New music to listen for this week on IndieSF.com, May 2013
- After a one off show several years ago, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) teams up with some old bandmates and records as The Shouting Matches - riyl Black Keys, low-fi, good fun.
- Pokey LaFarge opened for Jack White last year, and now (surprise surprise) has a new disc coming out on Jack's Third Man and we already have the old-timey single "Central Time".
- Sub Pop continues to be a solid label, when most are failing, and deliver a new disc from Still Corners that we found 2 tracks we put right on.
- Deep tracks from Atoms For Peace (including a quiet piano only interpretation of "Ingenue" from Thom.)
- The new month dumped a bunch of snow here in our Fort Collins base along with some new artists including Pyramids (being compared to the xx, although I don't hear it), Daughter (a haunting cover of the new Daft Punk tune "Get Lucky"), and Last Good Tooth.
- Where to start with the Flaming Lips The Terror ? We find "You Lust" and "Look, The Sun Is Rising" as good jumping off points, with more to come.
- Springs rolls in on a crunchy note with loud offerings from Savages, Palma Violets, and The Thermals, and Mona (thanks Dennis).
- Synths get a work out with new tunes from Telekinesis (a nice throw back vid for "Ghosts & Creatures) and Bonobo (dare we say gorgeous).
- We revisit the Foxygen release for a fun tune that is NOT a cover of a famous Tony Bennett tune, but close enough.
- More Daptone magic from Charles Bradley (beautiful analog).
- In anticipation of Delta Machine, we get another Depeche Mode tune.
- A primer from Iron & Wine's next disc in the form of "Grace For Saints And Ramblers"
- Thao & The Get Down Stay Down find a home on Indie.
- We dig deeper into new discs from Frightended Rabbit and Foals.
- New singles from Bell X1, Phoenix, The Strokes, James Blake, Snow Patrol, and They Might Be Giants.
- One of our heroes, Robyn Hitchcock, releases Live In London, and we jump right in.
- On the americana side of things, we have strong new discs from Jay Farrar and Son Volt along with Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, and Billy Bragg.
- Night Beds, for fans of Whiskeytown/Ryan Adams.
- Full discs in house from Indie faves like The Eels and Local Natives.
- Anticipated solo music from Johnny Marr with his first single "Upstarts".
- New Depeche Mode, that does not sound like old Depeche Mode, in the form of "Heaven".
- As we get ready for the 10 anniversary reissue of the one and only disc from The Postal Service, we get a taste of some previously unreleased music with "A Tattered Line Of String" (watch for The Postal Service to tour too!)
- New Indie acts in abundance including Foxygen, Cayucas, Abandoned Pools, and Cub Scouts.
- Night Beds "Ramona"
- Cold War Kids "Miracle Mile"
- Cub Scouts (cool Aussie band)"Evie"/"Told You So"
- The Ruby Suns (from Sub Pop = good!) "In Real Life"
- Ra Ra Riot "When I Dream"
- Local Natives (we love them) "Heavy Feet"
- Ben Gibbard (with Aimee Mann) "Bigger Than Love"
- Yo La Tengo "Ohm"/"Paddle Forward"
- David Bowie (heard of this guy?) "Where Are We Now?"
- The Foals "Inhaler"
- Prissy Clerks - cuz girls with guitars and loud amps rule!
- Hey, the new Soundgarden ain't bad (I mean, for a reunion). "Been Away Too Long" is the single, but we're also spinning "Non-State Actor".
- Thom Yorke's side project Atoms For Peace has released it's first official single, "Default", which proves the man probably doesn't ever sleep.
- Joey Waronker, Atom's For Peace drummer, is also in Ultraista with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, and now we are wondering who would win in a pie eating contest (seriously, pull up their performance on Letterman).
- Duncan Sheik recorded a collection of his favorite 80's tunes last year, and that disc has been remixed track by track, giving them yet another life.
- Interpol front man Paul Banks ditches the Julian Plenti alter ego (thank you) and is sounding strong on his second solo outing away from Interpol simply called Banks. "Young Again" and "The Base" are rotating.
- Deep tracks galore from The xx, Dinorsaur Jr, and The Mountain Goats (in Santa Fe, NM in early Dec.)
October / Late September
- Frightened Rabbit releases a fine ep, and you know we loves us some Rabbit (how about 3 tracks out of the 5).
- Thom Yorkes favorite band is Other Lives, and we promptly go out and get single.
