Here are the mp3s we posted via Twitter for the month of August.
Deer Tick – Piece By Piece, Frame by Frame
Dominant Legs – About My Girls
Lazertag – Buildings of a Former Century
Lazertag – Bring Us Back to Life
Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger! – Whispers
Filligar – Gray Area
Light Pollution – Magic Kingdoms Kick My Teeth In
Wild Nothing – Golden Haze
Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
Avi Buffalo – What’s It In For?
Blitzen Trapper – Dragon’s Song
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – Dear Companion
Jaill – The Stroller
Male Bonding – Year’s Not Long
Kelley Stoltz – I Don’t Get That
Superchunk – Skip Steps 1 & 3
Ducktails – Hamilton Road
Woods – I Was Gone
Dominant Legs – Clawing Out at the Walls
Lower Dens – Hospice Gates
Lower Dens – Tealights
Screaming Females – I Don’t Mind It
Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms (Apache Beat Remix)
Paleo – World’s Smallest Violin
Wavves – Post Acid
Woven Bones – I’ve Gotta Get
On their debut EP, Young at Love and Life, San Francisco duo Dominant Legs encapsulates the sound of the city, mixing danceable synths and a folky earthiness to pleasing effect.
Ryan Lynch heads up lead vocals on the four-song set, while Hannah Hunt provides dreamy backing vocals that are as integral to the sound structure as the synthesizers and guitars. The self-titled opening track hints at being reared on the Beach Boys and teenage experimentation with psychedelia, while the equally synth-heavy “About My Girls” trends toward funk and Prince.
“Clawing Out at the Walls” simplifies things, employing bongos and acoustic guitar. There’s a sense of earnestness about the song, Lynch questioning, “don’t you think that we’re hard enough on ourselves? / We believe that we do it all on our own.” Dominant Legs brings the EP to a close by infusing electronic elements into the acoustic setup on “Run Like Hell for Leather”, letting a beautiful acoustic guitar riff shine where synthesizers blast away on other tracks.