Von Iva – LaLa
When this hard-rocking trio of SF girls opened for Imperial Teen last month at the Independent, I was duly impressed – and not just because the lead singer jumped on the drum set in a tight dress and high heels. This signature track bemoans the superficiality of Los Angeles.
Operator Please – Leave It Alone
There’s something oddly infectious about this effort from the Australian five-piece Operator Please. The lead singer’s vocals are reminiscent of a huskier Blondie, but the track is a stand-out for its rockin’ violin.
The Heavy – That Kind Of Man
If a song can be a mode of transportation, this groove offers time-travel back to the 70s. Pick your afro and listen to this funk & soul groove.
White Denim – World As A Waiting Room
Issuing a five song EP, Let’s Talk About It last year, White Denim has been drawing praise and positioning themselves to take off as a bona fide top tier rock act. This track, from an album they’re releasing a track at a time online, sounds like it’s taking its cues from the likes of the Black Keys. Also check out “Paint Silver Gold” from this new release.