Silver Swans Stream “Jealousy” from New EP

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It has been since 2013 that we last heard new material from dreamy San Francisco duo Silver Swans. Today, they are dropping their new EP, Illusions, through Italian label Coypu Records. The initial single from the six-song release is “Jealousy” offering subdued dance beats floating under Ann Yu’s straight-faced vocals. It is a cloudy pop gem easily digested. Purchase the release here.

Stream the Latest EP from Boston’s Mini Dresses

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We totally slept on the latest EP from Austin born, Boston based band Mini Dresses. Titled Sad Eyes, the collection was recorded over the last year in their kitchen on tapes and laptops, so as you might expect, it is beautifully lo-fi as a result. Despite being only four-songs, the release is immensely satisfying playing over your headphones kicked back on a rainy autumnal day. You can grab the EP along with the rest of their grossly underrated back catalog via their Bandcamp.

Coins releases Beastie Boys x Daft Punk mash-up album, Daft Science

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This past week, it started to creep in. I maintain a pretty positive outlook. I’m really #blessed in this life, and I know, appreciate it, and work hard to maintain it. But, the post-election reality has been setting in – the disappointment, the anxiety, the confusion about who we are as a people. And then Sharon Jones died. Ugh..seriously? Last night, I went and watched The Edge of Seventeen, and there is a scene where puberty-laden Hailee Steinfeld looks up to the heavens and asks, “Are you even up there?!” It’s been that kind of year.

Enter Coins to save, at least, the day. The Canadian producer has been releasing Daft Punk/Beastie Boys mashup tracks since 2014, but he’s now assembled eight fantastic mashups into a new album called Daft Science. Coins combines classics like ‘Ch-Check It Out’ with ‘Around The World’ and ‘Root Down’ over ‘Robot Rock’, and they are all sure to help you end this week on a high note!

Austra Announce New Album, Share Video for “Utopia”

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The Katie Stelmanis-fronted project Austra have their third full-length, named Future Politics, dropping on January 20th via Domino Records. The album is a commentary not only on the current geopolitical environment, but a call to change and, according to Stelmanis, “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia.” It was influenced by her time spent living in Montreal and Mexico City and economic and philosophical literature she had been reading. With the album’s announcement comes a visual for the track “Utopia” directed by THAT GO depicting Stelmanis trapped in an apartment by technology. The album is available for pre-order here.

Premiere: Stream the Coming-of-Age Sophomore LP from Suburban Living

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Like many projects in the late oughts and the current decade, Suburban Living started off as a bedroom solo endeavor of Virginia Beach’s Wesley Bunch only to manifest itself into a more traditional band. After moving to Philadelphia, Bunch connected up with Michael Cammarata, Peter Pantina, and Chris Radwanski to build upon the already strong foundation, while also bringing fresh energy and perspectives to the project. Add that to a chance meeting with Jeff Zeigler, producer for the likes of other Philly heavyweights such as The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Nothing, and you get all the pieces that became their sophomore album, titled Almost Paradise, seeing the light of day tomorrow, October 7th, via Los Angeles’ 6131 Records (Julien Baker).

The album is a polished step forward representing the awkward transition from angst and hyper-emotion of the teens/early-20s into establishing period that comes after. It is cinematic is sound mixing synths and guitar-driven instrumentation, while maintaining an intimacy lyrically easily consumed in the confines of your headphones putting Suburban Living in position as your next favorite band and deserving of a much wider audience. The LP is available for purchase here in all formats, including on some visually appealing limited edition vinyl.

Listen to The Darcys’ “Coming Up For Air”

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Toronto duo, The Darcys will release their new album ‘Centerfold‘ on November 11th through Arts & Crafts records. You can check out their latest single from it here. In addition, these guys have a love for covering and remixing their fellow Canadians (we’re still looking for their cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”). Recently, they offered up a remix of Tegan and Sara’s Love You To Death cut “Boyfriend.”

New video from St. Paul & The Broken Bones for “All I Ever Wonder”

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This week, St. Paul & The Broken Bones are they releasing their sophomore LP, Sea Of Noise on RECORDS, and to celebrate, they’ve also shared a new video for “All I Ever Wonder“. We’ve been lucky enough to produce and promote multiple shows for St. Paul & The Broken Bones here in Indianapolis, and the band just seems to get better with every tour through. They make their annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis this October 30th. Check out the new video below…