Blog: Bowlegs Music Review
Artist: kaninerecords Title: 02 Hounds File Name: SoundCloud Genre: indie Year: 2013
Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer of Generationals have a knack for the highly addictive, overtly catchy pop hook. Back with third album Heza and the duo are bringing summer through your speakers. Heza opens with the jangly pop stylings of Spinoza , full of Surfer Blood-esque beachy undertones and shimmery guitars. Followed by the care-free electro synths of Extra Free Year and the infectious laid back grooves of You Got Me complete with a simple vocal refrain that's sure to echo through the sound systems of coffee shops [...]
Excavation , the sophomore from UK producer The Haxan Cloak (aka Bobby Krlic), drops next week via Tri Angle Records. It sees the artist continue his journey into derelict backdrops and darkly atmospheric electronics. You can listen to the record now over at Pitchfork Advance - just come back to us afterwards.
OK so this video is a few months old - we hear you - but Solar Year's debut, Waverly , is getting a re-release via Splendour Records this June. And not only that - but it's been entirely re-mastered, newly mixed, and re-sequenced - so yeah we feel this is a good time to get the Emily Kai Bock directed video film back on the screen.
It's been a few years since Anika's coincidental meeting with Geoff Barrow - a meeting that saw the Portishead man and his Beak> cohorts help create the wonderfully dark and uncompromising debut from the artist. Thankfully Anika returns next week with a new EP - once more working alongside Beak> - to create a series cover songs - from Chromatics to The Kinks - that lurk in the shadows and remain uncompromisingly raw. Bowlegs: What’s the thinking behind releasing an EP of covers? Are you saving your own material for the next album? Did Geoff [...]
Artist: Anika Title: In the City File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: Anika Title: Love Buzz File Name: SoundCloud
With the recent surge in popularity of Brooklyn label Captured Tracks – purveyors of blissful and enjoyable yet, unfortunately for me, often forgettable nostalgia-filled guitar pop – it was with great apprehension that I received the debut album from one-man guitar project Bored Nothing. Not only is the album described in the press release as having the charm of Captured Tracks artist DIIV, but hell, even Wild Nothing’s name makes half an appearance. But Bored Nothing’s Fergus Miller proves that first impressions can be misleading. While the reverb-laden guitar and simple, prominent basslines come as no surprise, [...]
We've fallen into the slipstream - this new swirling electronic cut from Jesse Ruins has been looping for the last hour and now we can't find our way home. It's lifted from the band's forthcoming album, A Film , which drops on Lefse Records next month. We'll keep you posted
Artist: Jesse Ruins Title: Laura Is Fading File Name: SoundCloud
Just a few lines in on the opening track and you’re gracefully reminded on why James Blake is perhaps the finest of all the modern R&B artists currently reducing the music blogs to salivating fan-boy wrecks. It’s his natural and effortless flow, his subtle and refined intonation - and of course those intuitive and downright beautiful songs. Lifted from the singer’s deepest secrets and put out in the cold to fend for themselves – James Blake’s sensitive soul is the centrepiece to what is a stunning sophomore. Retrograde stands as the centrepiece [...]
Seatraffic's latest track rolls onwards with a stirring rhythm and wavering backdrop of synths - the band have said it "explores the balance between life and art while finding contentment with what you've created". The best part is you can get it for free right now over at their website . Nice.
Artist: Seatraffic Title: Tempo of Regret File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Dreampop
Producer Miles Whittaker’s debut album under this shortened name is a set of stark, glowering techno, an extension of his 2011 Facets EP. If that release passed you by, he’s more widely known via his many other Modern Love outlets, as half of the witchcraft inspired duos Pendle Coven and Demdike Stare and under aliases including MLZ and Suum Cuique. In common with much of Whittaker’s solo work, Faint Hearted posits a form of austere, windswept electronic listening music. These are compositions removed from the roots of club or home listening. Lebensform [...]
Prepare for some all out dance-ready pop courtesy of Pick A Piper. Within the ranks is Brad Weber, a touring member of Caribou - so if you needed any encouragement there you go. The three-piece have made their self-titled debut and released it this week (you can get it over at Mint Records ) - so in celebration here's the lead track.
Artist: Pick a Piper Title: All Her Colours (feat John Schmersal) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Organic Electronic
After successfully reinventing themselves and establishing a new and unified sound, Vondelpark (Lewis Rainsbury, Alex Bailey, and Matt Law) release their debut LP Seabed. That being considered, It’s not surprising that Rainsbury would call this record a coming of age album, and post-pubescence has never sounded so tactfully (and maturely) sensual. The ever-relevant Sade once again permeates a new release, with other stylistic choices resembling James Blake and The xx, done so in a detailed and personalized manner. Heavily influenced by trending Quiet Storm Soul and Smooth Jazz, and married to lyrics surrounding “closure, being young and [...]
Artist: Rollin Hunt Title: In The Window File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Indie
- Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn
- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- The Dodos - Confidence
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- Pure Bathing Culture - Pendulum
- Smith Westerns - "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio)
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Better Days
- Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead
- HAERTS - All The Days
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