Friday, June 15, 2018

3 Songs: On Repeat (Extended Edition)

Us, Today – “Spellcaster (Dr. Spirit)” (The Cincinnati-based experimental instrumental rock trio, composed of Kristin Agee on vibraphone, guitarist Joel Griggs and drummer Jeff Mellott, wil release their fourth album today, titled, Computant.  The new album heavily features synths and electronics, adding a new dimension to their already genre-defiant sound that blends together elements of avant-garde jazz, math rock and post-rock.  Check out the shape-shifting standout single with its frenetic rhythm and dynamic melodies here.)   

Yuno – “No Going Back” (The multi-cultural Jacksonville native makes his Sub Pop debut with a new six-song mini-album, Moodie, out today.  Led by the infectious summer anthem, “No Going Back” with its sunny, sing-along melodies and bouncy rhythm; Yuno creates a genre-blurring brand of bedroom-pop that incorporates everything from skate punk, synth-pop, reggae, R&B and Soundcloud rap for a very promising debut.)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Wonderful Day For The Race” (After recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakout 1997 album, Let’s Face It, the Boston ska-core legends return today with their tenth album titled, While We’re At It.  The excellent new album tackles social issues and is filled to bursting with their infectious and danceable ska-punk anthems that are good enough to start a brand new ska revival on its own!  Check out the uplifting and inspiring standout single here.)   

The Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “Talking Straight” (The Melbourne band has been building steam the last two years with two excellent EPs – last year’s The French Press made my Top 5 EPs list - and will release their debut album, Hope Downs, on Sub Pop today.  The Aussie quintet tracked the album live in the studio and the result is a smart, slack-jawed style of indie rock with highly-melodic elements of jangle-pop, post-punk and surf-rock that delivers on the promise their first EP’s displayed.)       


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