Deerhunter drops a surprisingly lo-fi single with the track “Monomania,” which is also the title of the band’s next album. The LP is set to drop on May 6th via 4AD.
After releasing the well-recorded and colorfully produced Halcyon Digest in 2010, it’ll be interesting to see if the rest of the tracks on this new LP follow the same noisy, garage rock-inspired suit. Enjoy!
Atlanta rock outfit the Coathangers have a new video and single out for the track “Merry Go Round.” It’s got a sharp, post-punky sound to it complete with a danceable drum beat and some stringy guitar leads. Enjoy!
Combining the sounds of blues, garage rock, and lo-fi music, Slow Warm Death’s music is as catchy as they do badass. Stream the band’s self-titled full-length via the widget above.
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Ty Segall collaborator Mikal Cronin drops a new track from this forthcoming album MCII, which is dropping in May via Merge Records. It’s a sweet, sentimental tune that’ll relentlessly tug as those heart strings.
The title track from what I believe is Warm Soda’s debut album. They’re a band that was formed pretty recently by Matthew Melton after the demise of his previous band, Bare Wires. Like Bare Wires, Warm Soda has a somewhat vintage garage rock sound, but there’s a tight, groomed appreciation for power pop on this new record, too–especially on this particular track, which has chords that ring out in praise of artists like the Strokes or Elvis Costello. Enjoy!
London lo-fi garage rockers Sealings have a new self-titled EP out that’s got as much fuzz as it has lethargy. The vocals are absolutely deadpan and disconnected, but meet face-to-face with some pretty energetic guitar and drums. The solos blaze, too.
Look for this EP on Italian Beach Babes Records. LOL, what a name!
Lo-fi pop and rock outfit Meowtain has some pretty noisy and eccentric tunes on their new, self-titled Bandcamp release, and “Species” is one of my favorite tracks from it.
Over some spazzy drums, haphazard chords, and some wild female backing vocals, the lead singer on this track drops some hilarious lyrics about declaring war against his own species–which he feels like he can’t talk with anymore, I might add.
Though this is nothing entirely new in a world of lo-fi outfits like Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit, I did find this track too entertaining not to share.
Back when Dum Dum Girls dropped their 2010 debut I Will Be, it would have been hard to predict that within two years, frontwoman Dee Dee would develop into a remarkably talented and mature singer/songwriter. Tracks like the devastating “Coming Down” from last year’s Only In Dreams established this newfound maturity, and the Dum Dums’ new single “Lord Knows” simply reaffirms it. Though not as lethargic or dark as some of the Dee Dee’s previous ‘mature’ statements, “Lord Knows” still displays an incredible ability to regulate and convey emotion, along with the Dum Dums’ consistently great melodic sense and an instantly memorable chorus. This band’s creativity is so far beyond their peers in the revivalist garage rock scene at this point that I almost wonder why anyone else even tries.
“Lord Knows” will appear on the forthcoming End Of Daze EP, which will be out September 25th on Sub Pop. Stream and download it at the embedded link above.