Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Cars in Space [from Sideways to New Italy]
Sad13 – Hysterical [from Haunted Painting]
Say Hi – And Then Some Miniature Golfing [from Diamonds & Donuts]
Worriers – Big Feelings [from You or Someone You Know]
Never thought I would feature a Vanessa Carlton track on a year end list. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a talented musician, but her music has never struck a chord with me. That is until now. I guess tying the knot with Deer Tick’s John McCauley is rubbing off because i’m digging her new indie/folk sound.
“…’California Owls,’ pairs reverb-soaked vocals with a harpsichord-like synth that sounds like sunlight filtered through water. But over its final two minutes, the retro pop song is overtaken by ambient experimentation.” (via All Songs Considered)
This reminds me of high school in the best possible way. I wish it was Summer 1999 all over again.
A few of my favorite new releases this week…
La Luz//Weirdo Shrine
Mac Demarco//Another One
The Mynabirds//Lovers Know
The Phoenix Foundation//Give Up Your Dreams
Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique//Love is Free
Slim Twig//Thank You For Stickin’ With Slim Twig
Ultimate Paintings//Green Lines
What are your favorite new releases this week?