Check out the video for PJ Harvey’s The Last Living Rose, a track off her upcoming album, Let England Shake, available on Vagrant Records, February 15th. The video was directed by the award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy (http://seamusmurphy.com), who has directed series of videos to accompany all 12 songs on ‘Let England Shake’. The 12 videos features still and moving images from a 5,000 mile road-trip Murphy undertook around England. He has worked similarly with still photography on journeys through America and Russia.
Still Sound I finally broke down and listened to Toro y Moi’s new track, Still Sound. Not sure why I waited so long but, the South Carolina native, Chazwick Bundick’s bedroom project turned recording artist is releasing another album entitled, Underneath the Pine, a companion record to his debut release (Causers of This). “Still Sound” is a ethereal lo-fi funk gem. If you slept on this, I suggest you check this out as soon as you can. Underneath the Pine releases February 22nd.
Stamp Rural Alberta Advantage’s debut release, Hometowns, was one of my favorites from 2008, their music is earnest, expressive, and full of energy. Their upcoming release, Departing will release on 3/1 via Saddle Creek. Check out the new track, Stamp, and if you haven’t heard Hometowns, you should grab that now.
Shell Games Conor Oberst finally getting back to his original project, Bright Eyes. They have announced a new album, The People’s Key, which will release on February 15th 2011 on Saddle Creek Records. The People’s Key – the band’s seventh studio album – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga. Check out the first single, Shell Games, which is available for free download on Saddle Creek’s website.
Owen Pallett’s new EP is called Export. It’s a instrumental EP that is beautifully orchestrated. The Ep is available for streaming, or download via the Soundcloud above.
I Do Not Care For the Winter Sun Baltimore dream pop duo, Beach House, recently released a holiday single entitled ‘I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun.’ As their M.O. has shown, its a slow burning, sleepy, fireside dream of a work, just as beautiful as you’d expect from them. A perfect way to enjoy a cold holiday evening.
Send Me All Your Love Philly indie-rockers and pop songsmiths Bridge Underwater recently contacted me with a link to their EP Send Me All Your Love. The EP a short 3 songs long just isn’t enough. The three tracks available for a dollar on their bandcamp. These songs are a blast to listen to. The title track, Send Me All Your Love, is a sweet indie pop track that will absolutely have you bobbing your head, tapping your toes, and clicking repeat. I’m falling in love with this track and honestly haven’t turned it off. Tumblr: http://bridgeunderwater.tumblr.com/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bridgeunderwater Bandcamp: http://bridgeunderwater.bandcamp.com/ Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/bridgeunderwater
The One A B-Side on “Heart In Your Heartbreak,” released December 14th on Slumberland, this single features indie-poppers’ the Pains of Being Pure At Hearts signature sparkling, jingly pop. It’s a quick 4 minute track that reminds me very much of the Cure. Buy the single on itunes.
Keepin’ On Nashville’s Turbo Fruits play fresh lo-fi rock and roll thats loose and riff heavy. Their brand of garage rock has some blues and punk roots. They’ve just recently released their single, ‘Keepin’ On’ under Turbo Time Records, a venture begun by vocalist, Jonas Stein. Upcoming US Tour Dates 12/17 – Red 7 – Austin, TX* 12/18 – Rubbergloves – Denton, TX* 12/19 – Buccaneer – Memphis, TN* 2/25-28/11 – Bruise Cruise Miami FL** *with PUJOL **w/ Ty Segall, Surfer Blood, Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees & More Web | Myspace