Kevin Morby (formerly of Woods and The Babies) is following up his debut solo album with another LP titled Still Life. Here’s the first single off his new album, titled “Parade” and inspired by Lou Reed.
Oh, boy, thank you Caribou, for giving us a new tune to wake up to on a Monday. We previously heard Can’t Do Without You, the first new tune Caribou in years, and now, Our Love, the title track off Caribou’s forthcoming sophomore album, has dropped in our laps.
I gotta tell you, this new Ty Segall album Manipulator may very well be his best yet. If Sleeper and Fuzz were risks, then Manipulator is a glorious return to form. Check out “Susie Thumb” and pick up Manipulator on August 26th.
I love Ex Hex, lead by Mary Timony, formerly of Wild Flag, and comprised of some awesome 30-something lady rockers. Their new album Rips is out this fall, and as Stereogum put it, is full of “more hooks than a bait and tackle shop.” Check out their newest tune “Beast” and you’ll see what they mean.
I have to admit some bias here - I fucking LOVE Purling Hiss. Ever since I saw them open for Woods, I’ve been hooked on their (sometimes frustratingly) low-fi high-quality psych rock. These guys can really fly off the handlebars into complete weirdness or get lost in a jam, but they always manage to reel it back in.
On their upcoming album Weirdon, they’re sounding less weird than I’ve ever heard them. “Learning Slowly” is an awesome throwback catchy as f rock song, and it seems like they’ve maybe learned from fellow psych-rockers The Men that a little straight-forward songwriting can go a long way. It makes perfect sense to see these two bands on the same bill for the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in a few weeks, and I think this will be a show for the history books.