Here's my weekly reminder to point your internet browser to Little Radio tomorrow for the Sinking Radio Show. The show airs from Noon to 2:00 PM PST.
Each week, the show features an official You Set the Scene pick. My pick for tomorrow's show is It Hugs Back's "Back Down." It Hugs Back is a promising new band out of Kent, England. Their debut album, Inside Your Guitar, comes out April 7th on Beggars.
I have a tendency to dump massive quantities of new music on my iPhone (which, most of the time, I promptly forget about). The last few weeks I've noticed a trend. I plug in my iPhone, hit shuffle, hear an appealing song that I don't recognize, look at my iPhone and see some artist named "It Hugs Back."
In addition to the usual fuzzy, shoegaze, dream pop suspects, several of the songs have an appealing twee sound along the lines of Boy Least Likely To. But the band that comes to mind most frequently to when I hear them on shuffle is Yo La Tengo. Just when they start to rock you to sleep with some breathy, mellow tune, in comes a wave of loud, heavily layered, distorted guitars to wake you up.
Tune in tomorrow to hear "Back Down." If you can't wait, download a different track below....