School Of Seven Bells - The Night
Since their last album, 2010's 'Disconnect From Desire', School Of Seven Bells have lost a twin and are now down to the duo of ex-Secret Machine Ben Curtis and remaining twin Alejandra Deheza. Their third album 'Ghostory' will be out in the spring and is reportedly a part concept album about ghosts. First track 'The Night' is more of the top-drawer electro-rock they've done so well in the past.
School of Seven Bells - The Night by Vagrant Records
School Of Seven Bell's website
Blonds - Kite
Confusing as it may be, duo Blonds are an entirely different couple to similarly named duo Blondes. In a world currently overflowing with indie-pop duos this similarity doesn't exactly help matters. This pair are from Florida and have recently self-released their debut EP 'Dark Roots' for free via Bandcamp. 'Kite' is lovely chiming lo-fi with added hazey atmospherics.
Free download: Kites
Tribes - We Were Children
The press and the A&R men have been getting themselves all excited about Camden's Tribes for over a year now, with many expecting them to be the breakthrough British guitar band of 2012. Their debut album drops in January and reports from those who've heard it already are positive. If you want to know what the fuss is about then pick up album track and previous single 'We Were Children' below.
Tribes - We Were Children by The Vinyl District
Buy the single.
Villanelles - Cereal Killer Whale
Vermont's Villanelles followed up last year's self-titled debut album with a new EP, 'Kiss My Grits' earlier this year. The EP's opening track is the thrashy, trashy garage rock of 'Cereal Killer Whale'. Either an interesting play on words or a horrible misunderstanding of the English language (pretty sure it's the former to be honest), but a good tune nonetheless and it's yours for free.
Free download: Cereal Killer Whale
Download the EP for free.
Blitzen Trapper - Might Find It Cheap
Slightly psychedelic Portland Americana collective Blitzen Trapper released their latest album 'American Goldwing' in September and they're giving away new single, the typically acid-fried, 70s rock jam of 'Might Find It Cheap' as a free download. It'll only be available for a couple of weeks so get in quick by entering your email into the widget below.
Might Find It Cheap by subpop
Blitzen Trapper's website
Buy the album.
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