It’s friggin’ Beach House dammit!!!!! There is no other reason to be had!
Enjoy “Myth” from the album below,
Hailing from Bangor, Ireland is the indie electro-pop outfit Kowalski who’s sound has been described as sun kissed, infectious, muscular, and dreamy. I do agree. I feel like I’m skipping across clouds being chased by neon orange monkey’s when I listen to them. Whoa! I need to stop writing these posts after I shroom out. Ok, I’m all betters now. Dive right in and stream the EP Take Care, Take Flight below and then you tell me how it makes you feel. Shroooming is optional. Get it here on their Bandcamp page.
Talk about unsung awesomeness. These guys are from Denver and make glo-fi basement party jams. You know what I’m talking about. Tunes to play “Spin the Bottle” by. Ethan Converse and Sam Martin started Flashlights as a way to explore their desire to make warm, summertime music while trapped in the cold Denver winter. The lush soundscapes and pop twinged melodies hint just as much to great Brit-pop of yesteryear as they do to more recent contemporaries such as Teen Daze or Memoryhouse. On their debut EP “Hidden Behind Trees”, Flashlights reaches for tropical climes, but at times can do little to hide the darkness that comes with being trapped within a cold winter-taken from their Facebook page. This EP was released June of last year and is easily one of my faves. Stream it below and buy it here at their Bandcamp page.
They are on the verge of releasing another EP in spring titled “So Close To Midnight”. “Fireworks” is the single released ahead of it. Check out it’s mettle below and then grab the free download.
SVIIB as they are affectionately known in Indie circles are a dream pop duo consisting of Benjamin Curtis from Secret Machines and originally Alejandra and Claudia Deheza(identical stunning twin sisters) and they are named for the mythical South American pickpocket training academy. Claudia left the group in 2010 for personal reasons and now Ben and Alejandra remain. They have two full length albums to their catalog(Alpinisms-2008 and Disconnect From Desire-2010). They will be releasing a 3rd next month titled “Ghoststory” and which the track “Lafaye” and “The Night” will come from. Both songs are beautiful ear candy and should be added to your immediate playlist/s. Their previous albums can be bought here on iTunes or here from Amazon whichever you prefer. Get your shoes shined, it’s time to stare at them.
Brooklyn, NY based band The Antlers was started as a solo project by Peter Silberman. Pete wrote the first two albums and for the third he brought on two new members: Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci. This song off their latest EP “Burst Apart” is a warm fire on a bitter cold day. It’s the type of song that you feel from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. The album needs to be used for one of those somewhat cheesy, yet intense love story movies that you said “Whatever that looks so dumb.” Then 2 hours later you’re sobbing on your couch with a roll of toilet paper.
Portland band making music that should be the soundtrack to my lovelife with tracks like ‘Into Black’, ‘Videotapes’, ‘Roses’, ‘Controller’, and ‘Firestarter’. Yeah that sounds about right. Don’t judge! I am my own man. Anyways this is another great album that deserves some love(iTunes Hello!). There sound to me is that of a darker ‘Seapony’ and akin to ‘Still Corners’. Released around Halloween of 2011 it would sound perfect playing on your stereo during a roadtrip to famous murder sites ala ‘Kalifornia’. Just be careful of the Early Grace’s on the way. Sidenote: I think Early Grace is a great name for my next dog. A perfect Squidbilly name as well. What kind of dog fits that name best?