:Sheer Mag – Can’t Stop Fighting: Another year, another immensely rad track from Sheer Mag. Eventually they’re going to write a bad song, and even then I might still dig it. No word yet on whether this is a one-off track or if it belongs to an EP/LP.
:Parquet Courts – Dust: Here’s a simplistic, somewhat humorous new one from Parquet Courts. I appreciate the way those guys seemingly never take any time off. Human Performance is due out April 8 via Rough Trade. The band will be at Levitation in April/May.
:Mass Gothic – March Of The Cigs: Even though they just put out an album via the mighty Sub Pop, I wasn’t aware of Mass Gothic until this track came along. It’s big and atmospheric, and I’ll definitely use it as a reason to check out the band’s debut. The Mass Gothic/Mazed split is available now via Bandcamp.
:The Raveonettes – This World Is Empty (Without You): This catchy, 80s-enthused number is the first of 12 singles that The Raveonettes will be releasing this year (that’s one per month, in case that didn’t auto-click in your head). I’m into it.
:Mogwai – Ether: Mogwai just made the jump to Temporary Residence LTD, and that’s where they’ll put out reworked versions of the music they crafted for the documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise. This first taste is a slow-burner that’s deserving of good headphones. Atomic: A Soundtrack By Mogwai is due out June 17.