The Tallest Tree is a new collaborative project by Dawn from Dundas, Ontario and Armando out of Mexico City. It was when Armando’s band The Oats was playing in Canada that the two met and fell in love, following which Dawn would head to visit in Mexico City and they would write a new song together each time she arrived.
They ended up getting married and have just now released their first single ‘Boat’ produced by Dan Weston up in Toronto where they are now based. In addition the duo has also put together a great video for this exceptional track that features guest vocals by Marra Koren, which we’ve embedded further below. Make sure to check out their Soundcloud page for a few more excellent tracks and several upcoming August tourdates at their website.Download Boat HypeMachine
The Belle Sounds out of Austin return with new EP Black Stone (Sept. 9), and have released their first single “The Siren” in which the band explores a collective and calming counterpoint to the chalkboard screeching noise of technology and the general overstimulation that seems to engulf us these days. [via Green Light Go]
The Belle Sounds is a project from Indie Singer/Songwriter Noëlle Hampton and her husband, André Moran.
Based in Los Angeles, The Controversy are an independent alt pop duo originally from Copenhagen and Barcelona. Their new album (their second release) Don’t Count On Me was released on June 25th.
Members Laura Vall (vocals and keys) and Thomas Hjorth (guitars and vocals) co-write and co-produce all the songs. When they play live they also count on Jesper Kristensen (drums) and Spencer Wright (bass).
The debut album from Toronto’s BLACK LADY SOUL is set to be released August 16th, 2014. Their first single, ‘The Fall’ is a well put together mixture of jazz, rock, and hip-hop with all styles intersecting quite excitingly throughout this fresh new effort.
The group describes this song as an experience of individuals rising from a chance-less suburbia to an unforgiving city; endeavoring to succeed in their ambitions. Their stories delve into the struggle of love, addiction, personal identity, and global issues. They’ve also finished up a video for the single, shot and edited by Alec McKay with Art Direction by Jp Spanbauer. Check it out further below.Download The Fall HypeMachine
The Woodlands are Hannah and Samuel, a wife and husband indie pop duo with singer-songwriter underpinnings, who create lush and emotive songs. They’re originally from Idaho, now in San Luis Obispo, CA.
“Gems And Bones” is the newest single from their upcoming full-length album.
Music videos and full album will be coming up later this summer.
Pulling influences from dream pop, garage and shoe-gaze, Hyla is a new project from long time friends Alex Board (vocals/guitar) and Rob Stephens (bass) who have been playing and touring in Perth bands over the last 10 years. Guitarist Michael Antonas and drummer Ethan Darnell have completed the lineup for an outfit reminiscent of shoe gaze classics My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, with a taste of newer garage rock influences such as Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees. The track ‘Sides’ is a perfect mixture of multi-layered guitars creating a thin gauze over the beautiful vocals that flow directly underneath, hypnotically driven by the ever-present drum-beat and into the twisted reverb. I’m also really digging the almost church-like organ bookends.
Hyla is planning to simultaneously release 2 EPs of self-recorded material by mid 2014 and are currently working on their debut album, expected release early 2015. Some Additional Influences: Slowdive, Byrds, Verve, Ride, Mogwai, Mazzy Star.Download Sides HypeMachine
The latest EP by Eden Mulholland, Body Fight Time (available digitally now) was originally written for contemporary dance productions, the songs in the EP were reimagined throughout the last four years into standalone songs at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. Eden formerly was a contemporary dancer, who says “This is what I love about live dance performance, I can feel my body have a physical response to the way dancers move, as if I could get up and do it myself.” Mulholland explains, “I want to play music that can make you feel something with body and ears.”
[via The Planetary Group]
Based off a few well-placed recommendations from bands in Britain, we ran across the following exceptional single from Sittingbourne, UK band, GET INUIT. According to the small bio on their site they make dirty, surf inspired pop music, although they do note they don’t surf, if that matters to anyone.
We’ve embedded the recent video, ‘Cutie Pie, I’m Bloated’ at BBC Introducing in Kent’s 6th birthday, at The Marlowe Studio in Canterbury on Sunday 23rd March 2014.
In addition, be sure to check out the latest tour dates at the Songkick site below, with 3 upcoming announced performances at the time of this writing.Download Cutie Pie, I’m Bloated HypeMachine
Utilizing the spirit of music’s past as a guiding force, My Black Arts draws inspiration from deep inside The Cutting Room’s legendary New York walls. For this eclectic fourteen track LP, Charles Compo and his longtime collaborators,Jerry Brooks (bass), and Camille Gainer (drums), were once again able to conjure up the raw chemistry found on last year’s self-titled debut effort. Blasting through fifty minutes of captivating music, the trio are joined by various friends including notable guitarists Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and Vernon Reid (Living Color). [via The Planetary Group]
San Sebastian comes from the second EP by Nottingham UK eight-piece, The Gorgeous Chans. They initially made this great song available for free download starting in late 2013 and we luckily stumbled across it while checking out the page of another Nottingham band.
