Here are some new singles from a few bands we follow:
Winnipeg, Canada's uber talented Hipster Death Squad offers "Good Times Again" as a free download. The guy is unsigned, so everyone's A&R guys are not earning their keep.
Twitter ( @HpstrDthSqd )
And someone's A&R people are doing the right job, because Seattle's Hardly Art has La Sera on their roster. La Sera is the delightful side project of Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls. And we have this new song from Ms Goodman, "Please Be My Third Eye" --
La Sera - Please Be My Third Eye by The 405
Hardly Art will release the band's sophomore release, Sees the Light, later this year.
Aloha Tigers are a dream pop band from Bloomington, Illinois, consisting of consisting of singer/multi-intrumentalist Nick Aister and producer Michael Wharfield. Their new single is "The Kind of Girl U Like". It is being released by Scottish label Kirkcudbright Tape Club. The guys have recorded a self-titled EP as well.
Aloha Tigers - The Kind of Girl U Like by kirkcudbrighttapeclub
The band is offering some free downloads at this Reverbnation link.
We highlighted Glasgow darkwave band Aggi Doom a few moths ago. Here is their cover of "Boys are Boys" by '60s proto-punk band The Monks. This version is called "Boys Are Boys (and girls are choice)". If you like it, it is a free download:
Aggi Doom is Claudia Nova (vocals, keyboard),
Hillary Van Scoy (vocals, guitar), Joan Sweeney (vocals, bass), and Scott Caruth (vocals, drums). The are associated with the We Can Still Picnic collective that includes Wake the President, POST and other bands I've written about here. And while we're at it, "Loving Kind" is set for release in May:
The Mallard, from San Francisco, is releasing an album, Yes On Blood, early this year on Castle Face Records, and we are anticipating good things. In advance of that release, we have the single "Vines":
Vines by The Mallard
The Mallard is comprised of Greer McGettrick (guitar/vocals) and Dylan Tidyman-Jones (drums/vocals) and Dylan Edrich (bass). Their music is a garage/psych rock. There are several more songs at the Soundcloud link below. Here is "I Listen to Lyrics Last" --
I listen to Lyrics Last by The Mallard
Here is a nicely building track of electro-rock called "Zut Alors" from Edinburgh's My Tiny Robots--
Zut Alors by My Tiny Robots
My Tiny Robots are Gareth Anderson, Dylan Childs, Ryan Marinello, and Russell Williams. Their label is Wood Thief Recordings.
And here is the excellent November 2011 release, "Guild of Giants"--