Normally I would share the new releases today, but seeing how they are not that good (except the new Toro Y Moi June 2009), I won’t waste your time with them. Instead, I’ll share Norse Horse’s newest EP Grids which came out in August last year. Some really elegant pop-rock that gets easily stuck into your head. With some cool guitar work reminiscent of Real Estate, Norse Horse also mixes in some really spacey synth lines as well. Check out both Grids and Secret Geographies (2009) below.
Next up is another Californian band called Eux Autres (Ooz Oh-tra). They just came out with a 6 track album back in February called Sun Is Sunk. This is a really great garage-pop album that keeps your toe tapping and your head bobbing and your booty shakin’. They describe their music as sounding “like the unrequited love song Doug Martsch would have penned for Francoise Hardy, had the space/time continuum conveniently collapsed.” That is a really DIY style that makes you want to dance on the beach and just be generally goofy. You can buy the album here along with checking out the rest of the discography, or just listen to it below.