Julia Sinclair has released a 4-track EP which you get for free at her website and it's a good one. She has a strong, yet vulnerable voice which sometimes sounds like it's gonna crack. but it never does. she writes simple songs with just her voice and guitar, the lyrics ain't new or brilliant. but it works. sometimes it just does. Julia Sinclair's guitar skills are more advanced than one might expect based on the "girl-with-guitar" type that she clearly is and this is what uplifts her above the average, although that specific, clear, beautiful voice surely puts in some weight. Slow and Steady is the EP-title as well as the finest song on this album, but please don't stop listening after the opener, the rest is just as special.
The band responsible for my favourite album of this year (so far) has a new track & video out: Dandelion. It's good, and could definately fit on the album and you can download it from their bandcamp for just a Dollar by clicking here. Get it! Now! Damned!
Let's celebrate the beginning of a new week with this fine party track by hiphop-duo Villa Rosa. It's perfect for the little after-Summervibe we got going on in this country and it makes me wanna hang around in the sun with a cocktail.. who knows what i'll be doing tonight..? Have a good week!
It's been silent for a few days on the blog, but not in the house. Most played record was "Tosta Mista" by Hooded Fang, a 6-piece band with influences from all over the timescale. Last century's 60s & 70s are probably most represented and they're making their own great sound of all of this. This album has FUN written all over it, they had fun playing the music, and it's good fun listening to it. With the shitty mood i'm in, this is a perfect album to keep me going. Singing & dancing guaranteed with this!
This video is great, but i enjoy this song much better without it. The song has something special which just fades away with the images of this vid. I can't put my finger on the reason for it, but i know it is like this. You can hear more City Of Glass-songs on their website, The Divine Bell EP (which was released a few months ago) is very much worth it!
Incredibly beautiful track by Youth Lagoon. The vid is also pretty awesome, but the song is just about on constant-rotation since i've first heard it. His debut album is coming out next week, really looking forward to it, hope it's as good as this one track.
Another Monday, another Monday Morning Kick-Off. The new (and greatest) single by Friends Electric is called Puzzle Pieces and it's a great danceable party-track to start off the week with. Just before you go into meetings, fix new problems, meet new customers or do whatever it is that you do, you get to dance once more to remember the great weekend with this good track. The single will be released on October 24th, get it if you've danced to it this dull Monday morning. Have a good week!
The kitchen has been cleaned after a little Courgette-soup explosion, i'm doing my best reading all the papers i've received over the last 8 days and the background sounds excist of all kinds of great things i'm discovering on the blogs i haven't visited in at least a couple of days. Among the greatest things i've heard was this 3-track EP by Danny Deleto, called "Conversation". It's 3 electronic rock tracks that fit together, yet each tell a totally different story. It's almost 6 months old, but who cares? It's a good little piece of music and you can download it for any price. A bargain no matter what you spend on it, cuz it's
Usually i spend my spare time reading blogs, listening to unheard music, discovering bands of all kinds & saving big amounts of links, files and tips from all over the web. Over the last weeks it has happened a few times that bands (or their record companies) found me. Not always to their succes, because i might be extra critical to what i'm being given.. The Rest started following me on Twitter and i checked out their account and website. To my "surprise" they have recently released 2 new tracks which are incredibly good! These 2 tracks are a little dreamy with a noisy edge to it. There's a lot to discover in the songs and although names of U2 and Radiohead popped into my head, The Rest surely have their own sound as i don't really like those two bands, but really enjoy these 2 free tracks. Always On My Mind is my favourite, but both tracks are a treat to your stereo.
Great song by personal "hero-to-be" Jordan Klassen, who is working on his album (to be released March 2012), but has shared this 1st track with the world. And based on this 1 track, this might be a fantastic album. It starts out soft and easy, but more sounds and instruments are added as the song goes along, adding new layers to it, yet remaining the same sweet song it started out as. Eventually even horns join in for the outro, and once it's done, all you wanna do is start over again. Absolute brilliance!