The Beths – You Wouldn’t Like Me
When multiple bloggers I trust start recommending the same band, its time to pay attention. When I’m in love with a song about 5 seconds into it, time to stop what I’m doing to check them out. This is what happened with New Zealand band The Beths. While I missed when their debut album dropped last year, fellow bloggers Steve for the Deaf and Aphoristical both featured them in just the past couple weeks. Rather than go on too much about them, here are links to Steve and Aphoristical’s posts, which are much more fun to read and erudite than I could ever be. Just suffice it to say these catchy power pop gems (think Weezer, or Best Coast)will be on serious rotation the rest of the year on my listening device. There’s not a bad song on the album, so here’s a random cut.
Spielbergs – Five On it
I heard this song on a new music playlist and immediately loved the loud, somewhat fuzzy big guitar sound. And then fellow blogger The Soul of a Clown also featured them recently. Spielbergs reminds me of bands like Japandroids or Cloud Nothings. They’re are a three piece indie rock band from Oslo Norway who put out a debut EP last year – this song is from their debut album, This is Not the End, which came out last week. From the feedback squeals at the beginning and end, this song is two and half minutes of guitar bliss.
Tancred – Queen of New York
Ok I’m detecting a theme for this installment of New Music Discoveries – guitar, guitar, guitar! And fellow blogger recs! Tancred is the stage name of Jess Abbott, who writes great guitar pop songs like this one. As with The Beths, this came out last year so not super new (but who cares) – I was alerted to it The Soul of a Clown, who posted this great review of Tancred’s album Nightstand a few days ago. I’m a complete sucker for these types of bands!