Today’s music used to work at the mall. Enjoy.
:Empress Of – Don’t Tell Me: Lorely Rodriguez is a brand new artist that resides in Brooklyn. This track, which is her first single, has somewhat of a plodding pace, but I really like the soaring vocals. Not sure when this will show up on anything official, so grab it now.
:Jinja Safari – Hiccups: This is really refreshing piece of pop. The arrangement has a pleasant, bouncy feel to it, and when I hear I want to go skip around somewhere. The band is expected to put out a full length early next year.
:Popstrangers – Heaven: Here’s the latest addition to the Carpark Records roster. The band is out of New Zealand, and I think they have a pretty solid pop rock sound. You’ll be able to snatch up Antipodes on February 26.
:Woodsman – Sonic Tomb: These guys are in the midst of putting together a new full length, and this brooding instrumental number is one of the tracks that didn’t make the cut. It’s worth your time, though. I promise. The All Tangled Up 7″ is out now via Lefse.
:Indians – Cakelakers: If you’re going to get lost in something today, it should be this beautiful track. Headphones are a must, so slap some on before hitting play. 4AD will put out the band’s debut, Somewhere Else, on January 29. They’re also set to play the Mohawk on November 9.