At long last our best albums of 2012 have arrived. 2012 proved to be a magical music year for indie rockers and time-tested MUF favorites. We've scoured our resources ...
Here I am, left to go last once again with my favorite songs of the year. I feel as though I listened to more in 2012 than in any other year, and my musical experience was all the better for it. More music means more candidates, which admittedly makes lists like this one tougher. But [...]
It's really hard to narrow down a list of Top Albums of 2012, especially when you have four contributors with different opinions. We gave the reins to Nathan.Lankford and Nicole Baumann on this one, since they write the majority of the album reviews, but we all have a little representation within this. Now, we do realize that our site has specialized tastes, so please realize that these are our OPINIONS . You're welcome to disagree, and, in fact, we encourage that process. Also, we're doing a Top 100 because so many records came out this year, it wouldn't be fair to narrow [...]
About to embark on a 6 hour road trip into the middle of the desert, I armed my little car with a tankful of gas and a handful of mixtapes that would keep me from falling asleep (and shouting mercilessly at the other kooky LA drivers). Delicate Steve's "Two Lovers" off 2012 release Positive Force (via Luaka Bop) is both calming, exciting and heartfelt: the answer to my road trip prayers. For all my LA lovelies who are staying in town for the holiday week, get yourself off the couch post turkey coma and head over to the satellite, there's a [...]
It may have turned for the worse outside, but there's still plenty to see inside. City Arts Fest dominates most of the schedule with an amazing week of music ahead in almost every venue in town. It's a busy week with a ton of great choices for everyone. On Monday night Beth Orton sets the bar high for the week with a highly anticipated performance at Showbox at the Market. On Tuesday, Grimes, Elite Gymnastic , and Myths are at Neumos, Crocodiles and The Soft Pack are at Crocodile, and [...]
diese rückzugs- aka heulbojen- geschichten, wie sie einst justin vernon und co. zu erzählen hatte(n), hütte im winterlichen wisconsin usw., you know, sind das eine. den weltschmerz bekämpfend am ende der welt auf inspiration hoffen, ist jedoch leichter nachzuempfinden als jene story, die dana buoy angesichts seines erstlings "summer bodies" zu erzählen hat. nun klingt der titel wenig abenteuerlich und mehr nach salz auf den lippen und kühlen getränken an sonnengeschützten, windbewegten plätzen. doch der erste eindruck täuscht. dana verließ new york auf eine liebesnachricht auf seinem anrufbeantworter hin und befand sich in bälde [...]
hold your breath go under, rise again in lovely water ♫ Dana Buoy - Call To Be Who: Akron/Family drummer Dana Janssen What : Glitchy fuzz tropical, like Tanlines , Oberhofer Where : Portland(?) + Facebook When : Debut LP Summer Bodies is out now. Why : I don't know why but for weeks now I have been thinking that [...]
Diving thru the tube of you is probably accounting for 13% of my day while on tour as of late. Thank god for smart phones, right? These are just a few of the gems I've encountered while blissing out in the back of the bus. 1. Caetano Velosa, "Jokerman" Best cover of a Dylan tune ever. He owns it. 2. Digital Underground, "No Nose Job" This was my favorite group 'til I was like, well they still are. They got the message right! [...]
Hace poquito mas de un mes Dana Buoy puso a la venta su primer album de larga duracion como solista, ya que como les habia estado informando, este tipo originalmente tiene un roll bastante importante dentro de Akron/Family y aunque en realidad este material no es impecable, si tiene sus ratos bastante agradables como lo que llegamos a escuchar en los dos primeros sencillos que se desprendieron de "Summer Bodies". Ahora, con toda la fiebre tributo a Fleetwood Mac ; Dana Buoy ha decidido grabar su propio cover de uno de los cortes clasicos de [...]
This side-project for Akron/Family's Dana Janssen displays solid songwriting sense, with a mildly unfortunate emphasis on chillwave textures. Call-To-Be.mp3 [...]
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off in London on July 27. In anticipation, we've hand-picked a few of our favorite celebratory, uplifting, and inspirational tracks in our dedicated playlist: Olympic Gold. Highlights include a rousing motivational track by Dana Buoy aka Akron/Family percussionist Dana Janssen [his debut album Summer ...
While crafting a Selector feature for us (running later in the month), Dana Buoy joked of covering Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance". It prompted us suggest he stop talking about it and be about it. He took us up on the challenge, but conceded to leave "Buffalo Stance" to Neneh. We would have been bummed had Dana not smoothed things over with an auto-tuned cover of Fleetwood Mac's 1987 single "Everywhere". We like to think that while the Akron/Family drummer ...
As we're presented with more music than ever before here at TWJ, decisions like the ones needed to narrow our favorite songs of the year down to a definitive list become increasingly difficult. In the grand scheme of things, this is obviously a trivial issue, but when attempting to whittle a pool of 50 or [...]
Every summer needs a playlist. I usually make mine a week or so before Memorial day and update throughout the hot months. For me, the perfect playlist is a mix of power pop, punk, rock, alt country and electronic. My top summer song may be an anthem or a dance track. While it's not required that the word summer actually appears in a song, album or band name to mark the season, there's no shortage of references. Dana Buoy beat almost everyone to the beach this year with the May release of Summer Bodies , a rollicking [...]
Words // Adam Sharp 'Get Goin', Boy!'- J Seriously, this does about everything right. Everything. Website: https://www.facebook.com/ColdC oldNights Get Goin', Boy! - J 'Call To Be'- Dana Buoy Fair warning: this song might give you heat stroke. Website: http://danabuoy.tumblr.com/ Call To Be - Dana Buoy [...]
The Hipsters are coming! The Hipsters are running! Dana Buoy’s video for “Call To Be” will have your blood pumping.
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription . This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “So Lucky” by Dana Buoy from the 2012 album Summer Bodies on Lefse Records . Dana Buoy - So Lucky ( MP3 ) Summer Bodies is the debut [...]
Dana Buoy is the brainchild of Akon/Family percussionist Dana Janssen. Like the moniker entails, this project is light, carefree, and poppy, as is its first video. The clip for "Call to Be" was directed by Sam Molleur and stars Janssen trying to keep up with a cute girl on a run...but in an innocent yet [...]
Le clip de "Call to be", par Dana Buoy.
Dana Buoy will lead us into the weekend with their video for "Call to Be." The song comes from their recently released album, Summer Bodies . You can check the video out above.