April 16, 2012

Sound Bites: Death Grips, The Walkmen and Yuck

Death Grips' The Money Store
Fresh off delivering one of Coachella's most wild and fulfilling sets (which AwkwardSound had the pleasure of attending and made mention of in a guest post today on Stereogum) and the brink of unleashing their formal debut The Money Store, Cali noise-rap trio Death Grips have shared the entire explosive 13-track set ahead of its April 24th release. Considering the recent BUZZSound has continuously raised the bar leading up to The Money Store's arrival, let's preemptively call this one a success.

The Walkmen's "Heaven"
Longstanding indie rockers The Walkmen are currently celebrating 10 years together and making a return on June 4th with their blissfully-titled sixth LP Heaven. It's been two years since the NYC-based musicians' minimalist-sounding Lisbon and sees the quintet teaming up with venerable producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins) to create a larger scale sound, as evidenced by the album's title track below.

Yuck's "Chew"
Much like the aforementioned Death Grips, '90s indie rock nostalgists and 2011 Best New Artist honorees Yuck just hit up the desert and will be sticking around for another helping at this year's double-chella. In between the jaunts, the UK quartet be playing a handful of shows in the surrounding area. In a bid to build some buzz around these appearances (or perhaps land them a place to crash next week in Indio,) they've conveniently offered up an excellent new listen in the pedal-heavy swirler "Chew."

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