Now Hear This: Best of the Inbox, Volume I

Editor’s Note: The sheer volume of new music that I get every day is overwhelming at best so in an effort to get the best of it out to you I’ve decided to start the “Now Hear This: Best of the Inbox” series. I’m not sure what the frequency will be yet, but I’ll make every attempt to get a couple of these up a month. Enjoy! – Michael http://ickmusic.com/pics/thehushnow.jpg

The Hush Now

Recalling the lush reverb drenched textures of early 90’s shoegaze and retrofitting it with the power pop sensibilities The Hush Now‘s self-titled debut is a solid listen and a must for fans of Guided By Voices. My current favorite track ,the appropriately titled “Subtle Like Bombs”, lulls you in with rich vocal harmonies and mesmerizing guitars only to abruptly end in transition.

Full Album Download: The Hush Now
Links: Official Site | on Last.fm | on MySpace http://ickmusic.com/pics/deertracks.jpg

The Deer Tracks

Swedish duo The Deer Tracks brings quirky electronic pop influenced post rock to the table on their latest release Aurora. The single “127sexfyra” bubbles along over various plinking and plucked chimes and horn beds with whispered vocals.

127sexfyra” (mp3) by The Deer Tracks

Buy Aurora: Amazon | iTunes
Links: on Last.fm | on MySpace