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New Music Friday: 18th January 2013

New Music Friday: 18th January 2013

by Cora O'Malley, 18 January 2013

This week's edition of New Music Friday is brought to you by the letter H. Horses, hostages and HMV have been in the news over the past few days, and while there are no bands beginning with the letter H in this week's rundown of the best new music around, there's plenty of happiness awaiting my readers nonetheless, as I've come up with another strong selection of songs for your delectation. We have our usual 15 tracks, so there's plenty of meat on this column's bones this week. It's 100% beef, promise. Right, enough horsing around - let's get into it.

Track of the Week: The Teen Age - 'Evil'

Brooklyn has a reputation for being a musical hotbed, but rarely for music as impassioned as this. Very little is known about the four Brooklynites who make up The Teen Age, but one thing's for sure: they can certainly write hooks. The squall of noise that kicks off new track 'Evil' leads into a garage-pop song that sounds deceptively effortless. Much like the conflict that bubbles beneath the song's peppy chorus ("Am I evil, or just in love?"), the impression is that writing songs like this is tougher than it seems. Hopefully there's more where this came from.

Tera Melos - 'Tropic Lame'

Anyone who follows Tera Melos on Twitter will know that they, in tandem with their label, have been teasing fans about the release of their long-awaited third album. Well, the wait is finally over, and along with the announcement that the aforementioned LP will be called X'ed Out and released on April 16th via Sargent House, they've also released a cracker of a new song. Called 'Tropic Lame', it's like nothing they've written before. The band are known for being unconventional, but have seemingly discovered that simplicity also has its place, and the result is a lo-fi pop song (seriously) that works wonders. It's a free download too!

Tropic Lame [MP3]

Sukh - 'Kings'

Sukhdep Krishan got his start in music at the age of 16 when he was scoring films in school, currently has a short film in post-production, and has a day job as a doctor. He doesn't half keep himself busy, and he's somehow found time to write his debut single, too. 'Kings' combines influences like Beirut, Neil Young and Sufjan Stevens to great effect. If he can keep the work/life balance intact, Sukh may well have a bright future ahead of him - based on this uplifting chamber-folk treat, he certainly deserves to.

This week also features music from (((O))), Savoir, Thrupence, Fascinator, Dreams, Nickelus F, Carmen Villain, La Big Vic, Faber Kastell, Glenn Jackson, Valotihkuu and Jack Magma.

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