Mixtape #30

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Mixtape #30

So many good new releases this week! Our little ears are frying at Tone Deaf. It was hard choice but we have gone with featuring the new Grizzly Bear track, Something For Kate’s first single of their forthcoming album, Rain Party, The Presets and The Monks of Mellonwah.

Grizzly Bear – Yet Again

‘Yet Again’ is the second single from Grizzly Bear’s upcoming album Shields which is due out this September. Like previous sing ‘Sleeping Ute’ which dropped back in June, this one wont leave fans disappointed. While Grizzly Bear have been successful since they made it big with their hit single ‘Knife’ some six years ago, the buzz surrounding the upcoming album is mostly due to the astronomic success of 2009′s Veckatimest. ‘Yet Again’ is musically true to form for the band with layered vocals and reverb-y guitars, the track is hopefully an inclination of what’s to come on the new album.

Something For Kate – Survival Expert

The band’s lead single for their first album in nearly six years, Leave Your Soul To Science, ‘Survival Expert’ is a more restrained number; more in line with frontman Paul Dempsey’s solo material. Singing in a restrained falsetto as pincered guitar lines nip across Clint Hyndman’s metronomic drumming. Stephanie Ashworth’s bass coalescing with rich piano parts as Dempsey delivers his enigmatic, picturesque lyrics: “I like the way you survive/just keep blowing at that pretty blue flame that’s burning you alive.

Rain Party – Caught In A Daze

Pounding drums and fuzzed out bass kick off Rain Party’s new track ‘Caught in a Daze’. With seductive whispers and and a sinister chorus with sweeping harmonies, the song straddles the line between ballsed out rock and psychedelia. You can catch them launching Caught in a Daze along with the rest of their debut EP later this month at Cherry Bar in Melbourne or FBI Social in Sydney.

The Presets – Ghosts

It’s hard to listen to duo’s latest song off their forthcoming album without thinking of space age pirates searching for golden asteroids in the Milky Way. Hamilton’s usual deep vocals combined with grunts and mellow electronica create the feeling that The Presets are on a journey …. just not on planet Earth. Pacifica is set to be released on the 7th of September.

Shihad – Right Outta Nowhere

Along with their recent documentary charting the meteoric rise and disastrous post 9/11 name change; Shihad are back with new track ‘Right Outta Nowhere’. Filled with chugging drum, strong riffing and a sultry demeanor, it’s everything people have come to know and love from New Zealand’s biggest rock band. It’s the first taste from their new album ‘The Meanest’ due later this month ahead of a string of September tour dates.

Monks of Mellonwah Neurogenesis

Monks of Mellonwah certainly know how to blend alternative and progressive rock, ‘Neurogenesis’ this the lead single for their second EP with the same name. The track starts off with a laid back drum beat and chiming guitars, building nicely into the chorus which launches with strong vocals from Wil Maher, however not quiet reaching the peak of a noise explosion, you want it to.


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