Dan Friel: “Valedictorian” (SoundCloud)




Feeling a bit sluggish? The late summertime blues got you down? You won’t be after hearing the Dan Friel song “Valedictorian” via the SoundCloud embed below. It’s a triple espresso’s worth of instrumental indie pop pep.





Dan Friel’s Valedictorian/Exoskeleton EP is out via Thrill Jockey on October 16th as a 12″ vinyl release.

Sandro Perri (Video; MP3; Tour Dates)


Toronto musician Sandro Perri is touring later this month and next in support of his 2011 Constellation release Impossible Shapes. Tour dates are below. For your enjoyment, we’ve also included the video to album track “Love and Light” and an MP3 of “Futureactive Kid, Part 1.”



Sandro Perri Tour



MP3: Futureactive Kid, Part 1

27.08.12 Vancouver, BC
Rickshaw Theatre
28.08.12 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
29.08.12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
01.09.12 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
02.09.12 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
15.09.12 Ottawa, ON Arboretum Festival
17.09.12 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
18.09.12 Burlington, VT BCA Center
19.09.12 Kittery, ME Buoy Gallery
20.09.12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge


Ormonde: “Cherry Blossom” (CD Preview; MP3)

Dream pop duo Ormonde recorded their debut LP Machine in Texas, but its stylistic profile transcends both place and genre placeholder. Breathless duet vocals adorn rustic, loping accompaniments that recall Dean and Britta, Luna, Giant Sand, 80s 4AD artists, and just a dash of synthetic rinsed Tejano music. Check out album track “Cherry Blossom” below.

Stream: Cherry Blossom (via File Under ? ‘s Tumblr page).

Machine is out 8/7 via Home Tapes.