La Sera is a new solo project by Katy Goodman (aka Kickball Katy), bassist of NYC’s all girl indie band Vivian Girls. An offshoot to the lo-fi punk sounds of Vivian Girls, La Sera makes lush and dreamy songs of heartbreak, illustrated clearly in her single “Never Come Around”. This one’s for the beach mixtape. More info on La Sera here. [photo source]

Indie rockers love the word ‘Deer’ when naming bands, don’t they? Still doesn’t make this band any less great though.

Things are definitely heating up for this NYC trio, having recently opened for Passion Pit and landing some solid slots at the recent SXSW. Though having only released a 4 track demo (free! download them here), BRAHMS already working on remixes for the likes of Neon Indian, Bear Hands, and the Joy Formidable. [pro-player width=’480′ height=’253′ type=’sound’][/pro-player]

New Jersey based duo, Slow Animal, with their dual vocal delivers a fresh brand of catchy lo-fi surf / garage sound. Head over here for some free downloads of their songs.

Formed in 2000, this Danish indie-rock recently released their 3rd studio album Magic Chairs under the British Label 4AD.