After a necessary summer break, it's time to restart our engines and get back into the groove of new music. Although it's been a month since our last post here, we've been transmitting our latest findings via our Facebook page and twitter feed, but I think it's useful to collect the best of them in our first post for August. So, scroll down, hit play and enjoy eleven of Cool Music Central's favorite new jams and videos for Summer 2013:
Eleanor Friedberger - Stare at the Sun
Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces is back with her excellent second "Personal Record" and "Stare at the Sun" is a perfect pop tune for the summer, or any season really.
The Julie Ruin - Oh Come On
Great news to hear that Kathleen Hanna is in fine health and back in action with The Julie Ruin. The new album "Run Fast" is out at the beginning of September.
Sebadoh - I Will
'90s indie rock continues to strike back and finally, after 14 years, Sebadoh have a brand new record out on September 16; "Defend Yourself" is its title and "I Will" the first single.
Frankie Rose - Sorrow
A beautiful new tune from Frankie Rose and her forthcoming LP "Herein Wild", out September 24. September is looking good to me already!
Julia Holter - In The Green Wild
This one will be out much sooner, though... "Loud City Song", the new album by Julia Holter, is out next week and "In The Green Wild" is one of her best songs yet; Kate Bush meets Laurie Anderson in the Garden of Pop Delights!
Factory Floor - Turn It Up
Highly anticipated is an understatement in this case. The self-titled Factory Floor LP is finally coming out September 9 and suffice to say everything we've heard so far sounds amazing. So "Turn It Up" and just wait a few more weeks...
AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It
"Body Music", the debut album by AlunaGeorge, delivers some of the best pop tunes of the year and "You Know You Like It" is most certainly one of them.
Yo La Tengo - Is That Enough
And here is something for music and math equation fans...
Psychic Ills - See You There
Psychic Ills - See You There
They live among us, indeed. Here's the Psychic Ills' testimony...
Pop. 1280 - Human Probe
Frightening new stuff by Pop. 1280, available to listen and download as a free mp3. Their sophomore record "Imps of Perversion" (out now) is produced by Martin Bisi whose credits include Sonic Youth and Swans.
Major Leagues - Endless Drain
I don't know if the Brisbane, Australia, garage pop four-piece Major Leagues took its name from the excellent Pavement tune (I'd like to think so), but their very summery new single "Endless Drain" is so fine that I could certainly imagine a new band, a few years from now, naming themselves after this track. Let's just wait and see...
And finally, as a "bonus track", stream below one of the albums of the month (and, undoubtedly, the year), No Age's "An Object":