Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dire Straits - Walk Of Life - 1985



Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be, bop, a, lua, baby, what I say
Here comes Johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh yeah, the boy can play
Dedication, devotion
Turning all the night time into the day
He do the song about the sweet lovin? woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, do the walk of life
Yeah, he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny, gonna tell you the story
Hand me down my walkin? shoes
Here come Johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talkin? blues
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh yeah, the boy can play
Dedication, devotion
Turning all the night time into the day
He do the song about the sweet lovin? woman
He do the song about the knife
Then he do the walk, do the walk of life
Yeah, he do the walk of life

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be, bop, a, lula, baby, what I say
Here comes Johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Oh yeah, the boy can play
Dedication, devotion
Turning all the night time into the day
And after all the violence and double talk
There's just a song in all the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, yeah, you do the walk of life
You do the walk of life

Songwriters - Mark Knopfler

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rhinoceros - You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It) - 1968


January 1969. Rhinoceros, an assembly of talented musicians brought together by Elektra producer Paul Rothchild as a "Project Supergroup", had released their self-titled debut album which, despite warm critical response, only peaked at #115 on the Billboard charts. However, the band was gaining a reputation as one of the finest live acts of the day, coming across as a "heavier" version of The Band, crossed with a Booker T & The MG's/Three Dog Night/Springfield vibe. more

Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek - b sides - Angels


Velveteen Rabbit - Mind​-​Numbing Entertainment - 2018


As sad it was to hear about the demise of The Jeanies, by far NYC’s most addictive power pop band of the last half decade, we’re happy to announce their re-emergence as Velveteen Rabbit, now with far more polish and panache and pushing the boundaries of glam pop to unimaginable levels of euphoria. Whereas The Jeanies had a more ragged American pop feel like early Tom Petty meets Gentleman Jesse, Velveteen Rabbit are pure gloss & glam and far more fey, yet no less ferocious.

Virgo Indigo / Farther Reaches - 2018



The sixth release is a special double album cassette featuring Virgo Indigo and Farther Reaches performed by Aaron Powell aka Fog Lake living in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It has been my dream to release Aaron's music so I approached him with this idea, we talked about it and finally created this beautiful cassette release. I hope you will enjoy these cassettes as much as I will do. I am so happy to have Aaron in our Z Tapes family. 

Tom Rosenthal - Don't Die Curious (EP) - 2018



Tom Rosenthal's latest 6-song EP release is represents a shift in the artists approach. Gone are the lo-fi productions of past releases as here is he accompanied by a large string ensembles, trumpets, and big drums. This enhanced production lends itself to the songs which are both epic and cinematic in nature, covering some weighty themes including loss, love, and death.

VACATIONS - Changes - 2018


awesome release… slacker at 2018's best….

Loeco - East 78 - 2018



Assembly Field is a label specialising in ambient, experimental and electronic music.

Sunnbrella / Hiding - Split 2018



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Umbrella Co - Initial - 2018


Bright and reflective indie rock melodies provide a strong effort for the band's debut release

Abismal - Sonic Exploration - 2018



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

South X Lullaby: Kevin Morby & Katie Crutchfield - 2018



"Downtown's Lights" is a song of comfort and prayer for someone who is down and out in the city, and this version, with Katie singing — and the sounds of the city echoing in the background — is wistful and peacefully perfect.

The Olympic Symphonium - Beauty In The Tension - 2018



“With Beauty in the Tension, the Olympic Symphonium return with another dreamy, low-key folk gem” - Exclaim! (8/10) 

Scarlet's Other Parts - 2018



Scarlet's Other Parts,a long term poject comes with Airmum,the frontman of Daytrip Dormancy/Kakikuke/islet. 
He defined these songs as " wordy prolix pop song" 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Places...



Yep Roc - 2018



After more than 20 years Yep Roc shows no signs of slowing down or changing the script as evidence by this genre spanning collection of 11 essential new tracks for 2018.

CADE - 2018


CADE is the recording project of Toronto based Kaiya Cade who creates ethereal and haunting dream-folk, combining acoustic instruments and synthetic sounds with her bewitching and spellbinding vocals.

'Feed' centres on the opening line 'one more time he said' and, as the song unfurls, drenched in mystery and longing, layers of ghostly vocals spiral in and around, gently hovering over picked guitar.

Moby - This Wild Darkness - 2018



Apportioned like madness in season
Bracing all like a breaking of reason
With every night lost, and every day torn
With a drama feeling calmer it's a comma in the storm
Speakers are crying like a forest in the rain
I was so alone with my thoughts and my pain
And the darkness closed like a mouth on a wire
And night, I'll never be free

Ooh, in this darkness
Please light my way
Light my way...

