American Babies' sophomore LP, Flawed Logic, will street on April 19 via Engine Room Recordings. The Philly band formed in 2007 around the Americana-inclined frontman Tom Hamilton. Hamilton recently returned home to collaborate with producer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man, Hoots and Hellmouth) on the new effort. Alt-country debut preview track, "Dance All Night," bears out the band's rootsy and meandering style. Check out tour dates at MySpace.
San Francisco garage-pop rockers The Fresh & Onlys will drop a new EP, called Secret Walls, on April 26 via Sacred Bones. Download or stream the surf rock-y western tune, "Do You Believe in Destiny?" The tracklist information and tour dates can be found right here.
Following a year of Pitchfork-and-Bethany-Cosentino-loving, noise pop outfit Wavves has been leaking fresh tracks on its blog, post-by-post. The latest one is "Horse Shoes," a gauzy surf-rock jam that has no shortage of noise or emasculated girl-group pop vocals—what else would we expect from Nathaniel Williams?
Julian Lynch's third album is entitled Terra and its the quick successor to his 2010 underrated gem, Mare. Check out the raga'd out and jazzy opening title track above. The Madison, WI, musician is currently enrolled in a joint PhD program in Ethnomusicology and Anthropology. He knows his stuff, folks. Terra drops April 26 on Underwater Peoples. (via Altered Zone/Visitation Rites)
Rose Elinor Dougall track “Start/Stop/Synchro” got an extra boost of dreamy thanks to a remix from Dark Dark Horse. While the sentiment is the same, bone is the harpsichord opening and uptempo swells. I know I'll never be her…sigh. Listen to the track above. (www.myspace.com/roseelinordougallmusic)
Watch Radiohead's brand new video for "Lotus Flower." (So glad I'm a serious night owl.) This clip is actually kind of funny. Radiohead have brought forward the digital release of their new LP, The King of Limbs, by 24 hours with the LP now being sent to those who pre-ordered it earlier this week. This is the statement on XL Recordings' site:
"With everything ready on their website, the band decided to bring forward the release by a day rather than wait until the planned date of Saturday, Feb 19 to deliver the music." Whoa, that's today... The Los Angeles radio station KROQ has the whole thing streaming on Soundcloud. (via Pretty Much Amazing):
XL will release the full-length on CD and vinyl on March 28. Pro-tip: Watch the dancing leeprechaun-miner with 1080p resolution.
Download this mesmerizing, sub-100-bpm tune off Nicolas Jaar's excellent Space Is Only Noise. The 20-year-old Providence-via-New York-via-Chile Jaar's downtempo techno-lounge jazz artist recently released the LP via the Parisian imprint, Cirus Company.