Wild Party – “OutRight” + Carousel remix

Music for… people who enjoy big smiles, loose limbs, and friendly mosh pitting. Wild Party are one of the longest loved bands here at TBE and continue to be under appreciated. “OutRight” is just another example of their killer indie-pop prowess off their debut album Phantom Pop. Get into it and then get into Carousel’s remix for a sunnier rump shaking flip on things.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Future: Phantom Pop is out NOW yo.

Tegan and Sara – “I Was a Fool” (SPEAK Remix)

Music for… Tegan and Sara fans who wondered what Heartthrob would have sounded like with a bit more edge. The wonderful dudes in SPEAK give us a taste by taking “I Was A Fool” through the back door of the madhouse and letting it play with the slightly unhinged.

Location: Austin, TX

Future: SPEAK will be opening for RAC on his upcoming tour, PLUS a show opening for Future Islands here in lucky-ass LA. See dates here.

Wrestlers – “Say Anything” (Feat. Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy)

Sounds Like… being seduced by a soulful busker while dancing your way to the club.

Location: Houston, TX.

Future: With collabs from Twin Shadow and an buttersmooth RAC remix? Nice and bright.

[MP3] J. Roddy Walston & The Business – “Heavy Bells”

J. Roddy Walston & The Business - Heavy Bells

Oh man, have I missed J. Roddy & company. Their 2010 self titled debut was a no prisoners shack-rock shredder that definitely did some damage to my speakers. Their upcoming album is named Essential Tremors after a nervous-system disorder that affects J Roddy. Its a collection of songs “partly about owning and embracing your weirdness instead of letting it hold you captive because you don’t even want to talk about it.” First single “Heavy Bells” owns that weirdness with a vengeance. Roddy’s vocals grind and rasp over White Stripes/Black Keys level guitar work. The whole things seems about to come unhinged and break apart but that is the J Roddy Walston signature sound we love so much. Thank you for coming back.

Essential Tremors is out 9/10 on ATO Records. Download “Heavy Bells” here.