Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"Visions At The Stars" by Spinning Coin

Finally, Glasgow's Spinning Coin are back with a release.  Well, almost back with a release.  The two-song 7" Visions At The Stars actually won't be released until August 30, which is nearly two years after their excellent album Permo (our feature here).  However, the A-side is available to tickle your music receptors right now with the breezy guitar pop that earns "favorite" status around WYMA headquarters.  Apparently, we will need to wait a month to hear B-side "Not A Dream".

Spinning Coin are Sean Armstrong (vocals/guitar), Jack Mellin (vocals/guitar), Rachel Taylor (bass/vocals), and Chris White (drums).  Visions At The Stars will be released in digital and vinyl formats via the Geographic Music imprint of Domino Record Company

Various sites to stream Visions At The Stars

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Possible Humans - Everybody Split (August repress)

We usually don't revisit our posts, but we are making an exception for Everybody Split, the 2019 album by Australian band Possible Humans. When we covered the album earlier in the year it was available in Australia and New Zealand via Hobbies Galore, but did not have the backing of a North American label. However, Trouble In Mind (which has made a major and appreciated effort to bring good Australian and New Zealand bands to North American ears) is releasing Everybody Split on August 2.  So none of you Northern Hemisphere possible humans miss your second chance at a very good album, here is a reprise of our feature:

The world is full of possibilities, and promise inherent in that fact seems to be the fuel for the creative impulses of Melbourne's Possible Humans.  On Everybody Split, their new album, the five piece digs deep into intriguing guitar jams that adroitly walk the tightrope between guitar pop and free form rock.  With riffs neatly balancing hooks, and the urgency of tracks like "Stinger" balanced by the psychedelic pop of "Born Stoned" (almost 12 minutes long, and worth every second of your time), the alleged homo sapiens seem about as far away from corporate rock as you can get, and they do it with joy, skill and a lack of pretense.

The five guys that are Possible Humans are Leon Cranswick, Samuel Tapper, Steve Hewitt, Adam Hewitt, and Mark Hewitt.

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Bandcamp for Everybody Split
Trouble In Mind Records page for Everybody Split

James Clarke Five - Parlour Sounds

Good music, good fun: Parlour Sounds by the James Clarke Five.  Calling to mind great British guitar pop of The Kinks and their contemporaries, perhaps the exuberant pop of Emmit Rhodes, and Mods such as The Jam, it is the project of James Hughes.  James also was a member of The Cherry Boys in the '80s -- a band that deserved a longer career.  Summer isn't over in the Northern Hemisphere, and Parlour Sounds clearly is a summer album. Dive in to the Kinksian opener, followed by the soulful '70s rock swing of "Rock and Roll (Took Me to the River)".  "Under Your Skin" lives up to its name, and as a bonus it invades your brain like the proper earworm that it is.  This is music played with a smile and plenty of pep, and it will be received the same way by the listener.

Parlour Sounds is out now in digital and CD formats via This Is Beautiful Music.

Bandcamp for Parlour Sounds
Label page for Parlour Sounds

Monday, July 29, 2019

Strange Ranger - Remembering the Rockets

Strange Ranger continue their journey.  Physically, the band was formed in Montana, relocated to Portland, Oregon and then, again, to Philadelphia.  Musically, for their third album Remembering The Rockets the band has transitioned from a more emo approach to a broader guitar pop/melodic alternative rock sound.  For our tastes, the music offered on the current album is quite appealing.  The rhythm section is robust and the guitars and keys swirl brightly.  And while the lyrical content can be melancholy, the overall vibe is warm, welcoming, and invariably melodic.  We are particularly taken with the opening track, "Leona", and "Sunday", which reminds us of The Cure.  Treat your ears some Strange Ranger, they likely will thank you.

Remembering The Rockets is out now via Tiny Engines.

Bandcamp for Remembering the Rockets
Tiny Engines

"Change of Heart" by Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes

The only complaint we have regarding Swedish four-piece Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes is that they are taking a long, long time to release a debut album.  However, we understand that this flaw will be rectified soon.  And based on the evidence provided by new single "Change of Heart", the care the band takes in crafting their music probably tells us why the first album has taken so long.  What a great way to begin a Monday!

Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes are Siri Sjöberg, Tilde Hansen, Lias Mahfoud, and Edvin Arleskär.  "Change of Heart" is out as a digital release via Rama Lama Records.

