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Lightouts – “The Big Picture”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 26, 2012

The Big Picture Back in June, Pop’stache introduced the Gowanus-based rock duo Lightouts with a track called “Stray Boy.” It was easy to hear the duo’s main influences Guided By Voices and the Cure and pretty clear these guys like experimenting with various elements of 90s rock. “The Big Picture,” the recently released title track of the […]

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Two Gallants – “My Love Won’t Wait”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 24, 2012

My Love Won’t Wait If you have never heard of the San Francisco band Two Gallants, you are in for a treat today. It’s been about five years since the duo released an album, and on September 5th they will drop their fourth, The Bloom And The Blight. The first single from the album “My Love Won’t Wait” […]

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Eternal Summers – “You Kill”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 23, 2012

You Kill Tomorrow, 7/24, Eternal Summers will release its sophomore album Correct Behavior. “‘You Kill’ set the tone for how we wrote the rest of the album,” says singer Nicole Yun, “not feeling bound by expectations or formulas, and not feeling apologetic about songs that we enjoyed making. Total freedom.” This awesome power-pop anthem is perfect […]

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Blood Red Shoes – “Stop Kicking”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 20, 2012

Stop Kicking On July 24th, UK band Blood Red Shoes will finally release its third studio album, In Time To Voices, in the US. It was  released in the UK and elsewhere on March 26th. Both guitarist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer Steven Ansell switch off on lead vocals throughout the album. “Stop Kicking” mainly features Ansell’s hoarse, post-punk shout-like singing, while on other tracks […]

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Taken By Trees – “Dreams”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 19, 2012

Dreams Taken By Trees, the solo project of Swedish singer Victoria Bergsman, will release its third album, Other Worlds, on October 2nd. As you’ll hear on the first single “Dreams,” Other Worlds was inspired by Bergsman’s Hawaiian vacation. It’s super breezy. She says, “The kind of dream I am referring to in this song is more like a […]

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Miner – “Hey Love”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 18, 2012

Hey Love The Los Angeles-based band Miner eloquently describes itself as, “lovers and friends singing west coast hymns.” This truly is a family affair. Frontman Justin Miner recruited his wife Kate, brother Jeremy and some close friends to help prepare the group’s debut EP, Hey Love, which will release this August. The album’s title track “Hey Love” is one […]

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Tame Impala – “Apocalypse Dreams”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 17, 2012

Apocalypse Dreams This October, Aussie rock group Tame Impala will release its sophomore album Lonerism. The first track shared from the album, “Apocalypse Dreams,” is an epic six-minute psych-rock jam. Starting with a tight classic rock vibe, the track completely shifts three minutes in and takes a dive into a dark psychedelic abyss.

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The Helio Sequence – “October”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 13, 2012

October While touring in support of its 2008 release Keep Your Eyes Ahead, The Helio Sequence lost its practice space/studio in a monstrous flood. Consequently, the Portland duo was forced to change its approach to recording. Now, more than four years have passed, and on September 11th the duo will finally release its fifth album, Negotiations. The album’s first single, “October,” […]

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As Elephants Are – “War Cry”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 12, 2012

War Cry The song “War Cry” is the debut single from the Buckinghamshire based band As Elephants Are. If you’re a fan of the bands The Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Club, you should definitely take a listen. The group’s ability to build a wall of sound is what’s most impressive, completely flooding the ear with waves of […]

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Only In My Dreams

written by: Tom Crawford on July 11, 2012

Only In My Dreams So it would seem Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti officially did not break up. Its new song, “Only In My Dreams,” is deliciously sweet and breezy, playing a style similar to the band Real Estate’s. Singing the lyrics, “dream a little dream about a girl so real,” Pink kind of contradicts the band’s new […]

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Zulu Pearls – “Magic Tricks”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 6, 2012

Magic Tricks “The party’s over, but I can’t tell,” sings singer-songwriter Zach Van Hoozerout in Zulu Pearls new track “Magic Tricks.” The artist, his choice style of music and the overall vibe of this killer track are all expressed within this single line of lyrics. Van Hoozerout is self-described as “DIY but not Lo-Fi, nostalgic but not retro.” […]

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Stone Cold Fox – “American”

written by: Tom Crawford on July 5, 2012

American As we sit here on this 5th of July, recovering from sunburns, hangovers and stomach aches, most of us are feeling pretty American. But do we truly know what that means? We watched red, white and blue fireworks light up the night sky as loudspeakers proudly filled our ears with our Nation’s anthem, and today we will return […]

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