:Heartless Bastards – Black Cloud: I very much appreciate how consistently good Heartless Bastards have been over the years. It’s an impressive feat. Anyhow, this latest single of theirs has a bounce to it that I really like. Restless Ones is due out June 16 via Partisan. See them at the Mohawk on November 21.
:Dog Party – Sapphires: Here’s a new ripper from the duo known as Dog Party. I get the feeling that their new album is going to be one of those that’ll be great to blast in the car. Vol. 4 is due out June 16 via Burger Records/Asian-Man Records.
:It Looks Sad – Creature: While I don’t necessarily know how to feel about any band that willingly calls themselves It Looks Sad, I do like this track. It’s a shimmery anthemic number that I can’t get out of my head. The Kaiju digital single is due out June 19 via Tiny Engines.
:Son Lux – You Don’t Know Me: This new one from Son Lux is aggressive and big, and I think you’re going to love it. We’ll be in for a treat if all of their upcoming LP is this good. Bones is due out June 23 via Glassnote.
:The Sandwitches – Miggy: I haven’t really cared much for the other singles that have been released in anticipation of The Sandwitches’ new album, but this one works for me. I love the vocals and the overall retro-feel of the song. Our Toast is due out June 9 via Empty Cellars Records.