Best New Releases – Gauntlet Hair, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Trophy Fire, Forest Fire, Brown Shoe, Turf War

Perhaps our favorite album of the week is the debut, self-titled release from Colorado duo, Gauntlet Hair. If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, then it’s likely you’ll dig the sounds of Gauntlet Hair, especially the lead tracks below, “Top Bunk” and “Keep Time.” Following right behind GH is the newest single, “Yellow Missing Signs,” from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin‘s new LP, Tape Club, as well as new material from radar band, The Trophy Wife.

(Note: We’d like to apologize for being so late with last week’s Best New Releases – we had a server outage and some family issues to iron out – but all’s good. Enjoy)

“Top Bunk”Gauntlet Hair from Gauntlet Hair

Bonus Track“Keep Time”Gauntlet Hair from Gauntlet Hair

“Yellow Missing Signs”Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin from Tape Club

“Modern Hearts”The Trophy Fire from Modern Hearts

This week’s Best New Releases features yet another eclectic mix of lesser-known, radar bands and artists, like Mommyheads, Brown Shoe, Richard Swift, and Forest Fire.  There is a clear theme running through all of this month’s new releases so far – that is, a fairly large collection of terrific music from new-to-us bands and artists who have also made an impression on IRC listeners and visitors (also see Best New Releases for Oct. 11th and Oct. 4th).

“Mtns Are Mtns”Forest Fire from Starting at the X

“Hello Friends”Mommyheads from Delicate Friction

Double-shot“Another Crowded House”Mommyheads from Delicate Friction


“Colt Rider”Brown Shoe from The Gift Horse

Double-shot: “Late Nights” Brown Shoe from The Gift Horse

“Whitman”Richard Swift from Walt Wolfman EP

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The following mix features more singles from last week’s Best New Releases. In the interest of time, we’re going to just throw them up and let you guys decide which are your favorites. Again, sorry about being so late with the latest Best New Releases – a new BNR will be up in a couple of days. Enjoy.

“This Is The End” (Haste Edit) – Springtide from single release only

“Everbody Breaks”Garrett Pierce from Everybody Breaks

“Brute Neighbors”Moholy-Nagy from Like Mirage

“Thunder and Lightning”Brown Bird from Salt to Salt

Double-shot: “Fingers to the Bone”Brown Bird from Salt to Salt


“Cheers to the Years”Turf War from Years of Living Dangerously

Double-shot: “Summertime Booze”Turf War from Years of Living Dangerously

“Reaching Through To The Other Side”My Brightest Diamond from All Things Will Unwind

“Sophistructure”Rob Crow from He Thinks He’s People

“Love and Light”Sandro Perri from Impossible Spaces

Alternative rockers The Supreme Dicks re-released a number of remastered albums this week, among them, The Unexamined Life and Breathing and Not Breathing. The following features two tracks from the former album, and one track from the latter. Admittedly, we haven’t included much about the band over the years, and it’s all the same reasons

“In a Sweet Song”The Supreme Dicks from The Unexamined Life

“Jack-O-Lantern” (Pavement) – The Supreme Dicks from The Unexamined Life

“Jack Smith” The Supreme Dicks from Breathing and Not Breathing (remastered 4-CD box set)

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  1. u keep on what u r doing…i really am happy to discover new music here
    and to now that there r people like u 2 share the same taste…m azing…

  2. OMG!!!! I have now listened to the new Forest Fire about 25 time. It is fricking brilliant! Finding a new artist that has you listening to their album this many times right off the bat happens maybe once a year if you’re lucky. Thanks for posting and informing me of this incredible american rock and roll band!

    1. Glad you enjoyed them Devin. They are just one of thousands of great bands we’ve featured in the past 5 years! If you browse through the archives, you’ll find even more bands like Forest Fire. Enjoy.

  3. This is a great list, I agree, these are some of the best new indie releases this year. I wish someone still loves you was putting out more stuff. Hope your family issues cleared up!

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