Check out the obviously wonderful video for She & Him’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ off their latest album She & Him Volume 2. The album is full of this early 60’s pop sound that She & Him are now famous for, and as far as I’m concerned is well worth buying. Buy Volume Two
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Best Coast-Sunny Adventure New Best Coast is shockingly upbeat. The sunny indie-poppers kick it up about 10 notches on this one. Its everything you’d expect in a Best Coast track, sped up. The shimmering harmonies, sunny guitars, the slight reverb on the vocals all sound so fantastic; It’s great to hear more from Best Coast, they keep the Seasonal Affective Disorder away.
Chuchumbe Another track surfaced yesterday (Paste got the honors) from David Wax Museum’s upcoming album, Everything is Saved (due February 8). Another foot-stompin mexican folk track with some interesting history. The song was banned in mexico years ago by the catholic church because of its suggestive lyrics (chuchumbe is senegalese for bellybutton to bellybutton) and now it’s made it’s way back to boston. Everything I’ve heard from David Wax has been fantastic, and this only builds more anticipation. If you are here in Boston, David Wax Museum will be throwing a release party that looks to be pretty amazing. Grab…
Quirky Indie Rock band Darwin Deez recorded a session at BreakThru radio and above is their fun track Bad Day. I’ve been a fan of Darwin Deez ever since I heard ‘Radar Detector’ and this is just yet another reason to like them; they are surprisingly good sounding live.
Tune in now to watch Nicole Atkins perform an acoustic set and answer your questions live! She will be playing songs from her new album Mondo Amore, which will available February 8th from Razor & Tie.
On the Corner New track from Twilight Singers upcoming album, Dynamite Steps. As you’d expect its a dark sided, reflective track but it’s got a powerful, redemption feel to it, the music has some really great highs and lows, and a major sense of catharsis. Dulli’s voice lends itself perfectly to this sound, employing a sense of regret but also a feeling of purification. After hearing Blackbird and the Fox, and this track, Dynamite Steps is looking like it could be a fantastic album and I look forward to getting my hands on it come February 15th.
Akron/Family have got a new LP to be released next month (Feb 8th) from Dead Oceans records. The album’s title, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, a wordy one, but they will tour it relentlessly over the next 3 months.
This second single, Silly Bears, is a hazy and chaotic journey to say the least. The fuzz on this song is palpable, the lyrics simple, but for one reason or another its entirely listenable. The simplistic vocal harmonies are in direct response to the wildly complex music going on beneath. This is well worth a few listens and a direct line to tickle the bug for their upcoming album.
Sitting at the Piano Disappearing Massachusetts based art pop quartet Hands & Knees release their newest album entitled ‘Wholesome’ today. Released digitally and available for free, or the pay what you want route on bandcamp might give you the idea that this is just another one to pass over. I assure you, it is not. Recorded here in Massachusetts (Shelburne Falls to be exact) Hands & Knees pull from a multitude of influences on this album. This album is a pure sing-a-long treat and steals your attention from the get go. Album opener ‘Throw Me From the Bridge of Flowers,’…
Jack White may be the most prolific artist out there today, and yet another fantastic cover comes out with his name on it. He lent his talents to Wanda Jackson in this cover of Dylan’s Thunder on the Mountain. What’s even better? The whole thing was Dylan’s idea. “Jack wanted me to do a Bob song,” Jackson tells Spinner. “They’re longstanding friends and Bob suggested ‘Thunder on the Mountain.’” ‘The Party Ain’t Over’ will be out Jan. 25 via White’s Third Man Records. http://www.wandajackson.com/