Before their evolution into one of the best electro pop duos going today, Late Cambrian was a standout guitar-based power pop band. With the release of their new single “February,” John Wlaysewski and Olive Hui went back to those roots and proved they can still knock out a killer, fuzz-saturated rocker. This is everything you’ve been missing since Rivers Cuomo lost the plot a decade or so ago. Check out “February.”
It’s the whole shebang from Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro), as she launches a new album, replete with a single and video, as well as a slew of tour dates. From the LP Even In The Tremor, out April 5th on Ba Da Bing Records, comes the title track and accompanying video, which you can see below. She’ll hit the road right after the album drops, first with Renata Zeiguer and then with Katie Von Schleicher (tour dates also below). The new single is extremely tight, with a mix of programmed and organic drums, chopped up grooves (each verse has its own feel) and sampled vocals. It’s challenging music, but Spaltro wraps it in her rich voice and inviting melodies, making it a joy to listen to. We’ve gone parenthetically crazy (so we’ll just stop (here) and let you listen).
The Jellybricks, who a few years back won a full set of guitars from the Ernie Ball “Save Your Strings” competition on OurStage, are back with new music and a pretty damn cool new video. Hooks and harmonies abound on the song “Brooklyn,” which is accompanied here by the band and cohorts, who performed the entire one-shot clip backwards, including some impressive lip syncing.
Bronze Radio Return last week fired off a new single, “Come With Us.” Following up October’s “Ready To Go,” the new track rides a similar vibe, existing somewhere just shy of electro pop, but still closer to modern rock than the band’s more rootsy origins. Atmospheric and dynamic, while still consistently driving, “Come With Us,” is lousy with hooks and it sounds simply fantastic.
Just in time for one of the US Northeast’s colder snaps so far this year, it’s “The Beach” by OurStage artists Go Periscope, along with producer PACIFICA. It’s warm indie pop breeze best summed up in the lyric, “I just stopped caring about an hour ago.” Nice to be able to pin down that moment. Here it is:
Teddy Westside, the Sarasota FL-based artist found most recently at the top of our urban Best of the Best chart, has a short and sweet new video for his track “L.A. for the Summer.” Simple and cleverly edited, the clip is just over a minute and a half long, just long enough to make you want more of the melodic, hypnotic groove. Check it out: