Cold Showers - Double Life • [MP3]
We’ve heard the alternate take of “So I Can Grow,” but this ‘real’ version packs a fast paced punch. Their solemn cover of The Cars' “Double Life” is far from shabby; it doesn't forsake the original and adds enough of the band where the track can stand alone without any comparison to the original being necessary (and check out the backing vocals courtesy of Katy Goodman.)
I’ve only been telling you how great this band is for the last year and if you’ve failed to realize that after all this time.. that’s on you.
Los Angeles: Catch Cold Showers at the Dilettante on the 5th of July! I’ll see ya there.
Thee Oh Sees- Lupine Dominus • [MP3]
Oh man, oh man. The best way to start this Tuesday is with this new number from Thee Oh Sees. At this point I’ve long since lost count of their discography numbers; Pitchfork claims this is their 14th album, but who really knows?
Of course, another Oh Sees LP is on the way in the form of Putrifiers II which is out Sept. 11 on In The Red.
LA: cop those tickets to see them at the El Rey with Sic Alps on 9/9! I’ll see ya there.
Sic Alps - Glyphs • [MP3]
Never understood why Sic Alps don’t seem to get as much internet love as their weird-rock brethren such as Tim Presley, Fresh & Onlys, Ty Segall (who is occasionally involved in Sic Alps), etc. This song is so good it got me to sit at my computer and update the site.
Los Angeles: Y’all might enjoy their September 9th gig where they hit up the El Rey with Thee Oh Sees—now there’s a show. You get to flail around to good weird rock in the El Rey’s velvety decor?! Will not miss this one.
The Everywheres - Someone Disappeared • [MP3]
Been meaning to throw this one your way for some time. Samuel, from Halifax band Spooky Campers, has branched off with a new solo project, The Everywheres. Nice groove all around; definitely for fans of the Allah-Las.
Keep your ears at the ready for an EP from The Everywheres soon!
Sunbeam Rd. - Pro Wave Rider •
One of my favorite acts out of NorCal need your help to get their LP pressed!
Sunbeam Rd.’s psych-folk-pop-fuzz rock is a good time and I’m positive this album that’s in the works will be a good listen as well. I mean this cut, Pro Wave Rider is good so why wouldn’t the rest be?
Give this new song a listen and hopefully it entices you to drop some cash on these radical dudes. And if that doesn’t do it for you, you might want their cool kitty drum head.
LA: Looks like you’ll have to book it to the valley next week for this one. Texas bands Low Times and Eets Feats are playing with local acts Mutations and 3 1/2 at what seems to be the coolest music related spot in the 818, the Take Off!
$5/9PM, a guaranteed good time. See ya there.
Deep Time - Clouds • [MP3]
Loving this one. Once playing under the name YellowFever, Austin’s Deep Time makes some weird brand of pop that I’m definitely into. Real glad I happened upon this song; Moore’s got some particular pipes on her. And I’m not too surprised that their new album will be out on the ever-lovely Hardly Art (a choice purveyor for all weird-fun-pop jams.)
Deep Time’s S/T is out July 10th. Preorder the LP here.
Hey L.A.: Check out this sexy lineup.
The lineup is massive and just about every genre is present to whet that appetite of yours. Don’t miss this and I’ll see y’all there.
Black Elephant - Happy Birthday • [MP3]
Forming in 2009 only to go on hiatus in 2011, Black Elephant are back with some new jams for us. Very smooth, dreamy pop not unlike that of Young Prisms and vocals akin to Catwalk’s Hessler. Hopefully I’m not the only one hearing these similarities. Comparisons aside: this is some damn good music.
Looking forward to hearing more from this Cali four-piece, and hope to check out their live set soon.
Hey San Francisco: Black Elephant are headed your way for Pop Fest with Seapony this week. Definitely try to catch ‘em and revel in knowing you saw them before I did.