Against Me! just released a new acoustic EP, True Trans. For a limited time, you can download it for free. It’s the first release from the band since frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, formerly Tom Gable, came out as transgender. AM! has an entire album in the can, so True Trans might be a stripped-down version of what we can expect from the as-yet-untitled record.
Polyvinyl Records is giving away five songs a week each Monday in July. Here’s the catch, though: The songs are only available for one week. So you have until Sunday at midnight to grab these five tracks.
Phoenix has just released a live performance clip of the latest single from Bankrupt!, Trying to Be Cool, in conjunction with the Creators Project. In addition to the video, they’re making the live version of the track available for free until this Thursday at 11 a.m. ET!
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will be here in just a few weeks for the Independence Day Festival, so here is a track from the Howl LP to get you ready for the festivities. Like JC says in the song, rouse yourself baby!
Zach Schwartz is back with a new Rogue Wave album called Nightingale Floors, which is out June 4. It was inspired by the loss of Schwartz’s father, but Nightingale Floors isn’t an examination of grief. It’s a celebration of life. The lead track, College, is proof of that both musically and lyrically.
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward have teamed up again for a third She & Him LP, aptly titled Volume 3. It’s out this week on Merge, and here is the lead single, Never Wanted Your Love. It’s pretty much what you would expect from the duo – and that’s a good thing. A very good thing.
Download Never Wanted Your Love
Pacific Northwesterners Pickwick are currently on tour in support of their Can’t Talk Medicine LP, and they’ll be playing a Derby eve show at Zanzabar Friday. Here’s a track from the record, a cover of Richard Swift’s Lady Luck featuring Sharon Van Etten.
Download Lady Luck featuring Sharon Van Etten
Josh Ritter is on tour in support of his new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, which is out now. He’ll be in Louisville this Friday, for a show at the Brown Theatre and Live Lunch here at the WFPK studios. Go ahead and whet your appetite for the new tunes that Josh will be playing by downloaded his latest single, Joy to You Baby, right here.
Download Joy to You Baby