Another gloomy Tuesday here in Portland, but we have the recipe for such a day with some brand new music by The Tallest Man On Earth. There’s No Leaving Now is the third full length album from TMOE and is another great one from the Swede. His voice is something totally out of this world, and of course the guitar picking is refreshing and fun to sway back and forth to. It’s just a great album to listen to and you can do so by going here or below. I recommend the single “1904” and also “Wind And Walls.”
Fossil Collective is a band from Britain that follows the same vein as TMOE. Their new release is an EP called Let It Go. Filled with great songwriting and vocal harmonies, Fossil Collective bring out a melancholy, yet optimistic sound with their music. They have several different instruments making cameos in different tracks. Like a flute in the first track “Let It Go” and a slide guitar in the closing track “Everything But You Was Facing North.” Really great stuff from Fossil Collective, you can check out the EP here and listen to the title track below.
Another great Tuesday full of new releases. Let’s get straight to it with Vancouver, BC artist Teen Daze with his debut full length All Of Us, Together. This album is so good! One of the best electronic albums I have heard all year. Full of sweeping synths and a chill techno vibe to it, All Of Us, Together is one of the must hear instrumental albums this summer. It has a little bit of Shlohmo influence in it along with other great chill electro beats influences. Check it out for yourself below. Make sure you check out “The New Balearic.” It’s one of my favorites.
Next up is the Crocodiles’ third full length album called Endless Flowers. Another great release from the San Diego band. Much like their previous release Sleep Forever, the new one has a great lo-fi, fuzz rock quality to it. Though unlike their previous work, Endless Flowers has a more pop sound to it, making it a little less stony than Sleep Forever. It is a well put together album and can be listened to here.
Another Vancouver, BC band with a new full length out today is Japandroids with their second LP called Celebration Rock. I absolutely loved their debut Post-Nothing so I had high expectations for the the new recording, and I have to say that Celebration Rock lives up to them. This new album sounds a lot more polished than the previous one and it rocks just as hard. The noise these two guys make is incredible, great drumming along with heavy guitar rifts and fuzz vocals is what they’re all about. The album sounds just like its name, celebration-rock. Check it out here. “The House That Heaven Built” and “The Night of Wine and Roses” are my faves.
Now a couple of brand new singles. First is CocoRosie with “We Are On Fire”/”Tearz For Animals.” Their voices are so intriguing and the type of psychedelic pop they produce is really gripping. I really enjoy “Tearz For Animals” mostly because of the theme of “Do you have love for human kind.” Really great work from these two once again. Listen to it below.
Another brand new double A side single from one of my favorite bands last year, Young Galaxy, is also available now. “Shoreless Kid”//”Youth Is Wasted On The Young” is a little bit darker than their previous full length, Shapeshifting, but promises a great new direction for the future of this highly talented synth-pop band. Check out the tracks below.
Lots of good new music today. Let’s start with an band I’ve spotlighted a little already with Alabama Shakes. Their debut album Boys And Girls came out today. It’s a great soulful, bluesy album and I have to say I love it! It’s really one of the best ones I’ve heard this year so far. Check it out here. My favorite tracks are “Hold On” and “Rise To The Sun.”
Bear In Heaven also came out with a new album today called I Love You, It’s Cool. Now I haven’t really listened to Bear In Heaven’s earlier material so my opinion might be skewed. The album is a little too 80s for me, though I enjoy the singles “Sinful Nature” and “The Reflection of You.” It’s really heavy on the synth-pop which gets pretty repetitive over the course of 10 tracks. I believe you can listen to the album on Spotify or possibly on their website here. But check out the singles below.
Another great album that came out today is The Lumineers’ debut self titled full length. It’s a really great folksy, singer/songwriter type of music. Though there are some songs that remind me of older Cold War Kids, so it has cool kind of minimalist rock mixed in with it. They have seen some success with the single “Ho Hey” which is definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album. So if you like sentimental alt-folk with good songwriting then check out The Lumineers here.
What a great day it is today. Valentines, the anniversary of Oregon becoming a state, and it’s my Friday! So let’s celebrate with some new releases today.
First up is Heartless Bastards with their latest effort Arrow. Some really awesome rock ‘n’ roll on this album. Put some smoky female vocals on top of that care free type of rock and you got yourself a great album. Check out all of it below then go buy it on their website here. Make sure to check out that “Only For You” track.
Next is a band called Field Music. Their latest album Plumb is a much different affair than Heartless Bastards. Field Music is a kind of pop, folk, psychedelic rock band. It’s a pretty cool and unique sound that they have going on. Check them out here.
I believe I shared this next band a couple weeks ago but they did finally come out with their first full length Melt. I’m talking about the band Young Magic. Man, oh man! I love this album. Quite possibly an early contender for album of the year. Great chill wave sounds coming from these guys, a great debut album. Check it out below then buy it via Carpark Records here.