Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner have a new band called Bachelor. Bachelor’s debut is called Doomin’ Sun, and it’ll be out May 28th. The duo wrote and recorded Doomin’ Sun in Topanga, CA, in January of last year. It’s mostly the product of their individual songwriting approaches, but it also features collaborations with Big Thief members Buck Meek and James Krivchenia, as well as Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott. Download “Stay in the Car” now.
One of the founding members of Vampire Weekend and producer of their first three albums, Rostam Batmanglij is set to release his new album Changephobia in June. Download “4Runner”, free now.
The past year of lockdown and self-isolation might just be the longest time that the band Real Estate has ever spent off the road and away from each other, on Friday the will release their new EP, Half a Human. A collection of songs created between two different worlds. While the architecture of each was constructed during sessions for their 2020 album, The Main Thing, the tracks came to life when vocalist/guitarist Martin Courtney, bassist/vocalist Alex Bleeker, keyboardist Matt Kallman and guitarist Julian Lynch began trading the material back and forth remotely throughout the pandemic. Download the title track for free now.
Pom Pom Squad is a band from Brooklyn fronted by Mia Berrin. They have become a mainstay on the Brooklyn music scene, known for their raucous live shows. You can download their new song “Lux” for free, right now.
Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang and have announced the third and final part of Son Lux‘s Tomorrows series which will be out April 16 via City Slang. Throughout the three records, Son Lux have been looking to ways of moving beyond the traditional album rollout, making room for both more traditional songs and experimental, atmospheric forms. Download “A Different Kind Of Love” now.
Los Angeles based artist Paper Idol has released a handful of singles that should put him on every music fan’s radar. His EP Mania Days will be released on May 21st. You can download the song “Tightrope” now.
The Hold Steady have released a new record: Open Door Policy is out via the band’s Positive Jams label and Thirty Tigers. Frontman Craig Finn said “Open Door Policy was very much approached as an album vs. a collection of individual songs, and it feels like our most musically expansive record. This album was written and almost entirely recorded before the pandemic started, but the songs and stories explore power, wealth, mental health, technology, capitalism, consumerism, and survival–issues which have compounded in 2020″
Download “Heavy Covenant” now.
Athens, Georgia, band Lo Talker will release their debut album, A Comedy Of Errors, on March 19, 2021. Andrew Shepard, vocalist and songwriter, says “I wrote ‘Don’t Hide That Light’ to try and remind myself that just because the world around me has plunged into a new level of insanity, it doesn’t mean I have to follow suit.”
Download “Don’t Hide That Light Pt. 2” now.
Miss Grit will release her new EP ‘Imposter’ on 2/5. Download the title track now.
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Hiss Golden Messenger, an American folk music band, has returned with a new single.
Download “Sanctuary” now.