13-09-2012 // Track: The Effens - Kamikaze|
The Effens are somewhere in between Nirvana and Marilyn Manson, but in no way like them at all. There's a little Arctic Monkeys in there aswell, just like a few more bands. Truthfully, everytime I listen to their songs I hear something new. And that's pretty cool. Just like their music. Visit their bandcamp-page for the other 4 songs of their Beginners Luck EP, released in May. It's worth it!
10-09-2012 // Album: MPSO - Wisdom Teeth|
Daniel Gray is the drummer of Memoryhouse and MPSO (aka Mount Pleasant Sympathy Orchestra) is his solo-project. Wisdom Teeth was released in February of this year and it's a wonderful collecting of dreamy tracks.
The songs are slow and easy-going, his voice a perfect addition to the soundscapes that are forming into something bigger and stronger. Sometimes even a little faster, but the pace mostly slows down right after it has gone up.
This is a perfect late Winternight song (and album). When the world is white with snow and asleep in the dark, while you stand by your window and feel time pass very slowly. Untill your lover walks in the room and softly pulls you into a huge, warm bed. Where you fall asleep in her arms and have the most perfect dreams you will ever have.
And while you're dreaming, this album will be playing its beautiful songs in the background.
06-09-2012 // Track: Balto - Smokestacks|
It was March 2011 when I fell in love with Balto's album "October Road". It was the 1st album I ever bought with my paypal-account since I started bloggin' 2 years ago.
Now They're back. Finally. 'Smokestacks' is a fresh new song, that'll grip you tight and refuses to let you go. Just like the finest songs on that album last year.But there is also something new, it feels like the song is more alive, there are things happening in and around it I can't really explain, but it's buzzing. It's a good thing.
New EP coming this month. If this is what we can expect, we're in for something beautiful.
04-09-2012 // Track: English Sporting Defeat - Wind-Up Bird|
Last week English Sporting Defeat kicked off the week on Monday morning, this week they help us celebrate Tuesday evening with the release of their new single "Wind-Up Bird". After a hard days work, these kind of cheerful songs are the perfect medicine.
Great up-tempo sunny music and I'm told we can expect more releases in the near future. I say: Keep 'em coming!
04-09-2012 // Track: Bridie Jackson & the Arbour - Diminuitive Man / New Skin|
Two new songs by the best new thing I've heard this year: Bridie Jackson & the Arbour. When I hear these new songs I instantly remember why I've fallen in love with their music in January. It takes me back to those dark Winter nights I spend listening to Bridie's beautiful voice and the fantastic songs she creates with The Arbour.
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are still in a league of their own. These new songs: Instant beauty!
01-09-2012 // Track: Perhaps Contraption - The National Anthem (Radiohead cover)|
The most overrated band of all times has one of their tracks covered in a way any band would like to be covered. One of my favourite discoveries of 2012 is without a doubt Perhaps Contraption, their new album is set for November 3rd and they're keeping us (well, at least me) warm with a cover of Radiohead's "The National Anthem". So far I have never heard anything from this band that could be described as not completely amazing! And even when they cover Radiohead (overrated does not even begin to describe my feelings about them), it just blows your mind.
Have a good weekend, dance your arse off with this great track!
30-08-2012 // Track: John Davey - Down By the Willows|
Among the huge collection of loose songs and complete albums hanging around on my laptop waiting to be on the blog is this fine song by John Davey. No special reason why I've waited so long to post this, but when I woke up this morning with this song in my head and started singing the chorus in the shower I knew it was time to share it.
It's a great song from his album In a Whelming Tide, released in June of this year, which I will definately listen to sometime soon. Based on this one song, it should be something special.
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