A few short releases worth checking out…
Best Coast – Make You Mine
Lo-fi beach music from 22 year old Bethany Cosentino. The California native wrote most of this material while being homesick in New York. Dreamy pop music that sounds like you’re hearing it from a house party down the way while you’re laying on the beach with a daytime beer buzz.
Roadside Graves – You Won’t Be Happy With Me
If this were a full length, it would be one of the top albums of the year. At only 23 minutes, it feels like a cruel tease…but what a 23 minutes it is. I would tell you all about these guys, but I really don’t know anything about them. So let’s just say they have a great name, make some of the most addictive alt country/indie folk/rock music this side of Uncle Tupelo and have a new EP you need to get.
The Middle East – The Recordings of The Middle East
This was actually released last year, but I just got around to listening to the whole thing. I have wrote about these Australians before and have been listening to singles like Blood and The Darkest Side for quite awhile now. But this EP arrived on CD last week and I have not been able to get enough. It’s mellow indie folk with a haunting beauty. You find something new in the layers with each listen. I saw these guys at SXSW and I do think they could be the next Bon Iver.