Art Decade - No One's Waiting
Kicking us off in truly majestic form are Boston band Art Decade and their new track 'No One's Waiting'. The band have an album set for a September release but until then this little stunner will easily satisfy our grand pop needs. With huge, swooping strings and flourishes of sound, this track has drama and ambition oozing from every pore. An album's worth of these would be unimaginably good.
Art Decade's website
Catch them live:
Aug 16 The Space, Hamden, CT
Oct 10 Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
Lockets - Surrender
Philadelphia band Lockets create electronic dreampop that draws on the synth sounds of days gone by as well as the current trend for all things ethereal. With a new EP set for release any time now, the group having been putting a few songs out on the net for our listening pleasure. These include the wonderful freebie 'Surrender', and having heard others we can tell you there's more where this came from.
Download 'Surrender' for free by heading here
Stream or buy the EP
Week Of Wonders - Piggybacks
Listening to this single from Seattle band Week Of Wonders you'd expect them to hail from the southern states such as California or Florida rather than up in Seattle. Mind you, they describe their sound as "tropical punk" so they're aiming for the exotic sounds which they manage to create here. 'Piggybacks' is like a little ball of aural sunshine that will brighten up your day.
Week Of Wonders' website
Evil Eyes - Shake The Dust
We've been waiting for more by Californian quartet Evil Eyes since featuring them in January. Well, the good news is they've been keeping themselves busy and have completed their debut album, 'Borderlines'. The even better news is that they're giving away new single 'Shake The Dust', and the even more better news is that it's a very special indie-rock tune.
Evil Eyes' website
Stream or buy the album
Baywaves - Figures
As we've said before, there's nothing wrong with a little mystery and myth in music, but we don't believe for one second that Baywaves are from Vanuatu. What we do believe is that the excellent, twangy, reverby guitar-pop of 'Figurines' is one half of their first single, the other track being 'To The North'. But by our reckoning, it's this B-side that's got the upper hand.
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