It's time for some more new music! The theme of this post seems to be artists of different genres that incorporate pop sensibilities in their music.
Noise pop duo Sleigh Bells have released their first official single from the upcoming sophomore album Reign of Terror, due out February 21st. They released the buzz single "Born To Lose" late last year, which was a grower and seemed to be a continuation of the first album's sound. This song seems to have a bit different to offer. This time, the guitars are more subdued in favor of Alexis' vocals which are stronger and more in the forefront. The track does include the familiar pop melodies that they specialize in, but kicked up a notch. It's also a lot less distorted than their previous work. It's definitely a good choice as a first single. Listen to "Comeback Kid" below.
Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells
I know I got a bit ahead of myself posting about Crosses last week, but I was anxious. Now we have the first full song from the upcoming EP called "Prurien†." It's a light-sounding electronic pop song with Chino Moreno's signature sensual vocals and lyrics. The live drums in addition to the electronic ones and guitar solo are a nice touch. Rolling Stone is offering a free download of the track here. You can also listen to previews for the rest of the tracks here. The new EP will be out next Tuesday, January 24th.
Crosses - Prurient by ItsGonRain
If you've never heard of Good Old War, they're a folk-pop band. They're known for their great vocal harmonies and acoustic songs with a pop twist. The first single off of their new album Come Back As Rain is the super catchy "Calling Me Names." Their third album is out March 6th and is available for pre-order here.
Good Old War - Calling Me Names (Single) by The past