Bandcamp for "Change of Heart"
Various links for "Change of Heart"

Friday, July 26, 2019

Mike Gale - Summer Deluxe

Summer Deluxe, the recent album by Mike Gale, the former frontman for UK band Co-pilgrim, proves that the textures of summer need not only be variations of bright sunshine.  On this eleven-track beauty Gale wields keys and guitars to combine sparkling sunshine with hazy melancholy producing a multifaceted set of pop songs that delight with the first listen, yet manage to reveal even more with each repeat.  Romance, joy, peace, and moody reflection swirl through the songs buoyed by perfectly crafted arrangements.  In fact, a clear highlight is the instrumental title track -- a perfect summer song suggestive of sitting in the park sipping lemonade.  When it fades out we want to scream "No! Come back!"  But then we find that there is no need to panic, because the following "Jump Start My Heart" amply delivers the promise of its title.  And that isn't really surprising, because this album is packed with great songs.  As we head into the languid days of August, this may become your chosen soundtrack.

Summer Deluxe is out now in digital and CD formats.  See the Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for Summer Deluxe
Bandcamp for various Mike Gale recordings

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mick Trouble - It's The Mick Trouble LP

It's The Mick Trouble LP is an album that likely will put a smile on the face of guitar pop fans, especially the fans of '80s British guitar pop and some '60s British Invasion bands.  There is a back story about Mick Trouble being a UK musician from several decades ago whose recordings are finally getting the release they deserve.  It is a cute enough story, but we won't spend any more time with it because it isn't true (although we did fall for it hook, line and sinker when the EP was released last year).  In fact, Mick Trouble is Jed Smith of My Teenage Stride and Jeanines.  The important fact is that Jed has crafted a set of songs that could well have been written and performed by a decades-ago talent who was influenced by Nick Lowe, Television Personalities, The Jazz Butcher and Wreckless Eric. And that is more than enough for us.  Expect jangle, rubbery bass, pop hooks, a punk-influenced performance style and some tongue in cheek humor aimed at British culture.

Jed did all the work himself -- you should reward him.

Bandcamp for the album

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

"More to Enjoy" by Cool Sounds

When searching for cool sounds to soothe your ears a good place to look is, well, Cool Sounds.  The perfectly named Melbourne band delights us with every recording, and new single "More to Enjoy" is as aptly named as its creators.  The release of the single also coincides with the announcement of the band's next album, which also is titled More to Enjoy.  The album will be out on September 20 via Osborne Again Music, Hotel Motel Records, and Meritorio Records, but you can pre-order it now.  And if you are in Europe, you may be able to here the new, cool sounds while the band is on tour.  Here is the link for European tour dates for Cool Sounds, Lachlan Denton, and Nathan Roche.

Bandcamp or "More To Enjoy"
Various links for "More To Enjoy" or album pre-orders
Osborne Again Music
Hotel Motel Records
Meritorio Records

"I Won't Be Found" by Galileo's Fan

A midweek gift for your ears: Please unwrap the sweet single "I Won't Be Found" by Galileo's Fan.  The band is comprised of siblings Fi and Martin Vass, who are from the Scottish Highlands.  The song is the title track for their debut album, which will be released September 16 via GF Records.  Today's treat features perfect vocals by Fi and an anthemic arrangement that evokes the wide open spaces of the northern coast of the Highlands.  Enjoy!

Spotify for single

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

"Patterns Prevail" by Young Guv

Yes, there is a lot of good new music out right now, but that won't keep us from thrilling you with "Patterns Prevail", another gem from the upcoming GUV I by Toronto's Young Guv.  Every song we have heard is top drawer, and you should be eager to add the album to your library.

Bandcamp for GUV I
Run For Cover Records page for pre-order of GUV I

"In The Air" by Allah Las (video)

The wait for the next Allah Las album has been far too long, but it ends in October.  And while that still leaves us with a long wait, we have the video form of album track "In The Air" to help us bridge the gap.  The visuals should please fans of the cult movie Weekend At Bernie's, and the music should please fans of the band's heavenly brand of Southern California psychedelic pop.  For our part, we are very, very pleased.

Allah Las are Matt Correia, Spencer Dunham, Miles Michaud, and Pedrum Siadatian.  LAHS will be out on October 11 via Mexican Summer.

