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
The Sound Of Confusion on Myspace
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