The “I Have Been Away Catch Up” Post #1

Seattle’s Chasity Belt have teamed up with Melbourne based label mates Loose Tooth to produce a split single that sees 50% of Bandcamp sales going to the “Australian wildfire relief efforts, specifically the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and the Country Fire Authority”. Not only is it a worthy cause but you also get two slices of female fronted indie tackling the topics of the critical state of ones mind alongside young and vulnerable women being taken advantage of by predatory and powerful men on Lonely. Uncomfortable topics for some no doubt but puissant none the less. The single is out now on Hardly Art.

London’s Charmpit release their debut album Cause A Stir next month and they have made two tracks available for preview. If you like your indiepop with riot grrrl and punk influences then Charmpit could be the band for you. Stream those preview tracks and pre-order the album from here.

Emotional Response have released the latest volume in their Typical Girls Series. Now at volume five the latest compilation features the likes of Vital Idles, Linda Guilala, Whip and many more. It’s available on vinyl and digital formats direct from the label.

The new track from Underwater Obstacles is called Waves To The Beach. It’s vibrant and short track reminding me of the early 1990’s alternative pop/indie rock. You can get this one from here.

The Umbrella Puzzles have released an acoustic version of Dusty Pages. This version of the song, which appeared in it’s original form on last years self titled debut EP, was recorded for the Planet Beth’s Indie Lounge show. It’s backed with an alternate mix of Leave The City and is available digitally via Subjangle.

New York’s Store Front have released their first full EP in the shape of the Task EP. The band are lead by author Amy Rose Spiegel and also feature Peggy Wang who used to play in The Pains Of being Pure At Heart. There are five tracks on the EP mixing up indiepop and alt-rock. Harmonious music with words to make you think. You can the Task EP digitally from the band.

Finally The Reds, Pinks & Purples have released a new single called Don’t Ever Pray in the Church on My Street. It only seems like a couple of weeks ago since their last single – oh it was! I am not going to add to my previous words about the band suffice to say it’s strong stuff and can be purchased via the band here.

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