The New York powerhouse known as Guards impress with their self-titled debuit EP. Fresh from shredding the Stride Soundstage in their TV debut on Fuel's Daily Habit, Guards is poised to become a major force in indie rock. The seven tracks range from lo-fi retro influenced power pop to balls out garage rock. Guards even get help on the track Sail It Slow from indie darlings Cults. Bands this good rarely come around. The best part is that the Guards EP is still available for free download. Get it at their Bandcamp page at the link below.