So Francis Farewell Starlite and his amazing band drops their first song in about two years. Consider me a happy fan. "ETC" proves that Francis and the Lights haven't lost a single step in their absence. Minimal synths, playful keys, and drum kit are what gives the band their signature style. It's a simple setup that creates a sound that's so unique. Oh, and you can't forget about Francis' grand, airy voice that's equally intimate. I really hope that the release of "ETC" means that we'll see a new album this year. [...]
Yessir Whatever is out now on Stones Throw ; vinyl out June 18 .
While the majority of the bands playing in the Bay Area this week are up at Bottle Rock in Napa, which, yes, in an amazing looking festival, it isn't quite the Bay Area. The following shows (with one exception) are all easily accessible via BART. So enjoy your rock n roll, and remember not to [...] The post Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 5/9/13-5/15/13 appeared first on Spinning Platters .
New mix from Memory Tapes to commemorate his April 2013 tour with our friends Sleep ∞ Over :
Here's another lovely track from Empress Of 's forthcoming Systems EP, out today digitally ( vinyl coming soon ) on Terrible Records :
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Hot on the heels of his completely addictive previous offering, Sideswiped ( here ), the marvelous Astronauts, etc. has released another brand new track ahead of his debut LP. Coldboy is the last in a run of singles that precede the albums release and is a slightly breezier affair than Sideswiped , however the MGMT -ish, hazy synths don't completely overshadow his downbeat, yearning falsetto croon. Everything is now set for an album that promises very much indeed. It will feature a set of completely brand new songs and you [...]
Words by Tom Johnson The words " half awake " are the first to be sung on this new single from San Fran's Astronauts, etc. and it's the perfect introduction as the music he makes seems primed for that hazy period between awake and dreams. Sideswiped is his latest release and the sultry, minimal synths act like a bed for Anthony Ferraro's dreamy falsetto croon to lie upon; the sense of downbeat melancholy that's apparent in the words, heightened by the tracks slow-build that sits somewhere between How To Dress Well's [...]