Red Rosamond - Looks Can Kill
Los Angeles artist Red Rosamond cites musical influences from James Bond movies and many soul/funk artists. Yes yes, we hear all of that and more. 'Looks Can Kill' is a compelling first effort, find it below.
Sloucher - Flower Girl
During a bit of downtime as a drummer with two West Coast bands, Jay Clancy picked up an acoustic guitar and wrote a handful of songs. He pulled guitarist Kyle Musselwhite (The Globes) and drummer Jack Hamrick into the project, and Sloucher was born. Their debut LP, Certainty, is out now. Seven kicked back indie rock gems. Find the lead single, 'Flower Girl' below.
Raindear - Feathers
Raindear, aka Rebecca Bergcrantz, grew up surrounded by music. Her parents are jazz musicians, and inspirations to this budding star on the rise. After a long period of being holed up in the studio in Sweden, she emerged with her debut album, Embers. She wrote and produced most of the LP herself. We're captivated by her stunning voice, as you should be. Find the second single from the LP, 'Feathers' below.
Medicine Hat - St. Cecilia
It's been one busy summer at the Aimless Skylarking headquarters. The submissions inbox has gone from downright scary to manageable, yet still out of control. There's just not enough time in each day to read and listen to them all. However, a few weekend days were sacrificed to ease the load. Reaching way back into the inbox to drag Hamilton, Ontario's The Medicine Hat out into the light to share. The 5-piece band led by Nabi Sue Bersche serves up what they're calling experimental pop music. Their 1st track, 'New Survival' captured our attention as did their latest, 'St. Ceclia'. Both tracks are late summer roadtrip worthy. Find 'St. Ceclia' below.
Swellebound - Rifle
Post-Alternative NYC band Swellebound's submission was another inbox casualty. But we didn't forget about them. Turns out, Swellebound is the project of Jennie Vee producer and guitarist, Richey Rose. Jennie Vee's dreamy shoegaze pop has entranced us for a few years now, and Swellebound doesn't veer too far from that magical recipe. We think 'Rifle' is a perfect introduction to the band's sound, find it below.