One of my favorite bands released their debut album last year and have toured a lot since then, sadly only on their own continent.. Good thing they've also released a few videos for the songs on that great album, and a few days ago they released a video for "Woolgatherer". One of my favorite songs on the record and a video that is equally beautiful. Take a moment, have some tea. Watch something really cool!
Introducing: Young Summer. "Fever Dream" is a highly addictive track from an American singer who sounds a lot like Florence (from the Machine) Welch, but more danceable. This new song was released two days ago on that horrible iTunes, but thankfully still streamable via Soundcloud. Great Tune!
Always had a thing for girls with guitars and Samantha Crain is no exception. This live-version is a little older (November 2011), but she has just released her latest album Kid Face and you can download a 9-track sampler of her music via SamanthaCrain.com, I hear no reason why you shouldn't!
Set for release in a few days, but this track by Glass Ampp is great to get you through the looong and almost endless Wednesday. Even better on a Saturday-night, but just think back to last weekend and enjoy looking forward to next weekend with this song. It has that traditional 90s rock-feel and the lyrics that are not very thrilling, but easy to scream along too while being more or less drunk..
Fossil Collective is releasing their debut album in April, after their previous fine EPs 'On & On' and 'Let It Go'. The 1st single is "Under My Arrest" and it's a beauty. Rich instrumentation, fragile voices, beautiful lyrics. This song has it all. If the album has the same sound as this song, we're in for something special. I've marked April 8th in my agenda!
2012 introduced me to Sam. Sam Pickering Pick. His album Prayer Flag was one of the finest releases of last year and I was extremely pleased to find out he would be releasing an album early 2013. And early it was, (Tropic) was released on january 15th. I admit to being very slow with this review aka declaration of love, but I have a good excuse. The music on this album to fine to be typing while it's playing. Some music (the greatest music) is best enjoyed doing absolutely nothing, which goes extra triple-double for (Tropic).
From the 1st minute you feel right at home with Pickering Pick. The songs have that melancholic feeling, his laid-back fingerpicking style on guitar, calm piano ballads and slow tempo of the entire record are perfect for a lovely date on a lazy Sunday. But Monday morning getting up for work is just as enjoyable with this record as your alarm clock. After spending 6 weeks with this album, I’m fairly sure that there’s nothing you can’t do with this record playing.
If you’d put a gun to my head and force me to come with the most perfect song on this album, I’d probably cry out “The Summer’s Always Dying For The Fall”. But just like all great records, the best song on the album is the song that’s playing at that very moment. Last year March I finished my ‘review’ of Prayer Flag with the words “this is going straight to my best-of-the-year-list. Sounds about right, but recently I came up with a new category for albums like these:
Perfect for a late Sunday night. The city sleeps, everyone is getting ready for a new week of hard labour. Me, I'm just staring out the window. Watching tiny snowflakes, listening to this one song over and over again. Lately Kind of Yeah is more than just a really cool name, it's some fine tunes aswell! And that last minute makes for a great midnight-mantra (kill 'em all..). Sweet dreams my friends, a new week awaits us.