After announcing their upcoming Cyclical LP, Australia via London 4-piece Kins have unveiled "Little Dancer".
Won't lie, the Maccabees previous album Given To The Wild didn't really do it for me. When you've grown almost side-by-side with the musical progression of a band, you tend to have a different outlook on their music. I'm not saying it wasn't any good, I'm just saying I didn't fall in love with it in the same way as previous albums. After hearing "Something Like Happiness" I felt more comfortable. They sound like their usual selves - to me - and whether Given To The Wild was lauded by mainstream music journalists or not, this album sounds like it's going to push more of my buttons than its predecessor.
It's that time again, we're on the stroke of summer and there's a whole new batch of brilliant anticipated albums on the verge of release. We spend a lot of time rattling on about the quality of specific track releases and a lot of those bands and musicians don't even make it to the point of releasing an album. So in honour of all those with the ability, luck and determination to get there - these anticipated posts are for you. Yes, some of the releases are through major labels, offshoots, subsidiaries, blah blah blah lets be clear - these albums are here on our merit, nothing else.
Not heard from Santa Barbara's Gardens & Villa since Dunes was out last year but it's good to hear them back with "Fixations", taking a slightly different path but a good one none-the-less. New LP Music For Dogs has been slated for release on August 21st via Secretly Canadian - add it to your diary.
Chelou may very well be a bit of a mystery at the minute but his music certainly isn't. So far he's supported Thurston Moore and hot newcomers All We Are, and now he's prepping the release of debut Mothership EP. He's doing that through the release of this - "You're So Good" - staunch number.
Haven't shared anything from Father John Misty's latest and greatest, mainly because I've spent most the time simply enjoying it for myself. I feel a strong connection to a lot of the LP - I Love You Honeybear - not 100% lyrically but his (J. Tillman) general outlook on things seems a lot like mine not in respect of love, more in the underlying stuff that oozes from the cracks. With Father John Misty on I Love You Honeybear (the album not the song) you get a barrage of skewed ideals ranging from nihilism, skepticism and cynicism to general realism. I suppose they're all kind of similar in a way and most definitely cross-over here and there.
Sundara Karma unveil brand new track "Flame" and cement themselves as probably one of our favour breakthrough band of the year, maybe even the only breakthrough band of the year, no?