The Week in Fresh Tracks [Sol Cat, Readymade Records, Tipper Whore, Meth Dad, Clear Plastic Masks, Repeat Repeat, More]

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All right, how's about a blast of fresh tracks? First of all, the one and only Dolly Parton — because she's full of good causes — recorded a track for The American Chestnut Foundation, and you can download it for free. It's a bit hokey and cheesy and spoofs "O Christmas Tree" a little bit, but shut up already. It's Dolly, she's given us so much — the least you can do is download her song and look at her chestnut-restoration club. Anyway, also, Alabama Shakes' iTunes Session is now available for download, and The Kingston Springs' Daytrotter session went up just a few of days ago. Follow me below to hear jams from the likes of Sol Cat, Readymade Reocords, Tipper Whore, Meth Dad, Clear Plastic Masks and Repeat Repeat. Lots of stuff this week. Look back at past weeks in fresh tracks here, and if you've got something for us, email cream[at]nashvillescene[dot]com.

Sol Cat, Sol Cat

Just last weekend, local indie-rock outfit Sol Cat celebrated the release of their eponymous full-length at The Stone Fox, and I wrote a Critic's Pick about it. To quote myself, "Sol Cat’s synthesis of indie rock, dance punk and revivalist-style post-punk reveals an affinity for pop-savvy craftsmen like Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Cold War Kids or even, in their most inventive moments, Radiohead." If that sounds like something you could get behind, stream all of Sol Cat above, or purchase it at the band's Bandcamp page for $9.

Readymade Records Sampler

Just two days ago, old-time string outfit The Howlin' Brothers stopped by Cream HQ to film another installment in our ongoing Conference Call performance series. Good stuff. Well, the Bros are featured on a sampler that also includes tunes from Readymade labelmates Young Hines, The Lost Brothers, Cory Chisel and, of course, label honcho and Raconteur Brendan Benson. Download the sampler for any price you like above or over at Noisetrade.


Tipper Whore, "Two Sticks" b/w "Day Drunk"

Coed, mirthful garage-pop outfit Tipper Whore released a brand-new single, appropriately enough, on Valentine's Day via YK Records. As noted by Lance Conzett in his Critic's Pick, the Whore will celebrate the unleashing of their 7-inch (wink) tomorrow night at Mercy Lounge's QDProm, but you can already stream or purchase the tunes via Tipper Whore's Bandcamp page. TW's lithe, catchy melodies actually remind me just a touch of all those quirky Athens New Wave outfits — The B-52s and Pylon and so on — paired with a hint of knowing cock rock. It's goofy, it's fun. Dig it.


Meth Dad, Posi Vibes

As noted by "Goose" Trageser, Tyler Walker's Meth Dad recently released his album Posi Vibes. It's an unsurprisingly weird collection of electronic party-time dance pop, like if Dan Deacon took a bunch of ecstasy with Yeasayer and made a record while wearing nothing but Mardi Gras beads. Stream the whole thing above, or download it for $5 over at Meth Dad's Bandcamp page.


Clear Plastic Masks, "So Real"

Well, we already shared with you Clear Plastic Masks' video for their tune "So Real," but as it turns out, Spin really digs the tune as well. You can stream "So Real" — which I once described as a "scuzzy, reckless, blooze-bolstered rock 'n' roll number (which reminds me at least a bit of Thee Oh Sees' brand of pulsing, balls-out psychedelia)" — over there.


Repeat Repeat, "12345678"

And finally, a bit of landlocked surf pop coming our way courtesy of We Own This Town. Repeat Repeat's tune "12345678" is retro, it's poppy, it's got reverb, it counts and names colors. It's like Dick Dale's snot-nosed grandkids. Stream it above or buy it for any price you like via Repeat Repeat's Bandcamp page.

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