Third round of indie proposals!!
The Middle East. Hailing from Townsville, Australia, and they sound a bit like mixing Great Lake Swimmers with Neutral Milk Hotel (yes, that means superb folk). An excellent homonymous EP, where you can find the gorgeous "Blood", precede their debut album, "I Want that you are Always Happy", that will released on April 8th. Check their facebook to hear two more tunes, including the amazing "Jesus Came to My Birthday Party".
Brave Irene. I've only heard two songs, so this is a bold statement. But there's no risk considering that Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, The Softies, Go Sailor, Gaze, and solo) is in front of this project. The jangle-pop heroine is back, now with a 5 piece band format based in Vancouver, releasing their first EP next week. And its seems the magic is still intact. Catchy pop tunes, with a slightly psychedelic side thanks to the keyboards and unforgettable melodies, Rose's trademark for almost 20 years.
Brave Irene - No Fun by Slumberland Records
Brave Irene - Longest Day by Slumberland Records
The Dodos. A new discovering for me despite being around since 2005, next week is a very important one for this San Francisco duo, as they will release their fourth album, "No Color". "Black Night", an amazing example of frenzied folk that turns into an epic cascade of drumming and riffs, is an excellent first taste on an album that promises a lot of emotions.