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Last week Conveyor announced the release of their new single "Mane", and yesterday one of my favourite blogs (which is also responsible for introducing me to this great band) welistenforyou.com had the honour of premiering B-side "Maine". I'll be honest with you, I was a bit jealous.
"Maine" is just like the A-side a great piece of music. It starts off with a fine piece of harmony singing, which lasts well over a minute. Later on the song transforms into a sweet acoustic song. Perfect relaxing B-side for the more upbeat "Mane". Pre-order yourself 1 of the limited (500) pressings of this great single here, I have and I can't wait to find it in my mailbox!
For those of you that think waking up with Titus Andronicus is a bit too much after the long relaxing weekend, here's something more easy-going for ya: Lowlakes. This Australian band has just released their 1st (self-titled) EP and it's a beauty beyond belief.
Slow soundscapes with a very specific leading vocalist in the person of frontman Tom Snowdon make this a perfect EP for deep in the night. But with the rainy days we'll be having this week and with that long weekend off still in our mellow heads, this is the perfect soundtrack for those of us that refuse to wake up and get back to work.. Visit their website for the rest of the EP and have a relaxing Tuesday, my friends.
(ps. the laptop has regained a little bit of life, so no downtime, it seems :)
In an attempt to keep some great tunes coming your way, here's a Titus Andronicus Mixtape that was released in March. It's a collection of covers, live-shows and demos dating back to 2009. And although i'm not a huge fan of this band, it is extremely electric. You can feel the rock 'n roll energy flowing through every song they play. Surprisingly awesome, worth checking out on a dull Tuesday morning after a great Easter weekend!
click the image to visit their website and download the free mixtape!
due to a completely deceased laptop, there will be some downtime on the blog. Unfortunately it's impossible to add videos/soundcloud/bandcamp items via the ipad, so you and me will just have to wait untill i get myself a new laptop.. Which will hopefully arrive later this week.
A great weekend EP this Nonagon EP by Satellite Giant. Long and slow tracks, with seemingly endless soundscapes in an 1970s rockvibe. Somewhat psychedelic, but without the extreme crazyness of it, they never loose track of the song and always keep your attention on the music. Have enjoyed several evenings with this 5-track ‘pay-what-you-want’ EP and I sincerely hope you do too. It may not be very Easteresque music (I just made a word, there), but if it’s good, play it loud! And this is good music!
Too bad there's no sunshine today, cuz this is 100% Summer music. It's catchy, a little cheesy (but just the right amount) and you can easily dance and sing to it. Van She is releasing their new album later this month and if they hold on to this fun-vibe it'll be totally worth checking out!
Somewhere within the next week i'll receive my copy of this great 4-track EP in the mail and I can't wait. Despite having the option to hear it via the Bandcamp-player and the downloaded set I received with ordering the EP, I just really want to hear it playing on my brand new record player!
Not just because that brand new record player is such a nice addition to the little 'music corner' in my living room, but mostly because this Fragile EP by Halls is such a fine little album. "I Am Not Who You Want" is mentioned as the leading track on this EP and it's probably the nicest one, but the others are also extremely fine.
A great EP to slowly start off your Thursday morning with a mesmerizing tune and a smile on your face. And don't worry if you're already stressed out at work, this will go great with Easter breakfast this weekend!
wrote 2 lovestories on this track, twice my fucking laptop died on me when i hit 'submit'. i'm done for tonight. it's a new track by one of my favourite bands of the last 12 months. enjoy. despite this fucked up machine i'm typing on, i'm still enjoying the tunes!