Monday, October 16, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
As you might have noticed, or not… but LOST and LONESOME label is one of my new favourites. They seem to know me, read my mind in the kind of records I need to listen to. Last Leaves is another great example, of restrained, lovely melodies interwoven with accented vocals.
Excellent release. You'll have these songs in your head all day once you hit play, so make sure your surroundings are accepting :-)
A few years after the break-up of much-loved Melbourne indie stalwarts The Lucksmiths, three quarters of the band quietly got together again as Last Leaves.
Like all the best pop groups, Milk Teddy possess the formula – that innate ability to strike a balance between everything being in its rightful place but then forgetting to close the back door before a large gust blows through and dishevels everything.
Somewhat indie slackers, somewhat modern indie geniuses - whatever you want to take it as, just listen to this album of pure strumming licks and deadpan delivery - Pavement remembered in many of these songs.
Some bands make music, some make magic, and some others do both, and there was Fleetwood Mac....
I would love to dedicated this project to the wonderful people of Fleetwood Mac and also, of couse, my thanks to all the bands present on this project.
With love and respect
Saturday, October 14, 2017
The barely 20-year old Lauran has been invited to perform at Bestival’s main stage this year after releasing Old Head Young Shoulders, which has been receiving a lot of support from the likes of Clash, Earmilk, Record Of The Day, Konbini and BBC 6Music as well as BBC Introducing.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The first two EP's from the Chula Vista garage pop band available in a physical format for the first time.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Soccer Mommy is the indie bedroom pop project of Sophie Allison. On bandcamp she refers to her music as "chill but kinda sad" which is an apt but reductive version of the personal, mournful collection of tunes Allison has been putting online since 2015. Allison has pushed back on the "sad girl" descriptor in the past year, directing listeners to 2017's Collection to highlight the progression from mopey lo-fi stories into the exciting full band project she now fronts.
Monday, October 9, 2017
NEONHEART have released their confident new single, ‘Prison Break’. The song explores the demons within us that hold us back. Prison break is about breaking the confines on which you put on yourself. The mental cage that we so often wear. The fear of failure; the fear of never being good enough; and even the fear of admitting that we’re afraid to begin with.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The second digital mix presented by February Records' “March, April & May” zine with tracks from Lilith, Lisa Bouvier, Panda Riot, The Fireworks, A Certain Smile and Rocketship. Tracks are all unreleased — either new songs or live or acoustic versions.
Included with the fourth issue of “March, April & May.” Interviews with Panda Riot, Chickfactor zine, The Fireworks, Sodastream, Brad San Martin, Lisa Bouvier, Rocketship, Lilith and A Certain Smile. Plus more.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Inspired by the sounds, visuals, and animals of a half-century's worth of travel and nature documentaries, Flowering Jungle acts as a companion piece to exploring new and exotic landscapes, wildlife, and communities. The album's artwork mirrors this concept by featuring portraits of jungle birds in flower-adorned 'nests' overtop an abstracted flag of The Flowering Jungle
Every year in Winnipeg, which is home to both John K. Samson and the largest population of elm trees in North America, the city battles the dreaded Dutch elm disease by locating trees that are already infected, spray-painting them with an orange dot, and then sending crews out to cut them down in the hope that the disease won't spread to other trees.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
"this album is about my feelings. each song is a snapshot of a moment and portrays how i was feeling in that moment to the best of my ability. i imagine each one of these songs at a picture that might end up on your screensaver slideshow.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
the album centers on the concept of change and balance- the Heron often representing an ability to progress and evolve in folklore. A warm, full-bodied sound envelopes each track giving breathing room for interweaving guitar lines, meditative rhythms and Wilcox’s gentle vocal delivery. Relying only on guitars, drum machines, and synth, the duo capitalize on using ambient textures as a base layer for each of these 8 beautiful tracks.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The EP finds its footing in a groovy fusion of disco, house, and 80s boogie, all illuminated with numerous vocalists in the realms of soul and R&B. The release has found a fitting home with Brooklyn tastemaking label Bastard Jazz who are behind the release.
Dan Wild-Beesley is an extremely talented and well loved musician who you may know as one half of turbo-prog heroes Cleft and more recently of a third of noise rock nutters GUG.
Dan is currently battling two brain tumors. We need to raise £50,000 so he can seek treatment that isn't available on the NHS and has an 80% success rate of getting cancer patients into remission. This album has been created to help reach his target.
This compilation features a bunch of bands and artists that been
inspired by Dan's musical talents. It has some previously unreleased stuff, some super exclusive stuff, some pretty rare stuff as well a few bangers from current releases.
Monday, September 25, 2017
On Defunct Summer, there is a harsh reality to come to terms with, as André observes in "This Damn Reminder," a commentary on the border controls introduced over the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark. Unlike the dreamy haze of Escapist Partisans, resignation is no more. Confusion and anxiety are no longer the prevalent moods, but rather determination and the desire to act. A recharged fighting spirit and a newfound sense of hope blossoms, accompanied by acoustic guitars and the romantic rosiness of flutes, violins, and cellos.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Charles Bradley's remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented -- how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs (most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs) before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabe Roth. The year following the release of his first album "No Time For Dreaming" was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
This is a 3/3, from three-volume compilation project called: "The Sea", "The Sun", "The Moon".
Only with theoretically unknown bands that deserve all the attention. Sensational artists, that, we all need to hear, buy and share their records.
Obviously, following the TBTCI's rule, these compilations serve to show everyone who says that nothing good is done nowdays, which is a real lie.
New on September 20, Everything Quieter Than Everything Else is a collection of live Damon & Naomi performances recorded in Tokyo, 2008 and 2005. Featuring Michio Kurihara and Masaki Batoh of Ghost, Bhob Rainey, and Helena Espvall, the album was produced by Disk Union and is available as a CD in Japan.