mp3: Zoo Brother – Fourth of July

After spotting the sun-soaked collage artwork for Zoo Brother’s latest single “Fourth of July” I couldn’t imagine the song sounding any other way.  The track opens with the fitting crackle of fireworks before exploding into exuberan, celebratory and non-discernible chanting of singer William Karmis.  The track is propelled by a cheerfully sloppy drum section and a looped tropical-leaning guitar line …

pkelly94mp3: Zoo Brother – Fourth of July

LP: Spring King – In All This Murk and Dirt

Our first introduction to UK band Spring King was their song “Avocado City”, and although that song is still a favorite, it wasn’t really that great of an indication of what was to come next from them.  Their debut LP, In All This Murk and Dirt, takes their sound in a fairly difficult direction, but one that has completely won me over. …

tccarr14LP: Spring King – In All This Murk and Dirt

Video: Tree – Karma Police

Tree’s cover of Radiohead’s much beloved “Karma Police” opens the same way I might expect anyone to cover the song.  Then Tree reminds us that he is Tree and not an artist willing to do anything as expected.  Following a bridge that Tree wrote himself, his version of “Karma Police” explodes into orchestral and avant-pop bliss.  Although this version of …

pkelly94Video: Tree – Karma Police

mp3: Only Real – Get It On

I’m honestly surprised that it has taken someone this long to release a song entitled “Get It On”… unless of course someone has already done that and I haven’t heard of it.  Regardless, Only Real’s unsurprisingly breezy jam (his first new drop in a few months) has got to be the definitive “Get It On”.  Featuring easily his most garage …

pkelly94mp3: Only Real – Get It On

LP: Pill Friends – Blessed Suffering

I’ve been following Philadelphia’s Pill Friends for a while now, and they finally dropped their debut LP last week.  After listening to a few singles leading up to it, the full LP Blessed Suffering does not disappoint.  Lots of Lo-fi bands with Emo undertones have been gaining momentum across blogs this past year, and it would be easy to lump Pill Friends’ music …

tccarr14LP: Pill Friends – Blessed Suffering

mp3: YOOFS – FRIGHTMARE

For one reason or another, there has been no shortage of awesomely catchy and sunny lo-fi music coming out of the UK over the past year or so, and I am in no way complaining.  I’m still not completely sure how I ended up following YOOFS on Soundcloud, but this song makes me extremely glad that I did.  “FRIGHTMARE”, clocking …

tccarr14mp3: YOOFS – FRIGHTMARE