La Sera - Losing To The Dark
All of those fuzzy, DIY indie bands that seemed to take over the world for a while a few years ago have either faded away as they became irrelevant, or they've upped their game in the way that Dum Dum Girls did. By the sounds of thrashing, propulsive new single 'Losing To The Dark', La Sera have chosen the latter. This single will be on new album 'Hour Of The Dawn', out on May 13th.
La Sera's website
Catch them live:
08-May CA Los Angeles, The Echo
10-May NY New York, Baby's All Right
14-May DE Hamburg, Astra Stube
15-May DK Copenhagen, Huset-KBH
16-May NO Oslo, Vanguard
17-May DE Gothenberg, Pustervik
19-May DE Berlin, Monarch
20-May DE Schorndorf, Manufaktur
21-May BE Belgium, Kultuurkafee
23-May UK London, Hoxton Bar and Grill
24-May UK Leeds, Wardrobe
25-May UK Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
26-May FR Paris, Point Ephemere
27-May FR Bordeaux, I.Boat
30-May ES Barcelona, Primavera Sound
31-May ES Barcelona, Primavera Sound
Paradise - Born and Bound
The second album from Portland psych group Paradise is set to be released on April 22nd and is called 'Soldiers Of The Modern Age'. The cover comes adorned with masonic and illuminati symbols, so we're assuming they want to take over the world. They might not be mainstream enough for that, but the classic blues/psych/garage of 'Born and Bound' has won us over.
Download 'Born and Bound' for free by heading here
Pre-order the album
Unicycle Loves You - Face Tattoo
Brooklyn group Unicycle Loves You have announced details of their fourth album. 'The Dead Age' will be out on June 10th, but prior to that you can download single 'Face Tattoo' which is an energetic bundle of guitar-pop fun that touches on indie and grunge and will generally have fans of noisy guitars and sweet melodies falling for it.
Unicycle Loves You's website
Catch them live:
Apr 03 Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 17 Cake Shop, New York, NY
Jun 07 Radio Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
The Phantoms - Revolution
Scottish band The Phantoms could well lead the charge of a new generation of shoegaze/alt-rock bands. With a debut EP available, they've now put out free download 'Revolution', and it comes with a gigantic sound and a steely determination. There's confidence here and a sound to back it up, if there are a few more of these up their sleeves these guys could make a big impact.
The Phantoms' website
Gold Light - True Love Never Dies
'True Love Never Dies' is all classic chord structures, melodies and lyrics, but it sounds absolutely amazing; a warped doo-wop single for modern times. Gold Light are from North Carolina and are unlikely to take the charts by storm, but with songs as beautifully melodic and (despite the slight pastiche element) timeless as this they'll be sure to bring a tear to the eyes of those who've just split from the love of their life.
Gold Light's website
Buy the EP
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