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[on the rise] Messrs


“Australia’s Messrs create a synth-laden sound that encapsulates nearly three decades of indie-pop.  Using the industrial beats of new wave-era Depeche Mode as a launch pad, Messrs touch on early 90s Pulp-inspired house, all the way up to their modern take on all that has come before.  The band’s debut EP Welcome To Nowhere, with it’s silky sax and pulsing beat, will put a smile on the face of anyone who has ever set foot on the dance floor in the last thirty years, but will also resonate as something startling fresh and original.” [via Planetary Group]

Messrs – Desert (from Welcome To Nowhere EP)


[on the rise] Akela the Lone Wolf


I know very little about Akela the Lone Wolf, but I do know he’s a producer from Northern California, his debut album Catalyst is dropping sometime this year, and i’m obsessed with the first single, “Waaves (feat. JSPR)”.  Easily my favorite song this month.  It’s an experimental/ambient track, with a sound and style comparable to the likes of Blackbird Blackbird, Bonobo, Dntel, and Teen Daze, but definitely an original and creative piece of music.  I can’t wait to hear more.


[on the rise] Summer Aviation


The Seattle-based husband/wife duo Summer Aviation just released their latest single “Thrust”.  Following up their fantastic cover of the 60s staple “Love So Fine”, the duo continues to build buzz around their self-dubbed “sunshine fuzz pop” sound.  Their debut Ep will be released this February.  In the meantime, enjoy both “Thrust” and “Love So Fine” below.

♩Summer Aviation – Thrust

♩Summer Aviation – Love So Fine


[on the rise] Being There

photo by Lille Harman

Being There is a four piece band from London, gearing up for a big 2013.  If you’re a fan of Dinosaur Jr, Yuck, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and the like, you’ll dig the hazy alt-rock these guys are putting out.  Being There will release it’s debut album Breaking Away on January 29, here in the US.  In the meantime, check out the video for “The Radio” (my personal favorite), then head on over to bandcamp for more tracks.  And if you happen to be in the UK, catch a show with the Shinies.


[on the rise] Teen Mom

Chris Kelly started crafting fuzzed out pop tunes while studying abroad in Ireland. Meanwhile, Tom MacWright and Sean Dalby, who met at college in Virginia, played in a series of bands as a ‘hired gun’ rhythm section. The three came together when Chris Kelly crashed their July 4th party, and over time, began sharing the material he’d been experimenting with.  Eventually, the skeletons became songs and the friends became a band, and in March 2011, the three hunkered down and began refining the material that would become Mean Tom and several singles-in-waiting.

Teen Mom will release their debut for Analog Edition Records on November 27th.  Mean Tom pre-orders are now being collected for the six-track EP, available in an edition of 300 on 12″ vinyl – 250 in black and 50 in coke bottle clear.  Stream and download two tracks below — “I Wanna Go Out” and “You and Me”.  [source: Goldest Egg]