Spring is in the air and this month’s playlist has more than enough catchy indie/punk/lo-fi rock tunes to carry you through the month of April. Most of March’s list is power pop in nature (Coathangers, Lost Boy, Wavves, Rats Mouth and Cotillon), but I sprinkle in some lo-fi with Graham Repulski, some post rock with Pile and Idles and synth punk with Distractor. Something for everyone.
If you hear something you like, go forth and support that band! – by Daniel Taylor
10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to Hear
Track 1 –“Hissing for Peace” by Pile: Pile’s new LP, A Hairshirt of Purpose is another notch in this Boston-based proverbial belt. Hissing for Peace is a brutal track that highlights Pile’s heavy noise side.
Track 2 – “Captains Dead” by The Coathangers: Punchy power pop punk from these Atlanta rockers.
Track 3 – “Daisy” by Wavves: San Diego-based Wavves know how to construct a tasty earworm and Daisy has dug its way deep into my brain.
Track 4 – “The Photographer is Upset” by Graham Repulski: Speaking of earworms, Graham Repulski has done it again. I cannot quit playing this track. Lo-fi magic.
Track 5 – “Pacer (The Amps Cover)” by Lost Boy?: Davey Jones (Lost Boy?) covers The Amps and does a really great job sounding like Kim Deal and creating a faithful adaptation to her song.
Track 6 – “Cool Rock Band” by Rats Mouth: New York’s Rats Mouth smarmy and sarcastic pop that brings to mind the boy/girl dynamic of the Pixies.
Track 7 – “Well Done” by IDLES: Heavy post punk rock from the UK. Well done lads.
Track 8 – “Alex’s Room” by Cotillon: Catchy pop with some psychedelic touches from this New York band. New album out April 20th.
Track 9 – “Six Foot Moon” by Distractor: Nervous and spastic synth rock. Fans of Devo must check this out.
Track 10 – “Energy” by B Boys: Brooklyn post punk rock. If you like Parquet Courts edgier stuff, check these guys out.
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