A Place To Bury Strangers – 'I Lost You'

New York noise gods A Place To Bury Strangers are set to release their new EP ‘Onwards To The Wall’ via Dead Oceans on February 7, check out the EP opener ‘I Lost You’. The bass guitar intro is out for blood, paving the way for a stellar production. The wall of guitars hang from the ceiling over the furious mix while Oliver Ackermann’s characteristically deadpan vocals stand firm. ‘Onwards To The Wall’ sounds positively huge.

 

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Pick up A Place To Bury Strangers ‘Onwards To The Wall’ via mailorder from Dead Oceans / Download @ iTunes.

Shades – 'Morning After'

Shades have just released their debut album ‘Clear Motions’ via Synthemesc Recordings featuring the synth popper ‘Morning After’. The Boise, Idaho four-piece produce waves of swooning electronics with reverb laden vocals. Shades are barely a year old, yet they have a uniqueness and personality that constantly throws surprises at you. Instrumentation rapidly shifts, flutes, percussion and guitars will enter and exit on a whim. Synthemesc describe them as ‘Shoegaze Electronica’ which is not unlike several recent releases, a possible of sign of things to come in 2012? Presumptions aside, the Shades debut is very impressive, expect the hype to follow.

 

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Download Shades ‘Morning After’ @ iTunes / Visit @ Synthemesc Recordings / Connect @ Facebook.

Observer Drift – 'Warm Waves'

‘Warm Waves’ is the work of lo-fi bedroom pop artist Collin Ward aka Observer Drift. The Minneapolis native released his debut album ‘Corridors’ earlier this month and its well worth a listen. There’s plenty of catchy, jangling tunes that would appeal to fans of Minks, Wild Nothing and Craft Spells.

 

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Download Observer Drift’s ‘Corridors’ here / Connect @ Facebook.

Parakeet – 'Tomorrow'

The incredibly successful British rockers Yuck have spawned a new side project called Parakeet. This follows on from lead singer Daniel Blumberg’s solo work as Oupa. Parakeet is a duo lead by Yuck’s bassist and singer Mariko Doi, who is joined by drummer James Llewellyn Thomas (The History Of Apple Pie). On March 5 the pair will release their debut 7inch ‘Tomorrow/Paper, Scissors, Stone’ which is every bit as 90s rock as you’d expect!

 

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Coyote Fever – 'Treetops'

Introducing Coyote Fever, a five piece indie folk outfit from Provo, Utah. Their influences of Surfer Blood, Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective are evident from their tune ‘Treetops’. The traditional vocal lines are ghostly against the church organ and keys, with sprawling moments that slowly build and gallop away. Coyote Fever are currently working on their debut record, check Facebook for updates.

 

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GPSYMTH – 'Easter Island'

American producer GPSYMTH has released his debut album ‘Ripostes’ featuring the dream pop track ‘Easter Island’. Its full of hazy textures, bells, synths and washed out vocals stretched through the mix.

 

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Download GPSYMTH’s ‘Ripostes’ @ Bandcamp / Connect @ Facebook.

Wild Nothing – 'Nowhere'

This is a surprise. Wild Nothing is back and… sounding like a completely different band! Frontman Jack Tatum has left the bedroom recording setup for a proper studio. Apparently his reverb and delay pedals are still at home because the new single ‘Nowhere’ is a much cleaner, poppier portrayal. Guest vocalist Andrea Estella (Twin Sister) features on the indie pop tune, reminiscent of The Go-Betweens. ‘Nowhere’ will be released on their sophomore record due mid year.

 

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Milano Sun – 'Already Gone'

If the sun isn’t shining in your backyard perhaps this breezy pop tune from Gothenburg, Sweden will brighten things up! Milano Sun formed after meeting during a European trip in 2010 and began recording their debut record the following year. The trio’s latest single ‘Already Gone’ sounds similar to the light harmonies of Kings Of Convenience. There’s also some similarities to fellow Swedes The Radio Dept, almost like their less depressed younger brother! Download Milano Sun’s ‘Already Gone’ free @ Soundcloud.

 

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From The Mouth Of The Sun – 'Sitting In A Roofless Room'

From The Mouth Of The Sun is experimental ambient classical music. Sound like a challenge? Well, it is. But it’s worth the attention of any music lover and sets a very high bench mark for similar works in 2012. From The Mouth Of The Sun is a collaborative project between Sweden’s Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX) and the well regarded American artist Aaron Martin. From The Mouth Of The Sun’s debut album ‘Woven Tide’ will be released via Experimedia on January 31 featuring eight compositions of pure magic.

 

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Capybara – 'Neighbor Crimes'

The guitars in Capybara‘s ‘Neighbor Crimes’ shimmer and hit the wall, that’s before the sunny vocal lines sweep you up! The midwestern four piece release their second album ‘Dave Drusky’ on February 7 via The Record Machine.

 

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Visit Capybara @ The Record Machine or online @ www.capybaramusic.com.