Field Mouse – ‘Two Ships’

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‘Hold Still Life’, the debut album from Brooklyn’s Field Mouse is out this week via Top Shelf Records! Lead singles ‘Everyone But You‘ and ‘Two Ships’ show how much the four piece have developed since the release of ‘You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom‘ in 2012. They’ve honed their indie pop powers and are ready to hit the road for their US tour (see dates)!

 
Field Mouse – ‘Two Ships’

Visit Field Mouse @ Top Shelf Records @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Introducing New SBWR Contributor Dave Lytton!

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It’s time to introduce Mr. Dave Lytton, a new contributor to Sounds Better With Reverb! Dave is based in Denver (with a lovely view of The Rockies) and when not indulging in his vinyl collection he spends his days painting, hiking, watching too much World Cup on Univision, learning Spanish and as a “grandmaster” beer judge. Yep, he’s got a fine taste for beer, spirits and excessive fuzz n’ reverb! A regular listener of shoegaze, NPR and Mexican radio. To kick things off Dave has picked out a bunch of tunes (in the posts below) and will be adding his flavor to SBWR from time to time. Hit him up at Soundcloud. Welcome Dave!

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – ‘Wrapped’

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Letting Up Despite Great Faults have premiered their latest single ‘Wrapped’ over at Under The Radar. The Texas foursome released their dream pop debut in 2009, followed by the ‘Paper Crush’ EP in 2011 – remember ‘Teenage Tide‘? However, their newer material sounds far more synth pop focused. We’ll find out more when ‘Neon‘ is released on August 12.

 
Letting Up Despite Great Faults – ‘Wrapped’

Visit Letting Up Despite Great Faults @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Bilinda Butchers Feat. Sarah Psalti – ‘Golden House’

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Sarah Psalti (former vocalist of Keep Shelly In Athens) joins forces with The Bilinda Butchers on ‘Golden House’. It’s the second single from their forthcoming LP ‘Heaven’ (out July 15 via Orchid Tapes (Vinyl) / Fastcut Records (CD) and follows the lead tune ‘Edo Method‘. The trio dip their toes in 80s new wave this time round, with a dash of M83 inspiration for good measure! ‘Heaven’ is likely to cover a lot of ground stylistically, given it’s a concept record. Definitely one to look out for. Pre-order the limited white vinyl here.

 
The Bilinda Butchers Feat. Sarah Psalti – ‘Golden House’

Visit The Bilinda Butchers @ Orchid Tapes @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Malka Spigel – ‘Tall Grey Buildings’

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Israeli-born musician Malka Spigel has spent the past thirty years developing her craft with the new wave/art-pop group Minimal Impact, followed by Githead and more recently her solo work. ‘Tall Grey Buildings’ turns the mundane “empty car parks and tall grey buildings” into a warm indie pop tune with surreal, kaleidoscopic visuals. Malka will release the single on her new EP ‘Gliding’ (out May 19 through Swim / iTunes).

 
Malka Spigel – ‘Tall Grey Buildings’

Visit Malka Spigel online @ Swim.

Pure X – ‘Rain’

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It comes as little surprise that Pure X‘s latest record ‘Angel’ is another stunner. On their third record they make another change of direction. Albeit less of a switch than it was from the hazy 2011 debut ‘Pleasure’ and last year’s ‘Crawling Up The Stairs’. But the Austin four piece further their lethargy this time round. It’s very chilled, so you’ve got to be in the right mood for it. But with album cuts like ‘Rain’, it’s hard to resist. The album is available now via Fat Possum (but the UK and EU have to wait til May 5).

 
Pure X – ‘Rain’

Visit Pure X online @ Fat Possum @ Facebook.