Man it’s been awhile since I’ve heard anything from Toronto based outfit The Wooden Sky. Maybe it’s for my lack of paying attention, but either way, I’m happy to be sharing this new song from them called “You’re Not Alone”. The track is something you’d get if you combined the best parts of Grizzly Bear with the crazy vocal twang of Sturgil Simpson. It’s a true gem and I’m happy to be reacquainted with the band.
The Wooden Sky will release their new album Swimming in Strange Waters via Nevado Music on April 7th.
After many months of much hard work from myself and several others, I’m elated today to bring you news of our upcoming 7″ single from young gun Andrew St. James. Now I’ve been a fan of Andrew for quite awhile so this project is something that means a whole lot to me. As his first release on vinyl, Andrew has hand picked this track, “You’ll be Fine”, to be featured as the A-side with “Red Hair Green Eyes” as B-side. “You’ll be Fine” is a perfect example of Andrew’s superb songwriting skills similar to greats like Tallest Man or Dylan. This is surely a kick off to a promising and bright career as a top up and coming singer songwriter. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we’ll bring you the sweet B-side soon.
Head over to bandcamp right now to pre-order the new 7″ single releasing on March 2nd. It’s a gem.
POKAL is a Swedish band new to me as of of today you should be listening to right now. Though breezy is a word tossed around a little too much nowadays to describe music, I can find no better word for this music. It’s bright, shiny, and full of a delightful bit of pop tendencies. Check out “Great Expectations” below and enjoy what I’ve been listening to all day.
Minnesota based dream pop group Vansire is really becoming a mainstay here on ATH. We’ve been enjoying the few songs the guys have shared with us and dig their unique take on the dream pop genre. Today the gents have been kind enough to share with us a full stream of their brand new EP entitled The Rolling, Driftless North. I’m not sure how this band isn’t being talked about on all the major sites, but they certainly deserve to be a household name with tunes like these. Enjoy.
Download this EP for free over on bandcamp.
L.A. based songwriter Ryan Moore and his project known as Quiet the Pilot caught my ear towards the beginning of this month and I’ve been enjoying him ever since. Today he’s peaked my interest again with this new track called “Stan the Man”. I’m reminded immediately of my late 90s/early 2000s indie emo bands like The Promise Ring as the song sort of meanders here and there in a most chilled out way. I suggest you check it out now.
Brooklyn based rockers Sun Voyager is a band that has long earned praise here on ATH. Their music is always heavy and always rocking, similar to bands like Ty Segall or even local group Swords. Today they’ve shared with me this incredible new track “Trip”. If you were dragging on your Friday morning, this song will surely wake your ass up and set you right. Enjoy.
Sun Voyager will be releasing their debut self-titled LP soon. Stay tuned.
If it isn’t abundantly clear yet, we here at ATH are big fans of that band called Diet Cig. We just saw them at Sound on Sound, have attended their show in the past, and love the energy brought by the duo in everything they do. With that said, I was obviously excited this morning to get an email delivering news of a new single and the release of their debut album. I already can’t wait for the album and a chance to see them again come March. Very excite!
Swear I’m Good at This will come out on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records.
Nate Dog gave you guys a tune from Minnesota based dream pop group Vansire back in January and I’m pleased today to be bringing another one of their songs. This one is called “Driftless” and I think you’ll find that the song title is a perfect descriptor of the tune. It sort of meanders a little bit as you drift off into the delight of the jangly pop sounds. I dig it.
Vansire will be bringing you a new EP at the end of the month. Say hi to them on Facebook.
I’ve been away too long, but am ready to start sharing some tunes again in whatever capacity I can. I’ll kick things off today with this memorable new tune from L.A. based songwriter Ryan Moore and his project known as Quiet the Pilot. The track is called “Stick Around Some” and reminds of Built to Spill or Modest Mouse if they were stripped down to only an acoustic. Check out his other music on soundcloud and you might even be reminded of Iron & Wine or other famous singer songwriters. I’ve played this one 5 times already today. When I have more information on this project, I’ll send it your way.
We made some posts about Orlando based outfit Day Joy in late 2012/early 2013 and hyped the band as one of the next big things. After the hype, no one really heard much from the group over the last 3 years as Michael Serrin, the mastermind of the project, dealt with the loss of a family member and depression. Well Serrin has luckily decided to make music again and just sent me this gem entitled”Florida’s Warm”. You can obviously hear some of the pain in Serrin’s voice as he takes us through this hushed beauty of a track. Powerful stuff.
Expect a new album from Day Joy to come your way in the Spring of 2017.