Rebecca Brandt did a release show of her debut album Numbers & Shapes back in September and there's a great video here with some images and sounds from that show. It looks & sounds magical and it makes me just a little more sad to not have been there. Other than that: Great Stuff!
One of the most played songs of 2013 so far is this addictive song by Les Monstres Terribles from their November-release Le Loup & Le Lapin (French for The Wolf & The Rabbit). The singer has a bit of a hypnotizing voice and the noizy melodies combined with his voice and the somewhat simple (yet perfect) lyrics make this a song impossible to ignore.
Another brilliant piece of weird music is "Graveyard Shift". The lyrics tell a strange story, the music is disturbing and dark. Making it a perfect soundtrack song (or plot) for a lot of horrormovies. Especially the last 15 seconds are stuck in my brain for weeks now & I find myself singing this on the strangest moments (at work, surrounded by customers).
The album starts off really easy-going instrumental, with a slow, haunting song that'll grab your attention right away. This is no album to just play in the background. It is best enjoyed doing absolutely nothing. The many layers of music hold a rich and subtle sound that'll open up a little more each time you listen to it. It may take a while before you fall in love, but once you do, this is an album unlike anything you've ever heard.
The albums finest song (That Melody) actually describes perfectly how I feel about this album: when i’m with you the darker it gets the more you shine through the more i can see
Tomorrow it’ll be 2 years ago since this album was released, but I’ve just discovered it 4 weeks ago. That is one of the amazing things of music (and most other art forms), no matter how new or old something is: if it’s good, it’s good. And this 2011-release by Seryn is good. Very good!
Seryn is a 6-piece band from Texas and combines several layers of guitars, banjo and ukulele with great harmonies and rhythmic changes. Making every song a surprise, without ever falling into the same routine. Some songs are more slow and dreamy, others are up-tempo, but the amazing harmony of their combined voices is something that stands out in all the 10 songs on this high quality debut album.
This 2011 album that I discovered on the break of 2012 is without a doubt my 1st fine pick of 2013. A beautiful, addictive album that is best enjoyed over and over again. Their calendar is filled with a lot of US-shows for the coming 2 months, hopefully a new release is also in the works. I’ll definitely keep my eye out for it.
Just discovered the female duo BOY two weeks ago and I've heard a few fine songs, but "Drive, Darling" is Addictive as Fuck! The 2nd acoustic song is "July" and is more beautiful, but a tiny bit less addictive. It's probably the chorus, but who cares? Just enjoy!
On February 26th Small Houses will release his new album Exactly Where You Wanted To Be, and as a little heads up he has already released 2 songs on his bandcamp ánd a video for "Oh, Hiding Out". It is Small Houses at his best and I can't wait for that new album to be released in little over a month.