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Month: April 2011

Show | The Acre CD Release tonight at TT the Bears

The Acre – Guilty Soul Boston’s The Acre is set to release their album Circa Trova tonight at TT the Bears place in Cambridge.  The sophomore album, was recorded with help from Chris McLaughlin (Aberdeen City, Mean Creek, Township).  With influences like Wilco, Bon Iver and Low Anthem in their minds they’ve created an album that merges those influences with their own style. The music is hilariously defined as ‘Amerigaze.’ A sort of Americana with the sleepy dreamy style of shoe gaze that creates this entrancing lush atmosphere that is absolutely gorgeous.  This is done so well in songs in…

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New Music | Country Mice – Morning Son

Country Mice – Morning Son Country Mice – Festival Country Mice just released a free download on Paste of a second single titled ‘Morning Son.’  The Kansan turned Brooklyn band will release their debut album ‘Twister’ June 7th.  The country twanged slow churning track and if I’m reading it right, its about the leaving the writer’s leaving regret for leaving home.  Its a great sounding regretful track and I’m looking forward even more to hearing the album upcoming. More from Country Mice: Myspace| Facebook | Twitter

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Video | He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister – Tales That I Tell Presents He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – Tales That I Tell- Live from Phillip Jordan on Vimeo. Los Angeles’ He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister is no ordinary folk band. They have such a great eclectic sound, that ranges from psychedelic to jazz to country to swing. Check out a video of them live playing their song ‘Tales that I tell’ For our readers in the Los Angeles area, HMBSMS will be headlining a May residency at The Satellite(formerly Spaceland) in Silverlake, California, beginning May 2, 2011. Special guests for the residency include Jenny O, Cowboy & Indian,…

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New Music | Ganglians – Jungle

Ganglians – Jungle Sacramento’s Ganglians make a grand return with their aptly titled Still Living releasing August 23rd via Lefse.  Take a listen to their first psychedelic rootsy single Jungle off their upcoming album.  Jungle is an infectious psyched out surf track that’s fuzzy jangly and reverby.  Pre order their album from lefse here.  

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Wolf Gang – Suego Faults Sampler

Suego Faults Sampler by wolfgang Wolf Gang’s upcoming album Suego Faults is still 2 months away (June 27th) but it can’t hurt to familiarize yourself with some of his songs. Everything I’ve heard out of him has been top notch, and although he’s been promising this album for months, and I’m awfully excited for it. Get listening. Web | Myspace | Facebook | Twitter

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New Music | Vandervelde – More Than You Can Feel

More Than You Can Feel

Dropping his first name for his upcoming single, David Vandervelde still sounds pretty damn awesome in his new track ‘More Than You Can Feel,’ a Neil Youngian like slow burner of a track that still contains that T-Rex influenced glam rock guitar that’s kind of fantastical. Check it out and consider buying his upcoming single in May (the 3rd) and checking out his spring tour.
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New Music | Baby Baby – Breakin’

Baby Baby – Breakin’ by gospelofrhythm Baby Baby have given us all a new song from their new album, Money, which about to be the craziest fun song I’ve heard this week.  Baby Baby’s Breakin’ is a wild romp of crunchy guitars, hollerin, and ethanol fueled energy. It’s noise rock that almost makes you sweat in your seat, its got this primal energy that is highly engaging and totally fun to listen to. Connect with Baby Baby: Facebook | Twitter

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New Music | Sam Roberts – The Last Crusade

In support of their upcoming album Collider, out May 10th on Zoë/Rounder Records, the Sam Roberts Band just released their first single ‘The Last Crusade’ a soul flavored album opener that is a smooth sounding track that just whets the appetite for their upcoming album which is only 2 weeks away. Also check this video for an inside look at the recording sessions for ‘Collider’.

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Release | The Bynars – Self Title

The Bynars – Asking Your Mom for Money
The Bynars – How Does it Feel to Be In Love

Synth pop rockers The Bynars write some of the catchiest songs you’ll ever hear, the hook laden songs that are included on their just released self titled debut album will make  your ears dance.  Today, they realize their dream, release their debut and tell the world to get ready.

Over the last few months they have been releasing singles the valentine’s day release of ‘How Does it Feel to Be In Love,’ and march’s ‘Asking Your Mom For Money,’ two really tasty deliriously fun tracks.  These and the 10 other songs on the album are a joy to listen to; totally bright and fun.  This album has a certain personality that is just so damn likable, a sense of humor that is approachable and lyrics that are irrefutably perfect for their sound.  Even on the slow churned ‘Every Little Thing You Love’ the band shows this pop sensibility that is perfect for a sunny day or to just brighten the mood.  I can’t say enough great things about it, I’ve just had so much fun listening I feel its my duty to explain this in as many exclamations as possible (without actually using the punctuation).

For fans of the ‘nerd synth pop rock’ genre this album is 30 minutes long but will spend a considerable amount of time on your player of choice. Replaying again and again, singing the songs in the shower, and chair dancing to these songs is a certainty.  Have a good time and check it out.

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