Monday, 10 March 2014

New Music: The Snow- Memory Loss

Record Store Day is quickly approaching and like previous years there will lots of weird and wonderful rarities and collaborations. A new 7"single that was just announced today is from a new supergroup that is made up of record label Captured Tracks artists. The band is called The Snow and it features jangle rockers  Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils, and Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing, plus Andreas Lagerström of Swedish punk band Holograms.

"Memory Loss" is exactly what you expect from a bunch of 80's influenced artists- somewhere between The Cure and a darker post punk sound (I must be suffering memory loss because they sound exactly like a band from the new wave era and I can't think of the name of them).

"Memory Loss" b/w "Joy Of Life" will be available April 19th via Captured Tracks.

Friday, 7 March 2014

New Music: When Nalda Became Punk- Song For Carrie Mathison

What a great name, I think When Nalda Became Punk should get the award for best band name of 2014.

I figure these Spanish twee-gazers are heavily influenced by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart because they sound an awful lot like TPOBPH, and they have a passing reference to TPOBPH (blink and you miss it) in their video for "Song For Carrie Mathison" Not sure who Carrie Mathison is (Homeland girl?? I've never watched the show), but she should be honoured to have such a superb song dedicated to her. Check out the South Park-like video for the track below.

The track is on the band's EP Indie Pop or Whatever? which you can pick up here.

Monday, 3 March 2014

New Music: Weeknight- Dark Light + Wreckage

Weeknight are a Brooklyn synth pop duo whose music sides on the darker side of the genre. They will be releasing their new album Post-Everything on March 4th via Artificial Records. The excellent "Dark Light" and "Wreckage" are two tracks from the LP and you can listen to both tracks plus watch the eerie music video for "Dark Light" below: