I don’t often have cause to post indie rock songz these days but god fucking damn the new Los Campesinos! single is an absolute monster. Hyperactive wordy indie rock, as ever, but now with much much stronger vocal melodies and arrangements. The “I had a friend who had made a flag day, blood on their hands from shards of a heartbreak. I have known friends to crack from love’s weight, blossom in ribcage until their back breaks” half of the chorus is one of my favourite bits in any song to ever be recorded by my absolute favourite indie band. The album arrives soon, go pre-order it. They deserve it.
|—||It’s years since I felt at all interested in buying a cassette release but, damn, it appears Stagecoach have my number. The A-side is BIG, one of their best ever songs, click here and listen.|
I don’t care how cheesy this is, it is totally working for me. Dance All Night by Free Energy is 100% “making out on an empty dancefloor as confetti rains down on you sometime after 2AM” music.
I’m Not Talking by AC Newman
First single off his upcoming third solo album and it’s absolutely goddamn gorgeous. Listen if you’ve ever liked a New Pornographers, Neko Case, Long Winters, Okkervil River etc record.
Queen Mary II by Everyone Everywhere
Can we all go see Everyone Everywhere when they play Sheffield at the end of August? Yeah? Yeah? Yeah.
Joyce Manor - Constant Headache
You were drunker than high school, self-conscious and sweet. I never ever felt so cool disguised in your sheets.
My favourite song of all time. Right now.
One of my favourite songs of the year, Bride of Usher by Joyce Manor has been made available as a free download courtesy of Filter Magazine. If you’ve ever wondered what the exact crossover point of miserable low-fi indie rock and energetic pop-punk would sound like: it’s this, and it’s fantastic.
New Fang Island is, of course, insanely good fun. GUITARS!
(2012’s shaping up to be the best year for music since 2011.)
Frequently brilliant L.A. noise-rock crew HEALTH have scored the new Max Payne game and “TEARS" right here is the lead single from it. And it’s really, really good.
Slow-motion violence on rain-slicked streets? Yep, that’s what that sounds like.
So it seems Desaparecidos played new songs at their recent reunion show. So they might be an actual band again. So.
This is better than any Bright Eyes record. And I don’t hate Bright Eyes, but this is better than any Bright Eyes record. I do kinda hate a lot of the “Conor Oberst” records and this is obviously massively better than those. And based on interviews and his stage persona I don’t like Conor that much as a person, but this band…
The guitars in the chorus are just SO fucking good.