On May 20, Kyle Forester (Crystal Stilts, The Ladybug Transistor) will release his self-titled solo debut via Flying Moonlight Records. Below, you can listen to lead single "Won't Go Crazy," a breezily melancholic guitar-pop cut with sweeping synth accents.
L.A.'s Worn-Tin (Warner Hiatt) has shared "Doug," a sweetly shambolic guitar-pop single that plays like a gentler counterpart to vintage Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. The track was taken from the full-length Thanatophobia, which was purportedly recorded in a shed and inspired by Hiatt's near-death experience. Head below to hear "Doug," and listen to all of Thanatophobia over on bandcamp.
Furns has done slow and slinky. But now, they’re adding bit of swagger to their sensuous sound. “Don’t Tell Me No,” is another delicious piece of electro R&B, equal parts wistful and downright joyful. And synths a’ plenty. Listen below. If this your bag, be sure to revisit previous single “Swim Away” here. Their self-titled debut album is out now.
Nashville singer/songwriter Andy Ferro has shared "Crystal Tongue," the latest song from his forthcoming LP Muirhead. The track recalls the unfussy melodicism of vintage Sun Records singles, but filters this sweetness through a shaggy stoner sensibility. It's a tricky cross-pollination, but Ferro manages to make it feel offhanded and natural (and he pulls all this off in under two minutes). Listen below. Muirhead is due out 2/26 via Rough Beast Records.
New Zealander Kane Strang has shared "Things Are Never Simple," another track from his forthcoming LP Blue Cheese (due out February 26 on Ba Da Bing/Flying Nun). Below, you can listen to the song, which effortlessly blends off-kilter atmospherics and immediate melodies. Also be sure to head back and check out his prior single, "Full Moon, Hungry Sun."
Last month, Mt. Si (a new project featuring Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel of Kisses, and Classixx's Michael David) surfaced with the single "Either / Or." Now you can stream the group’s entire debut EP, The Limits, which is due out this Friday on Cascine. Listen below.
Australia's Gang of Youths has shared a video for their track "Magnolia," which was taken from the album The Positions. Below, you can watch the clip, which manages to capture the balance of desperation and catharsis that propels the song.
Brooklyn trio WRITER has shared "Mosquito Bitten," a single from their forthcoming LP Principle Web (due out April 8 on Small Plates). Though the band has affixed a "grunge" tag to the track, it's less angst-ridden, quiet-loud crunch than it is contemporary malaise outfitted in a warmly melancholic fuzz-pop aesthetic. Listen below.