- On the more Americana side, we are spinning new discs from Patterson Hood, Mike Coykendall, and Ryan Bingham.
- Pulling up deep tracks off recent discs from Bloc Party, Band Of Horses, and Helio Sequence.
- The new Beth Orton has landed, and it's stunning.
- If you like different, then we have some real interesting new discs in the house that we are playing from bands like Nikko, Blonds, and I Was Totally Destroying It.
- We're only a couple of days into the month, and already we have a gorgeous new disc from Calexico, and we are already 2 tracks deep - more to come.
- The first real solo disc is on the way from Death Cab's Ben Gibbard, and we have a little taster in the single "Teardrop Windows".
- Listen for new acts like Nikko and Wild Cub.
- We find even deeper tracks to beef up the library recent discs like Yeasayer, Father John Misty, and Black Keys (okay, on the old side, but El Camino is so damn good).
- We finally can play Divine Fits, a new combo featuring Britt Daniel from SPOON - full out last week of Aug.
- As we pass the midway point of August, we get new songs from Seawolf, Stars, Ben Folds Five, Hello Echo, and Big Scary.
- The grandgather of noise, Bob Mould, has a new single out called "The Descent" that recalls that Sugar goodness.
- We dip our feet into the Fleetwood Mac trib disc and start with The New Pornographers and a nice telling of "Think About Me".
- The glam/punk band Redd Kross is back with a catchy collection of songs called Researching The Blues and we are spinning "One Of The Good Ones".
- Listen for a blissed out My Morning Jacket remix of "Outta My System" from the new ep of the same name.
- New singles in the mailbox on the 1st of Aug from Primus, Dinosaur Jr, and Amanda Palmer - all finding their way into the library immediately!
- One of our ALL TIME fave songwriter/storyteller/oddfellow Stan Ridgway has a new disc out (and a second coming at the end of August).
- Listen for new artist Melpo Mene and the unique sound of "Leave Me"
- Japandroids - hell yes!
- Holy shit snacks...new singles from Yeasayer, Dead Can Dance, Band Of Horses, and Bloc Party, all in one week...!?!?
- The Walkmen return with yet another solid effort.
- David Byrne - is there anyone he can't work with? We have the latest collab featuring St Vincent (a full length from the on the way but not til Sept).
- Greg Laswell returns with a nice set called Landline (we start with a song featuring Sia)
- The Tallest Man On Earth proves yet again why he is one of the most buzzed about artists these days.
- The Temper Trap are back with the difficult follow up, but they made it sound easy.
- The month just began, but already we have lots of new bands and artists to introduce you to including Zulu Winter, Crocodiles, Wintersleep, Gossip, Andy Kuncl, Big Scary, and Father John Misty.
- Old friends in the mix too like John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Joey Ramone, Rhett Miller, Silversun Pickups, and even Public Image Limited.
- Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - they have synths and know how to use them.
- We're late on this one, but some nice chillwave from Memoryhouse finds its way into the mix
- Jack White's full solo disc is wow...just wow.
- More deep tracks from M Ward's Wasteland Companion, Justin Townes Earle, and New Multitudes.
- A nice new collaboration of former LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip members called New Build.
- We got our hands on the new Cornershop singles collection and get our groove on!
- New singles from Beck, Dirty Projectors, Patti Smith, and Magic Wands.
- Tracks fromThe Infamous Stringdusters and The Lumineers (the little band from Denver that could) graduate to regular rotation.
- Nada Surf, back in a strong way.
- Devin, or is it David Johansen being channeled from the past?
- Chuck Prophet sings about the city he calls home.
- April storms in with some killer singles from The Cribs, Devin, Best Coast, Magic Wands, and Spiritualized.
- Shins, Shins, and more Shins.
- More deep cuts from Black Keys and Decemberists.
- We dig deeper into recent releases from An Difranco, Andrew Bird, Kathleen Edwards, and The Shins.
- The punk godfather returns - Paul Weller brings Sonik Kicks!
- On the americana side of the fence, we already have full releases from Lyle Lovett, Todd Snider, Cowboy Junkies, and the New Multitudes project featuring Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo), Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket, Monsters Of Folk), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Will Johnson. We have tracks in regular rotation from all, plus deep tracks on Sunday Morning Americana (Sundays from 8-10a.)
- Jack White delivered a single from his upcoming solo disc earlier in the month, and now we have a single from Sir Tom Jones (you heard me) produced by Jack - its a cover of Howlin' Wolfs evil and its a house rocker.