Various links to pre-order LAHS

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sail By Summer - Casual Heaven

William Hut (vocals/guitar) and Jens Kristian (keys/programming) have a magical artistic connection which manifests itself in grand-scale pop tunes inspired by the grandeur of Western Norway and shaded by Nordic melancholy.  The project is Sail By Summer, and the fruits of their collaboration are embodied in new album Casual Heaven.  The songs melodic and the arrangements are thoughtfully detailed without being fussy.  The emotional content is touching and genuine, but doesn't detract from the sonic celebration of the sea, the mountains, the fjords, and the whole of the natural beauty surrounding Bergen.  For us, a plane ticket to Norway is out of the question at the moment, but Casual Heaven will tide us over.  Quite simply, this music makes our hearts feel good.

Casual Heaven is released via Apollon Records.

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Apollon Records

Shake Some Action - Thirty Nine

James Hall's Shake Some Action is a too-well-kept Seattle secret.  With echoes of The Feelies and R.E.M., the band flies the local flag for power pop and psychedelic rock.  Their extensive catalog can be accessed via their webpage, but we are writing today to focus your attention on their brand spanking new album, Thirty Nine.  The twelve tracks display plenty of muscle while not ignoring the pop end of the spectrum, resulting in a supercharged set of jangle, hooks, and rumbling bass and drums.  We assure you that Thirty Nine is a good way to start the week.

Bandcamp for album

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Proctors - Letters to the Girl / Footsteps

Sure, the Letters to the Girl 7" by The Proctors isn't released until next Friday.  But with the vinyl edition limited to 250 copies, we are obliged to advise you that you might want to consider purchasing sooner rather than later.  Of course, it will be available in digital format as well, and you should be proud to own it in either case.  The single begins with the title track, with the rush of sound and jangle that we expect and love from The Proctors.  B-side "Footsteps" has a wonderfully atmospheric dream pop vibe that suggests that this record really is a double A-side.  Your favorite will depend on your mood at the moment, but there is no wrong choice.

The Proctors are Gavin Priest, Margaret Calleja, Phil Guest, Lisa Bouvier, and Thomas Aherne.  Letters to the Girl 7" is available via Shelflife Records.

Shelflife Records
Bandcamp for Letters to the Girl 7"

Friday, July 19, 2019

Theatre Royal - Singles 2010-18

We like being hip and knowing a lot about the world of indie rock. We even like pretending that we are hip and know a lot about the world of indie rock, even when our knowledge lags behind our ambition.  But we aren't going to pretend here -- until a couple of days ago we were unfamiliar with Theatre Royal.  However, a chance viewing of some commentary on our Twitter feed (including a recommendation by Wally of The Beautiful Music label link), let us to one of our more delightful discoveries lately.  So we would like to share with you the most excellent Singles 2010-18, a collection of 22 songs released by the band between ... well, you just read the title, so you know.

Wielding two guitars and boasting an aggressive rhythm section, this four-piece dishes out classic up-tempo west coast rock adorned with sweet harmonies.  We have been playing it repeatedly since we found the Bandcamp link, and we highly recommend that you do the same. The only aspect of this record that makes us sad is that we have gone almost an entire decade no listening to a band that would have been one of our favorites had we known.  We will make amends.

The good lads of Theatre Royal are Oliver, Robert, Jon, and Bendan.  Singles 2010-18 is out now in digital and CD formats.

Bandcamp for Singles 2010-18

Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Smoke You Right Out Of Here" by David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights

Whether you want good news or not, we are delivering good news: David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights will release a new album titled Bobbie's A Girl in September.  Of course, David is well-known as guitarist and co-founder of seminal Dunedin, New Zealand band The Clean.  But he also has had a notable musical career outside of The Clean, with solo albums as well as recording with others as David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights.  The new album will consist of ten tracks, and you need wait no more to hear number two - "Smoke You Right Out Of Here".

In addition to David Kilgour, the members of the band are Thomas Bell, Tony de Raad, and Taane Tokona.  Bobbie's A Girl will be out in digital, CD and vinyl formats on September 20 via Merge Records.

Bandcamp for Bobbie's A Girl
Merge Records page for Bobbie's A Girl
Various links to pre-order Bobbie's A Girl

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Subshine - Easy Window

Ole Gunnar Gundersen writes and performs as Subshine after a stint as singer and songwriter of Lorraine.  A series of singles now leads to his debut album, Easy Window.  If you are experiencing summer (or just wishing you were experiencing summer) and are in love, this is a very good album for you right now.  In fact, if you aren't in love right now these songs may help you feel as if you were in love, and it is hard to buy that feeling any other way that is legal.

