I was on the website for New Images (the label that Ducktails runs) yesterday and there was a pre-order listing for their new album up for five minutes and when I went to go check out, the pre-order disappeared and my cart was empty. Expect a new track and an official announcement this week
LCD kinda has to be my #1 anticipated but I'm excited for that Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile record as well. Barnett is a genius. I just got into Vile through the 1-2 of Smoke Ring for my Halo and So Outta Reach, ton of great songs there. "Ghost Town" is a classic
Damn So Paul is the only original band member now.
Mute Math was the band that introduced me to music not on the radio. To be honest they lost me with Vitals and I wasn't really looking forward to the new one that much, but they're still super meaningful to me. S/T is one of my favorite albums ever.
As good a time as any to say that if you're a fan of indie / pop / rock / electronic music you NEED to listen to this:
A band can stay in the same stylistic vein for years and still be good. as long as the songs are still good. Carin at the Liquor Store is pretty good and I think The National have progressed their sound naturally without ever changing it radically at a good pace since their high water mark of Alligator.
then again I'm a weirdo who considers Low one of the greatest bands ever and they've been working with variations on the same sounds for 25 years, so.
There's so many bands in the world who can't even excute one sound well enough to merit lasting attention my general postion is to let bands like the National or Beach House keep doing them. The tracks relased so far show a definite progression, even if it's just a subtle one.
Never heard of The Meices previously, but I came across their video for Daddy's Gone to California, possibly the greatest 90's video nobody ever saw...complete with dancing trailer park people and (a probably wasted) Ron Jeremy.
Feels like somewhere in some lost timeline, these guys were like Nirvana.
I mean, Low are a standout indie slowcore band with a relatively unique sound. Not something you hear every day. But, there's nothing weird about listening to them or liking them more than other bands.