Swimming Feeling, the new album from Chicago recording engineer Seth Engel’s band Options, is out today. As heard on lead single “Toast,” the project presents an interesting blend of rock subgenres. I hear some power-pop in there, a bit of mathy emo, a smidge of fuzzed-out DIY crunch that reminds me of Ovlov and early Foo Fighters, some pensive clean-lined indie rock in the Death Cab vein, maybe even a trace of roots rock? Whatever you want to call this stuff, it’s good: full of nifty interlocking guitar riffs and winding song structures and choruses that sneak up on you. Below, you can tap into that Swimming Feeling yourself.
We should’ve known it wouldn’t take long. Earlier this week, the fast-exploding country-rock star Zach Bryan posted teasers of three new songs, including duets with Bon Iver and Vermont singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, on Twitter. Now, those songs are out in the world. This morning, Zach Bryan added to his constant flood of new music, releasing […]
DJ Shadow’s new album Action Adventure is coming in October, and he’s already shared lead single “Ozone Scraper.” Today he’s back with “You Played Me,” a song that challenges Shadow’s description of the project as a strictly instrumental affair. Accompanied by a video directed by the Reggies, it’s an ’80s-inspired synth-funk track that centers on […]
It feels like the alternative K-pop collective and Band To Watch Balming Tiger have released a few “debut albums” at this point, but whatever. In October they’ll release January Never Dies, billed as their official debut studio album. Today’s new single “Kamehameha” is inspired by a song sung during a Korean drinking game, and it […]