The songs are melodic, hopeful, romantic and superbly crafted.  There is a nice balance between the slower paced ballads and the upbeat tunes that likely will prompt a dance step or two.  But even in the latter arrangements, Gundersen eschews the au currant 'big drop' and sticks with the classic electro pop approach we all loved in past decades.  If some of these songs remind you of New Order, you won't be alone, and certainly won't be disappointed.  It is an enjoyable, 'feel-good' listen, and we like pulling it out frequently to recharge the positive vibes.

Easy Window is out in vinyl, digital and CD formats via Norwegian label Apollon Records.

Apollon Records
Twitter (Apollon Records)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Kool Aid - Family Portrait EP

In the past we have featured several compilations and individual records released by Christchurch collective Melted Ice Cream, so we didn't have any hesitation in diving in when we discovered the new Family Portrait EP by Melted Ice Cream super band Kool Aid.  The members are Jamie Stratton, Violet French, Luke Towart, Ben Dodd, Brian Feary, and Spencer Hall, many or all of whom have played on other recordings featured here.  The six tracks here range from free-wheeling indie rock to breezy summer psychedelia.  Short? Perhaps, but it makes a big impression.

Bandcamp Family Portrait EP
Melted Ice Cream

Trash Kit - Horizon

Trash Kit are not one of those bands that produce an album or two a year, but the pace of their output is due to he application of creative energy to the multiple other projects in which its members are engaged rather than a lack of creative energy.  We think all those varied musical experiences combine to great effect, and the proof is right before us in Horizon, their third album and their first since 2014.  The music here is surging, adventuresome, and brightly colored.  Rachel Aggs' intricate, African-influenced guitar certainly is a notable element, but is only one of the many highlights.  The instrumentation is varied and detailed (with assistance from several contributors) and the melodies sparkle.  The vocals are interesting both for the lyrical content and the presentation, with call and response, speak-sing and interrogatives providing immediacy and impact.  The template is simple -- find a groove, work it well and decorate it with flair.  The results are stunning and oh so pleasurable.

The members of Trash Kit are Rachel Aggs (guitar/vocals), Rachel Horwood (drums/vocals), and Gil Partington (bass).  Horizon is out now via London label Upset the Rhythm.

Trash Kit's blog
Upset the Rhythm page for vinyl and CD formats

Monday, July 15, 2019

"Club DZ" by Acid Arab

As fans of Acid Arab, the dudes that bring middle eastern and Parisian club music together in intoxicating fashion, we are thrilled that they have announce a new album.  Jdid will be available in October via label Crammed Discs.  Our first hint of the upcoming album is the thumping "Club DZ".  Start your week out with a great tune!

Acid Arab originally consisted of Guido Minisky and Herve Carvalho.  Their roster now includes Pierrot Casanova, Nicholas Borne, and Kenzi Bourras, as well.

Various links to buy/stream "Club DZ"
Bandcamp for pre-order of Jdid

Friday, July 12, 2019

"Roll With Me" by Young Guv

What may be the top power pop album of the summer will arrive on August 2.  The title is Guv I, and it is the latest full length by Toronto's Ben Cook, aka Young Guv.  Known for his work in F'cked Up and No Warning, Cook has issued albums, EPs and singles as Young Guv for a decade and that project remains our favorite version of the musician.  Take the album for a test drive with the new digital single "Roll With Me". 

Guv I will be released via Run For Cover Records

Various links to buy/stream "Roll With Me"
Bandcamp for Guv I
Pre-Order page for Guv I in vinyl at Run for Cover Records

Thursday, July 11, 2019

"I'll Go Home" by Campfires

Our inbox has been crowded lately with excellent albums that deserve our attention, but we frequently are distracted by terrific singles that demand repeated listens.  One jewel that hit our ears this week is "I'll Go Home" by Campfires.  The song has a '60s folk rock/British Invasion vibe with jangling, twanging guitars and sweet vocals.  It is so good that it made us sad that Campfires' latest album was in 2013, but we brightened up again when our research department advised us that "I'll Go Home" is taken from new album, Fare Trax, which will be released August 30 via Fire Talk.

Campfires is the project of Jeff Walls, who resides in Portland, Oregon.  Fare Trax will be available in digital and vinyl formats.