- We have found a couple of tunes from the new Chris Thile led super group, Punch Brothers, we will be throwing in the mix.
- After a well received ep in 2010, Wild Nothing return with a single worthy of both sides being spun (listen for the a-side "Nowhere" featuring Twin Sister and its flip, "Wait").
- After being teased with a single right around the holidays, Gary Lightbody and his band Snow Patrol deliver the full Fallen Empires and we go with the very 80's inspired title track.
- February arrives flush with catchy new songs from Chairlift, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Porcelain Raft, Hospitality, Jack White, Girl In A Coma, Joe Fletcher, Delta Spirit, Cursive, and Andrew Bird.
- We start the new year with fresh tunes from folks like Lyle Lovett (with big horns), Sharon Van Etten, The Gift, Gary Numan, and The Shins. We also dig deeper into some late 2011 releases from The Black Keys, Kitty, Davis & Lewis, and Feist. Welcome to 2012!
- We roll out some brand new music, custom designed for the season (that's Christmas music y'all!). Seriously, we won't drive you crazy with repeats of the same ole same ole, and we have fresh seasonal sounds already in the mix from Keb Mo, She & Him, Lyle Lovett, Jack Johnson, Rogue Wave, Jamie Cullum, Teddy Thompson & Rufus Wainwright, and more.
- Chris Issak is back with Beyond The Sun, a tip of his hat to his childhood heroes like Elvis, Johnny, and Jerry, and folks that stood in the ledgendary Sun recording studio.
- Band Of Bees returns with a new American record label behind them and a nice set called Every Steps A Yes.
- JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound bring the funk.
- Favourite Sons - 4 Americans lead by an Irishman, and lyrically so damn on (They Call Me Coco Rushdie is our "best new song ever...this week" for the wk of the 14th).
- We dip into the expansive Radiohead remix collection.
- We were so happy to see a new Joe Henry disc arrive in the mail and have 4 tracks already rotating.
- Southerly delivers his third effort and we dive in with "Do We Believe" (Coldplay wishes they had written the piano line).
- We introduce you to Canon Blue - riyl Beirut and Sufjan Stevens.
- Bright Eyes covers The White Stripes with "We're Gonna Be Friends".
- We get a new song from Potishead in the form of an Amnesty Intl benefit single called "Chasing The Tear".
- Ryan Adams makes it 3 of a perfect pair (Wilco and Jayhawks being the other 2) with his very focused Ashes & Fire release.
- We get another taste of the next Tom Waits disc - a BALLAD no less (and harkens back to his Asylum years).
- Finally got some time to dig into the Pearl Jam 20 set for a song (Crown Of Thorns) that dates back to Mother Love Bone.
- Some truly wonderous earcandy hitting our library from new bands like Gauntlet Hair, Pang Attack, Veronica Falls, and Light FM.
- Tom Morello speaks up with an on-the-spot commentary that is "Union Song"
- We get another taste of the upcoming Florence + The Machine with "Shake It Out"
- Wilco, full disc out now...nuff said.
- Jayhawks, a disc that is equally as good as the new Wilco, and that's saying a lot!
- Another fabulous week brings us new songs from Kathleen Edwards, The Drums, The Fruit Bats, and Exitmusic.
- Alt country wunderkind Ryan Adams lets us have the first song from his next full length, Ashes & Fire, and its a sweet one called "Lucky Now".
- Thomas Dolby makes a fine return with A Map Of The Floating City, and we start with the single, "The Spice Train".
- Tony Bennet belting out "Speak Low" with Norah something, or "Body & Soul" with the late Amy Winehouse (her last recorded session)...he's 85 and listen to that voice!
- Full cd's that we can't find any filler on from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Gomez, and Blitzen Trapper.
- We didn't immediately unwrap the new Red Hot Chili Peppers disc, but were pleasantly surprised when we did. We are spinning "Monarchy Of Roses", but there will be more...soon.
- For fans of Das Racist (who we are known to play now and again), listen for a new single from Wallpaper called "Stupid Facedd".
- Late August brings "Called Out In The Dark", a new single from Snow Patrol.
- Stephen Malkmus, fresh off a wildly successful PAVEMENT reunion, has a new disc on the way with his side project, The Jicks, and we have the first single from that called "Tigers" (one of the shortest new songs to cross the desk here in quite some time).
