I have so many great things to tell you about, but I’m going to start here.
Seattle-based Red Alder, Kelsie Brown’s solo project, released this track yesterday on Bandcamp. It’s a hauntingly gorgeous tune that fits nicely with winter and December and everything about this time of year. Listen for yourself below and download it for free here.
Hey guys. Sorry I’ve been MIA for what feels like a decade, but you know, life happens. Sometimes you get a new job and get so stoked you have nothing to do on the weekends anymore that you actually do nothing on the weekends. Anyway,I’m back and I’m behind on some stuff so, maybe this is old news. But I’m going to tell you about it anyway. My blog, my rules.
Alright, I want to tell you guys about this fantastic release from a band out of Copenhagen. Maybe you’ve heard of them? They’re called Halasan Bazar and the album is called Space Junk.Their sound is every bit 60s psych with a futuristic weirdness that I really dig. The album is out now on Crash Symbols.
It’s here everyone! Hundred Visions debut Permanent Basement is here and until Friday you can get it for free via bandcamp. The LP includes previously recorded faves along with four brand spanking new jams that you should put in your ears right now. You’re going to want to turn up the volume real loud.
Check out “Make Somebody Happy” below, it’s my personal favorite from the album. Real talk, I haven’t been able to stop listening to it all day. It’s so good, y’all.
“Make Somebody Happy” via bandcamp
UPDATE 5/10/2013 - Permanent Basement is now available on vinyl. Get it here.
Check out this cover of The Cardigan’s “Lovefool” by Austin-based Black Books.
I love what the band says about covering this track:
If Romeo + Juliet hadn’t come out when we were angst-ridden middle schoolers it may not have meant so much to us… but it did, and we ate that shit up. There’s no denying that ridiculous soundtrack. Since we started playing music together when this was all over MTV, we decided to cover The Cardigans’ Lovefool.
They made us want to fall madly in love… and then kill ourselves.
Being a child of the 90′s myself and a fan of sappy love stories, this song is definitely a favorite of mine. Black Books cover this song beautifully and put their own spin on it, which is always fun to hear. Listen to it below.
Someone on Twitter retweeted a link to this Bandcamp the other day and I’ve pretty much been listening to the available tracks, “Dialtone” and “River,” ever since. The name of the New York-based band is BELL and the full length album entitled DIAMONITE will be released on May 31. It’s available as a pre-order right now for 5 bucks. 5 bucks.
For fans of Feist and St. Vincent that are looking for a little more dance and a lot more edge. Check out “Dialtone” below.
Check out this lovely video Pat Fairbairn made for Boise, ID-based Youth Lagoon‘s “July.” This track is available for free at the band’s Bandcamp. Stay connected to Youth Lagoon on Facebook.
Footage for this video was taken from the film The Exploding Girl (2009).
‘meet me in montauk’ was literally the first song i ever wrote that i thought was any good, haha. it was the beginning, though i didn’t know it at the time, of what was to be this.. my love affair with music. really this album is something of a memoir; a raw journal, a pile of homemade tracks that i’ve somehow poured more emotion into than i thought was possible. i’ve been collecting these songs, so to speak, over the past five years and have finally come to peace with letting them all go. each one of them has come to represent those moments alone in my room at night (which is where i recorded all of these, if the white noise wasn’t already a give away ha), those moments i wished i could find the courage to say certain things to a certain someone, those moments where i felt my heart swallowing me, those moments where i was too happy to do anything else. they have, in essence, represented the messiness and the joy of simply being alive.
I think the music does a good job speaking for itself. Go check it out.
I Saw The Sea is the latest EP from lovely crooner Mutual Benefit aka Jordan Lee. If I could use one word to describe this EP I would use the word peaceful. Have you ever been in the middle of woods, just walking around or sitting on a tree stump? Did you stop and listen to the noises happening around you? Well, this is what I Saw The Sea sounds like, nature.
Lee mixes gorgeous harmonies with unique drumming and electronics to create a truly original sound. And it features Katie Pierce on violin and Andrew Morehart. This EP goes well with a rainy, spring day. It’s relaxing and easy to listen to. I Saw The Sea is beautiful.