premiere: Molly Burch – Candy
Austin's Molly Burch shares another lovely track from her timeless sophomore LP First Flower, coming next month via the great Captured Tracks. Molly tells us about the playfully empowering and tone-setting album opener "Candy", which is not in fact a rousing kiss-off to a worthless ex, but a sort of loving pep talk to psych herself out of those self-defeating thoughts that often accompan
Yumi Zouma x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Bird Nest Roys
I've been lucky enough to work with Flying Nun the last 3 years re-issuing a lot of their back catalog. I'm the first to admit that I'm not so well versed with the obscure parts of the catalog. Bird Nest Roys' 'Me Want Me Need Me Get' is a great compilation we did of the band's early works...
Widowspeak – “Calico”
_________ In other ACL Fest news: We've teamed up with Topman + Nordstrom Barton Creek to give away one pair of VIP weekend passes and one pair of regular weekend passes for the second weekend of ACL (October 11-13). Just head into the store starting this Friday to enter for a chance to win:
mp3 premiere: DIIV – “How Long Have You Known (Moons美愛Version)”
Atlanta's Moons re-imagines DIIV's shimmering, jangly Oshin standout "How Long Have You Known" as a celestial new-wave dream, with additional soaring vocals (sung in Japanese) contributed by 美愛. _________ ...and in other Moons news, he still has a few copies of his excellent debut 7" available via No Recordings, and here's the latest endlessly replayable installment in his stellar
mp3: Wild Nothing – “Paradise”
"There was a great deal of restlessness that went into the creation of this album. The songs seemed to stem from a sleepless state of mind. The moon cycle has come to represent this for me; a slowly changing symbol of where these songs feel most at home" -- Wild Nothing on Nocturne Nocturne is out August 28 on Captured Tracks...
Jesse Ruins – “Shatter the Jewel”
Japan's mysterious Jesse Ruins -- who we've talked about a time or two in the past few months -- have signed with the impeccably curated Captured Tracks, who had something of a banner year for themselves in 2011. Look for a new EP in February 2012, with a full-length to follow later in the year...