Casimer Pascal is the frontman of Detroit oddpop duo PAS/CAL, and has teamed up with his nephew VJ Casimir Caruso to release a series of one-off tracks. Info on the project is emigmatically scarce but if the rest of the tracks are as good as the twinkling 'Anne Cherchait l'Amour' then they're on to a winner.
Free download: Anne Cherchait l'Amour
Jacuzzi Boys - Automatic Jail
Miami garage-punks Jacuzzi Boys released their new album 'Glazin'' at the end of last month or Hardly Art Records. Keeping things simple, 'Automatic Jail' is the same kind of primal, punk fun that The Ramones were making 35 years ago, and it sounds just as fresh too.
Jacuzzi Boys - Automatic Jail by hardlyartrecords
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Buy the album.
Netherlands - Something Or Nothing
Netherlands (actually British and not to be confused with the rock band of the same name) could be a name you'er hearing more of soon. 'Something Or Nothing' is their debut and was produced by the same team as Anna Calvi and The Big Pink. This gorgeous acoustic number is yours for the price of an email address.
Netherlands - Something Or Nothing by Netherlands
'Something Or Nothing' is available from Musicglue
For more info or to pre order the 7" head here.
Wise Blood - Nosferatu
This single from Wise Blood's recent EP, 'These Wings' (released earlier this month on Dovecote Records) is drenched in echo and haunts the dark, nocturnal hinterland between post-punk and witch house. Spooky and oddly euphoric at the same time. Hit the download arrow and it's yours.
Wise Blood - Nosferatu by Dovecote Records
Wise Blood on Myspace
Buy the EP.
Family Band - Again
This emotive new track from Family Band was produced by Grizzly Bear's Dan Rossen as part of Weathervane's Shaking Through series. It's powerfull stuff, if they keep this up they could soon be recieving the same kind of plaudits as their producer's band.
Family Band - Again by wvmusic
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