Night Talks, a Los Angeles quartet that just released its debut single.
On "Green," lead singer Soraya Sebghati laments being turned into a "green monster" by jealousy.
The track falls somewhere between emo and driving alt-rock. Sebghati's voice - slightly reminiscent of Evanescence's Amy Lee but smoother - is backed by a tight band consisting of Jacob Butler on guitar, bassist Josh Arteaga and drummer Cris Arteaga.
They haven't yet set a release date for their full album, but we'll be keeping tabs on that.
Also added to our New Music bin this week:
- "Locator," a single that Wilco dropped out of the blue this week. It seems to be a song about GPS, with a Radiohead-ish feel of paranoia: "Something in the sky can find me... I tell locator everything it wants to know."
- "Casual Party" by Band of Horses. For everyone who's ever been to a party that made them hate humanity.
- "I'm Not the One," the latest single to spin out from Pete Yorn's "Arranging Time."