New Tracks

MP3: The Pollies – “Something New”

The ridiculously catchy "Something New" is the first single off The Pollies' debut album, Where the Lies Begin. The track is polished and grandiose; clamoring bells and melodic bursts of guitar collide

Full EP: Swing Delux – Triple Water

triple water ep by swing delux Bon Accord’s Michael Wright takes a big leap forward with Swing Delux, a more atmospheric project than the booming electro-pop of Bon Accord. The London-based Wright

Obscure Sound: Best of September 2012

Here are the 45 bands in two weeks that I promised. Variety shouldn’t be an issue. If you haven’t digested the tardy August compilation yet, September’s rendition expands your plate, and palate.

MP3: Beast Patrol – “Plaster”

"Plaster" begins with a wave of guitar distortion, momentarily transforming into a bouncy synth-tinged pop song before a majestic chorus; the track has several personalities, a good sign for up-and-coming Brooklyn trio

MP3: Kuky Tala – “Turi”

"Turi" marks Tala's first release under the new name Kuky Tala, which she changed from Tigermilk. Her ghostly and worldly sound is still intact, and more expansive than ever with "Turi". A

MP3: Vuvuzela – “Rings and Things”

For those familiar with New York rockers Kiss Kiss, frontman Josh Benash has his fingerprints all over the work of Vuvuzela. Fans accustomed to Kiss Kiss' high-energy rock ballads, which often interchanged

MP3: Tape Sounds – “Cosmosis”

The spaced-out work of Tape Sounds, AKA Massachusetts-based Nate Kellogg, presents experimental electro-psychedelia with steady synth-pad backdrops and alternating leads, the latter often projected through fastidious guitars or unique synth effects. Kellogg's

MP3s: Creeptones

Despite having attained a respectable following in their native Toms River, NJ, the rich and melodic rock of Creeptones still has not achieved the blog buzz it deserves. That should change shortly.

New Albums

Carey Clayton – ‘Headless’

Los Angeles-based artist Carey Clayton embraces a gorgeous, textured pop and rock intertwining on the new album Headless. Frequently hypnotic in its layered production


Luga – ‘Become’ EP

The Become EP showcases the blissfully atmospheric sound of Luga. The project of Brighton, UK-based artist Lewis Broad-Ashman impresses with a sound