IV League – “Cola Tooth World”

By Will Oliver, April 21st 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Photo by Jeff Andersen Jnr.

Melbourne-based indie rock IV League first caught our attention last May with the release of their single “Superstar.” Earlier this month the band surprise released their debut EP When You Lose Me on April 12th, which features the previously mentioned track as well as today’s focus: “Cola Tooth World.”

It’s a track that could have been plucked out of the 90s, with passionate vocals and chugging guitars that hint at aspects of punk and Brit-rock with a hint of shoegaze. It’s one hell of a way to close out the EP.

Enjoy a stream of “Cola Tooth World” below and find the whole EP available to stream and purchase from their Bandcamp.

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Super Paradise – “6:30”

By Will Oliver, April 21st 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Photo by Nika

Dream-Garage London via Milan group Super Paradise have hit back with their brand new single “6:30,” released earlier this month via Spring Chicken Records.

“6:30” is a track that operates in their world of self-defined “dream garage,” a title that they most certainly live up to with the riveting track. It shifts gears a few times, from a moody and atmospheric tone to something of a brash hard rocker that accelerates harder and harder feeling like a mix of Oh Sees and Ty Segall if they were influenced by some British indie rock. It just chugs along and quite frankly gets better and better as it goes along.

Find a bit more about the track from the band below and find a stream of “6:30” directly below that.

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Yeasayer will return with their fifth album Erotic Reruns on June 7th, which is the first that they will self-release on their very own Yeasayer Records. This week saw the Brooklyn band embark on a small 3-show run in the tri-state area that saw them test out this new material live for the very first time. This included a very sold out show at Rough Trade NYC on Wednesday night.

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Wintersleep – “Forest Fire”

By Will Oliver, April 20th 2019 Folk Indie Listen Stream

Canadian folk rockers Wintersleep recently returned with their seventh album In the Land Of via Dine Alone Records.

“Forest Fire” is a standout offering from the album that captures what the band does so well. A sincere take on the folk-rock genre that is familiar yet very much in their own place of existence that feels personal and oh so true.

Enjoy a listen to “Forest Fire” below.

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Bushing – “Dream Merchants”

By Will Oliver, April 20th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Blushing is the Austin dream pop/shoegaze quartet of two husband-and-wife combos that previously caught our attention with their previously released singles “Bliss” and “The Truth.”

The band has recently returned with their new single “Dream Merchants” that finds them fully indulging ion their lush shoegaze tendencies combining space and noise to a dreamy effect.

Enjoy a stream of “Dream Merchants” below.

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Melby – “You’ll Be Lost”

By Will Oliver, April 20th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Stockholm indie rockers Melby released their debut album None of this makes me worry on April 12th via Rama Lama Records. We’ve been eagerly anticipated the release after hearing the promise from previously released album tracks “Dancer,” “VCR,” “Reject,” and “Overthinking.”.

They keep the winning streak going strong on “You’ll Be Lost,” another great effort of the LP. The band have their form and identity firmly intact and explore new sonic territory here while also keeping the already fresh trademark sound that made us fans so early on.

Enjoy a stream of “You’ll Be Lost” below and find the whole album available to preorder and stream on their Bandcamp.
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Spiritualized are still on tour in support of their wonderful 2018 album And Nothing Hurt (released via Fat Possum). This leg of the tour saw them return to New York City on April 17th for a performance at Brooklyn Steel. This was a slightly more stripped down version of the show that they brought to Kings Theatre back in October, but the live lineup still featured a wide array of players and backing singers that brought the show to life in impressive fashion.

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Photos by Qbertplaya

Earlier this month saw Washington D.C punk rockers Priests returned with sophomore album The Seduction of Kansas, released via Sister Polygon Records.

On April 16th the band brought their tour in support of the record to Brooklyn for a headlining performance at Elsewhere, with support coming from both Gurr and Ziemba.

Our photographer Qbertplaya was there to capture photos from all three performances, all of which can be found posted below along with Priests’ setlist.

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Foals returned with their fifth album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 on March 8th, the first of two new records this year that are a part of a two-piece album that will see part two released later this fall. The band are currently on tour in support of Part 1, which brought them to New York over the weekend for three sold out shows at Brooklyn Steel.


Kicking things off were both Atlanta indie rockers Omni who just signed to Sub Pop Records and Preoccuptations, a band who we always love to catch live and was an added bonus to an already stacked lineup of music.


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Photo by Aaron Rice

LA-based songwriter/producer Chris Gale is gearing up to release his new record A Cloud on June 14th. The record was made over the past two years with his friend Brett Bullion following the dissolution of Gale’s former projects OSO and Warehouse Eyes. Gale was on the verge of giving up on making music in early 2017, losing faith in his ability to break through artistically and to make the kind of work he expected, but thankfully for us he decided to give record-making one last shot.

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