The Darcys, “San Diego, 1988”
Recommended If You Like: Strumbellas, Lumineers, Kaleo
Down to just a two-piece now (Jason Crouse and Wes Marskell), the next Darcys album is set for release on November 4. Take a look the lyric video below for some fringe jacket fun.
Jack White, “City Lights”
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (Third Man)
RIYL: Jack White, except dialed down.
Fresh off being the person behind a project to play a record in space, Jack White has announced a new acoustic collection. Extending all the way back to the earliest days of the White Stripes (this track was written for the band but never used), the double CD and double vinyl (of course!) set features 26 tracks and will be available September 9.
Paper Lions, “My Number”
Full Colour (Independentc)
RIYL: Young Galaxy, The Dears, Twenty One Pilots
Officially from Belfast, Prince Edward Island (Pop: Almost zero) but happy to claim Charlottetown their home, this long-lived (est. 2004) Maritimes band crowdfunded this one.
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, “A 1000 Times”
RIYL: Well, The Walkmen and Vampire Weekend to start. The Band, too.
Yeah, it sounds like a law firm, but it’s actually Hamilton Leithauser from The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij, now ex of Vampire Weekend. Glassnote, home of Mumford & Sons, hears something they like in this collaboration.
Banks & Steelz, “Giant”
Anything But Words (Warner Brothers)
RIYL: Interpol, but with more of an urban feel.
Interesting collaboration: Paul Banks (vocalist, Interpol) and RZA (principle, Wu-Tang Clan). The partnership was initiated by RZA who has always admired Interpol’s work. This is the fifth single they’ve released together since May.