Sharks in the Deep End
“Crash Test Doll”
RIYL: The Smiths, Of Montreal, The Apples in Stereo
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the new-wave influenced group: Sharks in the Deep End, are dropping their debut LP: Killin’ Machine, on April 22nd. The second single from the album, features dark lyrics about seeing your friends crash and fail, contrasted by some very danceable indie-pop beats for a striking combination.
RIYL: Foster the People, Broken Social Scene, Surfer Blood
Vancouver based, HUMANS, just dropped this video for their track “Water Water” after putting out a new EP with Mom + Pop. The indie-dance duo cut down the 10 minute studio version of the song to this 4-minute video, but it still contains all the low-key ethereal vibes of the studio version.
Maths and the Moon
RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Radiohead, Honeyblood
This Southampton, UK based power-trio released their latest single, “Futurist” from their forthcoming album, Familiar Strange, which the band will be self-releasing in April. The single features a dark and foreboding atmosphere, tinged with alt-rock and psychedelia.
“Feels Like Sand”
RIYL: Unsane, Deftones, Helmet
Hailing from Houstin and Dallas, Texas, these fuzz-kings put out the second single to their forthcoming debut album, Satisfaction. The alternative-metal four-piece draws on all the best parts of the 90’s metal for this atmospheric track that drips with ethereal vocals and crushing guitars.
“The Woman that Loves You”
RIYL: Bjork, Fleedwood Mac, Mount Eerie, Broken Social Scene
Taking a break from fronting the Philly based punk band, Little Big League, Michelle Zauner has been working on her debut solo album, Psychopomp, which she will be releasing April 1st, under the alias Japanese Breakfast. The third single, “The Woman that Loves You”, is a wonderful 80’s-esque indie-pop track that’s equal parts nostalgia and melancholy.