RX Bandits – Gemini, Her Majesty (Mashdown Babylon)
RX Bandits, originally known as the Pharmaceutical Bandits, is a four-piece band out of Orange County, California. Gemini, Her Majesty is the seventh studio album of the Groove Tech foursome. Did you miss the RX Bandits when they were in town at The Loft at Center Stage last week? Check out our photobook from the show. Also, RX Bandit’s website has more information about tour dates and access to buy their latest album.
Alvvays – Alvvays (Polyvinyl/Royal Mountain)
Alvvays is a five person indie-pop band who calls Toronto home. Last.fm describes their music as “sun-splashed and twilit, precise and overgrown, a gorgeous glittering fuzz-pop.” This sun-shiny band was started by Molly Rankin, the daughter of a notable Canadian folk artist, and her childhood friend Kerri MacLellan. Alvvay’s website is a great resource for everything you need to know about the band, check it out for more information about how to get your copy of their self-titled album.
White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent (Drag City)
White Fence is a California-based lo-fi indie, psychedelic-pop band. Tim Presley started the band as a solo project back in 2010, which marked the release of the group’s debut album. Presley is a singer and songwriter who has also had success in other bands, including Darker My Love and Strange Boys. Check out White’s Fence’s facebook page for more information about Tim Presley and to stay up to date on what’s going on with the project.
Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again (Epitaph)
Punk- pop rockers, Joyce Manor, release Never Hungover Again today via Epitaph Records. Check out Ephitaph’s description of the origin of the Los Angeles band, “Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car over a cheap bottle of booze in the Disneyland parking lot – the kind of beginning that California dreams are really made of.” For more information, check out Joyce Manor’s blog– they post a lot of great stuff about upcoming shows and general band news.
PS I Love You – For Those Who Stay (Paper Bag)
This heavy pop band hails from Kingston, ON, where they started their career at the bottom, playing basement and small bars. The band is made up of Paul Saulnier and Benjamin Nelson. This is the duo’s third album, but it was their first time recording in a “proper studio.” Check out their music below and the PS I Love You’s website to order your copy of the album.
The Raveonettes – Pe’ahi (Beat Dies Records/The Orchard Records)
The Raveonettes are a Danish two-piece outfit who met in Copenhagen. Pe’ahi is the duo’s seventh studio album and has been highly anticipated by fans since their last release, Obervator, in 2012. The band has also released several EP’s and been featured in multiple movies and video games. For more information on the twosome and their latest happenings on The Raveonettes’ website. Well you’re at it, check out some tunes by the duo by clicking play on the soundcloud link below.
Got A Girl – I Love You Buy I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now (Bulk Recordings)
Known for his killer collaborations, Dan the Automator is at it again and this time with Mary Elizabeth Winstead. You may recognize Winstead from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World- she played Ramona Flowers. Not only is she a great actress, but the girl has pipes. Now she’s taking her talents off screen and into the sound booth and its a beautiful thing. Dying to know more about this awesome duo? Check out Got A Girl’s website for videos and to order their new LP.