Our new Best In Show features “French Press” by Australian band, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Recently released in the US on Sub Pop, the band is reminiscent of such bands as A House, and the Blue Aeroplanes, with a dash of Courtney Barnett thrown in. The record is available now, and the band is currently touring the US. For more info visit rollingblackoutsband.com.
This week’s Best In Showis a tune from BNQT, a new indie rock supergroup made up of members from Midlake, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Travis, and Grandaddy. “Restart” was debuted on radio UNLEASHED last week, and we got a great response. The song can be found on the band’s debut album, Volume I, due out at the end of April on Dualtone/Bella Union. For more information visit facebook.com/bnqtband.
Long time favorites Spoon check in with our new Best In Show. “Hot Thoughts” is the title cut from their upcoming release on Matador Records, available March 17. Keep it hot and get more info at spoontheband.com.
We hit it this week with our new Best In Show! “Jackpot” is from South Carolina native Nikki Lane. This is a new country sound we can get with. It can be found on her just-released third album, Highway Queen. For more information visit nikkilane.com.
This week’s Best In Show is from long time fave, Valerie June. “Shakedown” is a down home boogie-tastic treat from her forthcoming sophomore release, The Order of Time, which will be released March 10. For more information visit valeriejune.com.
This week’s Best In Show is “Fill In the Blank” from the prolific Car Seat Headrest. Founded by Will Toledo in 2010, the band self-released 12(!) albums over a five year span before landing a deal with Matador Records. “Fill In the Blank” can be found on the 2016 album, Teens of Denial. For more info visit carseatheadrest.com.
We’re spoiled for choices for this week’s Best In Show, but we’re going with what indicates a strong return for the recently reunited Slowdive. “Star Roving” is the first release from the British band in 22 years, and marks their debut for the Dead Oceans label. Look for a new album soon, and US dates this Spring. For more info visit slowdiveofficial.com.
Our new Best In Show is “All I’m Asking” from the Austin, TX-based Band of Heathens – who boast not one, not two, but three songwriters! The song can be found on their latest studio album, Duende. For more information visit bandofheathens.com.
Our new Best In Show is “Cold Cold Cold” by Cage The Elephant. Although the psych-tinged song first appeared on their 2015 album, Tell Me I’m Pretty (produced by Dan Auerbach), they’ve recently been nominated for a Grammy, and this video is brand new. For more information visit cagetheelephant.com.