“Sci-fi actually plays a big role in that, because I grew up on The Outer Limits, and I grew up on Twilight Zone and C.S. Lewis. But I didn’t tell anybody that, because I always associated it with…I don’t know, I didn’t want to tell anybody that, because it might ruin my Americana image.”
Swedish duo Animal Daydream offer more ’70s indebted psychedelic soft rock on their latest EP. It’s a candy coated 13 minutes chock full of buttercream thick production and a surprising lack of sticky hooks.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Bill Botting captures the hangover of the holiday season in this shambling homespun EP.
On Songs from Motel 43, singer-songwriter Knowlton Bourne escapes to the dusty highway familiar to many a songwriter before him. The resulting nine songs are a compelling blend of equal parts country, indie and ambient.
Lunchbox offer a platter of cavity inducing power pop on their latest Smash Hits EP.
Star Wars is the leanest and meanest Wilco has sounded in over a decade.
Carnation (Sub Pop 2015) finds Daughn Gibson walking boldly out of the swinging doors of the saloon and into the neon new wave of the city.The transition isn’t seamless, but the singer sounds confident and relaxed.