Last weekend New Orleans based band Kindest Lines made a stop into Austin at the Mohawk playing shortly after indie buzz band Toro y Moi finished up their set outside. Unfortunately the ATH crew couldn’t make it to the show, but we were fortunate enough to have Jack from the band answer a few questions shortly after their Austin stop. After the jump you can find the full interview.
My favorite new find of the year has to be New Orleans based 80’s style synth-pop band Kindest Lines. It’s really not my typical style, but for some reason they’ve struck a chord with me and have this odd way of keeping their tunes in my head. The second new track we have from the band’s upcoming debut LP is called “Destructive Paths to Live Happily” and can be found below. You can get your hands on Covered in Dust June 15th on Weird Records.
Download: Kindest Lines – Destructive Paths to Live Happily [MP3]
New Orleans based outfit Kindest Lines have been building a steady amount of praise amongst the blogging community as of late and I’m now ready to give them the ATH stamp of approval. Below you can find the track called “Baltimore” that’s seems to be popping up on every semi-popular hypem blog this side of the Mississippi. The eerily familiar sounding new wave style guitar riffs behind an awesome voice from Brittany Terry and a better than average synth beat has made for a unique take on the shoegaze movement. I can’t quite put my finger on a good label for this band, but isn’t that usually what makes the great ones great? A debut LP, Covered in Dust, from Kindest Lines is due out June 15th on Weird Records.
Download: Kindest Lines – Baltimore [MP3]
Man I love when checking out things for the website I sometimes find a track that wouldn’t normally be in my wheelhouse, but it impresses me big time. Such is the case with this new song “One of a Kind” from Brooklyn based artist FRAME. It’s a full and synth heavy pop number similar to a band like Baltimore’s Kindest Lines. Whomever you want to compare this to, you have to admit that it’s catchy as hell right? The answer is yes.
FRAME will drop State of Mind on October 27th via Concierge Records. Pre-order.
Yesterday we brought you some of our favorite hits from the last year, but now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty. Time to test ourselves against the best, and see what you guys think of our Top 50 Songs of 2011. Regardless, these are ours, so we’re not changing, but I think there’s tons of hits on this list. Follow the jump for list.