If you're familiar with any of the groups on the biblically long list of Thomas Rehbein-affiliated projects, you might be thrown for a loop when you listen to the reverb-sodden sheets of noisy melody that characterize International Karate.
White Ash Falls is the solo project of former Red Cedar guitarist-vocalist and Yukon Blonde bassist Andy Bishop. A departure from his earlier bands, White Ash Falls makes folky, emotive, gorgeous music. Grab his single 'I Can't Get Tomorrow' here.
Blind Benny are a New York duo consisting of guitarist-producer Jonathan Carmelli and singer-songwriter Jade. They make big-sounding pop tunes that are emotive and impressively nuanced. Grab 'Chewjitsu,' the single from their new EP 'No Honor,' here.
You probably know the Album Leaf, led by Jimmy LaValle. If you don't, you should. They've been releasing masterful records for more than a decade, and today, we get a free download of 'Descent,' from the new EP 'Forward/Return.'
Fine Times are a power pop duo in the literal sense -- they're a duo, and it's unbelievable that two guys are able to make sounds this big. Check out 'Hey Judas' from their self-titled debut here.
Hundred Visions, or simply "The Hundos," as they're lovingly called by fans, are a new four-piece from Austin who play garage-y, slightly punky rock with a clarity and immediacy that's downright refreshing. Today we get a taste of their debut album, 'Permanent Basement,' with the track 'Where Do I Sign?'
Christopher Smith is a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter whose pensive, nuanced songs have earned him comparisons to everyone from Paul Simon to Bon Iver. Today we get a unique look at a re-imagining of his work, via a remix of the single 'Pillars and Pyre' by Andy Dixon, from Smith's new album 'Earning Keep.'
Helvetia (pronounced hel-vee-shuh) have been cranking out dreamy, psychedelic pop from the Pacific Northwest since 2006. Led by Jason Albertini, the band has seen a rotating cast of players that at times included members of Built to Spill and Dinosaur Jr. Now on their seventh album, 'Nothing in Rambling,' they offer up a gorgeous dreamscape of a single in 'Pumpkin Rose.'
Hailing from Tempeh, Az., Black Carl describes their sound as "desert soul." Fair enough -- they are soulful, and their new single 'The 1' does have a certain scorched, minimal sound. Grab the single, from their forthcoming record, 'The Wheel,' right here.
The Young Evils are a new pop outfit from Seattle who delight in combing a lighthearted, upbeat sound with macabre imagery. Their first single, 'Dead Animals,' from the new 'Foreign Spells' EP, exemplifies this perfectly. Grab the free download here.