On The Radar 24/01/12

Here's a selected handful of new tracks currently picked up and doing the rounds on the playlists of the Gigseen staff and writers. Music from Holy Esque, Bon Iver, Charlie 6er and Wise Blood.

Holy Esque - Rose (selected by Kate) - A new Glasgow 4-piece playing an interesting mix of epic pop and post-rock tracks. They recently hooked up with Kevin Burleigh (Glasvegas) to record this track, Rose and their sprawling instrumentation and tremulous vocal delivery ensue to wonderful effect - turn this up loud!

Bon Iver - Towers (selected by Matt) - Unique harmonies over soothing, elegant and uplifting instrumentation. A truly inspirational track that ticks all the boxes!

Charlie 6er - Pull the Lever (selected by Grim) - File under 'Experimental Jamaican Blues Hop', a brilliant dub that wanders all over the place enjoying itself at every stop along the way. Think Beck taking over at The Black Ark...

Wise Blood - Loud Mouths (selected by Kate) - A Pittsburgh bedroom-pop artist named Chris Laufman who makes woozy, inward pop songs - his voice usually being the only original element in his tracks. Laufman's sample manipulation is something quite refreshing.

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