Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the new music that’s released week after week – that’s why The Main has curated a special collection of top tracks this week to get you off on the right foot. This week we feature new music from Tanlines, Courtney Barnett, Toro Y Moi, Tobias Jesso Jr., Braids and more. Never heard of them? Even better. Enjoy!
1. Grimes – REALiTi
Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, has released a video for “REALiTi,” a track off the so-called “lost album,” a scrapped follow-up to Visions. She recorded the “demo” in early 2013 and shot the video while on a tour throughout Asia in March of 2013. Grimes is currently working on her fourth record. It’s on repeat for me.
2. Toro Y Moi – Buffalo
Oh boy! This latest track from Toro Y Moi has retro funk written all over it. It has its fair share of playful guitar bits and a slow section to really bring out Chaz Bundick’s endearing voice. We’ll definitely still be listening to this when summer comes around.
3. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
You’ve got to mark this release on your calendar. The Sunday-feel “Depreston” comes off Courtney Barnett’s March 24 release. Be sure to pick up Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
4. Modest Mouse – Of Course We All Know
More from Modest Mouse after pushing back their release date of Strangers to Ourselves to March 17th. A good portion of the album is already floating around and now they share “Of Course We Know,” the last track of the forthcoming LP. Not bad for a closer, what do you think?
5. Eternal Summers – Together Or Alone
Meet Eternal Summers an indie-pop trio hailing from Virginia. They recently offered up the first single off their fourth release, Gold And Stone. It’s sure got some ’90s alt/pop-rock tones to it that could brighten anyone’s day. The new record is out June 2nd via Kanine Records.
6. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Without You
The Canadian favourite is out with the third track is support of his debut, Goon. Making big, big waves already Tobias Jesso Jr., the Vancouver-native singer-songwriter enlists the help —not that he needs it— of Danielle Haim who plays drums on this number. Goon dropped March 17th.
7. Chromatics – I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around
Chromatics are back with yet another fresh track off of their forthcoming full-length effort, Dear Tommy, via Italians Do It Better. “I Can Never Be Myself…” is a power-packed jam featuring guest vocals from Desire’s Megan Louise.
8. Sur Une Plage – Minimum
“Minimum” features the melancholic voice of Colin McKill amid splashes of retro-like synths. The Vancouver synth-pop band, Sur Une Plage, will be one to watch this year. Their debut, Legerdemain, dropped March 17th.
9. Tanlines – Slipping Away
Bam! The Brooklyn duo really packs a punch on “Slipping Away.” The song is breezy tropical vibes meets sunny summer afternoon dance party but is filled with an underlying sense of loss. The lead single from Tanlines will already find a home deep in your brain before the song’s end.
10. Braids – Taste
Montreal’s Braids treat us to “Taste” the second offering from Deep In The Iris. The dreamy tune comes with soothing vocals as Raphaelle Standell declares “You’re exactly what I like” Fall in love with Deep In The Iris April 28.