5 of the best singles and downloads you've probably heard by now...
Acrylics - Sparrow Song (featuring Caroline Polachek)
Yet another Brooklyn band. Acrylics got the blogs twitching with the release of their 'Molly's Vertigo' single over a year ago. Debut album 'Lives And Treasure' is out now, and this new single features Caroline Polachek from Chairlift (where have they gone?!) providing suitably ethereal vocals.
Free download Sparrow Song
Acrylics on Myspace
Those Dancing Days - I'll Be Yours
Parts And Labor - Rest
The term 'criminally overlooked' could have been invented for these guys. Having made one of the greatest singles of the previous decade in the shape of 'Nowhere's Nigh' , Parts And Labor are back any day now with a new album - 'Constant Future'. Ahead of the release they've been chucking out the odd free track, including this one, 'Rest'.
Download 'Rest' for free over at http://rcrdlbl.com/
Parts And Labor website
Tim Cohen - Don't Give Up
Fresh And Onlys frontman Tim Cohen has just released a new solo album, 'Magic Trick'. Slightly less lush sounding than his day job, but no less lovely. This is his new single 'Don't Give Up'.
Free download: Don't Give Up
Tim Cohen on Myspace
Buy the single.
OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK
The Vaccines - If You Wanna
Yeah, you'll be sick of hearing about these guys by now. I'm sure everyone has taken up their positions on their chosen side of the fence. The backlash has begun, as it does with any overly hyped band, and The Sound Of Confusion thinks it's unjustified.
No review, we've talked about them loads already - just have a listen to their new single and make up your own minds (without being a snob!). The video has low resolution sound quality, so just buy the damn thing.
The Vaccines website
Buy the single.
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