Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year xox


All the best in 2018… 
Hope to keep this blog going a bit longer

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Memories Overlooked: A Tribute To The Caretaker


"Memories Overlooked: A Tribute To The Caretaker", is a collaborative effort of over 90 artists, paying tribute to the visionary works of Leyland Kirby -- in particular his Caretaker project, a long-running ambient affair exploring memory, nostalgia, and more recently, the effects of dementia. In proper fashion, this compilation was diagnosed with having early onset dementia, and is mixed and arranged in accordance with the advancement of the disease. Every passing hour, to quote Mr. Kirby in regards to his 'Everywhere At The End Of Time' series, "will reveal new points of progression, loss and disintegration. Progressively falling further and further towards the abyss of complete memory loss and nothingness."

Breeze - Record - 2017


BREEZE started as a few sketches in the notebook of songwriter, producer, and engineer Josh Korody (BELIEFS / Elk). Their dream-pop sound took form soon after with collaborators and friends Kyle Connolly (Elk) and Shawn Dell (Great Bloomers) joining the band.

Praises - EP2 - 2017



PRAISES is the solo project of BELIEFS co-founder Jesse Crowe.

Best of 2017: Noisetrade


Atomnation Compilation - 2017



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Best of 2017: My Bandcamp selections



Classified as "punk" but oh so much more… the melodies are infectious





Learn about history and get an earful of wonderful folk music with a twist.





When I think of emo, this album gets me emotional.




I like DYI music - this was one of my favs of 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Best of 2017: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile




Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett seem like natural creative partners, in theory. Both are troubadours prone to electric guitar freakouts, they’re each associated with the term “slacker” despite enviable productivity, and they find meaning in the mundane. Vile is the one you go to for heady vibes, but he has subtly drifted toward wry storytelling. Barnett, the one you go to for the stories and the wryness, has gravitated toward garage-rock and grunge styles more in Vile’s wheelhouse.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Best of 2017: Kevin Morby - Beautiful Strangers


If you ever hear that gunshot, you may think 'bout what you do but you don't got
Say a prayer, think of mother, I am a rock

If you ever hear that sound now
If the door gets kicked in here, they come now
Think of others, be their cover
I am what they're not

Best of 2017: Magiska Favourite Songs



Friday, December 22, 2017

Best of 2017: PNKSLM Family Album 2017



Best of 2017: Z Tapes - Sampler 2017



One of my favourite labels - have a listen, remarkably rich lo-fi music.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Rostam - Half​-​Light - 2017


The intimate, elliptical solo debut from producer and former Vampire Weekender gorgeously traces the stories and sounds of his past.

Best of 2017: Milk! Records 2017



Every now and then, Milk! Records artists get together and make some art. 

Lullabier - 2512 - 2017



Since 2009 Lullabier (alias Andrea Vascellari) amalgamates his slowcore, dream-pop and alt-folk influences with the tradition of Italian songwriting, sharing the stage with international artists such as Low, Spain, and Matt Elliott.
Today, without sleigh and flying reindeers, he brings his Christmas present called 2512, a brief but intense EP made also in collaboration with Faro and Brian John Mitchell (Remora, Small Life Form), in which original tunes are mixed with reworks of classics such as Stille Nacht and Just Like Christmas.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Best of 2017: Sunday - Cleo Tucker & Emily Yacina

Best of 2017: The Magic Lantern - Holding Hands



“...a truly optimistic, triumphant listen.”
- mahogany

“...gorgeous...” - m magazine

“excellent, intriguing and compelling, a man to watch.”
- the guardian



I'm searching 
For my true love 
And I know she's there 
Just carry on, just carry on 

I promise 
I'll find you 
And it won't be long 
Just hold on, just hold on 

So I'm trying 
To be 
A better man 
But the work goes, yes the work goes on 

One day 
When all this is washed away 
Some will remain 
Full of hope in the pouring rain 
And I'll see you there 
With wet shoes and wet hair 
And when the last day is done 

We'll make it 
Somehow 
You know we will 
We'll be holding hands 

The Decemberists - Ben Franklin's Song - 2017


Best of 2017: Big Thief - Mary

Best of 2017: Sodastream - Three sins

The Charity Compilation 2017


"What if this was the last Christmas ever? Would you hide in your room or sing along? If this was the last Christmas ever what would you say to the people you love?" 



The Charity Compilation 2017 brings together some of the finest people in Nashville, each of us pushing for change in our own specialized ways, but all of us growing together. It is our fervent hope that this album brings you joy through the end of the year and beyond, and that our three-to-five minute labors of love may serve as a reminder that not only are we still here, but - most importantly - that we are still here together. 

