Get ready to swoon. Spacey instrumentation accented by electronics and soaring vocals on Glint's "Freak" make something new sound familiar as it touches on the past. There's just something about "Freak" you can't put your finger on as it builds up, drums crashing around it. The track is off the New York City-based band's self-titled EP. While the EP doesn't come out until March, take a listen now with a free download of "Freak."
Iceland's seven-piece band Seabear will be releasing their sophomore album, "We Built a Fire," in March on Morr Music. The album's first single, "Lion Face Boy" is gently rambling indie pop that matches soft, dreamy vocals with a melody that's more than simply full with horns, harps and a host of other instruments in the mix. Take a listen for yourself with a free download of Seabear's "Lion Face Boy."
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are whetting appetites for their upcoming album with the release of the album's first single, "Beat The Devil's Tattoo." With a slow and smoky start, the band turn things up on "Beat The Devil's Tattoo" with pounding instrumentation that is everything you've come to expect from BRMC. Listen and decide for yourself with a free download.
The band's new album, also called "Beat The Devil's Tattoo," hits stores March 9th.
Looking for more Swedish indie pop to keep your ears happy? Then take a listen to The Radio Dept.'s "Heaven's On Fire" with a free download. The track samples Thurston Moore before drifting into a simple, light and upbeat melody with a retro twist. The Radio Dept.'s widely anticipated new album "Clinging to a Scheme" is set to be released on Labrador Records on April 21, 2010.
Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes' duet on Dolly Parton's "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" is simple and understated -- and that's what makes it so good. With acoustic guitar accompaniment, Earle and Landes keep their two and a half minute song light and bouncy as they grab your attention. And Landes' ad libbed "jazz hands" only makes them that much more likable. Listen for yourself with a free download of Justin Townes Earle and Dawn Landes performing "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind."
Philadelphia Grand Jury aren't from the City of Brotherly Love so they, most likely, have no appreciation for a good soft pretzel. The Aussie duo do, however, have a shrieking animation as they get psyched up on "Going To The Casino (Tomorrow Night)," wondering "what could possibly go wrong?" Clearly they've never been to Atlantic City. Take a listen to the high energy track with a free download!
German band Lali Puna are set to return with their first new album in over five years. Preview their upcoming album, "Our Inventions," with a free download of the light and dreamy, electronically-tinged "Remember."
"Our Inventions" will be released April 6th on Morr Music, and along with the wonderful Valerie Trebeljahr and members of The Notwist and Tied & Tickled Trio, there's a special appearance by none other than Yellow Magic Orchestra's Yukihiro Takahashi.
Heavy, throbbing, repetitive electronics tune in and drop out on "Let's Go Fucking Mental," a new track from The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Check it out for yourself with a free download.
The bandís tenth album "Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?" is due on February 23rd. The band are scheduled to kick off their US tour on May 28th in Minneapolis.
Texas metal band Iron Age aren't holding back on as they roar into gear with "Burden of Empire." The band thrash like Metallica on the track, which can be found on their new album "The Sleeping Eye," available now from Tee Pee Records. Listen for yourself with a free download.
"Nightgang" from Dex Romweber Duo comes rushing in like a runaway locomotive that's running out of track. Think of '50s and '60s sounds with this instrumental track. "Nightgang" builds the anticipation and perfectly hits its niche without being too showy. Decide for yourself with a free download of Dex Romweber Duo's "Nightgang."