1. WILLIAM CARL JR - SOMETIMES
Introducing William Carl Jr. Stay tuned for a teaser video coming soon from the north London singer-songwriter & producer.
**2. THE POSTAL SERVICE - A TATTERED LINE OF STRING**
Postal Service fans will not be disappointed with this track, their first new material in 10 years and also featuring long time collaborator - Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis. We don't know if this song is actually new, or just an unreleased demo they wrote years ago, but with news of reunion shows and a 10th anniverssary reissue of their seminal album "Give Up", more 'new' material can't be far off. Bring on Primavera!
**3. TORO Y MOI - SAY THAT**
"Say That" is the first track to be taken from Toro y Moi's (aka Chaz Bundick) third studio album - "Anything in Return". The repeated vocal of "She's alright, I'm alright
we're alright, we can't go by" throughout the track is insanely infectious and an ever-present statement that the producer has well & truly left the 'chillwave' tag buried in the past.
**4. YUNO - SUNLIGHT**
One man laptop boy wonder YUNO (formerly Unouomedude) released this debut track at the tail-end of Summer 2012. The sun-kissed mix of reverb-drenched guitar and indie-pop snarl of YUNO's vocal is in a similar vein to Wavves and Oberhofer, and now the 19-year old from Florida has begun a Kickstarter campaign to help toward touring costs and recording his album to help project him to the level of those aforementioned acts.
**5. HEART SHIPS - PINHOLE OF LIGHT**
To describe this six-piece Leeds band as a british folk band, a tag which seems to have been tarnished slightly since the rise of Mumford & Sons, really doesn't do them justice, . Well Heart Ships are far more complex than that. They combine the pounding beats & chants of Arcade Fire, the melodies and percussion of Local Natives and the yelping vocal of Modest Mouse.
**6. FAWN SPOTS - NATIONAL ANTHEM**
"National Anthem" is taken from the split release with (the best/worst band name) Cum Stain, entitled "Wedding Dress". Although the majority of this record is comparatively similar to many other lo-fi garage punk bands around at the moment, the opening 2 minute instrumental of this track by York based Fawn Spots is a moment of genius.
**7. GIRLS NAMES - HYPNOTIC REGRESSION**
This track taken from Girls Names second album "The New Life" which was released yesterday, takes us back to the 80's with a dose of laid-back post-punk, reverb-heavy guitar, echoing vocals and Joy Division beats. A song which proves their intent on stepping away from the garage-pop sound of their first album.
**8. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - JUBILEE STREET**
Mr Cave and his Bad Seeds return with this brooding slow-building symphony, the first single from their fifteenth studio album - "Push the Sky Away". After spending a few years surrounded by the faster pace of Grinderman, Cave has returned with this epic 6-minute slow-burner led by Warren Ellis's spooky violin and ending in a bombasting crescendo of harmonies and strings. Check out the video featuring Ray Winstone too!