By Mandi Kimes
CATEY SHAW - "TELL EVERYONE"
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and visual artist Catey Shaw released her infectious new single and live performance video for "Tell Everyone". The video, shot at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory last month, captures Shaw's electrifying live performances, giving fans a taste of what's to come. Catey Shaw tells OUT.com: “’Tell Everyone’ is about the fear of an ex-lover making you out to be evil to all of your mutual friends and pushing you out. Everything in a relationship, all the way to the breakup, takes two. This is a song that has actually been around for a few years. I had always played it live but for one reason or another, the recording never quite nailed it for me. We got my band into the studio and completely overhauled the song. Now it all works together; equal parts angry and groovy.”
SUNFLOWER BEAN - "WALL WATCHER"
Sunflower Bean got their start in the DIY New York scene, but the band quickly began to accelerate into one of the foremost up-and-coming bands nationally and overseas after an impressive run at CMJ 2014 which earned them the title of one of NPR Music's Top 10 Discoveries at the festival. Following the independent release of their singular EP earlier this year, and a 7-inch vinyl this Summer via Fat Possum, Sunflower Bean played over 100 shows in one year between the U.S. and Europe, opening for the likes of DIIV, Best Coast, and Wolf Alice, and delivering show-stopping sets at SXSW 2015 and UK's Great Escape festival. Drawing inspiration from a vast pool of influences such as Black Sabbath and The Cure, Sunflower Bean refine their sound and take it to the next level on their debut album, Human Ceremony, to be released February 5th. Hear the first single “Wall Watcher” here.
YOUR FRIEND - "HEATHERING"
Since the release of her debut self-recorded EP, Jekyll/Hyde, in early 2014, Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, has experienced many firsts as an artist – her first tour (with Courtney Barnett), her first SXSW (in 2014, in support of the EP release), and her first time working in a proper studio with a producer. And now, the 24-year-old who resides in Lawrence, Kansas and makes music under the moniker Your Friend, begins the process of another first – the release of her debut full length album, Gumption on January 29th via Domino. Now, Miller is pleased to share the first taste of new music since last year’s debut EP, in the form of new song “Heathering”. The brooding, elegantly haunted track marks a new chapter in Miller’s career – one that will be fully revealed with the release of Gumption.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER - "CLEAN SLATE"
Hailing from Melbourne, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is made up of brothers Tom (guitar and vocals) and Joe R (bass), cousins Joe W (guitar and vocals) and Fran (guitar and vocals) and flatmate Marcel (drums). It was in 2014, over lazy nights spent eating pizza and jamming on an acoustic guitar in Fran’s bedroom that the band was born. The tracks that will make up their debut mini-LP, Talk Tight (coming in early 2016), were recorded over three days in two locations, at a friend’s “tiny” rehearsal room, and above an office between the rundown grocery stores and jewelry shops of Melbourne’s Sydney Road. Listen to the undeniably propulsive, unbelievably catchy "Clean Slate," and welcome Rolling Blackouts C.F. with open arms.
IYVES - "LET THE WATER RUN"
Brooklyn based alt-soul and R&B artist IYVES has released a brand new single called "Let The Water Run." The track is deep, dark and mesmerizing. The song's haunting melodies and thunderous rhythm pull the listener in closer and closer with every minute. The song is off the singer's upcoming debut EP, due to be released later this year. Chatting to Indie Shuffle, IYVES explains her thinking behind the track and why it's such a pivotal song in her collection – “’Let The Water Run’ was written in a really transitional period in my life. It came from a place of wanting to step forward rather than back; to utilize this time for change, for progress and evolution. It's an anthem to shed all exterior weight that is pulling you down and to be your best, most authentic self."
RADIATION CITY - "JUICY"
In late 2013, with two well-received full-lengths and an EP under its belt, Radiation City got the itch. The band had built a strong following in its native Portland and connected with fans around the world, and from the outside, the path seemed clear enough: find a great producer to work with and further develop the smooth, space-age doo-wop sound that had put them on the map in the first place. But on the inside, things weren’t so simple. Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison, Radiation City’s founding couple, were falling apart. Rad City, a tight-as-family band that always seemed to work so effortlessly off- and onstage, was on the verge of calling it quits. Then a funny thing happened: Spies and Ellison got together to record some new, urgent and semi-spontaneous songs and rediscovered that old magic. “None of it felt rushed, or belabored,” Spies says. “It was honest and unafraid.” The new album, titled Synesthetica, will be released sometime 2016, but you can hear new single “Juicy” now.
BROTHERTIGER - "BEYOND THE INFINITE"
John Jagos, better known by his stage name Brothertiger, is a Brooklyn-based solo electronic musician and producer. He first took on the moniker in 2009, still a sophomore at Ohio University, with the release of the of the Vision Tunnels EP, which received significant exposure and inspired Jagos to embark on his first full length record, Golden Years, in 2012. A year later, Jagos released his sophomore LP, Future Splendors, which not only took Brothertiger in a new and darker direction, but it was also the first record he toured with. Brothertiger is share "Beyond the Infinite," his third single from his upcoming full-length album Out of Touch, due to be released December 4th.