A brand new month means two things: (1) getting one month older and (2) a “new release” edition on Outerbeat. As usual, every first week of the month we play the finest new releases from all over the globe.
From the North American region we’ve got Dum Dum Girls (a band with Vaseline-inspired moniker who just released He Gets Me High on Subpop), Young Prisms (who just released the surf-tinged album Friends for Now on Kanine), the husband-and-wife duo Tennis, and three bands from the Big Apple in particular: Vivian Girls (whose album Share the Joy –named after an obscure 60s movie soundtrack– can be pre-ordered at Polyvinyl’s website), Dream Diary (just released You Are the Beat on Kanine), and Beach Fossils (to release What a Pleasure EP soon this month).
From Europe we’ve got The Raveonettes (to release their fifth album Raven in the Grave), My Little Pony — now known as Mylittlepony, which is way easier to Google ;D — who just released Making Marks on Spoon Train, and finally the world’s beloved Labradorian Acid House Kings with a track off their latest album Music Sounds Better with You.
From Asia, meanwhile, we’ve got Pagi Mentari, a new 90s pop revival band from Bandung, Indonesia and Texas Pandaa, the Japanese shoegaze pop act who will come to Yogyakarta, Indonesia this year (wink, nudge).