Hausu – ‘Kool Off’


Blistering new rock release from Portland’s Hausu, the four piece are all over the intergoogle with their debut LP ‘Total’ (out this week via Hardly Art). Catch the full album stream via Spin or pick up the white wax here. The folks at Stereogum premiered the video (below) and are already calling it an album of the year contender.

Hausu – ‘Kool Off’

Visit Hausu online @ Hardly Art @ Facebook.

Pure Bathing Culture – ‘Pendulum’


Pure Bathing Culture isn’t the catchiest of band names but their latest tune ‘Pendulum’ certainly is. It’s a delicate new wave pop piece with its heart stuck in the 80s. For whatever reason, my warped brain imagined Cyndi Lauper fronting The Smiths at a school disco, playing this for the slow dance. Hmm, well that was embarrassing. Moving on… Pure Bathing Culture’s new album ‘Moon Tides’ is out this August (USA – Partisan Records / UK – Memphis Industries).

Pure Bathing Culture – ‘Pendulum’

Visit Pure Bathing Culture online @ Parisan Records @ Facebook.

Grandparents – ‘Bitter Badlands’

Psych rocking shoegazers Grandparents have released a new EP called ‘Sugar Beach’ (pick it up here free). The seven piece are based in Portland and pride themselves on lo-fi sounds, recording their work on a Tascam 488. I remember those! ‘Sugar Beach’ follows on from last year’s six track collection ‘Don’t Move Time’. ‘Bitter Badlands’ has a rough vintage flavour and wouldn’t be out of place on a 60s surfing doco.

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Download Grandparents ‘Sugar Beach’ free @ Bandcamp / Connect with Grandparents @ Myspace.