The Zephyrs are a band that seem to have been around for a while – they’re gearing up to release their fifth album. They’ve signed with Mogwai’s Rock Action label and the Madrid-based Acuarela at various points, and steamed through heavy European tour schedules before going on hiatus in 2005.
Chilled out, like a cross between Elbow, Thirteen Senses and Travis’ more artistic moments, enjoy a free MP3 from their album ‘Fool of Regrets’, released 6 September 2010 on Club AC30, and the video to new single ‘Creative Faith’.
Superhumanoids are a Los Angeles four piece, set up as an electronic experiment to “escape the everyday of the everyday” so they say. Their songs are full of lush spaced-out, kaleidoscopic sounds and something a bit different. Think of Monarchy or Miike Snow after (quite a few) “interesting” substances.
As a bit of an introduction, we’ve got a great remix of one of our favourite Local Natives tracks…. listen, download and enjoy below:
In a similar vein as Tom McRae and Joshua Radin, Josh Ritter does that slow, fragile guitar stuff with amazing tales that I so love. Download this and wake up slowly this morning.
Sky Larkin have never really been one of those bands that I’ve paid tonnes of attention to. However when I popped their new album, Kaleide, on for a spin the other day when walking to work, I fell in love – it’s the sort of good ol’ fashioned indie guitar stuff that Wichita manage to just attract so effortlessly to their label. Their new album, Kaleide sadly leaked onto the interwebs last week, so you can stream it for free on their official website, or be a really good person and do the right thing and pre-order their album that’s out on 9th August (also from their official website). Download the title track from the album below, and a rather creepy remix of the first track, Still Windmills. Download, listen and enjoy…
MP3: Sky Larkin – Kaleide
I first saw Annuals when they supported The National way back in 2007, but things have gone kind of quiet since then. So imagine my childlike excitement at seeing them on the NME website with a track that is typically off-kilter – starting off all summery and Caribbean, it’s a pretty euphoric song with pretty dark lyrics. Take a dash of Flaming Lips, a hint of Mew and a bit dollop of Arcade Fire and you’re not even half way there. Check them out and fall in love. Seriously.