Karen O – “Rapt”

As a self-proclaimed Yeah Yeah Yeahs fanatic, I was enthralled when I heard Karen O was releasing a solo album. The first single from that album, titled Crush Songs, is here. “Rapt” is a brief glimpse into Karen O’s home. She invites us into her mind, and with only a guitar strumming in the background, she shares with us the feelings of a lost love. Enjoy.

Crush Songs comes out on Sept. 9 through Cult Records.

The Welzeins – “Cigarette Girls” // Album Release Show

Ladies and gentlemen, they won’t be stopped. The Welzeins plot to take over the universe is going all according to plan. First, the Orlando band announced their self-titled, debut album and released “Shit & Sugar.” Now, The Welzeins are dishing out “Cigarette Girls,” a raunchy, riff-laden barn-burner. Singer/guitarist RJ Nordstrom growls, “I’m addicted to you!” The feeling is mutual. Enjoy.

IMPORTANT: These boys are holding a album release show this Saturday at Backbooth. Buy your tickets now!

Cateye – “Taker (Little Faux Remix)”

Recently, Melbourne-based garage rock trio Cateye went on an indefinite hiatus after a farewell show at The 27 Club. I wasn’t able to go to the show, but I did see them last year at Uncle Lou’s. Their live show was an aggressive fuzz storm, with grudge-like movements and vocals by Olivia Rogers. If you never got to experience what I’m talking about, you can still download the band’s newly released Blood, Sweat, and Beers for whatever price you wish.

Here’s a new version of Cateye’s “Taker,” remixed by electronic producer, Little Faux. Enjoy.

Hear more from Little Faux at their Soundcloud.

Now check the O.G. version!

Hometown Heroes: Case Work appear on Off the Avenue, Will’s show tonight w/ Day Joy

It’s always good to write about Orlando. In the hellish heat of the summer, the only comfort for Orlandoians (yes, that’s what we’re called. I checked) lies in the paradise of Orlando music. Case Work is one of those bands. Enjoy.

TONIGHT: Day Joy, Case Work, Maximino, & A_RK @ Will’s Pub

In preparation for their show with Day Joy, Maximino, and A_RK at Will’s Pub, local indie rock collective Case Work dropped in on North Avenue Studios’ for their in-studio video series, Off the Avenue. While at North Avenue, the band played two new songs: “Slow Down” and “Dancing Shadows.”

The former:r a jangly, mid-tempo, indie rock dream, chocked full of “Aah”s. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist, Chandler Strang coos, “Sunshine in my eye. Sunshine on your skin.” Swoon.

The latter: a flowing lava lamp of emotion. Strang sings now with sorrow. Greyson Charnock lays down some seamless guitar leads that add to the overall airy quality of the song. Man’s got chops.

Check out an interview Case Work did with Orlando Weekly.

If you like what you hear, and missed my two obvious plugs, Case Work is playing a show TONIGHT @ Will’s. Tickets are $7 at the door. I’ve taken the liberty to include some videos from Day Joy and Maximino respectively. Damnit, I’m good.