New Music – Bill & Murray, Youngblood Hawke, Smallpools
New bands to check out from Tel Aviv and a pair from Los Angeles
Based in Tel Aviv, Bill Murray are David Blau and Stella Gott, a duo with a fine handle on sweet electro-pop, noir-ish hooks and infectious melodies. Check their Bandcamp EP for more, especially the evocative width and depth of “Rabbit Hole”
Featuring former members of previous next big thing Iglu and Hartly, Youngblood Hawke have a gleeful, giddy, ready-made anthem in their paws called “We Came Running”. Fans of MGMT, Naked & Famous and Grouplove will want to catch up with the Los Angeles band’s debut album “Wake Up”.
The Los Angeles pop wave of recent years shows no signs of abating. Enter Smallpools, a band getting a lot of righteous attention on the back of glorious nugget – and debut track – “Dreaming”.