Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy are the new face of art-hardcore. Taking parts of girl group charm, no age style experimentalism, and blood brother shrieking intensity they are a whole new animal. "Driver" off their recently released debut is a perfect example of why the band has become an indie darling for the Brooklyn set.

PP recently covered Bruce Springsteen's "Candy's Room" and turned it into a hellish synth fun house of mirrors. The original, an anthem song about teen love, is turned into to something even more warped than Suicide - a favorite of the Boss. In PP hands "Candy's Room" sound like an art film that Larry Clarke wouldn't go near.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Glass Animals

Glass Animals specialize in the kind of rhythmic, art rock that Bombay Bicycle Club and Foals are also exploring. The band takes queues from bands like Alt-J and Everything Everything, but lack the annoying vocal tics of those bands.

"Pools" is the latest single from the UK band, it continues to expand the already enormous sound. Tropical percussion mixes with synth pop melodies and layered vocals. It is the sound of a jungle dance party. Glass Animals debut album, Zaba, is out June 9.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Little Big League

Little Big League are from the same fertile Philly scene as Menzingers, Restorations, and countless others. They make the kind of classic indie guitar punk that is always appreciated. They toured with Paws last year and the two make a perfect 1-2. Where Paws channels 90s into fun, riff happy rock that pushes the high notes of your 20s - Little Big League remind you have it is your first taste of stress and responsibility.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Blackbird Blackbird

Blackbird Blackbird has released eponymous song off his forthcoming album, Tangerine Sky. "Tangerine Sky" is everything you want out of a late spring/early summer chill out track - squiggly synths, gauzy vocals, and infectious vibes. It makes for a great ride bikes at sunset tune. Blackbird Blackbird's latest album Tangerine Sky comes out June 3. Check out tour dates after the jump!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Hooray for Earth

Hooray for Earth are back with their first single "Keys" off of Racy, the follow up to 2011's excellent True Loves. "Keys" continues where True Loves left off with a synth-pop sound influenced by dance music, psychedelia and alt-rock. The guitars mid-way through the song have a very grunge tone to them, that works well with the thundering drums and the smeared, gauzy vocals. Hooray for Earth's new record, Racy, is out July 29 on Dovecote Records.