Reverie by Century thief was released early September, so this months Must-Have of the Month-pick is is a brand new release and it's a great one!
Century Thief is a Toronto based 6-piece collective with energetic introspective songs. Our instrumentation includes acoustic and electric guitar, keyboard, flute, clarinet, trumpet, bass, cello, drums, and four part harmonies. This is their Bandcamp-description and there's not a lot to add here. This band has written 13 amazingly perfect songs that sound easy and friendly at first, but are more layered than you'd think. Not just the music has a lot more to offer than one might think after a few spins, but also the lyrics and general 'feel' of the songs tend to shift if you spend more time with this record. It all changes for the good of it, because every song gets even better over time.
My personal favorite moment/song (and message) of the record is inclined in the lyrics of Intuition as the band joins together for one short line that sounds althroughout the song: "follow your intuition." The music takes the message to a higher plan and when played in the early morning this message might just get stuck in your head for the entire day. And that's a damn good thing to have and to hold. And by singing this line all day you might even inspire someone to follow their intuition.
Anyways, for now; please follow my intuition and let this beautiful record take you to a place where the sun might not always shine, but the radio is always playing. And the music is always perfect, just like this record. Reverie is 53 minutes on planet heaven.
This new track by Zola Blood is another dark, haunting dance track. Addictive as Fuck, brilliant as everything they've recorded so far.
They are currently running a Pledge-campaign for their debut record, get in on that via http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/zolablood. This band deserves a little love, a little cash & the opportunity to release the great record I know they can make!
This epic rockband is called Wozniak and their latest EP Auster is highly explosive. There's no limit to epic comparisations to make here; A Rollarcoaster Ride. Fast & Furious. Loud As Fuck. The Best Handjob Ever. Soaring & Breezing. The 70s Meet The 80s. Slow Speeders. Drunk Truck Drivers Steering With One Hand. Smashing Speedlimits. Canadian Mexicans. Golden Days. Man-Machines. Fluffy Ravens. Toothless Snakes Still Biting Your Head Off. Coffee Overdose. Words Are Pointless. The Mute Button Refuses. Dirty Rotten Cows. Heroes On Heels. Not Enough Volume. Time Has Stopped. Thunder & More Thunder & Lightning. Dave Who?! The Endless Follow-Through. Guitar Heaven. Easter Is Here. For Once The Neighbours Are Not Complaining. Everyone Is Playing Air-Guitar. And Air-Drumming. At The Same Time. I Should Stop Before It's Not funny Anymore.
But the best #tag for this record comes from the band itself: Gospel of Infinity. also the title of the 3rd track on this great rock machine of an EP. Please sir, can I have some more?!
Yeah, I just really like this record. I hope you do too.
Mieke has just released her Mieke EP and opening track 'Sleeping Alone' is such an addictive song. A beautiful soft and lovely tune; guaranteed sweet dreams when played just before you close your eyes at night. Sleep well, my friends.
Paul Federici released a beautiful record a few years ago called Now and Then and he's finally back with a new song called Fighting a Setting Sun. It's a beautiful song that feels like coming home after a long weekend in the rain.
You are soaked to the bone, put down your suitcase and take a deep breath. You take off your wet clothes, take a steaming hot shower and pour yourself a burning hot cup of coffee. You sit down on your favorite chair, take a look around, ignore all the things you need to do and just sit there for a few minutes. Feeling perfectly warm, welcome and at home. That's what this song feels like (to me). Two hundred seconds of perfection.