Some really great new bands for you all today. We’ll start off with Minneapolis band, Night Moves. Their brand new album, Colored Emotions just came out on the 16th. The sounds that Night Moves produce encompasses all sorts of indie genres, yet not generic to just say it is plainly indie music. With harmonizations that soar to falsetto heights and slide guitars backed with acoustic guitars there is some country twang to their rock-pop beauty. I really enjoy this album from start to finish. Colored Emotions has a lot to offer listeners who like all kinds of indie music.
Next up is Cemeteries, the artist from Buffalo, NY. This is chill dream-pop music at it’s finest. Their debut full length album is called The Wilderness. The album is outrageously good and chill. Cemeteries embodies a lot of different chill ‘n’ roll influences. I hear a lot of The Radio Dept., Real Estate, and Washed Out in their music. They have lots of catchy guitar riffs that drift over landscapes of ambient synthesizers. The Wilderness is a fantastic album that everyone should know about and listen to. So check it out below, my favorite tracks are “Young Blood”, “Summer Smoke”, and “Leland”.
Finally after a couple of weeks without some great new music, today’s releases are Jane’s Addiction’s newest The Great Escape Artist, Gauntlet Hair with their debut self-titled album, M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, and Real Estate’s sophomoric effort Days.
Real Estate had one of the best releases in 2009 and they don’t disappoint with Days
. Much of their old sound is intact for this new release, of course with some neo-70s folk-pop added to it. Much like the last one, this album is great for hanging by the beach and just chillin’ out with homies.
So this Gauntlet Hair debut album is absolutely awesome. It has everything that you want, groovy drum beats (handclaps included), clangy guitars, hazy vocals, and some sweet bumpin’ bass. If I had to classify it, indie dream-pop? I think that’s pretty close. You should listen here
and figure it out yourself.
The newest from M83 is a double album titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
. This is a very beautiful and well put together album, I enjoy it a lot. I wouldn’t say it’s a concept album like some double lengths, but there are a couple of weird tracks that seem sort of out of place. Check it out here
and this awesome video for the single “Midnight City.” It really previews the album nicely, so if you like the single you will definitely like the rest of it.