Indie-licious Tues August 12th 2014

cuidado con la pálida by WE TIGERZ

cuidado con la pálida by WE TIGERZ

1. Nothing To You – Snake River
2. Indian Summer – Happy Dagger
3. Master Ludi – Walter TV
4. Crowns – TAPES
5. Space Diamonds – Fresh Flesh
6. Hunger – Dan Melchior und Das Menace
7. Just Once – shura
8. Take Me Back – Paperwhite
9. Out Of Touch – HANAH
10. All My Days – Alexi Murdoch
11. meadow mines (fort polio) – Dylan Shearer
12. Time Machine – Palace Winter
13. Tattoo – Raindeer
14. Midnight Lovers (BR-75) – NEW SWEARS
16. New Jacket – Literature

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Wednesday Grab Bag

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I have swindled the universe into granting me a three-day work week, which, at the time of this publication, will be 50% complete.

What am I listening to this week? Three tracks signifying the death of summer, because I’m nothing if not a huge buzzkill.

First, my friends in NASA Valley, Matt Aldred, Michael Rault, and Jay Anderson, released a two-track album last week called Prosopagnosia. Dribbling with garage psych-pop goodness, both tracks are equally fantastic, so I will post both of them to tickle your ear hairs. Catch them at Handlebar with MARS and GITAR on August 21st (Facebook RSVP).

 

Indian Summer and Waves Happy Dagger (Portland) Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

I love how thick Indian Summer sounds – it almost feels like I can wrap my arms around it. The synth hits in the middle really puncture the density of the guitars. Waves is a total lush dreamscape.

 

Summer’s Gone – Silver Ships (Austin) Twitter

Austin’s Silver Ships (aka Chazz Bessette) will be releasing his debut EP Songs From A Room That Never Moves on September 30th. The organ in this track reminds me a bit of a goofy serial soap opera.

 

Crux Of Cool – SMLH (North Carolina) Soundcloud | Facebook | Bandcamp

SMLH (aka Sam Higgins, a 17-year old with buckets of talent) recently released some “fake” songs with a 4-track while his reel-to-reel is resting in peace (for now). I really like the weird drumbeat in this song, which kind of sounds like dragging a tub across the road.

 

Sleeps Well On Knives – Eyelid Kid (Nowhereville, United States) Soundcloud

Who is this band? Where are they from? Research indicates Southern California, but they don’t have any social media presence and they’ve only released two tracks – this one, and Time Travel, three months ago. The band makes self-described existential psych-pop, but I think it’s a bit too polished to be classified as psych. To creep further, check out their interview with Stereogum’s James Rettig on July 31st.

 

Riverstone and Summer End– Nienvox (Yekaterinburg) SoundcloudFacebook

Sleek and lo-fi warm nu jazz dreams mixed with a little bit of psych flute (of course, how can I resist?). Russian musician Nienvox (aka Alexander Efimov) just released his new EP The Airwalker via Fuselab on August 4th.

 

I am a Man – The Parrots (Madrid) Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

The Parrots are a garage-surf trio from Madrid with just enough jangle to guarantee a good time. This one comes from their new 7″ Loving you is Hard via Bachelor Records on August 8th (fellow labelmates include Black Lips and Smith Westerns).

 

Icarus – Silver Firs (Bern) Facebook | Bandcamp | Label Homepage

Summer vibes! This one comes from their EP #2 out August 8th. This one should be certain to please any fans of Pompeii by Bastille who are physically sick of that song from hearing it played too many times while walking by an Aldo shoe store.

 

Out Of Touch – HANAH (Brooklyn) Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Liquid vocals over a quietly twitching guitar and dreamy clav dropping notes like candies. Her first single, and I’m looking forward to more.

 

Oblivion Aimee deBeer (New York) Soundcloud | Facebook

Speaking of electronic minimalism, New York’s Aimee deBeer is a charming newcomer. She’ll be releasing her debut EP  Strange Fiction this fall, featuring Oblivion.

 

Crowns – TAPES (Knoxville)

Another mysterious one! Electronic producer TAPES originally started releasing his music anonymously to avoid spamming his friends’ Facebook walls. According to this Okayfuture interview with Lily Vanilli, his favourite Dragonball Z character is Vegeta because “he’s hard”. Check out his new album Finding, full stream via Okayfuture.

 

That’s all for now, folks. Here’s hoping we have some sweltering weather to enjoy dripping ice cream, sticky jelly sandals, stained rompers, rolled-up short sleeves, and missed connections.

– Katie

 

Quick Friday Grab Bag

BoatThe Tallest Tree (Dundas) – Soundcloud | Website | Facebook

I love how playful this track is! Reminds me of Daniel Lee (of Hooded Fang)’s vocals.

 

Growing Old – Southern Boutique (Austin) – Soundcloud | Bandcamp

Southern Boutique is the side project of James Marshall from Austin’s Tiger Waves (who we also love here at Music Between Friends), Tyler Wharen, and Joshua Kerl. They just dropped their new ST two days ago and it’s nice and relaxed, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Favourite tracks so far are Joanna and Growing Old.

 

Choose Yr Own Adventure – Sun Daes (Santa Barbara) – Bandcamp | Facebook

Speaking of sun-licked weekends, this California band makes gently frothy indie surf rock. According to guitarist Gabe, “We’re all students at UCSB and we spent the better part of our freshman year writing songs in the basement of our dorm, mostly pissing off people who were studying (???). we’ve come a long way (1 year) since then and we’re really excited to share those songs to people who aren’t currently studying.” There’s nothing I love more than a coupla loveable scamps making a mess of their dorm basement.

 

Into The Night  – Malka (London) – Soundcloud | Twitter

Tamara Schlesinger is the woman behind Malka, as well as the director of Tantrum Records, making her a real life #BOSSLADY.

 

Find Y.O.U. – TAPES () – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

The bells in this track are dreamy!

Free download via XLR8R 

 

Alright folks! Have a wonderful Friday afternoon! I’m off to go drink lemonade in Trinity Bellwoods and eat 5-cent candy until I develop minor ulcers.