More Music from the Inbox: 01 April 2012

No April Fool’s turkeys here.  These are five releases that have been double-filtered for your projection. Final write-up courtesy special correspondent Juliette Jagger.


Artist: Fixers, “Another Lost Apache”

Album: Pop Meat/Your Corruptor

This damn song is completely immediate. It starts out with these great a cappella harmonies that sound like a hipster version of The Beach Boys or something, and the rest is undeniable. It’s one of those songs that just has that incessantly good beat you can’t help but catch.

Sounds like: A song you’re going to be compelled to listen to over and over again.

Link/Listen/Watch: Stream the song here.


Artist: Good Old War, “It Hurts Every Time”

Album: Come Back As Rain

Call it “indie folk” call it whatever you want, but the Good Old War have some good old country in their bones, and the marrows sweet.

Sounds like: It hurts so good 

Link/Listen/Watch:  Listen on Soundcloud


Artist: The Wooden Sky, “Child of The Valley”

Album: Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun

Nothing but smooth, sturdy, honesty from The Wooden Sky.

Sounds like:  Flesh and bone

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream it here.


Artist: Japandroids, “The House That Heaven Built”

Album: Celebration Rock

This band has the best kind of punk rock, hands in the air, whoa-oh-oh crowed pleasing energy.

Sounds like: Mosh pit music

Link/Listen/Watch:  Listen on Soundcloud


Artist: Inca Gold, “Atom”

Album: Inca Gold III

Usually I’m unimpressed by bands and their new age psychedelics, but Inca Gold manages to weave this sort-of dreamlike quality into their sound and I really dig it. Great video too: it’s completely simple, totally been done before, but it just fucking feels.

Sounds like: Beautiful noise


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “More Music from the Inbox: 01 April 2012

  • April 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Inca Gold reminds a bit of early Doves.


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