New Music Monday – 6/12/17

This week’s roundup of new songs and records includes work from:

  • Superchunk
  • Torres
  • Death From Above
  • HOTPLATE
  • Greta O. and The Toxic Shock

Superchunk
Chapel Hill, NC
“I Got Cut” b/w “Up Against the Wall”, 7″ single on Merge Records to benefit Planned Parenthood

Indie rock institution Superchunk’s first new music in 4 years is a 7″ single to benefit Planned Parenthood. Straight ahead four piece guitar rock for a cause, that’s the stuff that warms the cockles of my heart. Not sure why my cockles need warmed, to be honest, but Superchunk will do it every time. – tom

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Greta O. and The Toxic Shock
Savannah, GA
“Sinkhole” from upcoming full length

Whoa, this is a great surprise single from Savannah’s best punk band (seriously, they have an award to prove it). Speedy, catchy, and I’m really digging the lo-fi but clean production on this one. Somebody put the full length out so I can hear more. – tom

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HOTPLATE
Savannah, GA
“Any Surface Can Be Your Death Bed” out now on Bandcamp

Pssst. Want to know a secret? HOTPLATE is my favorite instrumental metallic math rock four piece in Savannah. Nah, just kidding, they’re my favorite Savannah band period. This is another amazing, insanely tight, meandering instrumental workout topping 20 minutes. Recorded at The Garage and produced by Aphelion and the band, the recording sounds amazing. If you dig Pelican, Russian Circles, Don Caballero, The Fucking Champs, Breadwinner, heavy rock…whatever, you should check this out. Even open minded jazz fans might get it. If you like your rock complex and instrumental, you’d be dumb not to press play. So good. – tom

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Various Artists
U.S.A.
THE HOOD INTERNET presents 40 YEARS OF HIP HOP

The U.S. hasn’t been a country all that long (relatively), but we’ve made more than our share of contribution to the world of music with blues, jazz and hip hop. This 4 minutes is totally worth your time. – tom

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Torres
Macon, GA
“Skim”

It’s hard for me not to give a little love to most artists hailing from Macon, GA given that it’s my home town. It’s even harder for me not to give a new Torres track as much play as humanly possible. The indie rock prodigy hailing from middle Georgia has released a new single that is as haunting as it is beautiful.~Petee

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Death From Above
Toronto
“Freeze Me”

Change. It happens. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s not so good. Thankfully for Death From Above, formerly Death From Above 1979, it’s a very good thing. Along with rebranding themselves as Death From Above (which happens to be their original name for the band), they’ve also release a new, ripping, single. The duo, known for doing some pretty innovative things when it comes to bass lines, has shifted their focus a bit with their newest single. While the bass line is a bit more subdued, the piano track is the true star of this newest release and it’s absolutely amazing.~Petee

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