our favorite ukulele playing mississippian is back with his sophomore album this june and another track from do things has surfaced. we hear him flexing his synth muscles on “best friend” and we like it. complete with glittery disco flair, this track is weekend-rific. www.dentmay.com
the aussies are back with their second album this july and the title track is a fun and upbeat romp that will get anyone in the mood for a weekend play-fest. it’s been nearly four years since their debut, so fans are anxious, but this first taste is definitely our idea of happiness. www.vanshe.com
san fran’s tim cohen of the fresh & onlys is releasing a new album under his magic trick moniker this june. this track from ruler of the night is as the song title suggests, a heartbreaking diddy. it’s beautiful though, with a sweet throwback sound that makes it a perfect tune for the lonely-hearted. www.facebook.com/pages/magic-trick
these new york sisters are releasing their debut album next month. this haunting and romantic track is straight up addicting with 80′s synth cool that reminds us of berlin, and we like it. heck, we love it. their brand of goth-pop sounds like it’s getting moodier from their ep last year and we are so on board. www.zambri.net
mooonface – with siinai: heartbreaking bravery – headed for the door
another track from spencer krug’s new album as moonface has surfaced and it’s a near 8-minute dramatic beauty. with siinai: heartbreaking bravery sounds like it will be an interesting album, at the least, and we are waiting for the album’s release with anxious bells on. www.moonface.ca
the new zealand bunch are releasing their debut album next month. the lead track off electric hawaii is immediately catchy and playful with loads of cool spacey energy. start the week off right and grab this track as a freeby download on their bandcamp. www.opossommusic.com
sex pistols – nevermind the bollocks, here’s the sex pistols – pretty vacant
it’s 1977. the london boys release their first and only studio album. it’s no doubt one of the greatest albums of all time and nothing will ever compare. their role in music history is paramount and this album should be a part of everyone’s music collection.
spiritualized – sweet heart sweet light – hey jane
j spaceman returns with his seventh album next month and the first single from sweet heart sweet light and it’s accompanying video live up to high expectations. their songs are notoriously long and “hey jane” follows suit, making it the perfect vehicle for a narrative short. the video is a grim, yet gripping slice of life following a transwoman and her son with quite the ending. enjoy.
these nottingham boys are new on the block and the title track off their debut ep has been on constant rotation since i came across its delightful sounds. swingin’ is uber hazy, uber dreamy, and makes me uber happy. hence, it’s a perfect song to share on this lovely sunday. www.facebook.com/pages/wanderlings
parov stelar is australia’s marcus füreder and he’s been making swinging dance music for some time. swing is coming back big time and his new album, set for release next month, has touches of electronic swag perfect for a weekend romp. slick your patent leather shoes and get hip to it. www.parovstelar.com
it’s quite obvious we love the new york duo here. another track from their album has surfaced and is available for download here. they continue to prove themselves worthy of our love. shannon funchess is a perennial beast and the song is driving and razor sharp. may 1st couldn’t come sooner. www.lightasylum.com
the east coast bunch released their debut full length this week and it’s clear they are set out to make listeners warm and fuzzy. this single does just that. if the warming weather doesn’t make you want a vacation, than this tune will surely have you wising for a hammock and undisturbed afternoon naps. www.vacationermusic.com
the broolyn songstress just released her “leonard” single from tramp. the b-side is an acoustic stunner that is simple and arresting. it’s as powerful as anything on the album and a wonderful complement to the a-side. perfect for the quiet heart-achers. www.sharonvanetten.com
the parisian beauty’s debut album released overseas yesterday and it’s just in time for spring. the closing track is an airy and sugary delight that will have you smiling and tripping the light fantastic. here’s to a happy new season. www.facebook.com/minatindle
the seattle bunch just released their debut ep last month and played at sxsw last week. they are fuzzy, throw-back pop janglers that have a sound as sweet as the first day of spring tomorrow. pick a daisy and enjoy. www.facebook.com/detectiveagencyballard
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