More Music From The Inbox, 24 January 2015: Runaway Brother, Toro Y Moi, Tocca, Forth Wanderers, LVTHER

Artist / Song: Runaway Brother, “Moth”
Album: Mother, out 3/31/15
There’s been growing buzz for Cleveland emo-rockers Runaway Brother on the strength of a handful of EPs and fist-pumping SoundCloud tracks. Shout your way through new single “Moth,” from their upcoming debut album, down to its Springsteen-esque (catch the organ) finish.
Link / listen / watch:
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Artist / Song: Toro Y Moi, “Empty Nesters”
Album: What For?, out 4/07/15
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Everyone’s favourite South Carolina musician named Chaz (last name Bundick) is far from a secret any longer, but new single “Empty Nesters” takes Toro Y Moi back to his earlier MySpace days, when his demos mixed more beach-rock sounds with the electro grooves he’s stuck to on recent albums. A bit psychedelic too. Groovy.
Link / listen / watch: Stream HERE

Artist / Song: Tocca, “Best Friend Lover”
Album: n/a
Not a lot of info on Tocca, a duo out of Texas that clearly do all their recording on a home set-up. But it’s endearing stuff, including “Best Friend Lover,” a Casiotoned love letter waiting to be spliced into a teen rom-com. RIP John Hughes.
Link / listen / watch:
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Artist / Song: Forth Wanderers, “Painting of Blue”
Album: Tough Love
Slacker rock from New Jersey seems somewhat appropriate, the state from which people are born to run away, and on new album Tough Love, Forth Wanderers excel at it. “Painting Of Blue” is a tight lazy mess of a song, suitable for your next hangover.
Link / listen / watch:
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Artist / Song: LVTHER, “One Look (ft. Mammals)”
Album: n/a
Jonesing for a dancier Passion Pit? Here you go. From UK producer LVTHER and Aussie act Mammals, “One Look” hits a sweet spot between the dancefloor and indie cred.
Link / listen / watch:
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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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, 24 January 2015: Runaway Brother, Toro Y Moi, Tocca, Forth Wanderers, LVTHER

  • January 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm
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    Hey man TOCCA is just Risa. To clarify all production besides the first 4 tracks has been a solo project.

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