Yeasayer revealed Fragrant World in an online scavenger hunt, but the full, organized stream is out on NPR today. So far it’s looking like this record might top 2010’s great Odd Blood, bringing the same playful pop songwriting chops to their unique psychedelic brand of indie rock.
With Wolf Parade all but over and Handsome Furs broken up, one of my favorite artists in indie was without a project. However, it didn’t take Dan Boekner long to find a new project. Divine Fits has him teaming up with Britt Daniels of Spoon and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown, and you can check out their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, right now.
One of the weirdest acts out right now in everything from image to the music itself, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti are always worth, at the very least, a listen. Mature Themes is just as diverse a bundle as anything the band has put out, and you can check it out now.
Melding techno with synth-pop, the duo comprising Teengirl Fantasy have been making music that walks the fine line between cerebral electronic music and danceable euphoria. The balance has always been toed extremely well, which is why we’ve been looking forward to Tracer since the full-length was announced.