Its rhythms snapping inside an amber narcotic haze, “Watching Cartoons” is the hypnotic new single from Seattle’s La Luz. It’s taken from the self-titled LP that they release through Hardly Art on October 22nd, and you can pre-order cassette, CD, colored-vinyl and bundled versions of it both from Bandcamp and the band’s webstore.
Its sunny heart mournful at the edges, “Miniature Furniture” is the thoughtful, conversational and comforting new single from Atlanta’s Becca Harvey and her Girlpuppy project. Her debut EP Swan will be released by Royal Mountain Records on August 20th, and you can pre-order the CD edition of it from them now.
Ashley Shadow is a wonderful musician from Vancouver, and “Don’t Slow Me Down” is a wide-angled, Western-sky-lit and classic-sounding duet with Bonnie “Prince” Billy. The towering track is taken from her just-announced and second LP Only The End. That’s out care of Felte on September 24th if you’re buying the CD or digital version and on October 29th if you want the vinyl. You can check out your options on Bandcamp now.
Asheville’s Karly Hartzman and her band Wednesday have revealed “How Can You Live If You Can’t Love How Can You If You Do”, a quiet, heartbreaking glory and their affecting newest single. Their Twin Plagues LP will be released by Orindal on August 13th. You can order Tiffany-blue-vinyl, black-vinyl and lime-green-cassette versions of it from them now, and it’s on Bandcamp, too.
Laid back but crisply-pressed, refined and sweetly honest, “Smile” is the buoyant and bright newest single from L.A.’s always-wonderful Freedom Fry. Throughout the years the band have shared an impressive amount of excellent music, and you can find a bounty of it — this track included — on their Bandcamp page.