Thursday, 14 April 2011

Tracks Out This Week

5 of the best new releases.

Deerhunter - Memory Boy




'Memory Boy' is the second single to be taken from Deerhunter's highly praised album 'Halcyon Digest'.
More straightforward than much of their work and all the better for it. A two minute pop song with chiming guitars, it could be their best song to date. The 7" comes backed with new track 'Nosebleed.'





Deerhunter on Myspace

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Figurines - New Colors




Denmark's Figurines are another band who've been releasing records for a decade without recieving the recognition they deserve. Download this new single for free by hitting the download arrow below and spread the word. Denmark isn't all about The Raveonettes and The Kissaway Trail. Joyous indiepop like this needs to be heard.


Figurines - New Colors by One Thirty BPM


Figurines website

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Sonny & The Sunsets - I Wanna Do It




'I Wanna Do It' is the new single from California's Sonny & The Sunsets who release latest album 'Hit After Hit' in the UK this week. This single combines 60s garage pop with an 80s guitar jangle and is really quite good. Stream or download it for free on the soundcloud link. They're touring the UK in May. Dates can be found on their website.


Sonny And The Sunsets - "I Wanna Do It" by forcefieldpr


Sonny & The Sunsets website

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Maritime - Annihilation Eyes




Channeling early Teenage Fanclub and 90s American alt. rock bands, this track from new album 'Human Hearts' stays on the right side of the line that so many bands slip over and end up in emo territory. The guys have been around for a while as Maritime and served in other bands (including Promise Ring) before so they know what they're up to.

Download 'Annihilation Eyes' for free over at rcrd.lbl




Maritime on Myspace

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OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten




'Con Law', the debut album from New Orleans duo Generationals showed flashes of pure brilliance (check out 'Nobody Could Change Your Mind', When They Fight, They Fight' or 'Wildlife Sculpture' for proof). Now back with a second, 'Actor Caster', which is released in the UK this week, we could be left with a second lost classic album. I'm yet to hear it in full but all indications point to more moments of genius. Opener 'Ten-Twenty-Ten' being a prime example. Part glam rock, part northern soul, part Neu! - their genre mashing is excellent. Have a listen or download it for free.

The Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten by that's what i call lo-fi


Generationals on Myspace

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