Slow Club {New Music}

Love this track from English band Slow Club, an advance release off their new album due out in July.

The guitar in the beginning really reminds me of Grizzly Bear, and the dreamy sound and vocals are reminiscent of Victoria Legrand of Beach House… which is fitting since Ms. Legrand sang in the Grizzly Bear song Slow Life although the combo doesn’t sound much like Slow Club.

Anyway, here’s the track:

Slow Club — “Tears of Joy” {mp3}

Ducktails

Ducktailsbauke karel {flickr}. used under the creative commons.
Matt Mondanile—also of Real Estate—has a new album out under another moniker—Ducktails—and it’s damn good.

This cut from the new record—The Flower Lane {spotify}—features floaty vocals reminiscent of Beach House over a bouncy bass line that echoes Stereolab.


Ducktails — “Assistant Director” {mp3}

Top 10 New Albums of 2012

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  1. 1. Shearwater — “Animal Joy”
  2. 2. Sun Airway — “Soft Fall”
  3. 3. Wild Nothing — “Nocturne”
  4. 4. Beach House — “Bloom” {mp3: “lazuli”}
  5. 5. Cat Power —”Sun” {mp3: “ruin”}
  6. 6. Bad Books — “II”
  7. 7. Hospitality — “Hospitality”
  8. 8. Sea Wolf — “Old World Romance”
  9. 9. Divine Fits — “A Thing Called Divine Fits”
  10. 10. Now, Now — “Threads”

Runners up: Kishi Bashi, Father John Misty, Sun Kil Moon, The Shins, Tallest Man on Earth.

See also: My Top 10 New Albums of 2010. (Sorry, 2011.)