Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chris Otepka (The Heligoats) & Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide) - 2014


great little single

EvanIvan - Bad Tidings & the Hope That Remains - 2014


EvanIvan is a Canadian band that makes sweet, charming, and uplifting pop tunes that are sure to warm your heart and get your toe tapping.

All proceeds will go to the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House of Vancouver, BC - dtesnhouse.ca - to help them "provide programming, and educational, leadership, social and recreational opportunities to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside."

Lesser Strays - Kid and The Queen - 2014


Indie Folk, Electric project out of California. Active from 2011 and so on. Lesser Strays relocated to Portland, Oregon shortly after the "EPOCH" EP released in the summer of 2013. The EP "Kid and The Queen" released in April of 2014. 
Download of the EPs available for free right here on band camp.

Great Release

Sunday, April 27, 2014

the songs of Will Oldham - a slowcoustic cover project - 2014


thanks McArc... nice find!

Echo and the Bunnymen - Meteorites -2014



Frontman Ian McCulloch is quoted as saying “it’s the band’s best work for a very long time.” He added, “Meteorites is what Echo and the Bunnymen mean and are meant to be — up there in heaven — untouchable, celestial, beautiful and real. It has changed my life.” CoS





Friday, April 25, 2014

Bat Manors - Them Savages​/​Bat Manors - 2014


Bat Manors is a folk-core band based in Provo, Utah.
We started a band. Then half the band quit. We're still a band tho. just different.

Katie Deter - the brooklyn sessions - 2014


Great Release; Love her voice.

lily & meg - In The Water - 2014


lily & meg are a multi-instrumental acoustic roots duo blending banjo, guitar, keys, harmonica and vocals. Lily originally from Birmingham and Meg from London, they met in the South West town of Falmouth in April 2012 and sparked a natural musical partnership after discovering a mutual love for intricate harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and timeless song-writing.

trappist after land - Champion Red Earth​ - 2014


Trappist Afterland make spirit music for the dispossesed .They explore psychedelia, ritualism and chanting amidst folk songs..

I'm really enjoying the rustic authenticity from this Australian duo.

April Walk About - 2014






It is very early spring in the north; I wanted to try out my new tablet's camera and put up reminders that there is no going backwards, warmth is on the way, and I have proof; look spring!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Love in Stockholm - 2014


Billy Moon - Young Adult. - 2014


The title: "Young Adult" is pretty simple.
I've just graduated from University and now I have to be a grown-up.

This new EP is so much better than any of my previous groups.
They all seemed to fall apart because guys were more interested in being personal trainers than being in a band.
Less squats, more rock.
First single Video Girls is a love/hate song about porn.
My drummer is better than your drummer.

I'm not as good talking about myself as I used to be.


Really fun release... Check it out!

1000th Post


I made it!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nothing But Hope And Passion - Nothing But… Spring - 2014



‘When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself’ – Ernest Hemmingway

NOTHING BUT… SPRING – Tracklist

1. PARIS XY – The Return
2. ØNSKEØEN – Baby Cigarettes
3. DISASTER IN THE UNIVERSE – Yugen (Telling Me All)
4. THROW ME OFF THE BRIDGE – Shed Of Lies
5. KADEBOSTANY – The Eagle
6. THE ANNA THOMPSONS – Suspiria
7. DANCE ON THE TIGHTROPE – Golden Coin
8. YOUNG HARE – Isla Nubla
9. FENSTER – Mirrors
10. WILL SAMSON – Rusting Giants
11. ANNA AARON – Linda
12. ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION – Dancing Fools
13. LYLA FOY – Honeymoon
14. SNAKADAKTAL – Hung On Tight
15. JEFF BEADLE – Did You Run? (Acoustic Version)
16. RUE ROYALE – Pull Me Like A String (HEART ISLAND Remix)

The Airplanes - Young - 2014


The music of The Airplanes is written and recorded by Joshua Vest, a songwriter in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Airplanes' self-titled EP features a collection of noisy, melodic pop songs. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

daysdeaf - When Colour Lost Light - 2014



Some music just stays with you and leaves you deaf for days...


The process involved using a ten-gallon fish tank and mixture of acrylic inks, food dye, and pigment. We explored the emotion and tone of the song through a series of experiments by mixing these materials.

Arkells - Never Thought That This Would Happen - 2014






They wrote the record in our hometown of Hamilton, with a workmanlike approach. Their workshop was a 150-year-old building: a former spice factory, turned gay nightclub, turned abandoned building. The room isn't acoustically primed, but that forced the band to keep the essentials, lock into the grooves, and let the natural reverb take the tunes into cinematic places.


"Never Thought This Would Happen" was inspired by Hillside. Under the sun, there's live music, workshops and summer dresses flowing in the wind. Beneath the moonlight, there's drinking, dancing, and campfire sing-a-longs. This song takes place after all of that, sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.


VARSITY - Thanks For Nothing - 2014


VARSITY submitted a year back and I loved their garage rock slacker ass approach to making songs; I just got their newest release and it again is solid. It has touches of Pavement, Throwing Muses, all over it... Great submission, Thanks.


