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Quickdraw: Destroyer, Future Death, Westkust, Adult Mom, Drinks

May 26, 2015

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Music!  Enjoy.

:Destroyer – Dream Lover:  Dan Bejar’s Destroyer has always been kind of hit or miss for me, but this horn-filled new one is pretty damn great.  Poison Season is due out August 28 via Merge.  See him September 23 at the Mohawk.

:Future Death – Familiar Tremors:  Austin’s own Future Death have put together a new EP.  This first single is a dynamic dose of adrenaline.  The Cryptids EP is due out June 23 via Bloodmoss Records.  See the band on June 7 at Red 7.

:Westkust – Dishwasher:  Westkust are now 2/2 on singles, and that has me rather ready to check out their debut LP.  Hopefully all of it will consist of the rad combo of layered guitars and infectiousness that they’ve showcased so far.  Last Forever is due out July 7 via Run For Cover.

:Adult Mom – Survival:  I’ve really been into this song from Steph Knipe (aka Adult Mom).  Her vocals come off as really sincere, and I think she’s a crafty songwriter.  Momentary Lapse Of Happily is due out July 28 via Tiny Engines.

:Drinks – Hermits On Holiday:  Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (of White Fence) are the main brains behind Drinks.  To me, this song sounds like a lighter, less quirky version of Deerhoof.  Hermits On Holiday is due out August 21 via Birth Records/Heavenly Recordings.

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Quickdraw: M.I.A., Joanna Gruesome, Thee Oh Sees, Westkust, Chastity Belt

March 9, 2015

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Music!  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.

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