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New In Rotation (8-29-17)
The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
Adam Granduciel’s band, The War On Drugs, has been continually one of the most consistent bands in modern indie rock. His indie rock is infused with psychedelic and shoegaze elements as well as neo folk. Each record is a work of art, and A Deeper Understanding is just the latest.
Oh Sees – Orc
John Dwyer has been a busy guy and hasn’t really given himself any time to breath. Thee Oh Sees, now known simply as “Oh Sees,” had two records last year, and he also had time for a Damaged Bug (his solo project) album. We’re back in business again now under a new name, and it’s more and more apparent that Oh Sees and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have obvious influences on each other. It was recently announced that the group will rename once again for their next album, Memory of a Cut Off Head, back to their old name, OCS.
The Fresh & Onlys – Wolf Lie Down
The San Francisco garage pop group is back with their seventh record since their debut self-titled record back in 2008. The band has affiliations with many influential indie labels such as Mexican Summer, Captured Tracks, Woodsist, and more.
Turnover – Good Nature
Indie rock band, Turnover, has now taken their music fully in the dreampop direction with their latest project, Good Nature. Fans of Real Estate will undoubtedly enjoy this album.
Liars – TFCF
The longtime signee to Mute Records is back with another project on the label, this time, as weird as ever. The singles jam pretty hard, and if you’re into some more experimental music, give the whole record a listen.
1. Downtown Boys – Cost of Living
Downtown Boys own a very particular brand of feminist, political punk. They recently visited Lawrence, Kansas, DIY venue, the White Schoolhouse, and keep an eye out for more amazing shows there in the near future.
2. Girl Ray – Earl Grey
This power girl trio reminds of indie music leaders, Frankie Cosmos, and even a little Girlpool. All the way through, it’s a pleasant listen that grooves like Tennis at times.
3. Guided By Voices – How Do You Spell Heaven?
Out of Dayton, Ohio, GBV continues to prove itself to be one of the most important staples in indie rock.
4. Trailer Trash Tracys – Althaea
Trailer Trash Tracys are continually trying to hone their craft of experimental dream pop/rock. They make use of instruments not typical of dream pop, and it usually works well.
5. Johnny Jewel – Cruise Control
Co-Founder of the label, Italians Do It Better, and member of rock supergroup, Chromatics (album coming soon??), Johnny Jewel, was the mastermind behind much of the music in the reboot of the popular television program, Twin Peaks.
By: Dylan Swoyer