Sydney’s Sures are set to release their new EP ‘The Night Hero Waste Time Getting Better’ through Ivy League on August 23. The fresh faced quartet recently delivered the single ‘Waste’ which builds to a mighty conclusion…
Sures – ‘Waste’
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Earlier in the week Pitchfork got the scoop on Balance and Composure‘s latest tune ‘Reflection’ from the Doylestown rockers forthcoming album ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’, available from September 10 via No Sleep (USA) and Hassle (UK/EU). It’s been a long time since a straight ahead alt rock anthem has made such an impact, it’s been reposted and reposted and reposted this week. So perhaps you’ve already heard it – but if not, suck up the unapologetic melodic rocker below.
Balance And Composure – ‘Reflection’
Solo (aka Solo Major) is a London-based dream pop project built around layering guitars over catchy vocal parts. With ‘Sympathy’ Solo has achieved this goal, it’s a new wave influenced tune (free download) for fans of Craft Spells, Real Estate, Wild Nothing or Beach House.
Solo – ‘Sympathy’
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Fresh music from Cloud Control ahead of their appearance at Splendour In The Grass tomorrow! ‘Scar’ is taken from the four piece’s forthcoming album ‘Dream Cave’, out August 9 (Australia – Ivy League), September 16 (UK – Infectious), September 17 (USA – Votiv). The Blue Mountains quartet have come a long way since ‘Bliss Release’ in 2010 – winning the Australian Music Prize in 2011, playing Reading, SXSW and touring alongside Supergrass and Arcade Fire (to name a few). Regardless of taste, Cloud Control’s latest psych popper is ridiculously catchy, well produced and hard not to like! World tour dates here.
Cloud Control – ‘Scar’
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I know a lot of folks loved Boardwalk’s single ‘I’m To Blame’ from a few months back. The good news is, the dream pop duo from L.A. (Mike Edge and Amber Quintero) have just announced that their debut self-titled LP will be released on October 15 through Stones Throw! Take a look at the all new video…
Boardwalk – ‘I’m To Blame’ [Video]
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Ryan Lescure of San Francisco shoegazers Moonbeams has been busy with his side project My Red Dress (there’s a new Moobeams EP on the way too). Treat yourself to their latest single ‘Dream’ (free download) in all its spaced-out reverby glory! Meanwhile Chicago’s Lucas Vocos has created a new video featuring a bounty of buxom babes. Of course, with all that glitter there’s a dark side – can’t help but wince at that lady being measured up on stage. Listen to more of My Red Dress over at Soundcloud.
My Red Dress – ‘Dream’
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“…like The Stone Roses if they signed to Creation” – I think The Guardian have summed up Sulk succinctly! The London-based five piece released their ‘Graceless’ LP on the UK’s Perfect Sound Forever a few months back, but next week Deep Space Recordings deliver the vinyl version to the USA (shop here)! Take a listen to the album cut ‘Back In Boom’ (previously spruiked by The Independent and NME).
Sulk – ‘Back In Bloom’
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Now for something a little different, Edweena combine a flurry of guitars and bolts of math rock energy with serene vocal harmonies – of a calibre that could coax Simon & Garfunkel to mess their shorts! Ka-boom! The Stockholm trio have churned out this impressive single ‘Thunderboy’ ahead of their debut album release ‘Solar Days And Lunar Nights’ due later this year.
Edweena – ‘Thunderboy’
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Weekend’s sophomore album ‘Jinx’ is out today (July 23) via Slumberland Records. I’ve posted more about this record than any other release this year, so I won’t blab on too much more! Needless to say, album cuts ‘Mirror’ and ‘It’s Alright’ testify to how great this album is. A must listen for post punk, shoegaze and rock fans in general. Lovers of their debut LP ‘Sports’ will notice the trio have replaced their experimental moments with poppier hooks, thankfully they pull it off without sounding trite. Check out this entertaining interview (over at Noisey) for more reading.
Weekend – ‘July’
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I know precious little about Balms, except they’re a San Francisco-based rock trio with a new two track release out this week called ‘Sidewalk // Grave’ (download). Thanks Dalton for sending through this introverted, lo-fi number.
Balms – ‘Grave’