Best New Releases, Week of Jan. 29th – Local Natives, Golden Bloom, Tegan and Sara, Lost Animal, Mice Parade

local-natives-hummingbird As with last week, this week’s lot of new albums offers an impressive collection of fresh releases to keep any music lover busy for the next few days. After more than three years, the popular indie band Local Natives finally dropped the follow-up to their 2009 widely-acclaimed debut record. The new album’s lead track, “Breakers,” is everything fans would expect from the band – washed in layers of lo-fi guitar rhythms,  oh-ah choruses, synths and percussions. Another indie artist that has made waves on our pages in the past year or so is Golden Bloom, whose new album No Day Like Today, is definitely worth a spin, and one of the standout tracks, “Flying Mountain,” is one of the best singles of the week.

“Breakers”Local Natives from Hummingbird on Frenchkiss

Check out the official Local Natives’ video for “Breakers”

“Flying Mountain”Golden Bloom from  No Day Like Today


“Closer”Tegan and Sara from Heartthrob

“Kingfisher Call Me” – The Ruby Suns from Christopher on Sub Pop

“Say No to Thugs”Lost Animal from Ex Tropical on Hardly Art

“I Am Haunted”Indians from Somewhere Else on 4AD

“See You”The History of Apple Pie from Out of View on Marshall Teller Records

“Monster Misdemeanors”Yellow Red Sparks from Yellow Red Sparks

“Oh February”Y La Bamba from Oh February
(Listen to the entire album via Soundcloud)

“Drift Away”Bleeding Rainbow from Yeah Right on Kanine Records

“Avenue B”La Big Vic from Cold War on Underwater Peoples


“This River Has A Tidevz”Mice Parade from Candela on Fat Cat Records

“Say No to Thugs”Lost Animal from Ex Tropical on Hardly Art

“Mama”Onward Chariots from This Is My Confession on Skipping Stones

Lost AnimalEx Tropical
“Say No to Thugs”Lost Animal from Ex Tropical on Hardly Art

“Sean” – Parisian from Phaseone/Parisia on Lefse Records

“If We Were Banished”Radar Brothers from Eight on Merge Records

“Just To Make Me Feel Good” – Adam Green and Binki Shapiro from Adam Green and Binki Shapiro on Rounder Records

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