Music, Singles, The Revue — July 31, 2015 at 7:40 am

The Matinee July 31st Edition (2 of 2)

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While we could just limit ourselves to four features of new singles for the week, there’s just too much great music that we had to share them. We’ve got six more for your listening pleasures on part 2 of The Matinee July 31st Edition.

Table People – “Thank You”

When receiving music from Korea, the immediate and natural reaction is to expect something that is K-pop oriented. Well, Table People aren’t your ordinary Korean band. Actually, two of its members are from the US (St. Louis, Missouri and Rochester, New York to be precise) and the other two are from Korea. Based out of Seoul, Table People create sparkling indie pop with a touches of psychedelic pop. They also can blast out some awesome garage and surf rock tracks.

Their single “Thank You” from their debut LP Ride With Me, is a highly infectious and groovy pop tune, driven by great melodies and rhythms. It is reminiscent of Oklahoma City outfit The Uglysuit‘s music sound – light, airy, fun, and memorable.

You can listen to tracks from the album on SoundCloud. The link includes songs from their first two EPs.

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Josh Flowers & The Wild – “Smoke in My Eyes”

From London, UK comes blues-rock outfit Josh Flowers & The Wild. This week, the band released a new single, “Smoke in My Eyes”. It has the grittiness of Reignwolf but the deep southern rock soul of The Black Crowes. While I have never seen Josh Flowers & The Wild perform live, I can’t help imagining a blistering rock show a la fellow UK blues-rockers The Temperance Movement. The two would be a great one-two punch.

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Growwing Pains – “I Always Know”

The first time Detroit rockers Growwing Pains were brought to our attention was earlier this year when Derek Stanton of Turn to Crime authored an Artiste 5 list of under-the-radar bands from the Motor City. Now we get to listen for ourselves how great a band Growwing Pains are. Their latest single, “I Always Know”, introduces us to why the band is fans like Stanton. It’s a buzzing rock track with an infectious riff. The song sits in between the pop-rock of Mikal Cronin and the garage-rock of Ty Segall. And like these two great musicians, Growwing Pains have produced a song that you want to hear again and again and again. And we get to do just that as this song will be included as part of a collaborative, four-track EP on Volar Records. The other artists are The Hussy, Cave Curse, and Keepers.

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Wildfront – “January”

Every set playlist – big or small – needs a track that reminds you of a cool breeze on a hot a summer day. Wildfront‘s “January”, despite its title, fits the bill. It has the vibe of Foster the Peope – a melodic, catchy indie-pop song meant that will have you swaying. “January” was released a couple of months ago as part of split single. The other tack was the equally cool and scintillating “Cruel Tides”, which you can find here.

The quartet from Nashville, Tennessee consists of Josephine Moore, Krista Glover, John Corlew, and Devan Kochersperger.

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Strange Talk – “When It Feels So Good”

Strange Talk are one of those bands where you can’t wait to hear a new track. Their newest track delivers a solid dose of danceable feel good electro pop with an 80s new wave flair. The duo is comprised of Stephen Docker and Gerard Sidhu and we look forward to new material from the “new” Strange Talk as they were formerly a four-piece outfit. Almost every track they have created thus far is immediately worthy of adding to your workout playlist. The sole purpose might be to just get you moving with their infectious vibes.

When It Feels So Good” speaks to that relationship that feels so good but you just can’t be together. It definitely alters your mood into something that really does feel good. We are looking forward to new material from the duo. Keep an eye out for a new EP later this year in October.

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Miesha & The Spanks – “Summer Love”

Noiserock duo Miesha & The Spanks are fierce with a sensitive underbelly. Loyal, but with a strong wanderlust for the road. And wherever they wander, loud rock n’ roll follows. With Summer Love, the two-piece sticks to the theme of fleeting love and urgency – a subject that remains at the core of Miesha’s impassioned songwriting.

The duo have been around since 2008 and continue to create emotionally charged garage rock that is quite impressive for just two talented ladies.

Tomorrow they release their two track EP titled Summer Love and we are sharing the title track today. The Calgary duo is comprised of Miesha Louie (vox/guitar) and Emelia Lovink (drums). With a garage heavy, power-rock sound laced with blues and vocals similar to Karen O, this duo is one that forces you to pay attention.

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