Brooklyn quintet Earthquake Lights have just released the newest single from their upcoming LP Distress Signals over at The 405. The band combine elements of jazz with their indie rock tendencies and make music that’s easy to get lost in, confirmed by The 405 when they say, “Overall it's a subtly disorienting experience in the most positive of ways where everything comfortably blurs together and washes over you and pulling you into its vortex.” Take a listen below on Soundcloud, stream it on Spotify, or preorder the album via Bandcamp.
Newscast, a new duo comprised of Hayden Boyd and Sal Almakky, release the first official single from their upcoming EP. "Undercover" walks the line between 80s new-wave nostalgic dance bop and sentimental ballad, with pulsating synths and lush melodies. The track explores a tumultuous restart to a relationship; feelings not only of hope, but also of fear, when one party wants to go public with the romance, but the other is leery of getting back into a relationship. With soaring choruses and earnest lo-fi synth grooves, Newscast deliver a dance-worthy and lush pop track, premiering on Substream Magazine.
Ghost Cult Magazine has the premiere of a new hazy psych romp from Austin’s Timothy Eerie. The track, “Transformation of Things” is a swirling sprawling trip that begins calmly, as all fever dreams do, with labored percussion and reverb drenched vocals. As it marches on, with distorted electric guitar interspersed, the song slowly spirals into a fuzzy noise rocker and is mirrored with the wild animation of the video. Ghost Cult calls it “a must listen for fans of the buttery-toned psych rock’n’roll.” Peep it below or over on Ghost Cult Magazine.
Austin, TX duo Memory Keepers are streaming their new EP today at The 405 in advance of Friday’s release. They’ll be celebrating with a release show at Swan Dive Friday night and will make a couple SXSW appearances, including our 5th B-Day Bash on Friday, March 15 at Kitty Cohen’s! As The 405 suggests, “Turn up the amps and bask in the noise!”
Last fall, Austin’s Shawn Jones revived his long time musical project, The Lovely Sparrows, and released the first new music from the band in nearly seven years. Focused on not letting The Lovely Sparrows disappear for that long again, Jones teamed up with longtime creative partner, Katie Green, to make the video for the title track, "Shake The Shadow." The song merges the past sound of the band with a more forward leaning direction; there are woodwinds and finger picking of classic indie folk, but the song incorporates synth swells to add a layer of mystical fog to the song. It just premiered over at Atwood Magazine. Head over there to check it out!