New Music Recommendations – 8th February 2019

by Dave Bertram

Where are all the new releases at? I hear you – we’ve been inundated throughout January, but this has been a much quieter week. But alas, you can still endulge yourself in new offerings from Manchester’s most exciting new band, WH Lung, Foxygen, California indie sluggers Wand, and a surprise new EP from the Pet Shop Boys.

Simpatico People is the sprawling first single to be taken from Manchester based, WH Lung’s upcoming debut album, Incidental Music, which will be released through Melodic Records on 5th April.

The former indie-rock duo are back with a new album called Seeing Other People, out in April on Jagjaguwar. Lead single, Livin’ a Lie, is accompanied with a music video directed by previous collaborator Alessandra Lichtenfeld, filmed partly in the band’s hometown of Westlake Village.

Los Angeles band Wand have announced a new album called Laughing Matter. It’s out April 19 via Drag City. Today, they’ve shared the music video for the record’s first single, Scarecrow. It’s directed by Gordon De Los Santos.

Pet Shop Boys have some new numbers out this Friday on a new EP labelled, Agenda. In the run-up, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have shared two new tracks with a political edge. Give Stupidity a Chance tackles a couple of political figures (President Donald Trump and Brexit supporter Michael Gove).

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