Sounds

“Bear Hands” by Private Island

It’s been another miserable wintery weekend here in the Northeast during one of the coldest winters in years, and it seems like there’s no end in sight. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of music to help us shake these winter blues. Take Ventura, CA’s Private Island for instance. Their self-described beach groove rock makes the never-ending days of freezing temperatures at least a little bit warmer…even if it’s all in our heads. Stay warm and check out the song Bear Hands!

“Little Surfer Girl” by The Yetis

We can’t wait for you to hear The Yetis! Hailing from Allentown, PA, the quartet writes sunny little rock songs that make us wish it wasn’t 20 degrees outside. On first listen, we couldn’t help but think of influencers like The Shins and Beach Boys. Check out the single, Little Surfer Girl and tell us who you think they sound like!

“Multi-Love” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Call them psychedelic. Call them indie rock. Call them what you will. Unknown Mortal Orchestra brings back their kaleidoscopic approach to music-making, returning with a new record, Multi-Love on May 26th. Where frontman Ruban Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on their previous album, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. Check out the rad, new single, Multi-Love, that we’re stoked on, and don’t miss them on their upcoming tour that kicks off May 7th in Eugene, Oregon!

“A Beginning Song” by The Decemberists

This week we’ve got new music from Portland’s indie darlings, The Decemberists! What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, their seventh studio album, was released last month to much excitement. As the title suggests the record is a reflection on both life’s beauty and tragedy with frontman Colin Meloy and bandmates giving fans an awesome and definitely evolved collection of songs. Go see them live when they tour the States this Spring, and while you wait check out the new lyric video for the track, A Beginning Song!

“Still Life” by Spirit Club

This week we’re featuring Spirit Club, the new project from Wavves founding member, Nathan Williams. The band recently released the video for their track, Still Life, directed by Jacob Turnbloom. Turnbloom’s clip pulls together bits of great 90s staples like Saved by the Bell, Nightmare on Elm Street and of course cartoon-royalty The Simpsons with some other trippy footage mixed in. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from the band as their new album comes out this Spring!

“Unmistakable” by In Tall Buildings

Next month, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Erik Hall releases his sophomore album, Driver, as In Tall Buildings. His new single, Unmistakable is a warm and funky, indie-pop gem that perfectly showcases Hall’s playing and recording approach. Not to mention, the song’s immaculate layering and attention to detail is heard throughout the album. Check out Driver when it drops February 17th via Western Vinyl!

“Primrose Green” by Ryley Walker

This week we’re featuring Chicago singer-songwriter, Ryley Walker, whose new album, Primrose Green, comes out March 31st through Dead Oceans. With nods to influential artists like Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley, and perhaps Nick Drake, Walker didn’t have much time to write his record with pieces of lyrics being improvised into entire songs during the recording process. The first single and title track is pretty great if you’re looking for something brand new that is a complete blast from the past. Check it out here!