Merchandise - In Nightmare Room
A quite formidable hunk of smouldering new-wave/goth/post-punk to get things going today. Taken from their album 'Children Of Desire', 'In Nightmare Room' is (like all their singles) a free download from Florida band Merchandise. We're yet to hear the whole record but they deserve some respect for coming up with a lo-fi, clanging treat as good as this.
Free download: 'In Nightmare Room'
Download the album for free
Prints - Wish
Remember the debut single by White Blush that we reviewed recently? If not, check it out because it's ace. Anyway, one half of that duo, vocalist Carol Rhyu has recently been working on another project called Prints who have posted two free tracks on their SoundCloud page. Our favourite is the awesome, ticking, electronic dreampop of 'Wish', which could happily have been called 'Whoosh'.
The Men - Candy
In terms of critical acclaim, few alternative bands this year have come close to the plaudits received by Brooklyn band The Men's third album 'Open Your Heart'. They're already planning a follow-up for next year, but before then there's the small matter of a huge autumn tour of the US and Europe. So to whet our appetites they're offering the semi-acoustic, punky 'Candy' for free.
Download 'Candy' for free by heading here
The Men's website
Stream the album in full
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Mighty Challenger - Take It
Tom Gluibizzi will be known to US indie fans as a member of the bands Psychic Ills and Hidden Fees, but he's added another string to his bow (he'll have enough for a bass soon) with new project Mighty Challenger who are offering the track 'Take It' as a freebie. It's an ace, skippy, experimental piece of psychedelia, and if you like this then dig further. This is just a B-side.
Mighty Challenger's website
Buy the single
Elen Never Sleeps - White Surrender
Wrapping things up is this EP on Gay Vegan Vinyl Cassette records (yes really) which is split between Elen Never Sleeps and Super VHS, with remixes courtesy of Occult You. We've picked the woozy and otherworldly 'White Surrender' by Elen Never Sleeps to stick here, but you might as well get yourselves over to bandcamp and grab the whole thing.
Elen Never Sleeps' website
Stream or download the EP
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