Holding on for Broken Bells, has been worth it. They’re back just ahead of their of their album release set for January 2014 and it’s called After the Disco. Bee Gee-fied harmonies from producer Danger Mouse and The Shins‘ lead singer James Mercer really means one thing – you can’t go wrong.
I’ve had trouble listening to much else since Cardiff’s Joanna Gruesome released their debut full-length, “Weird Sister”. They charm you with jangly guitar hooks, excite you with punk drum beats, and then threaten to “pull out your teeth”. It’s an aggressively fun piece of C86-inspired fuzz pop that deserves your attention.
The B-Side to the next single off of the album, “Sugarcrush“, is a cover of Galaxie 500′s 1988 gem, “Tugboat”. Give it a spin below.
Introducing: Slaughter Beach. Though the Danish trio a fairly new to the scene, they’re quickly dropping tracks filled with alluring boardwalk-pop.
The beauty in “Spinning Globe” is in its simplicity. A lazy, reverb heavy guitar line blooms into a poignantly warm chorus accentuated with electric organ. Isolated vocals comb throughout the track, making it a multi-seasonal treat; think of a more playful Beach Fossils.
Keep up with Slaughter Beach’s progress via their Soundcloud, and listen to “Spinning Globe” below.