Think of it as a mixtape with the best tunes we have received in our inbox. The 10th edition of Found Sound was compiled in record breaking time thanks to the quantity and quality of submissions from all around the world. In Volume 10 you'll hear music from Greece, France, China, America and Australia, and we're starting off with a favorite track from a band very close to home:
Tango With Lions - Slippery Roads
The leading track from Tango With Lions' sophomore LP "A Long Walk", one of the best releases of the Greek indie scene for 2013. The album, initially released digitally this spring, is now getting a worldwide release by Inner Ear and Rough Trade Distribution. Fans of bands like Mazzy Star or Widowspeak should definitely lend an ear to this!
The Black Waves - 1000 Miles Away
And here is something for fans of the psychedelic sounds of bands like The Black Angels or Spacemen 3. The Black Waves from France are another fine addition to the great club of bands with the word "Black" in the their name. The track "1000 Miles Away" is taken from their recently released debut LP "Thousands Of Visions", an album steeped in sweet distortion and ear-melting reverberation that summons the spirit of Syd Barrett to the darklands of The Jesus And Mary Chain.
Major Leagues - Silver Tides
Second appearance of Brisbane, Australia, garage-pop four-piece Major Leagues in our blog (check out also this) thanks to yet another fine single with ultra-catchy, sweet melodies and influences from the best indie-pop of the '90s. "Silver Tides" is perhaps the sound of what would have happened if Juliana Hatfield had left The Blake Babies to jam with The Pastels sometime around 1992! A new 10" EP titled "Weird Season" is expected on December 6 - stay tuned...
The Walking Sticks - Send The Night
Dream-pop is in high demand right now and here is a band you should get acquainted with if you're into soulful vocals and down-tempo synth grooves. The Walking Sticks, from Silver Spring, Maryland, is a trio comprising of Chelsea Lee and twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst. "Send the Night" is the title track of their new EP which will be released on December 10.
Nova Heart - My Song 9
More dreamy synth sounds, this time all the way from China! Nova Heart's "My Song 9" is a track that would fit perfectly on the "Drive" soundtrack next to Kavinsky and The Chromatics. You can check out the video for the song, filmed in the mountains outside of Beijing, here.
Satchmode - Old Fears
Our dream-pop journey around the world continues. From Beijing, we now go to Los Angeles for a taste of the chilled sounds of Satchmode.
Sound Strider - Menlo Park
Time to up the tempo - here's a sample off Sound Strider's new EP "Intrepid Travels", which you can download from here by naming your price.
The Griswolds - Mississippi
And something for fans of MGMT's first album with a twist of Vampire Weekend as well. "Mississippi" is the new single by Sydney-based alt-pop quintet The Griswolds who have recently wrapped up a successful stint at CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Their debut album is expected next year.
Delco Pacers - Blue Trucks
For the finale of our Found Sound mixtape, a dose of Americana-flavored indie rock from Philly’s Delco Pacers. The trio, comprising of singer-guitarist Jonathan Pitts, bassist Evan Dick and drummer Pavlo Demkiv, will release its debut LP "Stereo Streets" on November 19th.
Keep those emails coming, Volume 11 is coming soon...