Every week we throw new music into our music bank for Overcast Radio. Below are a few new songs from North American Bands that went into rotation the week this issue was getting prepped for print. Tune in here: http://overcast.streamon.fm/

“Living Zoo” by Built to Spill

This song features every signature Built to Spill sound, from jangling rock guitar and solid band chemistry to Martsch’s deliberate voice and his penchant for innovative, split-vocal tracks

“Fool for Love” by Lord Huron

This sophomore effort lives up to Lord Huron’s unbelievable 2012 debut, and will probably be the breakout album of the year. It’s also probably the best album of the year so far, and it sounds like nothing you’ve heard a hundred times already.

“To Die in L.A” by Lower Dens

What if The War on Drugs went all 80s-inspired shoegaze on us? It’d sound something like this song.

“Never Gonna Be Young Again” by Doug Burr

A ballad for fans of Ryan Adams only now burning out on his 2014 album and looking for something similar. Although, overall, Burr’s album is a solid singer-songwriter tour de force, showcasing more breadth of genre than Adams himself does.

“Postcard Radio” by Froth


This song showcases everything great about garage rock so well that it’s unlikely, for its genre, any forthcoming 2015 song will show it up.

“Skin” by Marriages

Unique as it is airy, this is a powerfully subdued, emotionally engaging, well-textured track.