- We play catch up with the band Hello Echo, and pick up their new single called "Birdbeat"
- We played Hurricane from Grace Jones last year as an import, but its now out domestically, and we add another song in the mix from the new American version called " Williams Blood".
- August begins with a good influx of real creative sounding music from bands like The War On Drugs, Tame Impala, and The Horrors.
- Mike Doughty is back and in hooky lyric mode with his new disc Yes And Also Yes (is that a nod to Archer?) and songs like "Into The Un" and "Na Na Nothing".
- We can't stop playing The War On Drugs, The Horrors, and Tame Impala, so expect to hear them a lot.
- It took some time, but we found a song on the new Joseph Arthur that reminded us why Peter Gabriel likes him so much.
- After starting them on our Sunday Morning Americana show, we move The Head And The Heart into regular rotation with the first 2 songs on the disc melded into 1 (cuz it really sounds like they should be anyway).
- We love when a new Thievery Corporation drops in the mailbox, so listen for some chilled out grooves in the form of the instrumental opener "Web Of Deception" and the title cut, "Culture Of Fear".
- We get a taste of Bjork's next (ambitious) work called Biophilia via a tune called "Crystalline" (love the way it ends).
- We dig deeper into some new releases from Fountains Of Wayne, Liam Finn, and The Vaccines.
- Hot on the heels of one of our fave alt-country acts (WILCO) releasing a new song, The Jayhawks are back a preview of their next full length with "She Walks In So Many Ways".
- More Arctic Monkeys please (yes!).
- Best Coast, and a new song released as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series.
- We finally tracked down the new Peter Murphy disc, Ninth and load up 3 songs that immediately needed to go on.
- The new (official) Coldplay single is a little too sugary for us, but we love the track "Major Minus". Viva!
- Wilco, and the A side of their first single on their own label, a fun one called "I Might"
We have found a track deep in the new Ben Harper disc we like called "Dirty Little Lover", featuring some of that trademark Harper blues slide.
- Death Cab's new disc is in the library and we're exploring it (first 2 tracks definitely on!).
- One of the most groove heavy discs to arrive in our mailbox now getting major spins from Booker T Jones, with songs featuring vocals from Lou Reed, Sharon Jones, and Matt Berninger.
- Sondre Lerche is back and playing the hook heavy card again on "Private Caller" from his forthcoming, self titled disc (which you can stream over on our fb page).
- Powering up more Beastie Boys - 3 to be exact - off Hot Sauce Committee 2 (including one with Santigold).
- The Kills Blood Pressures has been living in the cd player and we add 3 more from it too.
- Our fave new song is from The Vaccines, a short romp called "Post Break-Up Sex".
- Black Lips new song, less than 2 minutes long, but catchy from second number 1 (oh, its called Modern Art).
- We pull another track off Jessica Lea Mayfield's disc (grows on us more with every play, and produced by Dan from Black Keys).
- We actually found a track we like on the new Foo Fighters (recorded in Dave G's garage).
- Just discovered the freak folk outfit The
- Donkeys and send the first 2 tracks from the disc into rotation.
- Art Brut return with a new disc produced by Frank Black (!!) and we have the first song available, "Lost Weekend".
- Danger Mouse releases another side project (with Italian film score guy Daniel Luppe) under the marquee ROME, and we have songs that feature Norah Jones and Jack Black on vocals.
- We get 2 more songs from RADIOHEAD via a 12'' single they released for record store day, Supercollider and The Butcher.
- Good to see the ELBOW finally released domestically (nice job Downtown). We load 3 fresh ones after spinning the import of Lippy Kids for a coupla months.
- Barely keeping up with the new tunes at our avail - new Beastie Boys, Okkervil River, Memphis, Jason Isbell, Those Darlins, and Arctic Monkeys all spinning on the Indie.
- Listen for deep tracks from TV On The Radio (full just came out), Local Natives, and Middle Brother (borrowing from the Mats), and a second Fleet Foxes song.
- We roll into April with tastes of forthcoming discs from Death Cab For Cutie, Gomez, and Vetiver.
- We're late to the party on these, but The Joy Formidable and Wye Oak have us wowed.
- The new Devotchka is getting a bunch of spins here (and they are from Colorado after all).
- k.d. lang, back with a solid effort, from start to finish (we found 4 songs that will remind you why you are a kd lang fan).
- We rotate in more from the new Social Distortion, Bruce Cockburn, and Men.
- The Mountain Goats, and their ode to all these goddamn vampires (oh, and a nod to Charles Bronson too).
