Dreamy lo-fi encapsulates the southern California vibe. And although The Judy Blooms hail from Brooklyn, we still have to hand it to them for creating such a great way to enjoy the remaining days of summer. The Judy EP is five tracks of sun-burnt guitars and a kodachrome state of mind.
Previously featured on TKF, Chicago based The Howl have just released a brand new EP that is highly energetic and full of rock fueled riffs. TILWSSW is a short album at only two tracks but if you like their full length and want more from the band, one of the vinyl packages is a definite buy.
Recorders is a band to watch in 2013. They just wrapped up recording their upcoming full length Above the Tide which is due to be released later this year. In the meantime, check out their 3 song EP that is full of catchy beats and smooth vibes.
Wildcat Strike came onto our radar with their energetic rock & roll sound. Forming just over a year and a half ago (still relatively young in band years), the five member band has already released a thunderous debut. The self-titled album has no shortage of catchy songs. The entire album is packed with piano, solid guitar riffs, polished drums, and melodious vocals. You can really feel that the band had a lot of fun writing and recording. The vibe really comes through in the finished work.
North Carolina doesn’t seem like the celestial type of place but it does contain at least one luminary band. Center of the Sun is a dreamy pop-rock band that carries a bit of grit & gloom for that added dose of heaviness. Ally Hoffman’s vocals are a wonderful addition to the fuzzy guitars and solid drum work. Upon first listen, Machine Gun sounds reminiscent of early 90s alternative but with modern flair. Vaguely like The Cranberries but with a style all their own.
Tannhäuser is just one of those bands that grab you upon first listen. Rhythm meets ambient; their music is an ethereal landscape that is perfect for studying or just chilling out on a lazy afternoon. The Seville, Spain four-piece let their music do the talking, making this instrumental album very similar to other artists we love like This Will Destroy You and Explosions In The Sky.