American dream-pop troubadour Kramies started the writings of what would become his newest EP while residing on the grounds of an ancient castle in Ireland. The first offering from the October 19 EP to be released by Hidden Shoal Records is "The Hill Dweller," which features Jerry Becker of Train and is out today. "Employing lush string arrangements, horns and a myriad of found sounds, the tune is truly transporting," say Culture Collide who have the premiere. Keep an eye out for more from Kramies in the coming weeks!
Tired All The Time will be releasing their new Be Well EP this Friday, August 17, and Tiny Mix Tapes has just premiered their latest video for the track, "Little Pieces." The track is a pop punk gem, exploring the tedium of daily life under the guise of modern expectations and coping with mundanity. The band's "brand of dystopian pop-punk is as quirky as it is contagiously poignant--" according to Tiny Mix Tapes. What do you think?
Make sure you scoop up your copy of the band's EP via Flag Day Recordings.
The Wild Honey Pie, director Emmett Kerr-Perkinson, Poliça and s t a r g a z e have teamed up to create two gorgeous session videos recorded at Douglass Recording in Brooklyn. AltCitizen helped debut the videos saying, "Both empathetic and cautionary, 'How Is This Happening' and 'Agree' recorded in this stripped down arrangement are even more vulnerable and poignant – a crystalline soundbite of the feelings of the time."
Portland synth-pop duo Small Million will be releasing their sophomore EP, Young Fools, on October 12 and today the band are streaming the title track at Oregon Public Broadcasting, who say, "It’s a spacious and textured synth-pop listen." There's a release show tonight at Holocene to celebrate! Grab tickets HERE if you're in the area.
Atmospheric post-rock band from NC and VA, Old Faith, will be releasing their debut album for Refresh Records on September 14. Today, the band share lead single "Reunion," an appropriately titled song for the group of musicians who formerly recorded under the moniker Bombardier and rekindled their musical endeavors as Old Faith after reuniting over the loss of one member's father. Stream the track below or where it premiered at Glide, who compare the band to Mogwai, Tortoise and Explosions in the Sky.