If you had to guess where the duo is from, Nashville would probably be one of the last locations you'd place them. But here we all are, clapping along to this tremendous track out of Nashville. Their 13 track album, Youth , is a great way to kick off the week. I highly recommend giving it a full listen. Site // Soundcloud // Facebook // Bandcamp
Regardless of what the future holds, specifically the outcome of the election, this Elvis Costello classic "Peace, Love, and Understanding" seems like a good thing to hear right now. Especially since it's covered by the always lovely Shovels & Rope duo. Enjoy.
Just a song for the weekend. Michael Rault - Fall in Love with Every Girl I See and for a real little pop gem, check out this one. Michael Rault - I Wanna Love You (hifi) Download the 7 song EP, Whirlpool , on Bandcamp
This song came out over the summer, but I think now we can start listening to it obsessively. Enjoy the beginnings of a brand new month. Tomas Barfod - November Skies ft. Nina Kinert ( site )
Here's a little well known secret: I detest the costume portion of Halloween to the point where I haven't had a costume since high school. However, as long as there are Midnight Milky Ways I'm ok with the candy part. I also like pumpkins and scooping out the guts in case you were wondering. The other part I especially like are the mixes that come out of working around a spooky theme. I'm just as excited about this year's mix as the previous two. Stream all three mixes in one playlist on spotify . [...]
Ben Howard is sharing a new song from his EP, 'Esmerelda', a song he's been playing during his live shows. Much like the video it's dark and a bit menacing. It's a beautiful and twisted song that sounds like it was too dark for his debut album, but it's too stunning of a song to have not recorded. The angry sea in this video is a perfect backdrop. The new EP is titled Burgh Island EP and if it's limited vinyl (1000) you want, you'll have to wait for December 10th. Or you can buy [...]
Sóley's 'I'll Drown' was one of my favorite songs of 2011. More recently a dramatic and stark, black and white video for the song was released. She's touring with other NMC favorites Of Monsters & Men through Iceland, Canada and the east coast of the US. Be sure to check her out. I still get completely lost in this song. Sóley - I'll Drown
Sambassadeur is releasing a doube A-side 7". "Memories" is the first song with plenty of saxophone that has the right degree of cheesy while remaining a completely enjoyable and catchy song. Enjoy.
I've been listening to this EP for weeks. It's always nice when you get five lovely songs rather than see someone try and fudge some filler songs to make a full length album. While all the songs have something to offer, I've been giving 'Cavalry' the repeat treatment. Bandcamp // Site So if you see me start retreating See the shadow cross my eyes [...]
"I run through a wooded isle and chase the sunlight mile after mile, and I feel like I know this place As the tree line breaks into wide open space." First thing this morning I took off for a run to test my lungs in the thin Colorado air. It seemed like a good time to finally give the new Lord Huron album a solid listen. Seconds after I pressed play, I was beaming and bursting with a joy that brought tears to [...]
Free Energy will always own a large part of my summer of 2010, a summer I remember with a freakish accuracy. It'll be an interesting change of pace to have a new alum of theirs out in the dead of winter this January. It'll be sure to keep you warm, or at least dancing/bopping/singing along.
This new music from Rhye is a live version of 'The Fall' that is simply that husky charming voice and the piano. It's very stripped down and just as beautiful as everything else we've heard. Find Rhye on Facebook .
I'm trying this thing out. I'm not going to write all that much anymore. The writing has been what's holding me back. When I started out all I wanted to do was share the music I enjoyed with other people, I've never been particularly proud of my song or album reviews anyway. Now that I've already written more than I intended to, have a listen to this. This song is a five minute walk on a warm autumn day with the sun coming through the leaves at just the right [...]
I have no idea what music I've been listening to. My turntable broke, I haven't been reading emails, I don't like biking with headphones, and when I want background noise I just let itunes shuffle without much thought or preference. Music and me kind of broke up for approximately 52 days, but I think we're getting back together soon. Download ZIP Balto - Smokestacks ( bandcamp ) Neil Halstead - Full Moon Rising ( site ) [...]
Just spent my Saturday morning tuning into The Waiting Room radio show which is broadcasted twice on Houndstooth Radio on Saturdays. I know I've mentioned all this before but I love that it's become a quintessential part of my Saturday mornings. I wake up and plug my phone in to the big speakers even before making coffee. I was a bit late to tune in today but was immediately drawn to the featured band Bensh. When this broadcast is posted make sure to check out the live versions [...]
Old Man Luedecke is one of my favorite current banjo players. Myself, and anybody that's cooked dinner with me or rode in my car recently, must be extremely excited about what's coming next since I've played some other notable banjo records to death this summer (cough cough...spirit family...cough cough). Some new banjo music is in high demand around here. Old Man Luedecke is based in Chester, Nova Scotia, the award-winning roots singer-songwriter’s latest album, Tender Is The Night , gives nod to F.R. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel and will be released October 2nd. [...]
I've been dreaming of going to Iceland Airwaves Music Festival for years. Sadly, instead of booking an Iceland Air flight, I succumb to ravishing the playlists they post to soundcloud. Some day I'll make it, just not this year. The first band on the list, 1860 , was an easy one to love with their featured song, "For You, Forever", including all of my favorites: handclaps, a mandolin, a trumpet, and easy sing-a-long lyrics. Their 2011 album, Sagan , is a daydream I'll happily get lost in, letting the [...]
Help me find the band this song belongs to. I downloaded it from soundcloud and it was only tagged with the title of the song. It's a rather lovely little tune, have a listen. To all the bands out there, please tag your songs properly. Alone by ?
Photo Credit: Stephen Cooper Just when you thought the summer was coming to an end there was a wave of highly listenable summer songs that came crashing into sight. Jennah Barry, a country inspired Canadian, makes pop music that has a twinge of sadness which is often laying beneath her sweet voice. Plus, anyone who can write a song about Canadian Mounties deserves a listen. connect: bandcamp // facebook Jennah Barry - The [...]
Highasakite is a Norwegian band that's off to a great start. They are releasing an EP in the UK called ‘Indian Summer’ which is due out in the UK on 20th August through Riot Factory. Is it perfect summer indie-pop? I'll let you be the judge, but I'll suggest you go ahead and download Indian Summer right away.