Sharon Van Etten - Serpents
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is set to release her third album 'Tramp' in February on Jagjaguar. The album was recorded in Aaron Dessner from The National's studio and he also takes on production duties. The famous guests don't stop there, the dark and moody single 'Serpents' features members of The National, Doveman, The Walkmen and Wye Oak.
Sharon Van Etten - Serpents by Pretty Much Amazing
Sharon Van Etten's website
Buy the single.
The Bats - Simpletons
Underground heroes The Bats have been together for almost thirty years and in that time they're seen many of their New Zealand/Flying Nun Records contemporaries come and go. The influential indie rockers certainly have staying power, and this week they release new album 'Free All The Monsters' (on the legendary Flying Nun label of course) and you can pick up 'Simpletons' below.
Free download: Simpletons
The Bat's website
Buy the album.
Young Dreams - Young Dreams
Whether Young Dreams are named after the Elvis song of the same name is unclear, but it seems unlikely that The King is much of an influence on their eclectic dream-pop sound. The Norwegians are set to release their debut album next year and taken from it is 'Young Dreams', a breezy, tropical take on Beach Boys-style pop with a shimmery, distant yet intricate sound. It's absolutely lovely.
Young Dreams - Young Dreams by modularpeople
Young Dreams' website
Sea Lions - Grown Up
Californian five-piece Sea Lions release their debut album 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask' this week on the ever reliable Slumberland Records. Single 'Grown Up is a wonderful piece of summery, melodic indiepop that's both jangley and slightly fuzzy. Effortless, sweet, harmonious and rather addictive.
Sea Lions - Grown Up by Slumberland Records
Sea Lions' website
Buy the album.
Pujol - Mayday
Pujol - Mayday by The Wounded Jukebox
Buy the EP.
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