Nico of Places sent me this track, “Peaceful Conditions,” on Friday. It’s a new jam their playing at their live shows, which by the way there’s one tomorrow at The Cottage in East Atlanta, but we can talk about that later. Right now, you should listen to this track.
The fuzzy vocals are consumed by the metallic beats being tossed around, while the guitar soars around in the background. And if even though I’m making it sound somewhat disconnected in my description, these sounds actually come together quite brilliantly. Listen for yourself below.
Okay, so the show that’s happening on Saturday, October 8 (THAT’S TODAY!) will take place at The Cottage in East Atlanta. The address is 1300 Skyhaven Rd. Atlanta 30316. In addition to Places, you’ll get to spend the evening with three other insanely great acts:Gem Club, Holy Spirits, and Vocabulary. The show is at 8:30 pm, it’s $5 and I promise it’ll be worth every penny. Stop by, say hello and check out some really great music. I’ll see y’all there!
I’m excited to announce that Levek aka David Levesque is releasing a 7″ on Father/Daughter Records. This self-titled 7″ is the first release for Levek and it’s coming at you on November 16. “Look on the Bright Side” is the A-side, “Slow” is the B-side and the record, limited to 400 is pressed on red vinyl. Red vinyl! And check this out, each vinyl order will include a digital download bundle with both songs from the 7″ and his previously unreleased song “Chief” as well as two brand spanking new tracks.
I could ramble on for days about how great Levek‘s sun soaked tunes are (seriously, great.), but I think you should take a listen and let this lovely tune warm you up. Then head on over and pre-order the 7″. Links and whatnot will appear below.
A couple of days ago Philly-based blogger Mark of Yvynyl updated the Internet about this new EP available for download. Because I love discovering new music and because I trust Yvynyl, I clicked the link. What I found was Sunny Ali and The Kid and I can’t get enough. Seriously. Sunny Ali and The Kid are a Philly-based kind of country, kind of punk and whole lot of awesome band. They recently released a digital EP called Try Harder, which you can download here. It’s available for free, but the band does accept donations, which I recommend you do because according to Mark they are great live. Monies = Tour. That’s what I’m talking about. Also, if it’s good (and it is pretty darn good) it’s worth buying.
Check out these tracks below, they are my favorites from the EP.
The Best For You
I’ve seriously had this EP on repeat for the past two days. I love it.
So I am already freaking out about how awesome this record is going to be and they keep teasing us by releasing songs and videos of them performing these songs live. Well, follow this link to the Consequence of Sound and listen to the UK single, “We Use to Wait”, and the US single, “Ready to Start”. Amazing. Seriously.
And can we talk about how awesome the cover art is?!
Thanks to the lovely people at Daytrotter, I have been listening to the same four songs on repeat for almost an hour. The Burnt Ones is the band I’m talking about. They’re from Indiana and they totally rock. They have full length LP entitled Black Teeth & Golden Tongues coming out on Roaring Colonel Records in August.
The Burnt Ones are Mark Tester on vocals and guitar; Amy Couch on drums; and Brian Allen on bass. They’re indie rock ‘n’ roll at its finest. Their songs will make you want to get up and move your body.
They are playing some dates on the east coast with Peter Wolf Crier. On June 22, they’ll be in Rock Island, IL and you know what that means? A Daytrotter session. We all know there ain’t no party like a Daytrotter party, well, I’ve never actually been to one, but I’ve listened to pretty much everything on their site. I also have the handy dandy iPhone app. Worth it.
If you don’t believe me when I say, “Burnt Ones are awesome”, go to their Myspace and then tell me you don’t listen to those four tracks over and over and over again. Go on now. Listen to some good music. By the way, they’re on Facebook. Like them because Wholly Roller said so.
On Tuesday, June 8 at 7 pm my friend, Tim Lampe at I’m a Bear, Etc. and I will host New Music Night Soon To Be On Repeat at Criminal Records in Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood.
New Music Night Soon To Be On Repeat with Tim & Emily is a listening party with a twist. Our goal is to offer up some great new releases from various artists and start a conversation. We will play a few tracks from each release and then discuss them.
The first New Music Night will feature new music from the following bands/artists:
Tokyo Police Club
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Here We Go Magic
Criminal Records is located at 1154-A Euclid Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307
We hope to see you there!
After the whole New York Times debacle involving an untasteful (according to M.I.A.) article which caused her to retaliate by posting the writer’s number on Twitter, crazy lady released “Haters”. Appropriate and probably how she should have handled the whole situation in the first place, but that’s just me.
Also, check out this pretty sweet remix of “XXXO” by Sylaxia.
Her new album, /\/\/\Y/\, is set to be released on June 29th.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. There are two songs (kinda) up for you to listen to on Arcade Fire’s website. As some of you know, last week they posted a postcard saying that they were finishing up the 12″ release. Now there is a sample of both songs and an update: the single will be released in a “couple of weeks.” Oh Arcade Fire, thanks for keeping us guessing.
Side A: “The Suburbs” sound just like the suburbs should sound. Lovely, cheery and dreamy.
Side B: “Month of May” sounds a little more rough, a little more rock. Again, their musical description is rather dead on.
Just go to their website and listen to them. You will honestly find yourself listening to the same 10 seconds over and over and over again. Its just that good.
Are you ready for something so awesome that it is going to wear out your dancing shoes and rock your face off? If so, you need to head on over to iTunes and get TREATS (Mom+Pop/N.E.E.T.), the debut record from Sleigh Bells. TREATS is available right now for you to download, but don’t worry, it will be released on a physical CD on June 1 and the LP on June 22.
If for some reason you don’t want to own this now, you can listen to TREATS in its entirety on NPR.
Alexis Krauss is the voice, Derek Miller is the beat. They are all Sleigh Bells and they are awesome. Every track on TREATS is a dance track. Every track has a beat that will blow your mind and lyrics to match. My personal favorite is Crown on the Ground.
Sleigh Bells reached buzz status at last years CMJ festival in NYC and really hit the top this year at Coachella and SXSW. You’ve probably heard about them on every blog and indie radio station out there. Now they are playing shows all across the country, you need to see them if and when they stop by your city.