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!
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!
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.
This was released 11 months ago and I came across it about 3 months ago. All that time I listened to it a lot, constantly reminding myself that I should write a little lovestory on it one day. Today is that day, and guess what? (this is the moment where you say "What!?" out loud, preferably for others to hear it), they've just released a new album called What Wonder is this Universe. Which is probably at least as good, and hopefully even better, but for now I'll stick to this 2011-release that I've fallen in love with over the last few months.
This band combines a lot of different styles, I can taste a little prog rock, some experimental 60s noise, hints of grunge and probably 12 more style frames I mostly will invent while typing. They've come up with a beautiful description themselves though: Experiential Spiritual Folk-Rock or New Mexican Space Music. That's unbeatable! It's brilliant and somehow perfectly describes this great album.
I could add any of the 10 songs featured on this album, as they are equally beautiful and my words are just getting in the way of the music. Let me just shut up and let the great music win you over like it did me. Amazing album. I'm not ready to say goodbye yet, their new release will just have to wait a little longer for me to be able to hear it. But if it is as good as this one, I'll fall in love someday. Just not yet. Not yet. I ain't ready for new love, I'm still hooked on this one..
Waking up with a bang! It's songs like this that once made me come up with this category. "English Sporting Defeat" by English Sporting Defeat is the 1st track this band has written and it's perfect for early mornings. For people having trouble waking up in the morning, just like me on Monday morning. Have a good week!
One of the finest releases of this Summer is without any doubt this great record by Murals. Within 10 seconds of opening track "On A Passing Cloud" you're probably in love with it. I know I was. References with other artists come to mind, but try to ignore them, nothing good comes of it. You're better off just dreaming away a little with these fine songs.
Their 1st single is "Eyes Of Love", a bright Summeresque track that'll have you dancing around in wide green fields with flowers everywhere before you know it. The people living to far away from such fields could probably get there by just closing their eyes.
Closing track "Lunar Love" comes way too fast. With just 8 tracks, of which only the opening track clocks over 3 minutes, this album is done before you know it. But it'll leave such an impression and dead silence, that the only suitable thing to do is: Play it again!
Last month saw the release of Matt Paxton's new song "Factory Town" and just like his previous single Shore Pine Walk it's a fine piece of music. It's a sweet little lovesong that'll take you away for a moment, just a few minutes to clear your head from the daily routines and just sit there and picture what it is that Matt is telling you about.
Been wanting to write a little something on this album for a month now, pretty much since it was released. But so far I failed this task, while I do enjoy the tunes a lot on this (pay-what-you-please) release. Be sure to check out the entire album at nightswimmer.bandcamp.com, because it's extremely fine! Have a good week!