New York based Australian-American outfit Free Time ascend to the number one position this week with their ultra busy jangle pop guitar feast, 'Esoteric Tizz' while three new entries join the chart.
They're led off at 18 by the new single from Yawn, 'What's In The World', with its disciplined core and shimmering edges. It's off their new album Love Chills released this week through Old Flame Records. Digital here. We're hoping for wax at some stage but we'll see.
We spoke of the new album, Wrong, from Nicholas Nicholas in the previous post from yesterday and featured the track, 'Cave'. Another track from the record, the emotive and earnest, yet administratively titled 'When The Rates Come Back' debuts at 20.
We've been kicking around (softly) the new EP by Manchester retro synth popsters Girl Friend for about a month now and finally we've made room in the 30 for the lead off track, the funk filled and bass line heavy 'Comforting Strangers'. That's in at 24 complete with video.
Fiance's 'Era', at 4 this week also now has a new video - check it below along with the three new entries.
All thirty tracks are detailed in order here while as always you can hear every entry from newest to oldest in our Top 30 Player.
A couple of weeks back saw the release of the new album, Wrong, from Brooklyn pop chameleon Chris Masullo, aka Nicholas Nicholas. You may have caught his excellent debut record from last year, Comfort Teeth and heard Wrong's opening single, the wistful and heartfelt, 'Meet Me In The Park', which spent weeks at the top in our Indie30 chart. The remainder of Wrong doesn't steer too far from that trajectory as Masullo continues to pull apart and massage the edges of pop music. If you think his take on things is a little weird, you may need to reassess in your mind what weird actually is. From behind the unassuming veneer that masks the man behind the moniker may just come one of the most honest current takes on the pop genre. Check out the track, 'Cave', below released back in July and look out for another track to grace this weeks chart. Wrong is available here digitally for a name your price arrangement and also on cassette for five bucks.
There's an air of familiarity surrounding the new entries into the chart this week with three artists making their second foray into the Top 30 and all three Canadian. The superb title track, 'Our Love' from the much anticipated new album by Dan Snaith's Caribou project hits the top 10 at 6 first week in as does Lydia Ainsworth's 'PSI', which comes in at 9. Both tracks replace 'Can't Do Without You' and 'Malachite' respectively. TOPS, whose new album, Picture You Staring, is our current album of the week also register their second entry of the year with the supple, 'Way To Be Loved' at 18. It also comes complete with brand new video.
It's as you were at the top with Saint Pepsi's 'Fiona Coyne' remaining at number one while Natalie McCool rises nine spots to 14 with 'Dig It Out'.
All details here and all tracks in the Top 30 player.
Nascent Melbourne outfit Sportmen are due to release their self titled debut EP. Crossing over old school rock with pop and surf elements and a little dose of psych and funk across its four tracks, 'Zelda' is the first track to appear, a fast paced, sunny dose of guitar pop. Nicely taut and contextually subtle, the Sportsmen EP is out on October 23 with a launch at the Workers Club in Fitzroy. Enjoy a free download of 'Zelda' and its video featuring some home studio action below.
From the forthcoming EP, 'Sportsmen', Self Released.
Delaware outfit Fiancé are currently riding high at number 3 on our Top 30 at present with 'Era' from their debut, EP1, set for release on October 7. Now another track has surfaced in the form of the guitar driven power pop influenced 'Ivy'. Recorded straight to tape which gives their sound a warped sensibility, the EP serves as more than a promising sign of things to come. EP1 is out on SQE, who gave us the wonderful Tearjerker release earlier this year. Pre-order here.
'Fiona Coyne' by Saint Pepsi, the project of Ryan DeRobertis replaces SBTRKT, 'New York, New Dorp' in the number one spot this week as five new songs enter the chart.
Nicholas Krgovich hits the top ten at 10 first week in with 'Along The PCH On Oscar Night' while Peaking Lights, 'Breakdown' (18) and Merchandise, 'Green Lady' (20) debut, the latter replacing 'Little Killer'.
English singer-songwriter Natalie McCool leads the previously unfeatured new entries with her minimally exuberant new single, 'Dig It Out' in at 23. One behind at 24 is The Juan Maclean, the project of John Maclean and Nancy Whang, who have a new album, In A Dream out mid September. The second single, 'A Simple Design' is an ultra-cohesive, swaggering funk and dance affair where Whang's vocals come straight to the fore.
All chart details are here and all tracks feature in our Top 30 Player. Enjoy!
23. Dig It Out
Natalie McCool (ENG)
From the single, 'Dig It Out', The Young And Lost Club.
About a month ago Vancouver artist Nicholas Krgovich announced a brand new record set for next month, On Sunset. Since 2002, Krgovich has been releasing solo material under his own name as well as the solo project P:ano, while collaborating with the likes of Nite Jewel, No Kids and Mount Eerie. On Sunset however is his first official solo album proper and is a delicately made and subtlely funked out ode to his second home, Los Angeles. Fitting then that the excellent first single, 'Along the PCH on Oscar Night' is now accompanied by a video directed by filmmaker Peter J Brant. It sees the self-admitted 'drifter' set up against panoramas of the city by day and by night. On Sunset is out September 23 and is self released in North America and on Tin Angel Records in the UK. Pre-order here.
1. On Sunset
2. The Backlot
3. Along the PCH on Oscar Night
4. Cosmic Vision
5. Let’s Take the Car Out
6. City of Night
7. Rock’s Dream
8. You’re Through
9. The Mansion
10. At Pershing Sq.
11. Moon’s Soft Glow
Along The PCH On Oscar Night
Nicholas Krgovich (CAN)
From the forthcoming album, 'On Sunset', Self Released/Tin Angel Records.
To coincide with the release of the terrifically tight and tautly constructed new album from Tampa outfit Merchandise, After The End, a futuristic sounding tribute to past musical glories of the pop and rock variety in all their forms, we've collated the second and third singles to be released from the record. They come hot on the heels of first single and former Indie30 number one track 'Little Killer'. Stream the muscular 'Enemy' and the swooner 'Green Lady' below. The seemingly effortless After The End is out this week through 4AD.
3. True Monument
4. Green Lady
5. Life Outside The Mirror
7. Little Killer
8. Looking Glass Waltz
9. After The End
10. Exile And Ego
From the album, 'After The End', 4AD/Remote Control.
After delivering the stunning Lucifer in 2012, L.A. duo Peaking Lights are set to return with a new record, Cosmic Logic. The first single has surfaced in the form of 'Breakdown', an impressive up tempo departure from the previous record. Set alongside Indira Dunis's deapan vocals, the track's busies itself with dub inspired funky synths and well break like beats. Whet the appetite for the album by streaming it below. Cosmic Logic is out through Weird World on October 6/7.
1. Infinite Trips
2. Telephone Call
3. Hypnotic Hustle
4. Everyone And Us
5. Little Light
7. Eyes To Sea
8. Bad With The Good
9. New Grrrls
11. Tell Me Your Song
Peaking Lights (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Cosmic Logic', Weird World.
The release of the fourth Caribou record, Our Love, is just six weeks away and this week saw the unveiling of the album's title track. With 'Can't Do Without You' burning up our top 30 chart recently, 'Our Love', with its minimal first half belying its emotional depth is sure to follow suit. Put quite simply, this is further truth that Dan Snaith is an electronic music genius. Our Love is out on Merge and City Slang October 6. Pre-order here.
1. Can't Do Without You
3. All I Ever Need
4. Our Love
6. Second Chance
7. Julia Brightly
9. Back Home
10. Your Love Will Set You Free
From the forthcoming album, 'Our Love', Merge/City Slang
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