Aug 25-Aug 31
As we head into the last week of August here at WHRW, we’ve received quite a pile of new music this week. We’ll be telling you about much of it over the next few weeks to come. And this fall promises many more releases yet to come!
First off, you need a soundtrack as this world of ours unravels. And this new album from The New Pornographers, Brill Builders is jut the thing. Watch as “War Comes To The East Coast” here. RIYL: Spoon, Mates Of State, Neko Case.
Next up in the new bin this week is from Cymbals Eat Guitars upcoming full-length LOSE, on Barsuk Records. Check out “Warning”. RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Titus Andronicus, Fang Island
Up next, from the L.A. Beatmaker scene is MNDSGN (pronounced Mind-Sign) on the venerable Stones Throw label. A super chill blend of sampler chops. Check out the track “TXT (MSGS)”. RIYL: RIYL: Madlib, J Dilla’s beats, Yesterday’s New Quintet.
This month Bass Drum Of Death returns on the Innovative Leisure label, with a slightly more rock-over-garage, based sound. But losing none of the energy and fuzz-tone. Check out “Left For Dead” here below (warning, 1 small bad word in this song). RIYL: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Nirvana
Half Japanese also returns this month with an amazing new album, Overjoyed. And we certainly are to bring it to you right here for you listening pleasure! RIYL: Beat Happening, Jad Fair, Superchunk
Finally, the new album from Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. Out everywhere August 2014 through Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records. Check out “Foxfire” and most of the rest of the new album after the jump. RIYL: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Merchant Ships, football etc.
Holiday weekend? Yes please!
Doc Sonic on behalf of the promo team.
Ah yes, here we are in the 13th week of our “What We’re Listening To” posts this summer at WHRW. And we’ve got a few videos of new arrivals, upcoming adds and old friends we’d like to share with you this time.
First up, the Allah-Las have a new one heading into the new bin this week. Enjoy the stylish retro video for “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)”. RIYL: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Kurt Vile, The Byrds.
I really really like this sweetly gorgeous track from Ark Life. Imagine a drive in the cool mountain air as seen by a band on the road in “Proud Of Me Out There Mama”. RIYL: Wilco, This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Head And The Heart.
A couple weeks ago we shared an early track from the new Bear In Heaven album Time Is Over One Day Old. Now here’s the official video for “Time Between”. RIYL: Here We Go Magic, The War On Drugs, The Besnard Lakes.
Personally, I think this video for “Everlasting Light” by UK band Dry The River, bears a slight resemblance to a certain video from another obscure band. But it in no way diminishes a terrific song and video by a terrific band. RIYL: Alt-J, Local Natives, Stornaway.
Who else but Moe? Oh and..
Doc Sonic on behalf of the promo team
tune into another 16 hour show unsure how many more of these will happen enjoy.
Artist: Song (Album)
1. The Lovers Key: In A Perfect World (Here Today Gone Tomorrow)
2. Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas: No Place Left to Hide (Secret Evil)
3. Roadkill Ghost Choir: No Enemy (In Tongues)
4. The New Pornographers: Fantasy Fools (Brill Bruisers)
5. Utah Phillips: The Preacher and the Slave (Classic Labor Songs)
6. Merchandise: Looking Glass Waltz (After the End)
7. Kav: Lizard King (The Man with No Shadow)
8. Lovemongers: Battle of Evermore (The Bridge School Concerts, Volume 1)
9. The Young: Cry of Tin (Chrome Cactus)
10. Robyn Hitchcock: Somebody to Break Your Heart (The Man Upstairs)
11. Love: 7 and 7 Is (Journey to Love: Rare and Early Elektra Classics)
12. Body Futures: Is the Skeleton a Weapon? (Brand New Silhouettes)
13. Steely Dan: Deacon Blues (Aja)
14. Doctor John featuring Ledisi and the McCrary Sisters: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch)
15. Holy Ghost Tent Revival: Broken Spirit (Right State of Mind)
16. Lili Haydn (featuring Marvin Etzioni and Itai Disraeli): My My Cross the Line (Lili Land)
17. Dex Romweber Duo: Last Kind Word Blues (Third Man Records Compilation Volume 1)
18. Gossling: Challenge (Harvest of Gold)
19. Wildest Dreams: Rollerskates (Wildest Dreams)
20. Benjamin Booker: Kids Never Growing Older (Benjamin Booker)
21. Billy Bragg: The Price I Pay (Workers Playtime)
22. Bishop Allen: Start Again (Lights Out)
23. J Mascis: Wide Awake (Tied to a Star)
24. El May: Science (The Other Person is You)
25. Blue Matches: Baby I’m A Mess (Starting Over)
26. The Gaslight Anthem: Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Get Hurt)
27. The 69 Cats: Girls on Film (The Transylvanian Tapes)
28. Prawn: Old Souls (Kingfisher)
29. Wildcat! Wildcat!: Hero (No Moon at All)
30. The Buzzcocks: What Do I Get (Manchester — So Much to Answer For)