Chemtrails – Deranged

This popped in my feed this morning and it really suited my mood well. Uplifting non-abrasive garage poppy punk. This is from the Chemtrails’ upcoming EP Headless Pin Up Girl. The full EP will be worth checking out.

Dimples’ – Half Moon/Frogeyed

I am not actively DJing right now but I greatly appreciate when people make parts of their catalog available for free. I appreciated it when I was DJing, but i’ve been a bit underemployed so I deeply appreciate it now. I had this one in my cart over at bandcamp forever and realized today they had made it available as an optional free download. Now, when properly employed I always drop in a couple bucks, but for now, I get to download this and it’s available for when I am back in the booth.

And how interesting and weird and awesome is this? The whole album is weird with occasional pop outs of melody and pop. The tone of the guitars and weirdness on this track are perfect for me. How about you?

But it gets better. They just released a new LP on my birthday two weeks back. That’s a nice way to celebrate. I was originally going to say Sebadoh III meets Yo La Tengo. If that first track was more Sebadoh III, this is more weird Yo La Tengo. Though the tracks I heard on the first LP jump out at me a bit more, it’s worth checking out.

Julie Byrne – Natural Blue

Going deep into the pretty with today’s track. Julie Byrne’s second album is out and this song is ultra pretty. Something calming and somber to welcome the cold and snow and holiday.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Since You Stole My Heart

Bring the indie pop. Someone Still Lovers You Boris Yeltsin covers Saturday Looks Good to Me.

Leapling – Tunnelvision

Sunday and some new indie pop from Leapling. This song makes me so happy for some reason though it feels sad.

Surfer Blood – Six Flags in F or G

New song from Surfer Blood that’s quite good, if not a touch understated. Their new record Snowdonia is coming out Feb 3rd.

Lou Barlow – The Breeze

Sorry for the silence. Evolving through my emo mess. There is a new Lou Barlow EP out though, and that is a good way to break the silence. With some understated over emotional music. Obviously.

Earth Girls – For Granted

Hey, look at that. The Earth Girls first full length LP is out today! And it’s good. A fine powder of power indie pop. Available on red vinyl if you please. This track is “For Granted” and I enjoyed.

Freschard – Friends

I really like this band. Discovered them for myself earlier this year but they have a new album coming out in September. This first song hits all the right emotional and musical tones. It’s delightful. Good reflective Sunday listening.