New Music Monday – 2/5/18

We have some great new music to feature again this week. Artists include:

Hot Snakes
Isla June
Hop Along
Car Seat Headrest
King Tuff
of Montreal
Escape-Ism

Hot Snakes
San Diego, California
“Six Wave Hold-Down” from Jericho Sirens due in March

New single from Hot Snakes! I repeat. New. Single. Hot. Snakes. What a time to be alive! “Six Wave Hold Down” doesn’t disappoint. It’s full of that signature sound Hot Snakes is known for. A sound that’s just as handsome as it is dangerous. For fans of Drive Like Jehu and Rocket From The Crypt.
Paul

Isla June
Los Angeles, CA
“Runway”

Jenna Maranga started off singing solo with just a guitar, but now has four additional musicians and they fill things out nicely. I’m not really sure how to describe them, other than some of the playing borders on a little downtempo funk but might also be called a ballad. Either way I’m digging her voice and what they’re doing. – Jason

Hop Along
Philadelphia, PA
“How Simple” off of the upcoming album Bark Your Head Off, Dog, due out on April 6th, 2018 via Saddle Creek Records

It always seems like far too much time passes between each Hop Along album release. It’s been a little less than 2 years since the release of their last album, Painted Shut, and the band’s latest single shows that the time has bee well spent. Pop inspired guitar lines coupled with Quinlan’s signature slightly raspy voice and incredible lyricism show why Hop Along may just be the top indie rock band on the scene today. ~ Petey

Car Seat Headrest
Seattle, WA
“Cute Thing” from the re-recorded Twin Fantasy out Feb. 16 on Matador Records.

There are several huge Car Seat Headrest fans in the hissing lawns fold, and at least this one is pretty damn excited for the “new-ish and improved” version of Twin Fantasy. Originally a Bandcamp release from earlier in Will Toledo’s career, he’s chosen to re-record it with the means, band and technical prowess to fully realize his vision.
tom

King Tuff
Vermont
“The Other” hopefully from an upcoming album.

I was thinking recently that it was about time for some new King Tuff music. Well, lo and behold, here’s new stuff….but not at all what I was expecting. Not the scrappy, shredding garage rock that King Tuff is known for, but a beautiful, spare, keyboard led, dark, 6 minute ballad. This is stellar stuff, with a video to match. Highly recommended.
tom

of Montreal
Athens, GA
“Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia” from White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, out 3/9.

The singular of Montreal has a new one coming out, and you should start listening to the lead single now so you can sing “You should be fucking with no one else” along with Kevin Barnes at Savannah Stopover this year.
tom

Escape-Ism
Washington, DC
“Rome Wasn’t Burnt In A Day”

I heard this track on Patrick Carney’s Sirius Boredom radio show which is a weekly rabbit hole of greatness. It’s from Escape-ism, the solo project from Ian Svenonius of Chain and The Gang (and lots of other great bands) and it’s a cover of his own song. But flipped out fantastic. I’m getting a punky Eels vibe, circa Soul-Jacker if there’s any Eels fans out there. High praise. The track came out late fall 2017 on Merge Records. I’m just late. – Kayne

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