:Pujol – Pitch Black: Pujol have rallied together a follow-up to 2012′s fantastic United States Of Well Being, and I’m excited. I think we all could use a new dose of the band’s swarmy rock n’ roll ways. Saddle Creek will release Kludge on May 20.
:La Sera – Losing To The Dark: “I wanted the new La Sera record to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag.” Well, that little nugget from La Sera-mastermind Katy Goodman explains this track’s aggressive approach. If you ask me, I think it’s a good change for the band. Hour Of The Dawn is due out on May 13 via Hardly Art.
:HighasaKite – Hiroshima: I managed to catch a set from HighasaKite at SXSW, and I really liked it. The band has a pop sound that’s just very easy to love. This particular track reminds me of Camera Obscura. Silent Treatment is due out on April 8 via Propeller Recordings.
:Boyfrndz – Design: When it comes to experiment acts in Austin, Boyfrndz place somewhere near the top of the list. I think this manic song may be one of their best. Look for Breeder to be released on April 1 via Brutal Panda Records.
:How To Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember: Here’s a stellar six minute new one from How To Dress Well. As is always the case with him, you’re going to need some headphones and a moment or two alone (for maximum reflection time). No word yet on when a new album will be released, but I imagine this song will end up on it.