Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Track Rundown

Next Tuesday marks the release of the much anticipated album, Tripper, from math rock titans Hella. In celebration, give their track “Yubacore” a spin below alongside many other tunes that have captured my interest in this week’s new track rundown. Two of my favorite modern songwriters, Jens Lekman and Richard Swift, have teased fans with new material and they are both still on top of their game. I hadn’t heard much from Gauntlet Hair but their single “Top Bunk” is very impressive with its reverb-drenched breezy sound and has me anxiously awaiting their self-titled debut. One of the best band name changes in history, Born Gold used to be known as Gobble Gobble and although they sport a different moniker, the electropop band still retains the feel-good, party-ready sound that fans have come to love. We also have the pleasure of hearing the first track from the obviously awesome collaboration between Doom and Ghostface Killah under the name Doomstarks. To round things out is an amazing remix of one of the year’s best singles (SBTRKT – “Wildfire”) featuring the unstoppable hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces and another new track from Zammuto (Nick Zammuto of The Books).

This week’s featured videos contain a lot of what could be considered psychedelic horseshit (not to be confused with the band). For some reason, I can’t help but love that kind of stuff! The Mountain Goats and Crystal Antlers unleashed some fascinating and memorable animated videos. The biggest surprise is that Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released a song and I not only like the track but also the video. I did not see that one coming. Check out those and some other questionable videos below. Be forewarned, I had to recover mentally for a moment after I first saw the album trailer for Open Season by Yawn.

Hella – “Yubacore”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Maniac”
Mon, 9/19/11 = Paradise Rock Club

Neon Indian – “Polish Girl”
Thu, 10/20/11 - Brighton Music Hall w/ Purity Ring

Mister Heavenly – “Charlyne”

Jens Lekman – “An Argument with Myself”
Sat, 10/8/11 - Arts at the Armory

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Definite Darkness”
Tue, 9/20/11 - Brighton Music Hall w/ Hooray for Earth and Beige

Richard Swift – “Broken Finger Blues”

Gauntlet Hair – “Top Bunk”

You Won’t – “Three Car Garage”
Thu, 9/1/11 - Lizard Lounge
Mon, 9/12/11 - Church

Born Gold – “Alabaster Bodyworlds”
Thu, 10/20/11 - Great Scott w/ Braids and Pepper Rabbit

Spectrals – “Big Baby”

Male Bonding – “Tame the Sun”
Wed, 8/31/11 - Brighton Music Hall w/ Love Inks and Girlfriends

Pterodactyl – “School Glue”

Peter Wolf Crier – “Setting It Off”
Tue, 9/27/11 - The Middle East

Amen Dunes – “Bedroom Drum”

Megafaun – “State/Meant”

Ducktails – “Sit Around with Ya”

Doomstarks – “Victory Laps”

SBTRKT – “Wildfire” (Drumma Boy remix feat. Shabazz Palaces)
Wed, 11/2/11 - Royale

Zammuto – “Too Late to Topologize”

The Mountain Goats – “Estate Sale Sign”

Crystal Antlers – “Two-Wat Mirror”

Thu, 11/10/11 - The Middle East w/ Wu Lyf

Fool’s Gold – “Wild Windows”

The Drums – “Money”

Thu, 9/29/11 - Brighton Music Hall

Caged Animals – “Girls on Medication”

Yawn – Epic album trailer for Open Season

The Middle East – “Jesus Came to My Birthday Party”

The War on Drugs – “Come to the City”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “The Death of You and Me”

Rival Schools – “Eyes Wide Open”

Mon, 10/21/11 - Great Scott

Memoryhouse – “Quiet, America”

Wed, 9/7/11 - House of Blues w/ Peter, Bjorn, and John

Dominant Legs – “Hoop of Love”

Girls – “Vomit”

Sat, 9/24/11 - Paramount Center

Gardens & Villa – “Spacetime”

Mon, 10/3/11 - Great Scott w/ Youth Lagoon

Fucked Up – “The Other Shoe”

The National – “Exile, Vilify”

Fri, 9/9/11 - Bank of America Pavilion w/ Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak

JEFF The Brotherhood – “Wastoid Girl” [NSFW]

Sun, 9/4/11 - Great Scott

Chromeo – “When the Night Falls”

Tue, 11/1/11 - House of Blues

Fam-Lay – “Beach Cruiser”

Kanye West & Jay-Z – “Otis”

Mon, 11/21/11 - TD Garden

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