They might hail from LA, but Moaning sounds right out of England: imagine Warsaw meets Big Black and Girls Against Boys. As the Subpop website describes their artist: “Moaning’s fervent songs are born out of the member’s experiences with love and distress, creating a sound uniquely dark and sincere.”
I swear these kids can’t be older than 18, but the Michigan-based three-piece slo-core-meets-shoegaze-meets-indie-rock sound of Greet Death on their second outing Dixieland sounds like the output of a larger band comprised of well-travelled and road-wise adults.
Can’t stop listening to this album! Sounds like James Murphy spent the past year listening to The Suburbs, Substance, and Substance before sitting down to write what might be his greatest record to date.
The hyper-melodic Indiana-based Hoops plays pop songs in the sonic vein of late-1980s and early-1990s alternative and Brit Pop bands. Their new album Routines is a reverb-drenched pop masterpiece. Standouts include: