The brains behind Jettison Tape is Brooklyn musician Dave Fischoff who has previously released lo-fi indie albums on the ace Secretly Canadian label, as well as working on film scores, remixes and more. 'Ghostboxes' is from the album 'Second Sleep' and is an experimental instrumental track that sounds like a wonderful combination of all of his work to date.
Download 'Ghostboxes' for free by heading here
Jettison Tape's website
Stream or download the album
Mountainear - Down The Line
Given our track record, we'll let you off if you think Mountainear is us making a spelling mistake. It's not, it's a new band from London who are comprised of three singing drummers. That alone should pique your interest, but in truth, 'Down The Line' isn't loaded with beats, it's more like the twinkliest dreampop you'll hear all year. An interesting band and one to keep an eye on.
The Rebel Set - Monster
As title and artwork suggest, Phoenix band The Rebel Set deal in a mix of garage, surf and psychobilly. There's something unique about the lo-fi twang of 'Monster', though; organ and a guitar lead the way, but there also appears to be rhythm guitar and drums. Only you can't hear them, just the faint shadow that might indicate their presence. Weird and wonderful.
The Rebel Set's website
Stream or buy the album
Catch them live:
Feb 07 Blackbird Buvette, Albuquerque, NM
Feb 08 The Dive Bar, Las Vegas, NV
Feb 14 Yucca Tap Room, Tempe, AZ
Feb 20 Burger Records, Fullerton, CA
Feb 21 Billy O's, Ventura, CA
Feb 22 Redwood Bar & Grill, Los Angeles, CA
Mar 01 Ice House Tavern, Phoenix, AZ
Nick D' & the Believers - Find A Little Love
Just for a second there, the opening bars of 'Find A Little Love' by Nick D' and the Believers tricks you into thinking it's a chart pop song, but that illusion is soon shattered. Yes, this has a big pop aspect to it, but very much of the alternative/guitar variety, and it's even slightly experimental with it. Combine it with some big hooks, layers of sound and a catchy beat and you have a winner.
Download 'Find A Little Love' for free by heading here
Nick D' & the Believers' website
Buy the EP
Catch them live:
SAT 15 FEB Brite Winter Fest 2014, Cleveland, OH, US
SAT 15 FEB Brother's Drake, Columbus, OH, US
FRI 21 FEB Unknown venue, Cincinnati, OH, US
SAT 22 FEB Unknown venue, Nashville, TN, US
SAT 01 MAR Garden Theater, Columbus, OH, US
FRI 21 MAR Unknown venue, Fort Wayne, IN, US
SAT 22 MAR Unknown venue, Chicago, IL, US
SAT 19 APR WORST KEPT SECRET FEST 2014, Columbus, OH, US
SAT 09 AUG Musikfest 2014, Bethlehem, PA, US
SAT 16 AUG Food Truck Fest 2014, Columbus, OH, US
Someday I Will Miss You - Hold On
We're informed that in Karlovac, Croatia, the only things to do are take long walks by the river or record songs. Luckily for us, Someday I Will Miss You have given the walks a miss for a while to lay down some tunes. 'Hold On' is a song "about ordinary love", which is a pretty modest statement. Still, the misty-eyed way in which they've recorded it makes it sound a bit more special than that.
Someday I Will Miss You's website
For more news, reviews and downloads follow The Sound Of Confusion on Facebook or Twitter