Monday, 24 October 2011

Out This Week - 24th October 2011

The King Khan Experience - I Got Love

Canadian garage titan King Khan is one of the most prolific men in rock. Famed for his work in King Khan & The Shrines and The King Khan & BBQ Show, he's now back with another EP, this time as The King Khan Experience. 'I Got Love' is exactly what you'd expect from a man of this calibre, an urgent riff, organ swirls and raw vocals. Top stuff.

King Khan's website

The Kills - Baby Says

It's difficult to believe that Anglo-American duo The Kills have been making records for over a decade now. The past few years have been noted for their rock star collaborations and celebrity girlfriends, but it's better to concentrate on the tunes. What a beauty they've come up with here - 'Baby Says' is all their finest moments distilled, probably the best track they've made.

The Kills' website

Buy the single.

Kathryn Calder - Who Are You?

Kathryn Calder is a member of Canadian indie collective The New Pornographers and this week sees the release of her second solo album. 'Bight And Vivid' features several guest appearances and boasts a slightly more experimental, synth-based sound than her debut. 'Who Are You?' is driven by electronic beats and sparse guitars, and in places has an almost choral vocal. Hit the arrow to download.

Kathryn Calder - Who Are You? by killbeat music

Kathryn Calder's website

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Surfer Blood - Miranda

The debut album by Florida quartet Surfer Blood was one of the word of mouth success stories of last year, proving that some Sound Of Confusion predictions do come true. This success has seen them sign to Warner Bros. and they're now back with a new EP which, thankfully, is more of the same. Grab a free download of 'Miranda' below.

Surfer Blood - Miranda by SPEAKIMGE8

Surfer Blood's website

Buy the album.


Elephant Stone - Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin

Rishi Dhir was previously in psychedelic revivalists High Dials but formed a new outfit, Elephant Stone in 2008. So far they've released two albums and now unleash new single 'Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin', a first class lesson in psych-pop songwriting. This track is incredibly catchy and shows of a superb sense of melody, it's completely impossible to dislike. Download it free below and tuck in.

Elephant Stone's website

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