Magana - Inches Apart
Brooklyn based artist Jeni Magana's debut EP Golden Tongue was released last week on Audio Antihero Records. The Bakersfield, California native got her musical start with classical music, and then at Berklee College in Boston she started writing her own music. On this first effort, 4 masterfully composed offerings, showing off her classical training. Slip in a voice soaked in heartbreak for a can't miss EP. Find 'Inches Apart' below.
Estrons - I'm Not Your Girl
Welsh indie rockers Estrons are back with a new EP, She's Here Now. The band has been a favorite since the earliest days of Aimless Skylarking when I first heard early tracks 'Insecure' and 'My Turn'. Their debut EP, Whoever She Was..., has been in constant rotation around the office here. They just have a knack for sweaty attitude laced bar room rockers, and the 1st single from the EP is no different. Rowdy rock and roll at its best, stream "I'm Not Your Girl" below.
Psychic Love - Dye Pack
Echo Park trio Psychic Love's debut LP, The Hive Mind is out this month. The band is the project of multi-media artist Laura Peters, and not the first time I'd heard her work. I first heard the band a few months back, really digging their track 'Ultralight' but ultimately being lost in the vortex known as the email inbox. Now, they're back with the 3rd track from the upcoming LP, and it's time to share. Find 'Dye Pack' below.
Living Body - Choose
Leeds based Living Body is the project of Chicago native Jeff T. Smith along with longtime collaborators Katie Harkin and Tom Evans. The band came together after a one-off performance in which the audience was treated to a entirely immersive experience built around a circular PA system and specifically developed software. The project grew when new members Alice Rowan and Sarah Statham (of Aimless Skylarking favorite band Esper Scout) joined the band's live act. Obviously, a must not miss live act. The band's debut LP is out December 2nd, stream 'Choose' below.
Amber Arcades - Which Will
At this year's Great Escape Festival, I saw three bands/artists twice. Sego, Julia Jacklin, and Amber Arcades. Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf, and has been touring the States and Europe consistently since I saw her and her band perform. I missed them when they passed through the South, an illness kept me away, but now I have new music from them to ease the pain. I usually don't share too many cover songs here, but Annelotte has made Nick Drake's haunted 'Which Will' her very own. It's stunning, find it below.
Rodes Rollins - Young & Thriving
Los Angeles/New York artist Rodes Rollins has shared her debut single, 'Young & Thriving.' And other than a name, Talia Taxman, I found very little about her. So, the music will have to do all the talking! On her first offering, it sounds as if she's vying for a spot on the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Delightful and curious, more please! Stream it below.
Dream Wife - FUU
When I saw Dream Wife last May in London at the Finsbury Pub, I was blown away by their exuberance. It was a fun gig. Now they are popping up everywhere, building a nice head of steam to finish off their wildly successful 2016. As the year comes to a close, they are making sure we all don't forget them with a reworking of an old song, 'F.U.U.' It's a coiled up snake, pissed off and angry, ready to attack. Give it a spin below.