Ringo Deathstarr | Rip On September 24, Austin’s absurdly named fuzz-rockers Ringo Deathstarr will release their second LP, Mauve, via Club AC30/Sonic Unyon. On September 11 (a day before in the UK), they’ll release this single from that record, ‘Rip’.
Forty Thousand Sisters | I Used To Be An Astronaut Great early 90′s sound with an almost Sonic Youthish vibe. ‘I Used To Be An Astronaut’ is the first single off Forty Thousand Sisters great new album, ‘Goodbye Broken Sled.’ This track has the perfect mix of a low-fi recording with with fuzzy guitars and post punk/no wave vocals from both Ferny Taylor and Dyana Gray towards the end of the song.
Tame Impala | Apocalypse Dreams Reverbed vocals, psyched up funk bass and general tripped out rock. Yes that’s right, we have the first taste of new Tame Impala and it’s everything we could have hoped for. Jumping piano bounces underneath Kevin Parker’s falsetto vocals before leading into a swaying half time chorus and back again. At the halfway mark it launches into full swirling psychedelia and never leaves, the phasers are turned all the way up.
The Soft Pack | Saratoga The Soft Pack’s eponymous debut and accompanying lead single, ‘Answer to Yourself’ made quite an impression back in 2010. The growl and harsh guitars of their debut have been replaced on the first single from their sophomore release. Instead Saratoga features more contained riffs, violins and refined vocals. The track is much cleaner production wise than their earlier material with the band choosing to forgo their raw elements. Entitled ‘Strapped’, their new album is due out late September.
Palma Violets | Tom The Drum Latest additions to the might Rough Trade roster Palma Violets have finally made one of their songs available to hear online. The band had previously opted out of chucking a track or two up on soundcloud/bandcamp instead preferring those interested to go down to their tiny rehearsal space at the excellent Studio 180. ‘Tom The Drum’ is a striking debut, it sounds almost exactly as you’d imagine a band who are supposedly the saviours of British guitar music too, the question just lies in whether or not they can follow it up. Still, enough of the cynicism, let’s just cross our fingers and hope Palma Violets are all they’re hyped up to be.
Deap Vally | Gonna Make My Own Money “We are valley girls. We sing the blues. We play rock’n’roll. We sweat. We move. We groove. We are Deap Vally”. This tune is that dirty, blues-infused, distortion filled rock song you’ve been looking for. They only have a handful of tunes out now but are currently working on their full length album.