Turnip King – ‘Metonymy’ / ‘Carsong’

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Time to put Turnip King on your radar, I’ve been lucky enough to have a listen to their forthcoming debut album and it is brilliant! The lead single ‘Metonymy’ has been floating around for about a year now but the wait is almost over, the ‘Laika’ LP is out August 19 through Fire Talk. The New York four piece recently got picked up by NPR’s All Songs Considered and I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

**UPDATE** The ‘Carsong’ video has just been posted (via NPR) – check that out below!

Turnip King – ‘Metonymy’

Visit Turnip King @ Bandcamp @ Fire Talk Records @ Facebook.

Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’

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Fugleflugten have unveiled their debut EP ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’, five tracks of reverb-hungry post punk. The Danish quartet sing in their native tongue, and brandish progressive, widescreen rockers with loads of presence. Fugleflugten first turned heads with the emotive lead single ‘Ensom Galakse’. Thankfully, the rest of the EP is equally striking, stream in full below…

 
Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’ [EP Stream]

Visit Fugleflugten @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Preoccupations – ‘Anxiety’

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I’ll admit I’m not fond of the video, that’s just me. The song however, is a jaw-dropper. ‘Anxiety’ is immediate, compelling and loaded with feels. It’s the first taste of the Preoccupations forthcoming LP, out September 16 through Jagjaguwar/Inertia. The Calgary band (formerly known as Viet Cong), are all over the interwebs this week, and rightly so. I really, really, hope the rest of the album is this brilliant. The video depicts a series of childhood fears, as shot in Ymir British Columbia. You may find it on repeat.

 
Preoccupations – ‘Anxiety’ [VIDEO]

Visit Preoccupations @ Jagjaguwar @ Facebook.

Man Is Not A Bird – ‘Life And Levity’

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Man Is Not A Bird returned this month with a crushing new EP, ‘Life And Levity’. The French foursome create monstrous anthems by mixing melodic post-rock and shoegaze with math rock precision. If you like thick catchy melodies and crunchy guitars, then this is for you.

 
Man Is Not A Bird – ‘Life And Levity’

Visit Man Is Not A Bird @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Follow The Sea – ‘Blue Joy’ [Premiere]

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Häxrummet Records (home to the wonderful Star Horse and Indoor Voices), are releasing the debut full length from Follow The Sea this week. We’re celebrating with the first public stream of ‘Blue Joy’! Follow The Sea formed in 2013, and have so far released two well-received EPs. The Stockholm duo’s latest is a fuzz rock feast, mixing post-punk, lo-fi and drone. It’s a diverse listen, as evident by the ambient lead single ‘Virhe’. However, it all leads to the epic closer ‘Breeze’, a progressive rocker that runs at almost twenty minutes. Follow The Sea are brave enough to explore their Scandinavian melancholy by all means necessary! Pick up ‘Blue Joy’ from May 25 on digital and vinyl.

 
Follow The Sea – ‘Blue Joy’ [Premiere]

Visit Follow The Sea @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Candy Cigarettes – ‘Selling Price’

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‘Selling Price’ has an immediately likeable psych rockin’ swagger to it, with a vintage sound and some Beatles-esque vocal harmonies to boot! It’s the work of Portland’s Lane Mueller, who just released his self-titled debut album this month. Candy Cigarettes has a mix of feels on offer, it’s a great listen and available for download here.

 
Candy Cigarettes – ‘Selling Price’

Visit Candy Cigarettes @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.