For those who aren’t fans of bands like Shellac or Mclusky, the song “Headache” might actually induce a headache; it’s a furious punch of rock, noise, whirlwind drums and incomprehensible singing. Toronto-based METZ doesn’t seem like it’ll disappoint, unlike the more well-known New York-based Mets, and “Headache” is great lead-off for its self-titled debut, out October 9 via Sub Pop. Download it below.
Grassfight’s “Look Homeward, Heathen,” off its new Icon EP, is reminiscent of the simple, guitar-centric rock that made bands such as the Strokes great. Riffs and power chords come together to make a powerful track worth checking out. Download it below.
Sometimes love can feel like a prison. MAGNET fave Shannon McArdle explores that feeling in her new single, “Warden,” off Fear The Dream Of Axes (Bar/None). She describes the dynamic between lover and loved as such: “My warden seems to hold the key to the prisoner’s heart. The prisoner has conflicting emotions of wanting to be freed and wanting to be wanted and kept by the warden.” Download McArdle’s folksy, romantic meditations below.
Like ’90s indie music? In that case, nostalgia alone should be enough for you to look into rock princess Jen Schande. In case you need any further convincing, wait for the title of today’s MP3 At 3PM: “I Really Like Sonic Youth And I Really Want To Have Sex With You,” off the self-released 19: Songs For And Inspired By Valecia Chapter 19. Sold. Download below.
“I Really Like Sonic Youth And I Really Want To Have Sex With You” (download):
Experimenting in the studio can often yield gems that don’t make it onto the album. Such is the case with Clark’s latest release, “MFB Skank,” a funky instrumental track with Jamaican flavor. Though it didn’t make onto his latest LP, Iradelphic (Warp), it’s a keeper nonetheless. Download it below.