This Week: The Shins are back with their first album in five years and only James Mercer; White Hills bring another stoner monster; Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo explores the singer / songwriter element; Brooklyn electronic duo Tanlines bring heart to the dancefloor.
This week: Bon Iver leaves the cabin behind, Ty Segall brings hummable hooks, When Saints Go Machine sounds familiar, YACHT keeps doing what they do, and James Leyland Kirby explores music and memory as The Caretaker.
These guys sound pretty serious. Dark, psychedelic, space-rock, with crazy guitar solos and no fear of the wah-wah. From their second album, H-p1, out on Thrill Jockey in June.