Here’s some stuff from the inbox that caught my ear.
Bad Veins is a meaty, beaty, big and bouncy two-piece from
Cincinnati that come off
like a dancier version of The Strokes. “Dancing on TV” is from their new album The Mess We’ve Made. Go here for a free
download or check out the video.
Jay Shepard’s album Harsh Mistress comes out in July. The single “Last Man on Earth” is a buoyant, fuzzy ray of power pop sunshine. Listen and download for free here.
Ali Young is a singer-songwriter with a deft melodic touch. Her EP Love Animal can be downloaded here.
Listen to Ali Young’s “Make Believe”
The title to Gospel Music’s song “This Town Doesn’t Have Enough Bars For Both of Us” is irresistible, and so is the tune. You can download it here, or check it out below.
Finally, the band Animal isn’t exactly in my wheelhouse, but the email that brought them to my attention was perfect – short and to the point, the perfect antidote to the six-paragraph bluster about how “our post-psychedelic dreamcore band started as an idea in one man’s bedroom in Boise and took shape over a nine-year spiritual journey that ended in Tibet” that I get from so many bands. Note to such bands: I get dozens of these things a week. If I have to work that hard to get to the actual music you make, I’m never going to listen to it, let alone share. So, yeah, check out Animal’s album Diatoms.