June 21, 2012

Sound Bites: Chomp, Dirty Projectors and Yeasayer

Chomp's "Throw Out Your Wish List"

For Cloud Nothings, 2012 will unsurprisingly go down as the best year so far for the young Cleveland indie-punkers thanks to their gnashing Steve Albini-engineered sophomore effort Attack On Memory. Capitalizing on the rampant critical success and growing interest from listeners, members Joe Boyer and Jason Gerycz will be going at it on their own with Buddha Jabba Momma, the debut by their side-project Chomp (which also features Total Babes' Chris Brown) on September 18th through Exit Stencil. The album's first listen "Throw Out Your Wish List" helps us understand how Cloud Nothings' frontman Dylan Baldi may have transitioned so effortlessly from being a solo sunny-sided lo-fi bedroom pop project into the bratty aggressive quartet we know them for now.

Dirty Projectors' "Dance for You"

The fever pitch surrounding Swing Lo Megellan, the summer's hotly anticipated new releases by high-brow indie darlings Dirty Projectors, will break on July 10th when it arrives on Domino Records. As its lead single "Gun Has No Trigger" suggested, it's shaping up to be a fairly straight-forward song-focused effort from the always calculating and eccentric-sounding Brooklyn art pop ensemble. The LP's breezy second preview in "Dance for You" further validates AS' suspicions. On top of a new full-length, listeners will also get an audio / visual treat in the form of a film directed by Projectors' mastermind Dave Longstreth entitled Hi Custodian, which features new songs off Swing Lo Megellan.

Yeasayer's "Longevity"

Speaking of eccentric Brooklyn-based bands, after cryptically hinting at the imminent arrival of a new album with the track "Henrietta," fellow weirdo psych-pop makers Yeasayer have officially confirmed that their forthcoming third LP Fragrant World will be released at the tail end of the summer on August 21st via Secretly Canadian. Unlike the dizzying first listen, the album's latest preview "Longevity" puts substantial weight behind the band's promise to make something this time around that sounds like "demented R&B."

Yeasayer - "Longevity"

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