Furns: “Don’t Tell Me No” MP3

Feb 05, 2016

Furns has done slow and slinky. But now, they’re adding bit of swagger to their sensuous sound. “Don’t Tell Me No,” is another delicious piece of electro R&B, equal parts wistful and downright joyful. And synths a’ plenty.  Listen below. If this your bag, be sure to revisit previous single “Swim Away” here. Their self-titled debut album is out now. 


Andy Ferro

“Crystal Tongue” MP3 Stream

Feb 05, 2016

Nashville singer/songwriter Andy Ferro has shared "Crystal Tongue," the latest song from his forthcoming LP Muirhead. The track recalls the unfussy melodicism of vintage Sun Records singles, but filters this sweetness through a shaggy stoner sensibility. It's a tricky cross-pollination, but Ferro manages to make it feel offhanded and natural (and he pulls all this off in under two minutes). Listen below. Muirhead is due out 2/26 via Rough Beast Records.


Kane Strang

“Things Are Never Simple” MP3 Stream

Feb 04, 2016

New Zealander Kane Strang has shared "Things Are Never Simple," another track from his forthcoming LP Blue Cheese (due out February 26 on Ba Da Bing/Flying Nun). Below, you can listen to the song, which effortlessly blends off-kilter atmospherics and immediate melodies. Also be sure to head back and check out his prior single, "Full Moon, Hungry Sun."



Last month, Mt. Si (a new project featuring Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel of Kisses, and Classixx's Michael David) surfaced with the single "Either / Or." Now you can stream the group’s entire debut EP, The Limits, which is due out this Friday on Cascine. Listen below.


Gang of Youths

“Magnolia” Video

Feb 02, 2016

Australia's Gang of Youths has shared a video for their track "Magnolia," which was taken from the album The Positions. Below, you can watch the clip, which manages to capture the balance of desperation and catharsis that propels the song.



“Mosquito Bitten” MP3 Stream

Feb 01, 2016

Brooklyn trio WRITER has shared "Mosquito Bitten," a single from their forthcoming LP Principle Web (due out April 8 on Small Plates). Though the band has affixed a "grunge" tag to the track, it's less angst-ridden, quiet-loud crunch than it is contemporary malaise outfitted in a warmly melancholic fuzz-pop aesthetic. Listen below.



“Buy This Record” (Milk ‘N’ Cookies Cover) MP3 Stream

Jan 29, 2016

Power pop aficionados EZTV and Nic Hessler have teamed up to cover "Buy This Record," a track from genre cult favorites Milk ‘N' Cookies. Appropriately enough, the track, which takes a wry, satirical look at the music industry, will be available as a Record Store Day 7" from Captured Tracks. Listen below, and check out the original song here.




Summer Flake

“Shoot and Score” MP3 Stream

Jan 28, 2016

Below, you can listen to "Shoot and Score," the latest from Australia's Summer Flake. It's a vaguely doomy yet fluid crawler of a single, embossed with airy harmonies that offset the sonic smoke damage left by smoldering alt-pop guitar riffs. The track was taken from Hello Friends, an upcoming album set for an April release through Rice is Nice.