I can't stand on my own anymore
I can't stand in the stain of the broken and poor
I can't break what I held and it never was true
In the mirror what I said was I lied to you
And me and everything I see and everything I could
I tried so hard to be good
For myself, for you, for the hidden and divine
For everything but I can fail just so many times

Ooh, in this darkness
Please light my way
Light my way...

I can't stop when I feel like stopping
At 5 A.M. just cry, shoot, copping
The perfect life was enough for you
But never enough to see me through
For all the lies that were spoken in ways
And the way we lived as an affront to the days
It was an affront to the things that we cared about
Was an affront to everything that we cared about...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Girl Ray on Audiotree Live - 2018


Girl Ray makes self-proclaimed "estrogen pop" that seems to exist outside of time. Though heavily indebted to harmonious crooners and jangly indie acts of the 60's and 70's, Girl Ray creates a sound that's fresh, ambitious and all their own. Poppy Hankin's vocal delivery is calm and collected, forming a spirited juxtaposition to her biting lyrical wit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Anna McClellan - “But at the Same Time” - 2016


Haunting melodies float on a summer breeze. Anna McClellan is practicing on the grand piano;  her melancholy lyrics and precise keystrokes are muffled by walls of her friend’s house in the Dundee neighborhood. Step inside the house and it becomes clear: the calm singer-songwriter with oversized eyeglasses is on fire.



So you think you're leaving
But you don't know where to go
Well, you'll leave this season
It's just an ordinary winter snow
It's just a warm embrace holding you tight
It's just a sad refrain in the night

Where do you think you could go that would be as nice?
All four seasons gives chance to resign
If you went south, you'd miss those long nights in the house

When you walk, you walk really fast
You can't go anywhere without looking back
You stayed, you stayed through the spring
With a goal to do everything, you went wandering
There's no way to know what's really out there unless you go

But I will miss your warm embrace in the day
And the sad refrain you always sang
And it's such a tragedy that we're apart
But at the same time I have your heart
And the warm summer breeze whispers close
Wish I could miss you and be with you
Both at once

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Z tapes - Winter 2018



A soundtrack for winter 2018 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Floating In Space - Dreamland - 2018



Expanding far beyond the band's earlier piano-driven motif to focus on organic melody, every song on Dreamland is brilliantly structured and realized...each an impressive soundscape worthy of the act's name. A truly timeless, uplifting and enlightening album, each note on Dreamland has a purpose. Each choir-like vocal cadence is well measured. You will hear love and inspiration in each flourish of the guitar and each syncopated beat of the drum. Sweeping across every conceivable emotion with cinematic showmanship, Floating In Space pierces the psyche in a way reserved only for the upper echelons of post-rock

IBON ERRAZKIN - Foto Aérea - 2018



Melody that tastes like the sea and the breeze. This is where the breaking point comes. Among all the instruments, there is a song being sung – the first one that Ibon sings in his entire career. What’s more, it’s a cover, a delicacy with touches of Broadway and lounge, written by Jerome Moross for the musical “The Golden Apple” in 1954: “Lazy Afternoon”. 

Ed Dowie - PostMap 02°08 Richard! - 2018


three great songs bordering on the verge of nothingness...

Nap Eyes - I'm Bad Now - 2018



deathlist - FUN - 2018


“Fun plays, ironically, like a tour through hell—it’s challenging, uncomfortable, and completely immersive.” Portland Mercury 

Cloud - Plays with Fire - 2018



"Astoundingly accomplished…taking his black parade out of the basement and into the streets.” - Pitchfork 

Flower Face - Baby Teeth - 2018



Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Hold Steady - Eureka b​/​w Esther - 2018



These songs were recorded in Brooklyn in November at the same sessions as “Entitlement Crew” and “A Snake In The Shower”. 
We are excited to share them with you. 

The Magic Circles - Kirk Street - 2018



"this debut album from Scottish band Magic Circles lives up to the Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful and Go-Betweens references, cramming itself with chiming 12-string Rickenbacker melodies and as many vocal harmonies as the choruses will hold ... twangy tunefulness”. - BOOMKAT

Spirit Goth 2017 - 2018



2017 Spirit Goth favorites

Sunday, March 4, 2018

lotte kestner - 2018



wolves is a brand new cover, the other 2 are b-sides from my kickstarter (requests)

Green Seagull - Scarlet Fever - 2018



Olds Sleeper - Heart like a guitar - 2018



Lauren O'Connell - Details - 2018



a1batross Lauren O'Connell is one of the most brilliant folk-rock artists around today. Enjoy her music solo or as part of My Terrible Friend with Pomplamooose's Nataly Dawn.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lovelife, A Homage To Lush - 2018


Magic, beauty, inspiration, seduction are adjectives that since I first heard De-Luxe in the distant year of 1990 comes to my mind when I listen to one of those bands that live in the heart, Lush.