Home Alone - There's A Light Coming Through - 2014


Slightly spooky space gaze music coming out of TO, Canada... It's nice to listen to reflective tunes on a day where the air is calm, light is hazy and the day can just go on forever.
Wonderful release.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life - 2008



An Unofficial video, but whatever! Outstanding Song...

And when the angels come
They'll cut you down the middle
To see if you're still there.
To see if you're still there.

And underneath your ribs
They'll find a heart-shaped locket,
An old photograph
Of you in Daddy's arms.

And then they'll sow you closed
And give you back to the water
From where we're all born
From where we're all born

And you'll feed the ghosts
And you'll feed the living
You will be a stranger
And you'll be a friend

You'll be the leper
You'll be the healer
You'll be the hero
And the tragedy

And when they sow you closed
They'll give you back to the water
From where we're all born
From where we're all born

When they burn your body
All that's left is sand crystals
Two tiny handfuls
All the rest is water, water, water

All you need to know
Is you are born of water
You are made of water
You are merely water, water, water

All you need to know
Is you are born of water
You are made of water
You are merely water, water, water

Monday, April 14, 2014

Missoula



Nat Posey - Have A Good Day, Buddy! - 2013


A few great tracks; a bit heavy on the experimental side at times, still worth a listen for traditional folk enthusiast.

Zoya Zafar - The Truth - 2014


Great release.
Angelic lo-fi folk.

Whistle Me a Tune - 2014


I have been collecting songs that have the simplest of instruments, our lips! So finally, I have assembled a compilation album of some of the tunes that make me smile. 
Enjoy.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Your Heart Breaks - Troubled Sleep - 2011





Jay Jay Pistolet - 25 Songs & Demos


Track list:
1. Bottom Of The Sea
2. Happy Birthday You
3. Bags Of Gold
4. Vintage Red
5. Friend, We Weren’t Even Lovers
6. We Are Free
7. Saint Michel
8. Let Them Grow
9. I Can’t Let Go
10. The Secrecy Of Mon Amie
11. Hooked Up On Us (Piano Version)
12. Come On
13. To Be Young Again
14. Oh Caroline
15. I Am Always On My Way Back Home
16. Holly (Demo Version)
17. Postmodern Blues
18. Constantly, Apparently
19. Emily’s Book
20. True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston Cover)
21. Bags Of Gold (Kissy Sellout Remix)
22. Green & Brown & Blue (Live)
23. Where Does She Go When She Leaves Me?
24. Hooked Up On Us
25. Song For A Best Friend




Come back to me Emily I cannot cope
You say its a nightmare, its some sort of joke
I know you're okay, but I'm finding it tough
If life's without you, hell then life's not enough

Come back to me Emily I'm in a rut
I know you've moved on and forgot every part
Forever I loved you, you're everything still
You know I will love, forever I will

Remember when I used to make you happy
Remember when you used to say
That you'll love me through until your dying day

come back to me Emily, life is a mess
Now I am in love, I won't settle for less
I know that you're gone, you're looking for more
So I'll pray that you'll find that you had it before

Well I know we had problems, but everyone does
And it isn't a reason to leave me because
Forever I'm lost with no where else to look
But then I'm just a chapter in Emily's book

Remember when I used to make her happy
Remember when she used to say
That she'll love me through until her dying day

Well I never knew a heart could be so sore
But then again I never loved like this before

Remember when I used to make you happy
Remember when you used to say
That you'll love me through until your dying day

Remember when I used to make you happy
Remember when you could not be
Too long on your own away from me

Oh if only

LOW - STAY - 2013



you choose...



lovely regardless.
LOW


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Against Me! - Dour Festival - 2012




Full-Set show...
True Trans Soul Rebel
Don't Lose Touch
Cliché Guevara
Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
I Was a Teenage Anarchist
White Crosses
Dead Friend
Black Me Out
Thrash Unreal
New Wave
Pretty Girls (The Mover)
Miami
Drinking with the Jocks
Americans Abroad
The Ocean
Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
Sink, Florida, Sink

Feeling very overwhelmed by this band, in particular with their latest release. Genuine heart wrenching toil and trouble that keeps it on heavy rotation in my corners.


You're coming off kinda contrived and pretentious.
You're not saying anything we haven't heard before.
You're caught up in an argument.
Oh, oh you're so lost in modern art.

You will lose it all.
And you will find again.
Don't lose touch.
Don't lose touch.

S.O.S. texted from a cell phone?
Please tell me I'm not the only one,
that thinks we're taking ourselves too seriously,
Just a little too enamored with inflated self-purpose.

Talk is cheap.
And it doesn't mean much.
Don't lose touch.
Don't lose touch.
I'm losing touch.
I'm losing touch.

Constant entertainment for our restless minds.
Constant stimulation for epic appetites.
Is there something wrong with these songs?
Maybe there's something wrong with the audience.
Manipulation in rock music, fucking nausea.

I'm losing touch.
I'm losing touch, and it's obvious.

Signs of Spring




Went for a walk with the boys at dusk tonight and there were definite signs of warmer times just over the mountains; spring cold to boot.