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Kassi Valazza: “Watching Planes Go By”

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Portland, Oregon’s Kassi Valazza has announced the release of her wonderfully- and wryly-titled next LP Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing, and from it you can now hear “Watching Planes Go By” — a prismatic gleam of 60s-Greenwich Village spirit and its expansive, psychedelic first single. Streaming links for this are right here. The album will be released by Fluff & Gravy on May 26th, and you can pre-order marbled-orange-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and bundled editions of it now either from them or from Bandcamp.

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Shaylee: “Snow Day”

Sweet and spiky, exhilarating and polished, “Snow Day” is the sizzling brand-new single from Portland’s Shaylee. She shreds, and it was just released on Kill Rock Stars. You can find streaming links for it here, and it’s on Bandcamp as well.

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Big Joanie: “Cactus Tree”

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London, England’s Big Joanie just announced their very-first North American tour, and to accompany the news they shared a fluid and fiery live version of their “Cactus Tree”. You can find ticket information for the upcoming shows on their website, while their Back Home LP is out now on Kill Rock Stars.

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Glyders: “Smooth Walker”

A lean, intoxicating Rock and Roll buzz, “Smooth Walker” is the serrated, sizzling new single from Chicago’s Glyders. On January 20th they release their Maria’s Hunt LP on Country Thyme, and you can order vinyl, cassette and digital versions of that either from Drag City or Bandcamp.

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Ganser: “What Me Worry?”

Sonorous rhythms echo, spindled guitar lines twirl and presence thunders on “What Me Worry?”, the colossal and cool new single from Chicago’s Ganser. Red-vinyl versions of their Nothing You Do Matters EP will be available from Felte Records on December 12th, and you can order them either from Bandcamp or by using this link.

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White Lung: “Tomorrow” and “Date Night”

Vancouver’s excellent White Lung have just announced the bittersweet news that their next record Premonition will be their final one, and you can preview these two scorching tracks from it now. Out courtesy of Domino Recording Co. on December 2nd, you can pre-order orange-crush-vinyl, black-vinyl and CD editions of the album both from their webstore and from Bandcamp today.

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Black Honey: “Charlie Bronson”

As tough and tenacious as its namesake, “Charlie Bronson” is the breakneck, blistering newest single from Brighton, England’s Black Honey. Streaming information for the track and more information about the band can be found at this link. Via DIY.

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The Paranoyds: “Lizzie”

Sawtoothed, burred, assured and muscled, “Lizzie” is a joyous Rock and Roll jolt and the molten new single from L.A.’s The Paranoyds. Their just-announced LP Talk Talk Talk is released on September 9th by Third Man Records, and you can pre-order vinyl and CD versions of it from their webstore. A cassette version meanwhile can be found on Bandcamp.

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Pit Pony: “Black Tar”

Explosive yet polished, tuneful and muscled, “Black Tar” is the raging, roiling brand-new single from Newcastle, England’s Pit Pony. Just released through Leeds’ Clue Records, you can find streaming and download links for it here, and it’s also available from Bandcamp.

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The Real Distractions: “Stupid”

Assured and enduring as serrated distortion buzzes, cuts and consoles, “Stupid” is classic-sounding, incandescent, independent Rock and Roll and the glorious new single from Olympia, Washington’s The Real Distractions. Their forthcoming, self-titled 7″ is released on April 15th by a partnership between K Records and Perennial Death, and it will be cataloged as International Pop Underground Vol. CXLVIII. You can order vinyl editions of it either from Perennial or from Bandcamp right now.