KNGDAVD is a collaboration of New York duo Tye James and Jon Buscema. Their first release is the gritty, extravagantly swaggering "Say My Name. I don't have any more information, but they dropped this delicious nugget in my inbox and it seems like an excellent way to cap off the evening.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The give and take between classic power pop and electro-pop commences in the first track, "Gun Fhaireachdain". The following "First We Take Dumbarton is galloping power pop, and classic Kid Canaveral. It also should be on everyone's playlist. "Tragic Satellite" is chiming, glistening guitar pop. A dreamy instrumental interlude comes courtesy of "Ten Milligrams", which leads to one of the sneaky masterpieces of the album for my money, "Callous Parting Gift". Other highlights for me are the surging "Lifelong Crisis of Confidence", the sweet synth pop "Listen to Me", and the epic "Lives Never Lived". Thematically, the we find the band in the mood for refection. But whether you also are inclined to reflect, or just want some stellar guitar pop, Faulty Inner Dialogue delivers.
Kid Canaveral are David MacGregor (vocals/guitar), Kate Lazda (guitar/vocals), Rose McConnachie (bass/vocals), Scott McMaster (drums), and Michael Craig (keys). Faulty Inner Dialogue is out now via Lost Map.
Bandcamp for Faulty Inner Dialogue
Friday, July 29, 2016
Here at WYMA we like Slotface. We liked them when they were Slutface as well, but we like them no less now. We like them even thought they are a bit needy and insisting that we take them dancing. More seriously, "Take Me Dancing" is a decades-later feminist response to Big Star's "Thirteen". Hey, some things take a little time -- and it is a cracking fun song, as well.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
About two years ago I featured "Hunter" by Aldous Harding, the performing name taken by Hanna Claynails Harding (link). Harding, from Lyttelton, New Zealand, possesses a disarmingly pure voice, but writes gritty and stark folk songs that pack a devastating emotional punch. Her debut album was released by a small, home town label, but is getting a well-deserved US release via Flying Nun Records on September. Here is album track "Stop Your Tears.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Melbourne's Jess Cornelius performs as Teeth & Tongue, delivering poptastic arrangements and clever songwriting. Check out "Dianne" below. It is from her upcoming album Give Up On Your Health, which will be out September 2 via Dot Dash/Remote Control in Australia and New Zealand, and Captured Tracks in the US.
Bandcamp for pre-ordering album
Bandcamp for Typical Girls
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Almost astonishingly, the result is an excellent album. It is fresh, vital, and challenging, and my appreciation grows with every listen. And perhaps most important from my perspective, Double Bind is exciting. Each new track brings anticipation of what the band will say and how they will arrange it. It is a new beginning for Trust Punks, and the future looks very bright indeed.
Trust Punks are Paul Brown, Alexander Grant, Lliam Powell, Joseph Thomas, and Maté Vella. Double Bind is out now via Wharf Cat Records in North America, Faux Discx in the UK and Europe, and Spunk in Australia and New Zealand.
Bandcamp for Double Bind
Wharf Cat Records
Summer Slummin' is a cassette, but the cassette comes with use of the Bandcamp stream and a digital download so it is about as flexible of a release as you could desire. It is out now -- check out the Bandcamp link below. I wouldn't be surprised if this one sold out, so delay at your own risk.
Bandcamp for Summer Slummin'
Facebook for Fruit Tones
Fruit Tones on Soundcloud
Facebook for Abjects
Facebook for Halfrican
Monday, July 25, 2016
The song is "Sweet Company", an ode to emphasizing good times and fond memories, and not dwelling on the negative debris. Seems like a fine aspiration to us, and it is a great tune. You know what else is great? It is available as a "Name your price' download at this Bandcamp link.
"Sweet Company" is the work of San Diego outfit Inspired and the Sleep. The band is Max Greenhalgh (bass/vocals/keys/arrangements/mixing), Bryce Outcault (guitar), and Andrew Satterlee (drums). It isn't their first time here, and I suspect it won't be the last.
Shakes are an indie rock band from New Zealand, playing gritty indie rock with a bit of pop polish and a lot of swagger. The hard-working quartet will release their second EP of 2016 in a few months, but has given us a taste with single "Strange Tides".
And if you like that song, and I expect that you will, here is their first EP of the year, Tambourine Girls, which is available for 'name your price' at this Bandcamp link.