Thursday, November 7, 2013

Best New Music

Zac Brown Band - "Day for the Dead"

SPIN:
According to Hitfix's sources, Zac Brown Band have enlisted no less a rock statesman than Dave Grohl to produce their next album. In the meantime, the Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman sat in on jaunty new Brown song "Day for the Dead" at the Country Music Awards show last night (November 6).


Crosses - "Bitches Brew"

SPIN:
Northern California hard rock beacon and Deftones leader Chino Moreno never forgot about ††† (or Crosses). He promised that the electronics-powered project would return this year, and now it has. Moreno and his partners in Crosses — Far's Shaun Lopez, and Chuck Doom — are prepping their eponymous debut album for a February 11 release. The 15-track set will include earlier works EP † and EP ††, plus five additional songs.


Doug Tuttle - "Turn This Love"

SPIN:
Until very recently, Doug Tuttle played guitar for New Hampshire psych crew MMOSS, who called it quits earlier this year. Now, the six-string wizard has gone solo, with plans to unleash his self-titled debut album on January 28, through Trouble in Mind Records. In advance of the upcoming 11-track LP, Tuttle is offering "Turn This Love," a six-minute jam that bleeds together hazy organ drones and melodic vocal sighs before being taken over by silly-putty guitar heroics.


Yes I'm Leaving - "Four Chorder"

SPIN:
Yes I'm Leaving are a trio of sludge-loving punks from Sydney, Australia, and their new album Mission Bulb is a nasty mass of angst, grind, sweat, and shred. Above you'll find a perfectly named song, "Four Chorder," which is, naturally, constructed from four gnarled note-stacks that do their thing over and over again while main man Billy Burke alternately warbles and screams his dark observations.


Vadaat Charigim's The World is Well Lost

SPIN:
It's handy enough to think of Vadaat Charigim as the "Israeli shoegaze band," but that's also unfairly reductive. Sure, there are bendy guitars and walls of fuzz — just listen to their debut album The World Is Well Lost above — but you'll also find the springy sound of Slumberland Records, and the vocal swoon of Morrissey mixed up with the punk-punk'ed hum of Ian Curtis. And sure, this trio is from Tel Aviv, but they're perfectly at home on California cassette bastion Burger Records, who'll release the record on November 12.


DZ Deathrays - "Northern Lights"

SPIN:
DZ Deathrays are planning to hit the studio in December and January to record the bulk of their upcoming sophomore album, due sometime in the first half of 2014. But first, the Australian duo — composed of alt-rock disciples Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley — are offering "Northern Lights," the lead single from their next full-length. Produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, the Horrors, Sigur Rós), the first glimpse at the follow-up to last year's Bloodstreams is a cavernous epic, filled with slabs of guitar and hollering backup vocals.


Destroyer - "Bye Bye"

SPIN:
Destroyer returns on November 25 with Five Spanish Songs — the Vancouver rock experimentalist's unexpected en español follow-up to his wooly soft-jazz full-band 2011 effort Kaputt. Last month we heard the T. Rex-channeling electric stomper "El Rito" and now, thanks to Stereogum, we have the video for the far quieter "Bye Bye." For this project, Dan Bejar is exclusively playing the music of Sr. Chinarro songwriter Antonio Luque.

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