I really dig Different Now, the first single off of Chastity Belt’s upcoming album, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (due June 2 via Hardly Art), but I think the band’s new tune is even better. The track is called Caught In A Lie, and it’s essentially cathartic indie rock. Enjoy.
Once upon a time I got an email from Chastity Belt with this weird photo and I just instantly assumed they were terrible. Nope. They’re good. Something something you can’t judge a band by their press pic? In any case, below you’ll find the first song off of their new album, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (due June 2 via Hardly Art). I think it’s oddly infectious. Enjoy.
: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.
The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that. So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week. Take a scroll and find something worth remembering.