It’s the last batch of new releases in August. Where did the time go? Info and links for this week’s releases – the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know) – with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to see releases from the past several weeks…
Elephant Stone, The Three Poisons (Hidden Pony/Universal)
The Montreal psych rock outfit with Indian-exotic and Krauty flavor — likely dictated by frontman-songwriter Rishi Dhir — makes a most delicious sonic stew. We like; Best of 2014 contender right here. Check out "Child Of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya)" below. Dhir told Consequence of Sound he wrote the song while trying to set music to Tibetan Book of the Dead: “While reading it, a few passages stuck out for me: ‘oh, child of nature’, ‘loving in kindness, compassion in life’, ‘your nature in blue light’… basically, this song wrote itself..."
Casey Jack, Casey Jack (Rough Beast)
The latest signing on Rough Beast’s roster presents a garage-pop debut full of catchy hooks, Spector-style attention to detail and raw, fuzzed-out punk energy dosed in modern indie rock drive, fuzzed out energy of early punk. Check out the Dazed & Confused vibing video for "Cool Kids" below.