Fishdoctor may not be the most felicitous of band names, but for fans of catchy, new-wavey indie pop the New York band's sound is pretty irresistible. Case in point: the new oh-so-summery song "Atlantic."
The Southwestern Missouri band Ha Ha Tonka returns with the new song "Colorful Kids," a fetching and catching tune that builds upon all of their strengths, and sneaks in a Huck Finn reference for very good and meaningful measure.
A song of youthful fears and longing, with echoes of noise pop and Liz Phair, "No Below" by North Hampton, Mass. band Speedy Ortiz slowly unwinds a story in sound and words -- until it explodes through the morbid angst.
Exploring the delicate fun of twee pop, the Melodic previews its forthcoming release on Anti- Records with the song "Roots," a slightly skewed but still earnest take on Latin folk.
The psychedelic, country, surf-rock swamis known as the Sadies are back with a new album on this fall. The first single, "The First 5 Minutes," rocks, twangs and harmonizes as well as anything they've put to tape.
One should never be too quick with comparisons, but the glimmering, back-to-basics (and then shining beyond them) sound of "Cassidy," a new song by San Francisco musician Andrew St James will make any fan of the Tallest Man on Earth, AA Bondy or simply beautiful songwriting swoon.
On a heady rush of guitars and harmonies, "Come On," a new single by Washington, D.C. area quartet Death Valley Rally, scores a direct, shoegazy, indie pop hit.
With a blue-eyed soul crooner's voice and a polished producer's pop skill, Jay Stolar lays down a groove with feeling and hooks on the new track "Like You Do."
Featuring the vocals of Ben Talmi, Boston's Art Decade employs a live approach to synth-pop -- that's a 15-piece orchestra you're hearing -- that results in a teenage symphony to pure romance called "No One's Waiting."
Don't be fooled by the opening of "Maladrino" -- Eugene Hütz hasn't gotten soft. He's just setting up what's to come: a giddy sing-along in some cantina south of the border of the borderless world of crazed, speed-punk polka drinking music that is Gogol Bordello.