Megawave – ‘NS1′

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Ohio newcomers Megawave have posted their debut four track EP featuring ‘NS1′. The four piece have a raw n’ ready sound (influenced by Dinosaur Jr, Ride and Swervedriver). It’s always refreshing to hear music that doesn’t concern itself with perfect pitch or robotic time keeping, instead the EP has loads of loveable rough edges. Plus they’ve got a band name fit for a transformer! Actually… that was Soundwave right? The one with the cassette player chest – off topic! Grab the EP here.

 
Megawave – ‘NS1′

More Megawave @ Bandcamp.

Stella – ‘Old World’

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Here’s an album from late last year that you may have missed – I know I did. It’s the beautifully crafted debut full length from Indiana reverb rockers Stella. ‘Old World’ is just a taste of the diverse record, with touches of shoegaze, indie and drone. The ten track release is available now through Rebore Records.

 
Stella – ‘Old World’

Visit Stella @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Talkie Walkie – ‘Banshee’

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French newcomers Talkie Walkie release their impressive debut single today via Freemount Records. I don’t recommend watching the ‘Banshee’ video with a cup of tea, because you’re likely to spit it at your screen! Side note, the video dancer busting moves at 1:39 made my day. Talkie Walkie will release a self-titled album later this year, no doubt with more noise pop gems like this one.

 
Talkie Walkie – ‘Banshee’

Visit Talkie Walkie @ Freemount Records @ Facebook.

Marriages – ‘Skin’ / ‘Less Than’

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Emma Ruth Rundle, Greg Burns (Red Sparowes) and Andrew Clinco (Drab Majesty) are Marriages. The L.A.-based trio are set to unleash their debut album ‘Salome’ on April 7 via Sargent House (pre-sale). The moody alt rockers ‘Skin’ and ‘Less Than’ are the first public tracks. It’s not your regular SBWR material but explosive stuff! Amazing musicianship and production.

 
Marriages – ‘Skin’ / ‘Less Than’

Visit Marriages @ Sargent House @ Facebook.

Dott – ‘Car Song’

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Night School are teaming up with Dott for a 12-inch split called ‘Carousel’, it’s a special Record Store Day exclusive (April 18) courtesy of Graveface Records. ‘Car Song’ is our first listen, a fun twee rocker with ‘gazey guitars (produced by Torche’s Jonathan Nuñez in Miami). No pre-sale for this one, and limited to 1000 copies! The Irish quartet released their debut album ‘Swoon‘ in 2013.

 
Dott – ‘Car Song’

Visit Dott @ Graveface Records @ Facebook.

Tremble Out – ‘The Shore’

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Shoegaze and math rock combine on Tremble Out‘s new five track release ‘Based On Our Situation’ (download). It’s a bizarre blend at times, take a listen to the opener ‘The Shore’ which transitions from a downer indie rock feel to frenetic math rock and back again. The idea being that the EP “captures all of the intensity and grandeur of internal daily emotions without leaving out the insecurities of just getting by”. It’s based literally on their situation, and paints a vivid, cerebral picture. There’s some beautiful songs to be discovered in the stream below, impressive work from the Austin foursome.

 
Tremble Out – ‘The Shore’

Visit The Shore @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.