The Autumn Defense - Fifth
The Autumn Defense is the side project of Wilco's John Stirratt and Pat Sansone. They formed in 1999 and this is the fifth album from the duo. The group was initially formed to provide a 1960s pop sound, but has since broadened in their sound and become a unique group in their own right.
Listen: "None of This Will Matter"
Listen: "August Song"
Dum Dum Girls - Too True
For their third album, the Dum Dum Girls are pulling away slightly from the bedroom-pop sound that they became known for (and that I fell in love with them for). The progression is a fairly natural one and the music is still great. There's still a certain seductiveness to their music that keeps it intimate even as they expand their sound.
Watch: "Lost Boys and Girls Club"
Listen: "Rimbaud Eyes"
Hospitality - Trouble
Hospitality released in incredible self-titled debut in 2012, which I discovered for myself early last year. They got a lot of positive press for that release, but I don't think they'll suffer a sophomore slump. Early listens to this album prove that it's a great one as well!
Listen: "I Miss Your Bones"
Listen: "Rockets and Jets"
Other New Releases
Morrissey - "Satellite of Love"/"You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side"
Morrissey has become somewhat known for his cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love," which garnered even more attention following Reed's death last year. The cover is now getting its own release as a single, backed by "You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side."
Listen: "Satellite of Love"
Listen: "You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side"
The Presets - "Goodbye Future"
The Presets released their latest album, Pacifica, in September of 2012. To follow up, they announced that they would be releasing a series of singles throughout 2014. The first track is here and proves that we may have some great stuff to look forward to!
Listen: "Goodbye Future"
Simian Mobile Disco - "Snake Bile Wine"
It's been a little while since Simian Mobile Disco released their last album, Unpatterns, in 2012. They've released a number of singles recently, though, that seem to be, at least in name, related to their 2010 Delicacies compilation. "Snake Bile Wine" is the latest delicacy that's lent its name to one of their tracks.
Watch: "Snake Bile Wine"