Jitta On The Track continues to be one of the most prolific rappers in the game. Chances are pretty solid that he’s tracking a new song right now, whenever you might be reading this. And now you can get some of the most recent Jitta releases for free. Start with his brand new single “1 Million,” released to commemorate a million plays on Soundcloud.
And then by the time you’re done with those, Jitta will probably have like 4 more singles out.
We brought you the first single at the end of March, and now Baeble Music has the premiere of the new album from Boston’s The Shills. Keep Your Hands Busy: Vol. 2 is one of the most musically-inventive/adventurous-yet-still-totally-accessible-and-fun-to-listen-to indie rock albums you’re likely to hear this year. And you can dance to it. Listen to the new single, “Oh, This Devilish Place,” below. Buy it here.
We recently tried to catch you up on all the doings with the fast-rising singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. From his upcoming national and international tours to his performance slot at Bonnaroo this summer, he’s got a lot going on. We should have known that even our catch-all blog post wouldn’t really catch all. Just before this past weekend, Terry unexpectedly released a brand-new EP, The Calm And The Storm, via Noisetrade. The 6-song EP includes a cover of Don McLean‘s classic “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” which fits seamlessly with Terry’s collection of pretty, melodic, acoustic-based and lyrically rich songs. Get it now.
It was quite a drag to learn that Boston’s The Wandas – a onetime OurStage Artist of the Week – were going on indefinite hiatus. We’d loved their self-titled LP, and the follow-up was even better. But such is life for indie rock bands and their fans.
Of course, we should have been looking forward to what was inevitably to come from the individual members of the band. Brent Battey has formed a pretty groovy, early-Beach Boys-inspired surf rock band called Le Roxy Pro. Check out this video for “Coral Coralles.”
This past winter, Keith McEachern released a true solo album, having written, performed, and recorded every song on Double Down. He released “My Education” as the first video from the LP, and just today Vanyaland premiered the follow-up video, for the song “Pleasant.” Check out both below:
It’s another ultra-catchy tune from Jarrod Gollihare, aka House of Jed. His “Coming Off Pretty” snuck up on us a couple of years ago when it neared the top of our Intel Superstars chart, and we have yet to be let down by any of his other material. “O Caligula,” the new single, is no exception. The rhythm-driven (Gollihare is primarily a drummer), Omnichord-heavy track is simply unlike anything else you’re likely to hear today. And according to Gollihare, “[I]t’s about attending high school with a psychopathic Roman emperor-to-be…” which is obviously common lyrical subject matter. Check it out on Bandcamp:
Sarasota’s garage-pop-retro-surf-rock hybrid behemoths The Wallies are back with a new 6-song EP, and it has been worth the wait.
Officially out Friday April 25th, you can start listening now on their Bandcamp page. Enjoy such excellently-titled songs as “Tom Crusin” and the band’s cover of The Sonics’ classic “Have Love Will Travel.” Why, you can even see the video for that track right here, right now:
New York indie rockers Beecher’s Fault have just released their new EP Do As People Do. The lead single, “Liquor Store,” is a catchy blend of modern and organic sounds, propulsive and at the same time completely chill. It’s also got a cool video, complete with sad clown and an impending summer vibe… Get the record here, and watch the video below.
UPDATE: The EP is now streaming on Spotify.
On March 23rd, San Francisco’s dream-synth-pop masters Geographer released their newest LP, Ghost Modern. OurStagers have known Geographer since we told you about them back in 2009, and they’ve only surpassed themselves with each release since then. Next month, the band will cross North America with empires and Idle Hands. Check out the album here, and see below for tour dates:
Brittany Campbell, who for some reason is not yet one of the biggest names in pop music, has released an incredible animated video for her track “Heroes.” The song is the title track from the 2014 album, which we told you about here.
Great song, great performance, great production, and great video. What else could you possibly want?
Jesse Terry is a man on the move. In the past couple of years, after extensive touring in the U.S., he’s made a few surgical strikes overseas, bringing his intimate style of Americana to the UK, eastern Europe, and New Zealand. Now he has set his sights on Italy and will play seven dates across the country starting April 10th (plus a quick stopover in Switzerland, where he will play a return gig at Basel). See the dates below.
And just this week, Terry announced the big news that he’s been added to the Club Stage at the Bonnaroo Festival, which takes place in Manchester, TN, in June. Check here for all the upcoming dates, including a U.S. tour this spring with Rebecca Loebe.