Bandcamp Fare Trax
Label page to order Fare Trax

Various Artists - The Moon and Back

UK record label wiaiwya ("where it's at is where you are") is a treasure.  All the labels we follow choose good artists and release quality music -- if they didn't, we wouldn't follow them.  But wiaiwya is one of the labels that does some additional things we love, such as their single series that features the work of both established artists/bands and, sometimes, interesting one-off collaborations of artist/bands. Also worthy of praise are their compilations.  As a matter of fact, we are writing this feature today to alert you to one of those compilations: The Moon And Back - One Small Step For Global Pop.  Inspired by and celebrating the Apollo 11 adventure to the moon, the album consists of 38 tracks from some of the most loved indie pop artists in the solar system.  We won't give you a run down, because there are too many to cover in a fair manner, but also because one of the joys of this album is wandering through the tracks and thrilling to new music by your favorite artists and new music by new favorite artists.  As music writers, we are familiar with many pop musicians, but we still discovered new people and bands to follow.  So without further preamble, we will prime the pump with a few tracks, and then send you to Bandcamp to embark on your own adventure.

Bandcamp for album

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

"Distance" by Matveï

Time for some travelling music for our evening commute, and the spot of honor goes to "Distance" by Montreal-based Frenchman Matveï.  The euphoric house track features delightful and unexpected accents and features vocals by UK singer Alyss.  The producer's debut EP will be available later this year via French label Kitsune.


"Message To You" Strange Ranger

When sifting through submissions for songs to feature, one that stood out is "Message To You" by Strange Ranger.  It is taken from their upcoming album, Remembering The Rockets, which will be out on July 26 via Tiny Engines.  If this track is any indication, the album will be very good.

Strange Ranger are Isaac, Fred, Nathan, and Fiona. The band was formed in Bozeman, Montana, but now resides in Philadelphia.

Bandcamp for Remembering The Rockets
Tiny Engines

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"Bizzo And Tophat" by Terry

We have been fans of Melbourne band Terry for a long time (our first post about them was in January 2016).  However, we just discovered that they have a new EP titled Who's Terry coming out next week via UK label Upset the Rhythm.  This band's music has a completely captivating sound suggesting Television Personalities masquerading as The Kinks.  But with an Australian accent.  Check out one of the EP's tracks below, and mark your calendars for July 19.  Better yet, just pre-order at the link below.

Upset The Rhythm page to pre-order Who's Terry

Charcoal Burners - The Best Day You Could Imagine

The best day you could imagine? Well, everyone needs to determine that for themselves.  But we suggest that we all are having a pretty good day when an album as good as The Best Day You Could Imagine is available for 'name your price' on Bandcamp. The record is the creation of the generous souls comprising Charcoal Burners, a Dunedin, New Zealand indie rock trio.  The sound is big and deep, with bottomless bass and cavernous drums.  The guitar work is excellent, sometimes joining the rhythm section's wall of sound and, at other times, slashing away in '90s alt rock fashion. The Best Day You Could Imagine is twelve tracks of deeply satisfying rock that deserves to be played loud and often.

Charcoal Burners are Andrew Spittle (guitar/vocals), Sally Lonie (bass/vocals), Finn (drums).  The members of the band have a long and productive history, and you can view past records at the last Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for The Best Day You Could Imagine
Bandcamp for other records

The Martial Arts - I Used To Be The Martial Arts

For exercise of the noncompetitive sort, we tend to run or cycle.  However, today we give time to the martial arts.  No, we aren't going to hit anyone (although we probably could compile a list of worthy targets without much trouble).  Our focus is on the latest solo release by Glasgow's Paul Kelly, whose project is named The Martial Arts.  Paul keeps busy participating in other projects such as BMX Bandits, Dr. Cosmos Tape Lab, Teen Canteen, and Carla J. Easton, but he has now delivered the I Used To Be The Martial Arts EP for our summer pleasure.  Consisting of four songs, the EP delivers perfectly crafted upbeat pop melodies, packed with hooks and ample detail to delight our ears and move our feet.  Check out the glammy "New Performance" below, and then head to the label page for the EP or your favorite digital outlet.

 I Used To Be The Martial Arts is out now via Last Night From Glasgow.

