:M.I.A. – CanSeeCanDo: Over the weekend M.I.A. randomly released this track. It’s not a banger by any means, but it has a slick sound and is an entertaining effort. No official word yet on a new album, but I assume one is coming soon.
:Joanna Gruesome – Honestly Do Yr Worst: Here’s the latest sugary-sweet-but-also-fierce single from Joanna Gruesome’s new album. I really wish they were playing SXSW. Peanut Butter is due out May 19 via Slumberland Records.
:Thee Oh Sees – Web: It’s a new year, so of course Thee Oh Sees have readied a new album. They’ve always been a lively act, but I think this is a bit more dynamic than they’ve sounded in a while. Manipulator Defeated At Last is due out May 18 via Castle Face.
:Westkust – Swirl: While do some browsing I came across this “best new track” over at Pitchfork. I love the guy/girl vocal combo and the wall of sound that’s perfectly situated just behind them. Westkust’s Last Forever will be released on April 22.
:Chastity Belt – Joke: I’m finally starting to come around on Chastity Belt. This relaxed track kind of meanders, but I think it’s a gem. Time To Go Home is due out March 21 via Hardly Art. The band is set to open for Courtney Barnett at the Mohawk on June 5.