Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tracks Out This Week

5 of the best singles and downloads hitting the shops this week.


Princeton - To The Alps




Jesse Kivel spent much of 2010 promoting his side project, Kisses. Now back to his day job as a member of LA based Princeton, he's managed to better anything from his other band's album. The insistent beat and half lazy vocals make you think of a more tidied up New Order. Fantastic stuff. It's out on 7" or download it for free below.


To The Alps by Princeton


Free download: To The Alps

Princeton on Myspace

Buy the 7" single.



Hunx And His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love




The debut full album (following the singles comilation from last year) by bubblegum/garage throwbacks Hunx And His Punx is out in the US this week (UK on Monday) and ahead of that, Hunx (real name Seth Bogart) has made the twisted Shangri Las-like title track a free download. Pick it up by hitting the download arrow on the soundcloud link, and you can also grab previous freebe 'Lovers Lane'.


Hunx & His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love by One Thirty BPM


Free download: Lovers Lane

Hunx And His Punx on Myspace

Buy the album.



Matt & Kim - Where You're Coming From




To New York again for this one. I've never been too convinced by Matt & Kim's brand of commercial indie pop, in fact at times it's verged on the cheesy side of things. This latest single from the Sidewalks album may well do the same... I kinda like it though. Check it out and see what you think.




Matt & Kim's website

Buy the single.



Peter Bjorn And John




The sixth album from PB&J (isn't that a sandwich?) is out this week. I'm yet to hear it in full but reports suggest there's no hint of the annoying whistling which has become omnipresent on British TV adverts. Still it's probably pocketed them a few krona. They've been kind enough to let us have this more punky, guitar based sample for the price of an email.





Peter Bjorn And John's website

Buy The Album.



OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

Craft Spells - From The Morning Heat



We blogged a Craft Spells free download a few weeks ago. Their album 'Idle Labor' has already hit the US. In the UK we'll have to wait another couple of weeks. Not to worry - there's plenty of singles and downloads to keep us going. All are included below. Best of all is the truely sublime 'From The Morning Heat'. Like the best 80s indie/new wave band you never knew existed, with a dusting of shoegaze to put the icing on the cake. This could be a very exiting album.

From the Morning Heat by CraftSpells


Free download: From The Morning Heat

Free Download: After The Moment

Free download: Party Talk

Free download: You Should Close The Door



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