Last Night From Glasgow page for EP
Bandcamp for previous releases

Monday, July 8, 2019

The BV's - Cartography

One of the blog writing activities we most enjoy is alerting our readers about music they might not otherwise hear.  We think Cartography by The BV's may be a good example.  The band consists of Fred and Josh, and they list their locations as Falmouth and Ausburg, and according to our ears their musical creations span jangle pop, shoegaze and dream pop.  This is a very good set of songs, and we think it deserves your attention.  Check out a few tracks below and, if you like them, check out the Bandcamp link.

Cartography is out now via Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten. The vinyl and CD versions are sold out, but you still can download a digital copy.

Bandcamp for Cartography

Sunday, July 7, 2019

"Lift Off" by Parsnip

Melbourne's Parsnip probably has given more than a little thought as to how to give a bit of polish and shine to the announcement that they are going to release When The Tree Bears Fruit, their debut LP, at the end of August.  It seems to us that they have hit it on the nose with the announcement that they have signed to Trouble In Mind Records and then shared the lead single, "Lift Off".  A shaggy, youthful sounding summer jam, the song should indeed lift off everyone's expectations for the album.

Parsnip is Paris Richens, Carolyn Hawkins, Stella Rennex, and Rebecca Liston.  Note that for fans in Australia and New Zealand,  will be available via Anti Fade Records.

Bandcamp for "Lift Off"
Bandcamp for pre-order of When The Tree Bears Fruit
TroubleIn Mind Records

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Stars On Fire - Blue Skies Above

Stars On Fire is Christopher Mark, a Californian residing in Seoul.  His music attracts labels such as shoegaze, indie pop, jangle pop and noise pop.  But Christopher describes it as scrappy jangle pop for people with short attention spans, and we think that fits just fine.  But you don't need to take our word for it, or even Christopher's word for it, as his debut album Blue Skies Above is right here, right now.  As advertised, it is a noisy, jangling rush of melancholy pop that suits our ears.  We intend to give it plenty of play this holiday weekend under our own (we hope) blue skies.  We suggest that you do the same.

Blue Skies Above is available now in digital and CD formats via Jigsaw Records.  See the Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for Blue Skies Above

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Chris Staples - Holy Moly

Chris Staples' career spans groups and solo work in indie rock, pop, and folky singer songwriter ventures.  He began in Florida, but now resides in Seattle.  As a solo artist, Chris' songwriting is introspective.  However, the execution -- even with gentle, slow tempo tunes -- displays a knack for melody and pop expression.  His talents are well displayed on Holy Moly, which was released via Barsuk Records last week.  The album begins with the comfortable pop of "World On Fire", and then invites everyone to wiggle their hips with title tune "Holy Moly".  The following tracks find the album settling into a soft, summery folk-pop.  If one had heard "Holy Moly" first, one might initially be disappointed that the other songs are not similarly constructed.  But we suggest giving the entire album a chance.  In fact, it may well compete to be your music of choice for time in the afternoon breeze with a favorite beverage.

Bandcamp for Holy Moly
Barsuk Records

Monday, July 1, 2019

"I Might Disappear" by Mermaidens

Today brought the good news that New Zealand post punk trio Mermaidens will release new album Look Me In The Eye on September 6 via Flying Nun Records.  They also announced September shows in the UK, which we have listed at the bottom of the post.  But for our immediate enjoyment, we have album track "I Might Disappear", as the soundtrack for a video of the band enjoying their time on tour.  They seem to like beer and wine -- perhaps we should audition.

UK Tour Dates
Saturday 21st September - Elsewhere, Margate
Sunday 22nd September - The Library, Oxford
Monday 23rd September - The Hug And Pint, Glasgow
Tuesday 24th September - Picture House Social, Sheffield
Wednesday 25th September - Old Blue Last, London

Summer Cannibals - Can't Tell Me No"

Can't Tell Me No is well conceived and well performed rock and roll with a big dose of  'don't tread on me' defiance (personal, not political), arriving just in time for your summer playlists (and for our US readers, your July 4th barbecue).  The album is the fourth from Portland band Summer Cannibals, and is their first for the Tiny Engines label.   While the band's approach to their craft varies little - expect riffs, hooks, big choruses and noise -- their execution hits the sweet spot and the lyrics have a genuine bite born of fraught personal and professional relationships.  This album is the soundtrack of a band reclaiming their professional and personal lives, and they do it with passion and flair.

Summer Cannibals are Jessica Boudreaux, Cassi Blum, Devon Shirley, and Ethan Butman.  Can't Tell Me No is out now in all formats.  See the Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for Can't Tell Me No
Tiny Engines pre-order page for album