Melbourne muso Dion Nania (formerly of Panel Of Judges) has a new band called Free Time, plus a new home in New York City. Free Time’s debut self-titled album will be available via Underwater Peoples from May 28 and opens with ‘I Lost Again’. Its a lazy listen, with a simplicity and charm not unlike The Go-Betweens.
Free Time – ‘I Lost Again’
Visit Free Time @ Bandcamp @ Underwater Peoples @ Facebook.
Synth/dream pop duo Treasureseason have joined the COJA Records roster – earmarking June 24 for the release of their limited-edition white vinyl 7inch ‘Archipelago / Don’t Hold Back’ (pre-order). In the meantime, the UK/Swedish pair have offered fans a free download of the new cut ‘Puget Sound’.
Treasureseason – ‘Puget Sound’
Visit Treasureseason online @ COJA Records @ Facebook.
Amazing voice. The kind that stops you in your tracks (cliché as it is to say). Alice Boman is a Swedish singer, who releases her first EP ‘Skisser’ on May 22 through Adrian Recordings. The PR puts it well, “A Billie Holliday for the 2010s century, without the jazz.”
Alice Boman – ‘Waiting’
Visit Alice Boman @ Adrian Recordings @ Facebook.
Missouri’s Savage Sister are readying their self-titled debut album – out next month! The duo (Michael Tenzer and Chloe Lundgren) have posted the first official single called ‘Tiger Lamp‘. This chilled dream popper melds synths and vocals into a warm wash of reverb.
Savage Sister – ‘Tiger Lamp’
Visit Savage Sister @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.
Take the attitude of the Bad Seeds, the swagger of The Veils, throw in some politics and we’re still only half way to describing Greta Mob! Put simply, its raw, honest, classic rock n’ roll with a purpose. The recently formed Aussie four piece have delivered a new single called ‘The Petite Bourgeois Blues’ – grab it here. Sydney locals can catch them live about town – see dates.
Greta Mob – ‘The Petite Bourgeois Blues’
Visit Greta Mob @ www.gretamob.com @ Bandcamp @ Tumblr.
There’s alot of awesome things about Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk. Firstly, their name is awesome. Their new single ‘Saturday‘ is awesome. And the person rockin’ a pink horse onesie on the cover is very awesome! The New York-based (Kansas-born) trio have been purveyors of experimental sounds for close to a decade now, most recently with the ‘Soda’ EP last May. But… Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk will return with a six track collection called ‘Think Tone’ on July 9 through Fire Talk (pre-orders here).
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk – ‘Saturday’
Visit Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk @ Fire Talk Records @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.
Veteran Brit rockers Spacemen 3 are being given another shot on the store shelves – their discography will be re-issued on lovely 180 gram vinyl by Fire Records. Their 1988 live album ‘Performance’ featuring ‘Take Me To The Other Side’ will be re-issued next week. This tune will take you back to their loud and drugged-out beginnings!
Spacemen 3 – ‘Take Me To The Other Side’ (Live)
Visit Spacemen 3 @ Fire Records @ Facebook.
Chances are you’re already all over Nightmare Air but just in case you missed it… the L.A.-based trio released their debut record ‘High In The Lasers’ earlier in the year featuring the noise popper ‘Escape’. If wall of sound guitars with a pop twist are your thing then you’ll fall quickly for Nightmare Air. Check out their East Coast tour with Tennis System and Dead Leaf Echo – dates here.
Nightmare Air – ‘Escape’
Visit Nightmare Air online @ Saint Marie Records @ Facebook.
Nawww… ‘Do.Make’ is awfully cute. A nice change from the general lack of light posted on SBWR! It comes from Great Earthquake, the solo project of Melbourne-based artist Noah Symons. His latest album ‘Mind Maps’ was released last month through Lost & Lonesome. Plus… Promised Miracles, an artist collective of top Aussie talent – has released their first mixtape called ‘Basements’ and you can also pick this track up on that!
Great Earthquake – ‘Do.Make’
Visit Great Earthquake online @ Lost & Lonesome @ Promised Miracles @ Facebook.
Late last year French band Hermetic Delight released the ‘Heartbeat’ 12inch single, also featuring the opener ‘Holy Sister’. Now the five piece have returned with a very impressive video for ‘Heartbeat’ I and II – check it out below (vinyl copies here)!