- March came in strong and gets ready to leave on a similar note with new songs from Death Cab For Cutie, Gomez, and Vetiver.
- Tastes of upcoming discs from The Kills, Manchester Orchestra, Wild Beasts (one of the head instigators fave bands),and UNKLE (with Nick Cave on vocals !!).
- Deep cuts from PJ Harveys most recent (her best and most consistent in years, sez head instigator).
- We get another tune from The Cars reunion disc, "Sad Song".
- Finally getting some of the Lucinda William's latest on the station (a nice vibe on this set called Blessed).
- A new song from The Radio Dept (from a singles collection, so a new song with a best-of set wrapped around it).
- Odd find (and like) of the month - Ezra Furman & The Harpoons.
- March begins with a bumper crop of new tunes from Indie faves like Buffalo Tom, Sloan, Cage The Elephant, TV On The Radio, Richard Ashcroft, Bell X1, Airborne Toxic Event and OMD.
- Cuz we know there is more that just the "single" we go deeper into newer discs from Bright Eyes, Smith Westerns, and The Dears.
- Radiohead, Radiohead, and more Radiohead (web) released King Of Limbs.
- Moby released a 3 song ep as a sampler for his next long player, and we are playing cut #2 from that, "Sevastopol", custom made for the chill out room.
- The Cars! yep, you read that right. "Blue Tip" is the teaser, with a full disc coming soon, their first in 20+ years.
- We continue to freshen up the new music shelf with new cd's and songs from Peter, Bjorn, and John, The Feelies (!!), Dolorean (such a mellow vibe), Robbie Robertson (sound harkens back to his solo debut), and Middle Brother.
- We go deeper into the new Bright Eyes for "Haile Salassie" along with another David Gray tune,"Only The Wine".
- We head into February with new music from the likes of Flogging Molly, Wanda Jackson, Raphael Saadiq, Noah & The Whale, Glasvegas, Foster The People, Social Distortion, and much more.
- Cake, and more Cake. Finally, our copy of Showroom Of Compassion showed up and we are loving tunes like "Federal Funding" and "Mustache Man".
- Jack White introduces Wanda Jackson to a whole new generation (or 2) on The Party Ain't Over , and we are lovin' the big band twist of Dylans "Thunder On The Mtn" along with "Rip It Up" (oh, and look up her performance on Conan).
- The Veils, one of our faves from last year, return with an ep of new songs and we jump in with "Bloom" and "The Stars..."
- Boxer Rebellion offers up "Step Out Of The Car", the first song from a disc that should break em here in the states
- The Forms hook up with The Nationals front man for a fine new single "Fire To The Ground"
- Towering red head Brett Dennen is back with a new song called "Sydney" (you'll be singing this one)
- We pull more songs off new discs from Gang Of Four, Decemberists, and Ryan Adams
- We begin a new year with new songs from some of our faves including a new ELBOW song, "Lippy Kids", along with a just released Bright Eyes tune, "Shell Games".
- "Phoner From Arizona" is a track from the Gorillaz nearly free release The Fall, recorded on an iPad while on tour last year (go to their website to download).
- We pick up some tracks from Midlake's John Grant off his fine solo disc Queen Of Denmark (one we overlooked in 2010).
New Music mid-end Dec
- The amount of new releases starts to trickle to near nothing this time of year, but we did find a new single from, of all people, David Lynch. Listen for the very electropop-influenced "Good Day Today" along with "I Know" (think Fire Walk With Me).
- We get early tastes of new discs due in January from G Love (Fixin To Die w/ Avetts), Iron & Wine (Walking Far From Home), Gang Of Four (Never Pay For The Farm), White Lies (Bigger Than Us), and Cold War Kids (Louder Than Ever). Of course, you'll hear them first here on the mighty Indie.
- We love being the first to play new artists and have them in abundance - listen for The Drums, Matt & Kim, Men, John Francis, Dylan LeBlanc, and The Smith Westerns.
- The first song from the next Decemberists disc is here, "Down By The Water", and features Gillian Welch. CD will hit January 18th The King Is Dead
New Music Mid Nov - Early Dec
- One of our fave releases of this year gets BETTER in an expanded format - The Nationals High Violet - and we start spinning the new version of "Terrible Love" right off.
- Brian Eno (!!) Two new songs from Small Craft on a Milk Sea (think Nerve Net 2)
Check out what was new during 2010.