The Matinee July 21st features seven more new songs. They will all blow your mind, but in different and unique ways.
Field Mouse – “The Order Of Things” (Brooklyn, USA)
RIYL: The History of Apple Pie, The Radio Dept., Twin Cinema Club
Field Mouse has released first two singles from their forthcoming new album, Episodic. “The Mirror” showcased an edgier side. “Out of Context” with Allison Crutchfield, meanwhile, offered a dynamic, cross-genre sound that was dreamy at first and then an awesome rocker at the end. Sound number three has the Brooklyn band heading yet again in a different direction. “The Order of Things” is guitar-driven, pop-rock perfection. The lush melodies are akin to The History of Apple Pie but the shimmering guitar riffs bring to mind Twin Cinema Club. It is a catchy tune that would fit perfectly on a coming-of-age movie, as the song brings to mind the chaos and drama of summer.
“The Order of Things” will be on Field Mouse’s third LP, Episodic, which arrives August 5th via Topshelf Records.
JEFF The Brotherhood – “Punishment” (Nashville, USA)
RIYL: Deerhunter, DZ Deathrays, Sonic Youth
Brothers Brothers Jake Orrall and Jamin Orrall as Jeff the Brotherhood have been blazing a lengthy trail within the alt-rock, grunge, and psychedelic scenes for 15 years. One of the reasons why they continue to be considered among the best in the business is their ability to constantly evolve. Their new single, “Punishment”, evidences the mad scientist creativity of the Nashville duo. Blending together ’00s grunge, the wailing psychedelia coming out of Australia, and the roaring indie rock of the ’80s, the Orrall brothers have crafted yet another mind-blowing song that deserves a “F*** yeah!” So before people continue to rave up about bands like Royal Blood, Drenge, and Highly Suspect, they should be re-discovering one of the original duos of the garage-rock scene.
“Punishment” is the lead single from Jeff the Brotherhood’s album tenth studio album, Zone, which will be available August 12th via Dine Alone Records.
Minden – “Love is Bad” (Portland, USA)
RIYL: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Astronauts, etc., Portugal. The Man
Over the past couple of months, we have shared a few songs by Portland indie band Minden and for good reason. This young group is the second coming of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Their latest single, “Love is Bad”, sounds like the New Zealand-USA indie gods to a tee. However, there is a whimsical element to the songwriting, as frontman Casey Burge sings about how he is a poor lover. “How made you sad and that is wrong. I should haven’t even have to say that. You gave me everything you ever had, then you found out my love is bad.” This isn’t your typical heartbreaking love song, but then again Minden are no ordinary band.
“Love is Bad” is the third track off Minden’s forthcoming new album, Sweet, Simple Things, which is due out August 5th on Hit City U.S.A. Minden are Casey Burge, Candy Sweets Taylor, Evan Houston, Papi Fimbres, and Lia Lavendar.
MIYNT – “After The Gold Rush” (Stockholm, Sweden)
RIYL: MØ, Elohim, Patti Yang
Speaking of favorites, Swedish indie-pop artist MIYNT is back. She has tickled our fancies with her lush indie-pop, but “After The Gold Rush” has a much more cinematic, grittier vibe than her previous songs. The track showcases a different side to the mysterious artist – one that can still make us move and be mesmerized with a starker approach.
The single is from MIYNT’s forthcoming, debut EP, EP No. 1, which arrives September 16th. It can be pre-ordered at B3SCI Records‘ online store. When it does arrive, people will be mentioning MIYNT’s name alongside other great Swedish pop acts like Robyn, Lykke Li, Icona Pop, and Elliphant. Heck, they should already be doing that.
Odina – “Broken” (London, England via Barcelona, Spain)
RIYL: Bitter’s Kiss, Cloves, Sharon Van Etten
Last year, two young singer-songwriters blew us away – New Jersey’s Bitter’s Kiss and Australia’s Cloves – and they have gone to achieve a tremendous amount of success. Could Odina follow in their footsteps and be the 2016 breakout star? The Barcelona-born artist will release her debut EP, Broken, on Friday (July 22nd), and the title track explains why we are excited about her future. Odina’s delicate vocals and the simple instrumentation are enchanting. It is her songwriting, however, that stands out. The song is a statement to be freed from the shackles that have tied her down for far too long. It is a plea for the suffering to end and for hope to find her. It is a moving track that will break you in unexpected ways.
PALM HONEY – “Bones” (Reading, England)
RIYL: Tame Impala, Temples, Childhood
Buzz is building across the pond for PALM HONEY, as the quartet from Reading, England have a knack for creating infectious, retro-inspired music. Their latest number, “Bones”, will only add to their growing legend, as it is a euphoric psychedelic-pop anthem. The song would probably even make Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker smile and possibly a bit envious. With a lot of momentum behind them, it is time for Joseph Mumford, Harrison Clark, Sebastian Bowden, and Ayden Spiller to release an album.
Two People – “If We Have Time” (Melbourne, Australia)
RIYL: Purity Ring, The xx, De̊ǰa
Just one listen to Two People‘s new single, “If We Have Time”, immediately makes you understand why Phoebe Lou and Joey Clough have become instant online sensations. The song is a combination of mystery and intimacy. Clough’s sensual production work and the deep notes of the piano create a dark and harrowing environment. Lou’s vocals, however, are delicate and vulnerable, as she appears to being calling out to a person on the other side. I may have finally found a band to take the place of former New Zealand darkwave band Black City Lights.
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