Neon Indian’s third album, VEGA INTL. Night School, which comes out next week, teases again with new track, “The Glitzy Hive.” Frontman Alan Palomo gives all the electro discotheque vibes combining his trademark synth bridges with an up-tempo and anthemic “she wants to party.” Where this track really shines is its ability to provide a bit of lo-fi grit wrapped in neon lights and after-hours feels.
Like a lo-fi Of Montreal, The Van Allen Belt hits you with everything you need today. Enjoy the harmonious, funk-pop of “One on the Board” and grab their album Heaven On A Branch here. Happy Friday team.
Set to embark on tour October 12 in support of their latest LP release Lurid Glow Reptar has also released an alternate version of the single “Amanda”. The alternate version has more of an upbeat, rhythmic feel. Known for their energetic and lively shows, Reptar chose to be a bit more tamed in their latest LP release. However, the live shows are sure not to disappoint. The band is in DC on October 13 at U Street Music Hall.
Introducing Blake Brown of Denver, CO. “Fever Dreams” is Brown’s first single, where he collaborates with Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore of Tennis. Expect more good things soon as the single will be available for purchase on October 9 with the b-side “Bended Knee”.
Newdust is excited to hype up the All Things Fall Classic. The one-day festival will happen on October 10, at Union Market in DC. A lot of good bands/djs to be sure with the likes of Kygo, Penguin Prison, The Knocks, BAIO, and a lot more… Grab tickets and more details HERE. The team over at All Thing Go put together a playlist which you can listen to below. Enjoy and see ya there!
I was first introduced to Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo) while writing for newdust in 2013, with the EP, Starving While Living. Like a helluva lot of people, after a listening to just a few tracks, I found myself downloading every record which turned out to be an impressive and dense array of intimate tunes, ranging from droney messes to concisely constructed pop songs. I have thereafter been hooked. In just a little over 2 years, Car Seat Headrest has released two enormous—not to overemphasize how prolific Toledo’s been, because just about every write-up of him does this, but dang he is prolific—and beautiful records.
Now he returns with Teens of Style, which, though largely a reworking of old material, is proving to be one of his most accomplished records yet, as evidenced by single, “Something Soon.” Trembling electric piano and carefully restrained drums open the track with tension. It thereafter explodes into something like a doo-wop song fed through a distortion pedal in a trashcan. The song builds and fades and fluctuates, ending with Toledo triumphantly screaming, “Let’s burn this house down.” It’s sweet.
Also sweet: after releasing music—sans a label— under Car Seat Headrest since 2010, Teens of Style will find widespread release under Matador Records; the label with like Belle and Sebastian and Pavement and Yo La Tengo and stuff. The album comes out October 9th.