Looking for some free new music to tide you over this weekend? Well you’re in the right place with the Live4ever Ezine‘s New Tunes guide. We’ve sorted through our packed inbox over the last seven days to offer up the best in mp3s, Soundcloud links and YouTube videos for your viewing and listening pleasure. Check out previous editions of the New Tunes Guide here.
“Ireland has been home to some of the most influential artists and Dublin band The Coronas are no exception. This platinum-selling four piece have established themselves as the current biggest-selling independent group in Ireland and release their new single ‘Dreaming Again’ on September 10th, alongside a set of UK tour dates in November. This hardworking band is selling out venues across Europe and the UK (including London’s Borderline, Cargo and 229 The Venue in the past few months). New single Dreaming Again is a delicious slice of Indie/Pop, remixed by acclaimed LA studio wizard Michael James and featuring guest organ/synth of legendary B3 monster David Zeman (The Rembrants/Parliament-Funkadelic/Robert Palmer) and is sure to be this season’s favourite festival anthem.”
“Riverhood is the first release from Holobody, the sibling duo of Felix Green and Sea Oleena, two talented artists in their own right who’ve together crafted a masterpiece from elements of gospel, hip-hop, and electronically-propelled folk. Album opener “Unfold” is a sentimental soliloquy, and its seamless juxtaposition first into the playfully rapped “Hurricane Season” and then into the instrumental “Stomp Coda” sets the tone for the genre-hopping on the rest of Riverhood. Brother and sister trade vocal duties throughout the album. “Riverbed” is a beautiful hymn of death and rebirth with a chorus washed in reverb. Sounds seem to merge and collapse, until the listener paddles into the void and disappears. Other highlights are the hypnotically spiraling “Prelude” and the psychedelic closer “Acid Rain” with each song taking the album in a new and usually unexpected direction. Perhaps the most striking moment is the duo’s take on the traditional hymn “Down to the River and Pray,” which begins with reverent beauty before taking a sideways turn into percussive celebration and ambient experimentation. All of these pieces are drawn together on Riverhood into a whole that is lush, vibrant, and extraordinarily inviting.”
“Peggy Honeywell is the musical alter-ego of visual artist Clare Rojas, whose artwork is featured in a new collaborative series of products from Incase. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1999, Peggy is a self-taught guitar and banjo player who draws inspiration from proto-folk and bluegrass/country artists like Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Roy Orbison, but adds a unique ethereal quality to her songs about love and loss. She has released four albums, two of which can be found on the highly esteemed Galaxia label out of San Francisco, CA.”
“‘Circles’ is the product of a long winter’s isolation in the Rocky Mountains, though the road to its fruition stretched over six months and several locations. The groundwork for the album was laid at the band’s home in Blue River, Colorado in the early months of 2012, where all songs were written, and the preliminary tracks recorded. For two weeks in early April, Moon Duo moved into a small apartment above Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco for an additional recording session with engineer Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach). Like its predecessor, the album was mixed and tweaked at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.”
“The Flat and Paper Sky Vol. I, released on October 1st, comes out as Feldspar’s debut and will be the first of two releases by this intriguing new band this Autumn. The five tracks of this EP show off the band’s stunningly confident songwriting and demonstrate exactly why this band are set to make an critical impact in 2013.”
“For their seventh album, Bend Beyond, Woods got dark. It’s not that they weren’t dark before-when you really get in there and listen, Jeremy Earl is singing about some heavy stuff, but it’s hidden under his gorgeous falsetto and sometimes obtuse lyrics. On Bend Beyond, though, Earl and company fully embrace that darkness. Album opener “Bend Beyond,” has long been a jammy live staple, but here it’s compact and tight with a stuttered guitar line and a world-ending collision of instruments.”
“Girl in a Coma teamed up with Austin’s Transistor Six for a live video of “One Eyed Fool” filmed in Super 8! The video was filmed at an unannounced weekday gig and the band’s fans turned out in droves to support the San Antonio trio. ‘There was a line out the door and around the block and when Jenn, Nina and Phanie hit the stage you couldn’t help but feel the connection with everyone singing the words to all the songs.’”
“Singer-songwriter Kieran Leonard has announced the release of his latest single ‘Harold Pinter Is Dead’ on Monday 27th August. After accruing positive press from the likes of NME (”Looks like Kurt Cobain, sounds like Bob Dylan”) and Absolute Radio and appearing at the likes of Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds festivals, as well as supporting The Libertines at their reunion shows, ‘Harold Pinter Is Dead’ is taken from Leonard’s upcoming debut album, which is due for release at the same time as the single. With a weird and restless childhood spent living between Ireland, the US and London, Leonard’s output has much more substantial bit and subsequent gut than many of his contemporaries. He has also recently set up his ‘The Chance To Fail Foundation’, created to help young people develop an understanding of how music can be used as a tool for comment and social change.”
“In anticipation of the imminent release of Ascent, the brand new Six Organs Of Admittance album, Drag City unleash another audible treat in the form of a giveaway track taken from the record, ‘One Thousand Birds’.”
“Through playing and fiddling with numerous musical genres and approaches, Mirémonos breeds out of the alternative and independent persuasion within rock, and with echoing bellows they try to incorporate rhythms and sounds from a wide span of genres and generate a sound of their own. In 2009 Mirémonos recorded three songs in an EP called ‘Kaizen’, which won a national contest, leading to numerous national festivals, as well as a concert in the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels. In 2011 they released their single Jägermeister.”
“There is no mistaking the bluesy undercurrent that forms the bedrock of Well Hung Heart‘s raw and uncompromising Rock sound. British born guitarist Robin Davey cut his teeth with the Blues elite, jamming onstage with the likes of Buddy Guy and recording with Mick Jagger. Davey quickly secured a place as the youngest ever inductee into the British Blues Hall Of Fame, and has built a reputation as an eclectic and cutting edge musical mind. Singer Greta Valenti grew up amongst the deep-rooted musical traditions of New Orleans. Though the two’s early years were spent on opposite sides of the Atlantic, they have both found common ground in their passion for the raw honesty of music, delivered in its most unprocessed and unrestricted form.”
“Time To Run is the new debut EP from rising LA pop experimentalists Lord Huron, to be released 8 October through Play It Again Sam. A joyous collision of Appalachian percussion, calypso guitars and infectious Western melodies, it’s the sound of a band with the world in their music and at their feet. With their full length debut, Lonesome Dreams, set to follow in early 2013, Time To Run is a fiercely compelling glimpse into the mind of Michigan-born Ben Schneider, who began the group as a solo endeavour in 2010, engineeringeverything on his first EP, Into The Sun – the music, the release, the artwork – alone. He took his stage name from the Lake Huron near his childhood home where his affinity for music began at an early age, nursed into bloom across long summer nights around the campfire.”
“On the wings of their breakthrough debut, True Loves, the ascension of Hooray For Earth continues with the release of new single Never, out on 24 September on Memphis Industries.
Never mines True Loves for its most ecstatic moments and elaborates on its most daring and inspired sonic facets. The single represents a sort of unwillful evolution, a thoughtful token of the realisations resultant in the period of time immediately following the release of True Loves.”
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