Sounds

“Hot Tonight” by Tokyo Police Club

After a few years since their last full-length, Tokyo Police Club is back with Forcefield. These guys have come a long way since 2005 and you can certainly hear the maturity in their sound. Check out Hot Tonight as well as their US tour dates, enjoy!

“Montana” by Tycho

Tycho is the music project of designer, Scott Hansen (who also goes by the name ISO50). In this week’s feature, Hansen basically flips the script on the stereotypical music video. For those of us who find the traditional art museum experience a little sleepy, imagine if every work was presented like the video for Montana, one the many tracks we’re stoked about on Tycho’s fourth album, Awake, which is out now.

“Breaking the Angle Against the Tide” by Craft Spells

It’s seems like forever since we last heard from Craft Spells’ Justin Vellesteros — two years to be exact since the release of his Gallery EP. Lucky for us he’s back with his sophomore album, Nausea, dropping June 10th. Produced and recorded in Seattle with Dylan Wall, the new album will be showing off the artistic and personal growth Vallesteros experienced while taking time off, and it’s a welcome progression. Check out the first single, Breaking the Angle Against the Tide!

“Red Eyes” by The War On Drugs

While catching some shows last week in NYC, it quickly became obvious that Philly’s The War On Drugs were the talk of the town having just played two sold out shows at The Bowery Ballroom. Their third record, Lost in the Dream, was just released and without a doubt will go down as one of the year’s best. Check out their new video for the single Red Eyes!

“Five of Everything” by 311

We’re stoked to share some new music from 311.  Their new album Stereolithic just dropped last week, and is the band’s first independent studio release since 1991′s Unity. Stereolithic is also 311′s first album since Soundsystem to be produced by Scott Ralston. Catch them live this May when they hit the road across the U.S., and listen to this week’s featured single, Five of Everything.

“Talking Backwards” by Real Estate

We’re always stoked to bring you new music that comes from the Garden State, and this week’s Music Monday artist is definitely one of the best New Jersey has to offer. Ridgewood’s Real Estate just released their third record, Atlas, to some serious praise from music outlets like Pitchfork. They’re on tour now with headlining and festival dates on the books through Summer. While you’re waiting for them to drop by your town, check out the video for their laid-back song Talking Backwards.

“I Almost Fell” by Axxa/Abraxas

Hailing from Atlanta, this week’s Music Monday comes by way of 23 year-old, Ben Asbury, who goes under the name Axxas/Abraxas. Having had an obsession with music at an early age, Asbury’s journey through punk, post rock and 60′s psychedelia has shaped his own sound into what can only be described as psych art-pop. Check out the single I Almost Fell produced by Jarvis Taveniere of the Brooklyn-band Woods. Axxa/Abraxas’ self-titled debut is available tomorrow via Captured Tracks.