Rocky: I’ll keep this short. The release I am most certain you’re going to love this week is Small Pools’s LOVETAP!. These guys are from L.A., and they play guitar-powered pop with these massive hooks and snarly lead vocals backed by lots of choral “oh oh ohs!”. Give this a listen and tell me what you think:
Bombadil’s new album, Hold On, comes out tomorrow. Check out “Coughing on The F Train” below, because it’s really good.
But first, dig this remix of Bombail’s 2011 single “Laundromat” that just showed up in my SoundCloud feed by Karl Kling. This is too good to be true.
We’ve gushed over Karl already. His emergence is easily our favorite musical development of the year so far.
It’s a measly 24 hours until Houndmouth drop their new album, “Little Neon Limelight.” We’ve already featured releases from the album in January and February, and now March has a single all its own. The subtle guitar work on “Black Gold” is exhibit A in the case for Houndmouth as the most interesting alt-country act out there.
Mumford are back with a single off their upcoming album and a lot of buzz surrounding their pivot away from the acoustic sound with which they’ve made their mark. So you get two minutes here of hazy vocal before somebody picks up an electric guitar and starts to shred. Sorta.
There’s nary a mandolin.
What do you make of this?
Coleman Hell was one of our Seven Finds for February, and they’re now officially on the radar for March. That’s because they just released a new track called, “Thumbalina,” and it’s got that same beat, that same power vocal, that gets that same blood pumping as “2 Heads” did.
Seriously, where did this act come from?
So, Karl Kling is one of our favorite discoveries of 2015 so far, and the discovery keeps getting better. First came the release of “Careful” in February and the realization that we know Karl from back in the day when he was a wee boy. Then came the release of his self-titled debut album last week (spoiler: it’s gooooood).
Now this. Karl released the stems for “Careful” on Blend, a collaborative music platform, inviting artists to remix it. Guess who did. The best ones will be featured on a remix EP.
Check out the Go To Sleep, John Darling remix here, then listen to the original below.
Say what you want about Carly, the joy on Tom Hanks’ face makes this all worth it.
It’s a measly four days until Houndmouth drop their new album, “Little Neon Limelight.” We’ve already featured releases from the album in January and February, and now March has a single all its own. The subtle guitar work on “Black Gold” is exhibit A in the case for Houndmouth as the most interesting alt-country act out there.
I’m finding next to nothing on The Japanese House, the band behind this reverb-drenched track that I’ve played roughly 36 times over the past three days. It’s. So. Good.
We featured Karl Kling’s “Careful” last month and bragged about our connection to him when he was a wee boy. Well we’re really going to brag now, because yesterday he dropped his self-titled debut album, and it’s really good. Rhythmic, melodic, densely layered.
“I Will Wait” is my favorite track on the album so far: