The weekly feature of new music from the not-so-distant past that we unfortunately couldn’t get to but still deserves your full attention. Check out these great indie acts, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and buy their stuff! And remember, we only post things we like. The playlist and the individual tracks are below.
- “The Glow”, the superb synth/dream-pop track from Los Angeles band Monogem, who are developing a reputation for creating some terrific electro-pop and soul music in southern California.
- “Diane”, is the newest single from Los Angeles’ Breakfast. The Twin Peaks-inspired, synth-pop track showcases singer Andrea Adolph’s dreamy vocals perfectly.
- “Late Risers” is the new, shoegaze-y single from Surf Rock is Dead, who are based in New York but are originally from Chicago and Melbourne, Australia. The track buzzes with the greatness of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
- “A Seed Was I?” is the dreamy, ambient track from Louisiana native Austyn Sullivan, who goes by the moniker Soul Glimpse. It’s a lovely, orbital track akin to M83. The track is the title song from his forthcoming album, due out some time this spring.
- “Made Up My Mind” is the first single from the great Mikal Cronin‘s forthcoming third album, the aptly titled MCIII. The song further evidences Cronin’s mastery of melding catchy, almost-pop-like melodies with electrifying rock riffs. MCIII will be released on May 3 on Merge Records.
- “Strange Hellos” sees Brooklyn-based via Nashville via Macon, Georgia Mackenzie Scott – a.k.a. TORRES – heads into a louder, grittier, rock direction that was slowly becoming evident during her live shows (she’s an awesome guitarist). The single is the first from her forthcoming sophomore album, Sprinter, which is also due out May 3 on Partisan Records. It was one of our most anticipated albums of 2015.
- “Like the Sun” is the steamy, shoegaze-y, synth-pop tune from Whitby, Ontario’s Programm. They’re like a sultry version of Coves. You can also check out the awesome video over at Stereogum. Debut EP out February 17, and we cannot wait!
- “Mad Sam is Dead” is the first track in two years from Bronx Cheerleader, who are actually from St. Catharines, Ontario. This great track blends the psych feel of Temples with the shoegaze goodness of Widowspeak.
- “Icarus Fly” is another psych-pop, shoegaze-y, tune from London, UK’s Devil Say Dance. It’s a track that will have you drifting away, completely making you feel relaxed. You can download the track for free.
- “Anna” is the debut single from Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. It’s a stuttering, catchy track that might have you dancing, like Butler does in his video. Policy, Butler’s debut solo album, will be out on March 10 via Merge Records.
- “Kelly” is the latest single from Scotland-born American Wrestlers, whom we wrote about in early December. The track is melodious indie pop-rock goodness. His debut LP is due out on April 7 on Fat Possum Records.
- “Run” is the latest from Nashville indie pop/rockers COIN. This track is some flawlessly executed synth/pop/rock right here. Their debut album will be out later this year.
- “The Sunshine of Your Youth” is a nice and breezy indie pop track from Philadelphia’s Cheerleader. This is about someone you know that is living in the past (which could be said about all of us here at The Revue). They will be attending SXSW in March.
- “We Can Do What We Want” is 2:57 of straight up rock from UK-based Drenge. The band’s sound is fuller and denser with the addition of Rob Graham to play bass to complement brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless. The new material on their forthcoming release, Undertow, is extremely promising. The album will be out on April 6 on Infectious.
- “Cosmosis”, the awesome, post-punk track from Athens and Atlanta, Georgia residents Pinecones. The track is the second one from their forthcoming album, Sings for You Now, which is due out April 14 on Arrowhawk Records. This track just might leave you comatose.
- “Mine”, the first original single from Texas native now LA resident Phoebe Ryan, who is embarking on a solo career after writing songs for some music’s top acts. The pop tune recalls Donna Lewis’ hit single, “I Love You Always Forever” (do you remember that or are we just old?).
- “Blameless”, the stunning new single from dark-dub-wave, synth-pop band CaveofswordS. This is the first single from their new album, Sigils, which will be released on March 10 on Boxing Clever Records.
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