Night Sun: No Pressure [7-Inch Feature]

Night Sun “No Pressure” b/w “On My Way” Burger Records [2014] What is the purpose of the 7-inch? It used to be what all of the hit singles were pressed on. Now it is a way to get a small sample of music out there and in most cases build up some hype. I love when a simple plan like this comes together as the new Night Sun 7-inch for “No Pressure” already has me itching for a full length album. The garage soul band...

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The Dead Weather: Open Up (That’s Enough) [7-Inch Feature]

The Dead Weather “Open Up (That’s Enough)” b/w “Rough Detective” Third Man Records [2013] This 7-inch is the first taste of new Dead Weather material. In a unique long-term strategy, they are the first of a series of two-song sets The Dead Weather will be releasing up until 2015, at which time the singles–plus numerous other album-only tracks–will be collected into a full album. The A-side, “Open Up...

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Guided By Voices: Save The Company [7-Inch Feature]

Guided By Voices “Save The Company” b/w “Second Chance” Guided By Voices Inc. [2014] Anybody ready for Guided By Voices latest full length Motivational Jumpsuit? Well you should be as this first single from the record is sure to get your GBV blood pumping. The other good news is that “Save The Company” is the first out of five 7-inches being released officially January 21 before the full length album hits shelves...

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Local Natives: Palms [7-Inch Feature]

Local Natives “Palms” b/w “Wooly Mammoth” Turntable Kitchen [2013] We have featured Turntable Kitchen in this section before as the site offers a unique experience that combines a limited 7-inch with a special ingredient and delicious recipes to make a complete package. The very first edition (TK01) featured one of our favorite bands, Motel Beds, so we have been hooked ever since the launch. Fast-forward to TK26 and...

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Guided By Voices Tribute 7″ [7-Inch Feature]

Various Artists Guided By Voices Tribute Salinas Records [2013] I don’t know whose idea it was to do a Guided By Voices covers 7-inch but I am game. Especially when the four groups on this split are all what I consider to be up and comers in the indie world. With Screaming Females, Swearin’, Upset and Waxahatchee could you really go wrong here? The A-side features Screaming Females covering “A Good Flying Bird” which is a Tobin Sprout...

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Kim Deal: Are You Mine [7-Inch Feature]

Kim Deal “Are You Mine” b/w “I Wish I Was” Self Released [2013] It’s great to see that The Breeders are out in full force this year as Last Splash continues to sweep the world—seriously, if you haven’t seen them, do yourself a favor (they just added some new dates in December). But their busy schedule still hasn’t stopped Kim Deal from focusing on a string of little solo side project releases. With the sweet “Are You Mine” and the...

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