* Local indie-punk act New Lungs premiered a new video filmed by Love Drunk. Love Drunk released the video for the song “New Lungs” in advance of the release of the band’s debut EP, You’re Not Gonna Recognize Me. Love Drunk shot the video at the New BLK, 1213 Jones St., and is available online at vimeo.com/lovedrunk. The band’s EP is available at newlungs.bandcamp.com.
* Big Harp premeired a new video for “You Can’t Save Em All” on IFC. The Los Angeles duo, featuring ex-Omaha residents Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney, released their second album Chain Letters last month on Saddle Creek Records. The video can be seen on the cable network’s website at IFC.com.
* The Seen’s six-song debut EP is now available at Homer’s Music, 1210 Howard St., and paperdoll., 6107 Maple St. The five-piece band released the album earlier this month at a CD release show alongside Ladyfinger.
* The Thermals, Saddle Creek Records’ newest signee, debuted the lead-off track to their upcoming sixth album, Desperate Ground. “Born To Kill” is a return to the Portland punk-pop’s act punchy, lo-fi roots, as the trio unravels a speedy, hook-filled blast of rock in just under two minutes.
* Ty Segall and his band brought a mountain of fuzz guitar and roughed up psychedelic rock to the Sokol Underground, 2234 South 13th St., on Sunday, February 10th. The California-based garage rocker kicked out a crisp set that moved between the varying sounds of Segall’s two 2012 LPs, Twins and Slaughterhouse, with a few older songs thrown in. Elements of power-pop and surf guitar leaked out from a set that put most of its emphasis on huge, pummeling guitar-fuzzed sound. Local opener Digital Leather attacked with its typical power-trio precision, but with the added dose of synths courtesy of the Faint’s Todd Fink. Memphis’ Ex-Cult set relied on cutting, lean guitars and a charismatic frontman, mixing post-punk and early hardcore sounds.
* A bill full of up-and-coming underground rock bands played the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., Tuesday, February 5th. Sub Pop Records’ Jaill, California-based band the Growlers and Chicago’s Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas provided three different, distinct sounds. Jessica Hernandez’s band presented a retro, soulful take on the sort of sound that Grace Potter & the Nocturnals has ridden to the chart success. Jaill’s own version of throwback sound hinges on the early 70s power pop/classic rock sounds that the band makes its own on its home-recorded bedroom pop records.