Young Galaxy seems to be a band I always overlook, but immensely enjoy when I listen to their music. Their new song “Pretty Boy” is one of those songs that has that soft electronic pulse that gets into my head and pulls me in. Trapped there I am merciless to the radiant haunts of Catherine McCandless’ vocals. I’m anxiously awaiting Ultramarine, their new LP out in April on Paper Bag Records.
If there were ever a musical equivalant of rolling ocean waves that sounded nothing like rolling ocean waves…but more like pop harmonic and tonal representations of it…this would be it. Julian Lynch’sLines LP comes out at the end of March via Underwater Peoples.
Totally caught up in the constant vocal harmonized vocals from FI/SHE/S, a five piece band out of Paris. Also…it rocks. ”A Drive To The Psychos” is off their S/T EP which can be streamed on their website.
Cayucas (formerly Oregon Bike Trails) have announced a new LP, Big Foot, out on April 30th on Secretly Canadien. The first single just received the jittery semi-stop-motion treatment directed by CameronDutra (which you can view below). The song, which I’m totally digging, definitely drums up the skewed surf pop sound that I fell in love with back when OBT was the name. Of course this time the production is beefed up considerably and flies into that Odelay-zone. Totally caught me by surprise.
I wish more people made electronic pop music this concise. fyfe, a 23 year from London, leaves out the frills and effects and concentrates on well performed vocal hooks (slightly soulful, but not overdone), smooth synths, and some perfect guitar lines filtered in between. An EP is due out in March.
Baltimore’s Celebration has started a new series into the Electric Tarot called Albumin. The first two tracks, ”Tomorrow’s Here Today” and “Blood is the Brine (Death)” were just “shared in the ‘now’” via their website. Once an albums worth of material has been recorded and mastered they will release them all on vinyl. Download both new songs on their bandcamp.
Gainesville’s Kodak To Graph (Mikey Maleki) just released this mountain-top jam he made for a recent Lyfstyl comp Ad/ven/ture (he literally recorded it on top of a mountain). This has KTG’s organic beats in full force – perfect for dancing close to the sky.