Today’s music knows where you live. Enjoy.
:Dan Friel – Valedictorian: Now that Parts & Labor have decided to call it quits, Dan has started doing some solo work. I don’t know if it’s all going to sound like this relentless and raucous track, but I hope so. Be sure to crank the volume as loud as you can. The Valedictorian/Exoskeleton 12″ is due out on October 16 via Thrill Jockey.
:Chomp – Fresh Wounds: Here’s a new one from Chomp, which features members of Cloud Nothings and Total Babes. It’s kind of a weird pop creation, but I dig it. The band will release Buddha Jabba Momma on September 18 via Exit Stencil Recordings.
:Social Studies – Terracur: I’ve liked this band for a while, but I think this moody gem marks the first time they’ve thoroughly impressed me. The song is a pretty simple, straight forward affair, but there isn’t a part of it that doesn’t feel inspired. I can’t wait to hear more of the new stuff. Developer is due out November 13 via Antenna Farm.
:El Perro Del Mar – Walk On By (Radio Edit): Sarah Assbring is an incredibly talented woman, and I’m happy to see that she’s back with some new music. This track, like everything she does, has a slick sound and is easily accessible. I recommend headphones. Pale Fire is expected out on November 12 via The Control Group.
:AC Newman – I’m Not Talking: In case your brain is having issues today, AC Newman is from the New Pornographers. He put out a solo effort back in 2009, and now he’s rolled out this overwhelmingly pleasant piece of pop to let the world know that’s he’s readied a new full length. I like it. Matador will release Shut Down The Streets in the fall.