Best of 2017: Nilüfer Yanya - Baby Luv

Best of 2017: St. Vincent - New York

Best of 2017: Big Thief - Mythological Beauty

Best of 2017: Girlpool - 123

Best of 2017: Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights

Best of 2017: (Sandy) Alex G - Bobby

Best of 2017: Zola Jesus - Siphon

Best of 2017: Maggie Rogers - On + Off

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Best of 2017: Yung Lean - Stranger



Four years after shrugging his way into the hip-hop conversation with the gauzy Unknown Death 2002, Jonatan Leandoer Håstad might be the most unsung young influencer in all of contemporary hip-hop. Though the connecting lines are arguably more dotted and circuitous than solid and straight, the emo wave of SoundCloud rap that brought us the likes of Lil Peep and Trippie Redd owes a certain spiritual debt to the Sad Boys movement. While Yung Lean and his like-minded cabal never quite blew up on Billboard, the miasmatic spread of this current, oft-Floridian sound into the charting mainstream nonetheless smells of his groundwork if not his actual handiwork. CoS


Best of 2017: Aldous Harding & Waxahatchee



Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield’s fourth album as Waxahatchee and the follow-up to her Merge debut Ivy Tripp, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life.



*****




Comprising a formidable clutch of songs, 2017’s Party sees Harding shape-shift through a raft of roles: chanteuse, folk singer and balladeer - all executed with her twisted touch of humour, hubris and quiet horror. In other words, she’s having a good time. Stretching her limbs with playful cunning and steely fervor; every note, word and arrangement posed with intellect and inventiveness

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Best of 2017: Tellin' Lies from After The Party by The Menzingers


Oh getting old sucks!

Oh yeah, everything is terrible when buying marijuana makes you feel like a criminal / When your new friends take a joke too literal, making you feel like the bad guy / Oh, where are we gonna go now that our twenties are over? / Oh yeah, all hope abandoned not young enough to be your companion / Not old enough to be your guide, what a cliche time to try / Oh, where are we gonna go now that our twenties are over?/ Where are we gonna go now that our twenties are over? / Everyone's asking me over and over. / The decade taken hostage by my own guilty conscience / When you gonna quit this nonsense, everyone's asking me over and over / But I don’t mind tellin’ lies. / So oh yeah, let's go to Vegas, put it all on black and get married by Elvis / If we wake up broke we’ll be fine, we’ll get rich in another lifetime. / Like tension you can cut with a knife, like a wedding ring that never fit right / Like a car alarm that won’t stop howling, a decade lost in the motions / To romance and cheap whiskey, the subtle sound of a fleeting feeling / Like four chords that don’t love you no more, in a motel room / In a sleeping bag on the floor, is it wrong to say that things can change?

Deer Scout - Synesthesia




Deer Scout performs on Live From Studio B on WOBC 91.5 FM

One of my favourite songs from 2016… Simply beautiful.

BLEEDERS - WE HATE MEN - 2017


Dominique Powell Bleeder's has an electric yet joyful energy. Lyrics that can tap into any woman's rage alongside a killer persona and presence by the lead singer paired with a large and unique soundscape made an unforgettable show

Now, Now on Audiotree Live

Kid Trails - Kid Trails Rising - 2016


WELFARE - "Silent Other" EP - 2017


“Gorgeous, slow-burning songs" ROUGH TRADE

"Absolutely beautiful" BBC 6 MUSIC's GIDEON COE

”Another rare gem from the supremely talented singer-songwriter” THE LINE OF BEST FIT

Brenda - Creeper - 2017


Friday, December 8, 2017

wiaiwya​-​7777777 - 2017



MÄRVEL - ANGELA - 2017


http://www.marveltheband.com

"Fast paced, hard driven seventies inspired Swedish goodness. Powerful poppy and full of glee! Yes, this comes straight from the Sunshine Factory! A good way to start a new week!"
- Stoner Hive

Jengyz - 'Remember Me' - 2017


Bolstering a bag of repertoire, Jengyz recorded his debut EP The Healers Call at the Skelletone Productions studio. He has received positive reviews for the EP all-round. “Wow, cool guitar work. The vocal is great and I love how it’s on top. The theme is great. Great job!”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Men I Trust - I hope to be around - 2017



I hope to be around 
The day we grasp in truth 
The nature of mind 
Befriending time, in truth 

In a midway I stand where many stood 
Only to come home again 
Walking through these streets I know too well 
But my thoughts stray away 

I dream of my future 
Remote from time bounds 
Becoming myself 
Without any end 

Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding - 2017



TONYA HARDING, MY STAR 
by Sufjan Stevens 
I’ve been trying to write a Tonya Harding song since I first saw her skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1991. She’s a complicated subject for a song partly because the hard facts of her life are so strange, disputable, heroic, unprecedented, and indelibly American. She was one of the greatest figure skaters of her time, and the first American woman to perform a triple axle in an international competition.

Loch Lomond - Legs & Antlers - 2017



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Hold Steady - Entitlement Crew b​/​w A Snake In The Shower - 2017



We recorded these in Brooklyn just this month. We hope to play them at the shows, so we thought we’d share them in case you want to sing along. 

Big Scary Monsters - 2017 Sampler - 2017


That's nearly it for 2017, so we put together a sampler for you, featuring a track from each of our releases over the past 12 months. We've released a ton of new music for you in 2017, with something for everyone to get their teeth into. Did you miss anything?