This is a collection of songs that I loved from May of 2011. I have conveniently put them together in a nice little package so you can enjoy them too. Tracklist: Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Want Yarn Owl – Seashell Wind Chime The Elected – Babyface John Gold – Baby, It’s Your Life Satellite Stories – Helsinki Art Scene Art Imperial – My Crystal The Donkeys – I Like the Way You Walk Vetiver – Wonder Why City and Colour – Fragile Bird The Bynars – Can You Hear It? Jim Jones Ft. Girl Talk – Believe in Magic…
Month: May 2011
Atlanta, GA-trio The Head are releasing their upcoming album, HANG ON, out June 21st. To go along with the album they’ll be touring this summer beginning the 1st of July. The first released cut from their upcoming album is Lady Lovely, a pop focused piano / guitar driven song with an infectious melody that has some Billy Joel-like feel to it.
Tour Dates (more to be announced shortly):
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EDM – Stereo/Video Bloomington’s Early Day Miners stripped down their sound on their latest album, Night People which was recently released through Western Vinyl. The band has shortened their moniker to simply EDM and released this very stripped down sound that is reminiscent to me of a knopfler/dire straits kind of thing. Very Much digging this.
The Dodos just released a video for song ‘Companion’ off their newest album No Color. Its a scary ride of abduction, imprisonment and the unknown. What isn’t unknown is how much I
like love this album.
The Dodos will be touring all over NA this summer, with a fantastic stop here in boston.
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Yer Spring Bandages Tonight, Canadian orchestral indie rock band Hey Rosetta will be playing in our fine city. Expect massive compositions of strings, vocal harmonies and energetic music that will lift our night with giant sized music. I’ve been a big fan of these guys for a few years now Hey Rosetta has a knack for writing and performing songs that have a certain arc to them. Their structures tend to be a mild and mello beginning verses building with intensity and ultimately bigger chorus’ leading to epically proportioned bridge. This simple arc, makes me believe they will be one fantastic…
Portland, Oregon’s Typhoon has been getting some attention since the release of their EP, A New Kind Of House, out last month on Tender Loving Empire Records. This cut, Summer Home, is an orchestral and lush song befitting of such a large band. Its a beautiful mix of strings, brass, and percussion with a gentle vocal track all put together into one creates this very exciting sound and one that I’m supremely eager to see live this coming July at the Newport Folk Festival.
The band is about to set out on tour with the decemberists, and play Lollapalooza, our Newport Folk & Sasquatch Music Festivals.
Typhoon on Tour:
Continue reading New Music | Typhoon – Summer Home
Wolf Gang’s upcoming Suego Faults keeps getting injections of press leading up to it’s June release. Here’s another beautiful golden nugget, a video for song The King and All His Men. More Wolf Gang here.
J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Jesus Gonna Do His Best Taking in a J. Roddy Walston & the Business show is something that everyone should do. Their wild, frenetic energy and balls to the wall sound made them one of my absolute favorite acts to see live. In the video above for song Use Your Language you can get a sense of just how fun they are they’ve released a video featuring footage of their time in DC, Philly and Brooklyn. And to celebrate the release of this video, they are offering up a brand new track Jesus…
Vetiver – Wonder Why Vetiver – Can’t You Tell Indie folk outfit, Vetiver, is set to release their upcoming record, The Errant Charm on June 14. Paste got the honors of releasing the track, the second from the upcoming album. After hearing these two tracks, I’m supremely excited for this release. Each song has a really lush, and rich quality of airyness. They feel as though the songs float along without weighting you down; the perfect backyard summer lounging songs. Grab yourself a copy for the price of an email:
Art Imperial – My Crystal Toronto’s Art Imperial just released a six-track EP entitled Surf Suburban EP. Wondering what a guy from Toronto is doing writing a Surf album, I inspected. Dreams of white beaches and blue waters pushed Art Imperial to record this EP in his mom’s basement and it is one beautiful EP. Frenetic guitars, shimmering vocals and all the reverb and distortion you could ever want. This is one fantastic lo fi “surf-pop” collection with songs that will consistently be stuck in your head, you will certainly enjoy this, I most definitely did. Art Imperial: Bandcamp |…