The first single from Teen Daze's forthcoming debut album called All Of Us, Together. It’s called Brooklyn Sunburn and it’s reminiscent of his work just before the release of My Bedroom Floor. There’s some nice dreamy vocals hidden in the mix on this one. Download.
Wild Nothing's released a new one, called Nowhere; with the chick from Twin Sister providing guest vocals. I do miss his more dream-poppy stuff, but it could be a grower. Just feeling too much of that Naff-Wave shit that was so big in the early 90’s and undid all the good faith Morrissey accrued from The Smiths. Download.
The second release from Memoryhouse's The Slideshow Effect, due at the end of February. It’s called Walk With Me and it’s got a slow start that builds into an uplifting xylophone jam. It’s perfectly acceptable but I really hope they mix it up somewhat on the album. Download.
Oberhofer's debut album is out on March 27 and it's called Time Capsule II. That’s a big fucking deal. Here’s the first track from it, HEART, in which he’s thrown away the guitar for some strings and ivory, and pulls it off swimmingly. Download.
The first real single from Sleigh Bells' upcoming sophomore album, Reign Of Terror. It’s called Comeback Kid and it’s got some incredibly melodic synth against the harsh beats and riffs that characterise their sound. I would love to be proven wrong in my prediction that Sleigh Bells will be all out of talent this time round, but it’s still too soon to tell.
Here’s the third sample of Cloud Nothings' third (it is) album Attack On Memory. It’s called No Sentiment and it is brasher and far more aggressive than both No Future/No Past and Stay Useless. Some people will already have this song, and perhaps more, but you wouldn’t know anything about that, would you? Download.
Here’s the lead single from Tanlines' forthcoming Mixed Emotions album. It’s called Brothers and it’s definitely a more subdued and controlled affair than their stellar hit, Real Life. Definitely one for the night drives. Download.
Yeah, yeah. I know. But here’s the thing, it’s the write-ups that take so fucking long, so what I’m going to do with Hype posts from now on is post the track, and some one word descriptors for the sound. It could be band names or it could be buzz-words and faux-genres. But time is short and my wit is, believe it or not; finite, so that’s it for the mini-reviews for each track, at least for now. Some of the following tracks have been sitting around for a while, others are newish.
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