MP3 – The Splits : Ghosts / Crazy For You

Meet The Splits – an all-girl “rock n’ roll” outfit from Finland, who sound like a clash between Bikini Kill and Best Coast.

EP Free Download – Body Language : Grammar

In preparation of their upcoming second full-length album, Body Language are releasing their Grammar EP for free download on their website! The full-length album, also titled Grammar is set to drop in Summer of 2013 on Lavish Habits. This five-track EP shows how the Brooklyn quartet’s sound has grown since their highly-lauded Social Studies LP; these new sounds streamline the band’s restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B. Or as they put it, “Our world still exists in an indie- disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

 Click Here To Download ‘Grammar’ EP

MP3 – The Strokes : All The Time

Listen to the second new Strokes track – “All the Time”.  BBC Radio host Zane Lowe  premiered the track today from the Strokes’ forthcoming album, Comedown Machine, which  is due out on March 26th. 

Video – Suuns : 2020

Watch the new Suuns video for their first single, “2020,” directed by artist Sabrina Ratté. A black and white set piece that is a dazzling combination of shifting geometric shapes and patterns mixed with the band’s dissected live performance, may induce seizure’s.

MP3 – Anika : In The City

Check out Anika’s new  “industrial disco” single –  a cover of The Chromatics’ “In the City.”

MP3 – Warm Soda : Waiting For Your Call

Perfecting the blend of glitter and grime that earned Bare Wires a soft spot in the hearts of the bubblegum-popping, foot-stomping masses, Matthew Melton joins with bassist Chase Oren, guitarist Rob Good, and drummer Ian McBrayer as Warm Soda.

LISTEN – Warm Soda : Waiting For Your Call

MP3 – Caveman : In the City

Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. 

On their self-titled sophomore album Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions.

Listen to the first single “In The City” on Soundcloud below:

Album Stream – The Echo and the Sound : EP

The Echo and the Sound are  a two piece guitar and drums, rock band from Los Angeles.  Sounds like: “If Bob Dylan and Sam Shepard got into a fist fight while drinking in a desert cantina.”

MP3 – Tapioca and the Flea : Mellotron

Los Angeles band, Tapioca and the Flea bring a fresh combination of video game synths, psychedelic guitars, pulsating bass lines, and heavy rhythms.  Stay tuned for the release of their first EP with producer Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Cold War Kids) early 2013.

MP3 – Eliza Hull : Echoes

Eliza Hull started singing at five and never stopped. Her ethereal, dreamy and heart-felt sounds with progressive beats, inspired by The xx, Sia and Lamb, compel the listener to enter her world. Eliza’s 2012 debut EP, Dawn demonstrated her eclectic approach to sound. Her latest offering, single Echoes,supports the intensity, emotion, and lyrical story telling which characterises her music.

Album Stream – Weepikes : We are Weepikes

Weepikes is a pronk/alternative rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The first incarnation of the band was active only for a short period of 3 years from 1994 to 1997, when they released ep’s on Finnish indie labels like Trash Can Records and Bad Vugum. Since 2010, after 13 years of hiatus Weepikes is back and working on new songs.

Below is a digital release of “we are weepikes”, which will be released on cd 02/15/2013.

MP3 – Pure X : Things In My Head

The stars at night are big and bright. Clap Clap Clap. Deep in the heart of Texas band Pure X. Listen to their newest track – “Things In My Head” – off the band’s upcoming May LP – Crawling Up the Stairs. 

MP3 – Dick Diver : Water Damage

Melbourne’s Dick Diver released their first single – “Water Damage” off their upcoming album Calendar Days, out March 16. Listen to this mellow, jangly, dream-pop gem below:

Video – Animal Collective : Applesauce

Gaspar Noé directs the new video from Animal Collective for the track – “Applesauce”.

Video – Grizzly Bear – Gun Shy

Watch the new squirm/vomit-inducing video from Grizzly Bear for “Gun-Shy”, directed by Kris Moyes.  Eyes melting, skin bubbling, veins jumping and a toenail scene that haunts my dreams. 

MP3 – The Strokes : One Way Trigger

Julian Casablancas stretches his falsetto range on the new Strokes track, “One Way Trigger”.  Stream  it below.

Free download here:

MP3 – Nervous Nellie : Gloves

Stockholm’s Nervous Nellie make their American debut with the infectious indie romp “Gloves”. The Gloves EP which showcases four indie pop gems, plus a remix by The Shout Out Louds’ Adam Olenius, will be released on February 12th.

“The idea for the song came after hearing an old Tom Petty drum pattern on an oldies station when out driving one day. After building the beat at the breakfast table the following morning the rest just came naturally. For every writing & recording process there is always that one defining song that helps decide the overall direction & vibe of the final body of work, this is that song for us now. We wanted to do something different from what we’ve done before & we are confident we have succeeded. The fact that Henriks wife finds the verses of “Gloves” to somehow be a little “icky-sounding” tells us that.

Video – Nite Jewel : Memory, Man

Nite Jewel has a new video for her song “Memory, Man” directed by Angus Borsos of Helium Castle Pictures. The gorgeous and enigmatic video takes the viewer through an Michel Gondry-esque dreamscape. Borsos’ cinematography and creative composition evoke the feeling of being inside someone’s memory.
Borsos offers this director’s statement:
Hypnotized by a blue sky — dark blue started to drip down my spine and I started to dream things up behind the front of my eyes. Leading up to working with Ramona I felt that most of the images I was being exposed to were lacking an undercurrent — that I was lacking an undercurrent, that images were being carefully placed as opposed to being carefully grown. Tunnelling with the song I started to see the video as a trunk of rich still life paintings — Ramona as a living statue on a stage, looking through the many dimensions of her memory; no reality. I hoped that it would read like a timeless old book of her past (or yours) that she (or you) can’t quite place — but somehow managed to record in startlingly high resolution — proof that it’s there (for now), and that memory is camouflage. 

Video – SSION : Luvvbazaar

After watching the new Mitch Moore directed video from SSION for “Luvvbazaar”, you will probably never see CVS in the same light again, and that is a good thing.

Video – Dinosaur Jr. : Pierce The Morning Rain

Watch the new video from Dinosaur Jr! Directed by comedy writer and director Scott Jacobson of Bob’s Burgers, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and awesome music videos – Pierce The Morning Rain answers the question of what happens when you shake up the typical American, suburban lifestyle with dB drag racing. The video stars actor James Urbaniak (Homeland, The Venture Brothers) and comedian Maria Bamford as the couple whose lives become transformed by playing Dinosaur Jr. as loudly as current technology allows.
J Mascis will appear on an upcoming episode of IFC’s Portlandia. We have no idea what is going on the in above picture, but J looks great in braids, and it’ll broadcast on Friday, January 25th at 10pm ET.