Stealing Sheep – “Shut Eye” (Alt-J remix) {Electronic/Experimental} + Free download

It’s not really our cup of tea, but whenever an artist as epic as Alt-J remixes a band as awesome as Stealing Sheep you can’t really go wrong. Plus it’s being offered as a free download, coolness all around.

Rare Monk – ‘Drumhead” {Rock}

All of you awesome folks out there feeling nostalgic for 90s alternative rock should check this track out. This single is off the Portland group’s forthcoming album Sleep/Attack which isn’t being released until February 26th, but in the mean time you can check out some of their previously released singles and EPs by visiting their Bandcamp page here.

Wavves – “Demon to Lean On” {Alternative Rock}

The Wavves’ new album Afraid of Heights has become one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and if the rest of the album sounds anything like this track it’s bound to be fucking epic. And in case you didn’t already know, the group is touring with one of our numero uno favourite bands FIDLAR starting in March; (more info here).

Alessi’s Ark – “The Rain” {Pop/Folk}

This is the first we’ve heard of Alessi’s Ark (led by the 22-year-old Londoner Alessi Laurent-Mark) but apparently she’s been releasing music for around six years now, (she even self-released her debut EP when she was a teenager).  This track is off her third release The Still Life which is out April 15th via Bella Union.

Detroit Rebellion – “Fork in the Road” {Americana/Garage Blues}

Oozing with tinges of tribal rock and Americana, this track is off the Providence-based group’s brand new EP (Fork in the Road) which is being released on February 5th. Apparently the group’s guitarist/vocalist Jeff Toste recorded the new tracks with a distortion pedal he scored from Kurt Cobain over 20 years ago; (you can read more about it here).

Benoit Pioulard – “Margin” {Folk} + Free download

Everyone’s been talking about this new track from Benoit Pioulard (whose real name is Thomas Meluch), as he’s earned a massive following over the course of his career thanks to his ambient, lo-fi compositions. The track is off his new album Hymnal which will be released in March via Kranky

The Flaming Lips – “Sun Blows Up Today” {Pop/Rock}

With all the crap commercial artists who have been used as Super Bowl bait over the past few years, it’s nice to see a band with actual talent being included on the Super Bowl ad roster. Apparently this track will be featured in an Hyundai commercial during the Super Bowl on February 3rd, so keep your ears and eyes out for this bad boy.

Iceage – “Ecstasy” {Punk/Rock}

The badass Danish punkers are back with a brand new album, so why not celebrate its release with an equally badass music video of an Iceage concert gone wild? This is the second single off the new album (You’re Nothing) which is due out February 19th via Matador.

Spectral Park – “Ornaments” {Experimental Rock} + Free download

It was love at first listen as soon as we heard this track, but reading that the group (AKA Luke Donavan) will be playing some shows with Unknown Mortal Orchestra next month made Spectral Park even more special. “Ornaments” is off their brand new, self-titled debut album which was just released yesterday, and you can purchase it here.

Surfer Blood – “Weird Shapes” {Alternative Rock}

Finally we can get a taste of what to expect from Surfer Blood’s forthcoming third album Pythons, which was produced by the famed Pixies producer Gil Norton. The track sounds surprisingly Strokes-ish, which I’m sure a lot of folks will appreciate since “One Way Trigger” has been getting a lot of lukewarm reviews these past few days.

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