The Gorgeous Chans are: Brandon Hill, Oscar Price, Liam Webber, Ephraim Staton, Olli Wilson-Smith and Daniel Potts with: Tom Bond, Elliot Labbate, Rob Upton, Annie Ward, Hannah Brent and Holly Cuffley.Download San Sebastian HypeMachine
Enmore Australia rock group Circle have been around since 2005, putting out music described along the lines of alternative, indie rock, indie pop, synth-pop and on occasion, electronic. Their website says that they’ve issued three albums and one EP as Circle since formation.
Today’s feature comes from last April’s single release of ‘WE CAN PLAY’, a culmination of their efforts after three months of demos. In addition we’ve also embedded their great cover of The Strangler’s Golden Brown further below, so make sure to take a peek, just don’t get slapped!Download We Can Play HypeMachine
Wednesday was the release date of the new EP Raucous from Cairo Fire. We featured Bold and Beautiful, the first song released by the Charlotte NC based band, in December last year. Now the EP is out we’re bringing you a stand-out track from it, I Like It. Check out their social links below, and also the purchase links.
We don’t know too much about them, except the solid facts you need to know. They’ve got an EP recorded and ready to drop, with a second in production with more news on the way, likely by the beginning of August.
Track them down at the links below and while you wait, watch them enjoy some of their favorite hobbies: “racing the elderly, famous blackout re-enactments, sewer surfing & cuisine d’radiator”Download Tethered HypeMachine
Artist PiMO is based in Warsaw Poland, and has released this very summery track for free via his SoundCloud page. It features The Rumour on vocals.
Monday Records has announced the release of the newest piece of art, Rock and Roll Weakling, by Sydney Australia’s SPOOKYLAND, delivering the goods this Friday the 18th of July! A national tour will be announced over the next few days, which we assume means their homeland of AUS. The track is not to be missed, a blistering piece of country-laced soulful rock that reminds me of classic heavyweights like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as favorite local CA band, The Mother Hips.
Rock and Roll Weakling apparently puts a harder twist on Spookyland’s already signature sound, set with the previous single The Silly Fucking Thing. Last month, The Silly Fucking Thing pushed Spookyland into the international spotlight, garnering attention from the likes of Pitchfork and NME, and amassing 25,000 soundcloud plays in the first two week of its release.
We’ve included the video of the last single futher below, as we got buried around the time of its release and initially missed the boat. Rory Pearson is at the helm here, with a video “starring a raccoon eyed Marcus Gordon, a symbolically colourful bowl of froot loops and up and coming local AUS actors Rahel Abdulrahman and Brielle Flynn“.Download Rock and Roll Weakling HypeMachine
From Tel Aviv in Israel Memory In Plant just released their second single This Love from their upcoming album An Epic Triumph, due out at the end of this month. (31st July).
New York based indie-pop artist David Pollack releases his first single, Why Not Now?, off his debut solo album, Put It Into Words, released earlier this year.
The band is compared to groups like The Appleseed Cast, Thursday, Jets To Brazil and Texas Is The Reason, and sounds evoked out of the mid-to-late 90’s Washington DC movement. Mouthful of Glass was recorded with Neil Kennedy (Last Witness, Burn The Fleet) at The Ranch and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge). To support the release Alburn will be playing shows throughout the UK as well as playing a launch show with network favorites, We Came From Wolves at King Tut’Rock n Roll Damnation Festival.
The new EP is due for release on 25th August 2014 via Spilt Lies Records.
[via abadgeoffriendship]Download The Nurses Can’t Help Me HypeMachine
London band Duologue are releasing their second album Never Get Lost on September 9th, 2014. It arrives alongside a new single, Drag & Drop, released on the same date. To coincide with the album’s announcement, Duologue have released new track Forest which is today’s Dose.
This new record finds the quintet in uncompromising form, building ambitiously on their brooding electronic sound from 2013′s Song & Dance LP, and nurturing it into somewhere that references their broad range of influences, but finding them come together in a unique and unexpected place. The band released a much blogged about EP Memex in Spring of 2014. [via Big Hassle Media]
Athens, Georgia based psychedelic indie pop group DREAM BOAT is about to release their second album, THE ROSE EXPLODES on September 16th via Cloud Recordings + ARROWHAWK. We invite you to take a listen to one of the first offerings, the lush and “medicinal” soundcape found in the second track, Escape.
The band began as a collaboration between Page Campbell and Dan Donahue, two artists/musicians born on the same Aquarian day. Together, they bridge several generations of Athens’ psychedelic collectives and musical freak families. With engineer/musician Suny Lyons, Page and Dan weave the sounds of many amazing players, such as Scott Spillane (Neutral Milk Hotel), John Fernandes (Olivia Tremor Control), Andrew Reiger (Elf Power), Claire Campbell (Hope for Agoldensummer), James Husband (Of Montreal), and Kris Deason (Dark Meat).
Also visual artists, Page and Dan have both designed art for their own bands as well as others’. Dan’s artwork, video, and visuals have been used by countless groups like MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, Pavement and R.E.M. The cover design of Dan’s well received art book Ultraviolet, a history and collection of black light posters, was recently used by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, for the upcoming Electric Wurms album cover. With visual art always in mind, Dream Boat’s live shows include color-saturated psychedelic projections which reflect the cosmic, transcendent and emotive qualities that live in this music.
[via Team Clermont]Download Escape HypeMachine