed and shows himself putting some fancy footwork on display while singing into the camera with some split-screen camera action. The song itself basically is re-recorded to capture the band at their current prowless as live performers and with some finer production at their disposal. It sounds great, although I’m sure diehard fans will naturally prefer the original.

But so often bands record some great work themselves and the result is a good lo-fi record, but sometimes you wonder what it would happen if they re-recorded it when they actually had some money and a label overseeing the recordings (Smith Westerns debut comes to mind). Well, Toledo has actually done just that. I’m excited to see what he’s done to the rest of the record.

For now, enjoy the video for “Nervous Young Inhumans” below.
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