Our friends at Father/Daughter are releasing the debut LP, Occasion, of IGIF-favorite Saskatchewan very very soon. We were already treated to “calming vibe fit for Steve Zissou underwater exploration” of “Possession” — now here’s second single “Youth Ministry” »
These guys have worn a lot of genre hats, from shoegaze to beach pop, and now it seems like they’ve found their stride in the sort of well produced, tried-and-true new-wavy tunes found on Ocassion. You sort of know what you’re going to get with a song with “youth” in the title, and sure enough “Youth Ministry” has a euphoric, anthemic melody at its core, aiming to uplift and encourage as much as it tugs at those little nostalgic heartstrings we’ve all got for home, family, friends, summer, old pets… etcetera. It’s not groundbreaking but it sure is one hell of a song.
Occasion drops April 30.
Poliça released one of my favorite albums of the past few years, Give You The Ghost, that was so haunting and had such replay value. The same exact thing could be said about Bon Iver’s self-titled sophomore release too, so of course it’s fitting that Justin Vernon himself is joining Poliça for new single “Tiff”. I didn’t/am not going to Coachella this year so I missed out on their live collaboration Friday but will happily take this recorded gem as a FOMO consolation. Love this jam and cannot wait for their new LP this year. Now, will Channy Leaneagh and Vernon get a room already and make midwestern musical babies? Kthx.
While we wait for a proper debut from LA’s indie pop trio Superhumanoids, at least we’re still being given the pleasure of songs like last year’s pop-single-of-the-year contender “Geri”, and “So Strange”, which does its best to be “Geri II” »
“So Strange” is from Superhumanoids’ upcoming debut LP Exhibitionists, out 6/11 via Innovative Leisure.
Two reasons to get pumped: finding a spanish language track as addicting as Violeta Vil‘s “Aguamarina”, and finding out where to buy that ridiculous limited edition vinyl pictured above. The first is easy (thanks to GIMME TINNITUS):
The second, that vinyl and where to find it, is proving pretty difficult. The record is Violeta Vil’s debut LP, Lápidas y Cocoteros, put out by the Austin-based Young Cubs Records. And besides a large collection of glamour shots,
it’s nowhere to be found online for purchase.
Hopefully it’ll surface somewhere, I’ll update if I find anything. In the meantime, check out more from Violeta Vil’s soundcloud page »
UPDATE: FOUND IT! Buy now before they’re gone »