With youth, a firm grasp of tradition, talent and something to say, Carson McHone is a musician from Austin, Texas whose warmth and charm bathe "Goodluck Man" in a heartwarming glow. Close your eyes and you can escape anytime you want. Her self-titled debut album, which contains five endearing songs, is available right here.
Nashville-via-Des Moines, Iowa duo Field Division have shared another gorgeous song from their forthcoming and wonderfully-titled EP Reverie State, the placid and epic "Hollow Body Weather". You can download it above, and the EP is due out on October 28th, just in time to provide some warmth as Fall’s chill starts to build.
Co-written with Justin Hayward Young of The Vaccines and recorded in Nashville earlier this year, "Gemini Moon" is a delicately-jangling, beautifully-sung new song from Caitlin Rose. It sounds like when the light changes at sunset. You can download it now, and be sure to check out her previous work, all of it excellent. Via TLOBF.
Brighton, England’s Fear of Men have recorded their version of Ty Segall’s "Sleeper", the lead track from his album of the same name. It sounds like still, moonlit water, smooth-edged and exquisitely drawn. You can buy their Loom LP now.
"Hologram" is a visionary new single from Lydia Ainsworth on which she takes you into the thin air and offers you a crystalline vision of everything that surrounds you. Once you catch your breath the view is stunning. Right From Real is the name of her forthcoming album, out via Arbutus Records from September 30th.
Mirah, “No Direction Home”. Beautifully phrased, articulate and realized with confidence, it’s a mesmerizing performance, understated and strong. The song is taken from her Changing Light LP, out on Absolute Magnitude, distributed by K Records, and available now.
Natalie Mering is Weyes Blood, a singer and songwriter from New York who began releasing music on homemade CD-Rs, and whose grand and symphonic "Some Winters" fulfills a broad and ambitious artistic vision. You can buy the single from Mexican Summer now, and her LP The Innocents, which is released on October 20th/21st, is available right here.
Written to comfort her family and dedicated to her late Aunt, "Captain" is sweet, hopeful, sad and very touching. It’s a brand new and promising song from Ebonie Hyland, a musician and songwriter from South West Victoria in Australia, and someone from whom we can’t wait to hear more. You can download the song for free using the above link, and she will soon release an EP entitled Ghost Trees.
Camélia Jordana is originally from La Londe-les-Maures dans le Var in the South of France, and she now lives in Paris. Like all the best French pop music regardless of its era, "Dans la peau" ripples with a delightful strangeness just beneath a smooth and stylish surface. It sounds and looks great, and like something new. Dans la peau is also the name of her recently-released album, available here.
Magic Tundra are the duo of Guillermo Pouso and Lucía Gomez, originally from Uruguay but now based in Melbourne. "Extraño" is one of their effervescent new tracks, sunny and tuneful, confounding cliche with confidence and charm. You can download the Believe Me b/w Extraño single from their Soundcloud now. Via The Au Review.