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Six New Tracks #6

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New music, six new tracks found in the cyberspace. Let us know what we’ve missed!


“Hey Boy” the new track from She-Devils is like bare bones alt-pop. The track is disarmingly sweet and tender, the vocals equally smooth as they gush over a boy. It’s the type of sentimentality usually reserved for sarcastic and bitter tracks ruminating over the end of a relationship. Here however, it seems sincere matched with it’s tiki-space pop underpinnings.

“Full of Men” is a giant slab of marble. As the track progresses there are moments when it seems that Ulrika Spacek are making delicate, intricate and precise etchings — and they are until they’re not. The track flutters in and out of this quite precision and their default unabashed yet operatic gashing and droning.

Blonder’s been an exciting group to watch as they very slowly unveil their master plan. Three tracks in, “In and Out” moves the furthest into pop rock territory. The track is fast and deceives the underpinnings of sad boy indie rock that previous releases had created.

WALL’s new track “Save Me” starts out a rambunctious double-step, with the significant words “You want to walk away,” chanted, briefly — the band called quits as soon as they received notoriety & a signing. The song then goes into half-time psycho-punk, running through tunnels until ending on the words: “Save me from myself.” Their first and final album, Untitled, is out 4/28.

A sad case of events gave us The Vacant Lots’ new dive bar jaunt: the band was set to have the late Alan Vega (of Suicide) cut a vocal track for this track, “Suicide Note,” but died before being able to do so. The death came as a shock to the music world last year. Luckily The Lots were given the option to sift through Vega’ back catalogue and pick a vocal demo they felt fit the tune. They couldn’t have chosen better. Vega gives a chaotic grunt over sunny organs, continuing to riff even as the track dies away: Vega lives on.

The lyrics for “I’ll Try” are so grandiose and earnest that it wouldn’t be surprising to hear them sang in a power pop ballad. Instead, Her’s stay in their realm of lo-fi synth pop. The track’s echoes and jangles it’s way through, ramping up momentum, maintaining itself without ever exploding in climax.



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