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Take a Break With Some New Music Videos

Ok, so you’re still under the delusion that you’re going to get anything done at work today, but how much longer is that going to last? It’s Halloween! Take a break from whatever it is you’re still working at and take a look at two new music videos from local(ish) acts that will brighten your day and give you something to jam to while you start to get spooky.

First up are locals Shivery Shakes with their hilarious and cross-dressing abundant video for “Hold On” off their killer album Three Waves & A Shake. Just when you thought that song couldn’t get any better, the band gives it a visual component you don’t want to miss.

Next up is where the (ish) comes from in local(ish): Little Cinema. While the band divides their time between Brooklyn and Austin, we can still claim them a little as our own. In this music video for “Birdwatchers of the World, Unite!” a track off their debut album, Adventure, things get a little birdy.

Get Your Gritty Lo-Fi Jam On with Disgusting People

disgustingDisgusting People are a group from Sydney, Australia who specialize in college style minimalist extra lo-fi rock and roll. They’ve got a rad purple cassette tape for sale over on their Bandcamp page along with the chance to download the whole album digitally too if you don’t want to kick it old school. Have a listen to the track “2×4″ below and get a good taste of what you should be listening to.

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Communions Make the Perfect Sort of Pop Music

commieThere’s really not too much information traveling about involving Communions, but one things seems to be that everyone who has taken a listen to the Danish group has found themselves falling in love.  Honestly, I hear a lot of great similarities to our boys Literature; the song below has that same jangle and there’s just a hint of obscuring vocal effects.  I think it’s the perfect way to wrap up our week here, as it’s a near perfect song.  They’ve got a Tough Love Records 7″ coming out on November 10th, so let’s hope we get to hear more from them.

Western Vinyl to Release New Elephant Micah Album

whereJust the other day I was lamenting the mellow sort of tunes that I fawn over and their absence.  Since that ridiculous statement, it seems I’ve been inundated with some folk-laden tunes that are really something, like this new song from Elephant Micah. The moniker serves as the musical vehicle for Joseph O’Connell, and he’s received countless accolades from all over the musical map, artists and outlets alike.  While his music has long seemed a great secret, his new album, Where In Our Woods, will see a release on Western Vinyl early next year.  Take a journey with this number.

Angel Olsen Graces Your Day

angelllEarlier this year, Angel Olsen put out her great album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, and you thought you’d have to survive off this for awhile as far as tunes from this lady go. But you’re in luck! She’s announced the deluxe version of said album and it includes this extra track, “May As Well,” which has this sleepy, almost lullaby vibe going for it. It’s a short little number, but in its two and a half minutes, Olsen manages to encapsulate an old-timey sound with her emotive voice, that’s nostalgic to say the least. I’m really enjoying this number, and so you should be to. Have a listen and pick up Burn Your Fire For No Witness Deluxe Edition on November 18th.

 

Color of Light to Release New LP in 2015

dreamSadly, the great run of tunes that came out in 2014 is drawing to a close, so we’re already getting into the jams that will get us through an Ebola-filled 2015.  One of those that caught my attention was the dreamy electro-scape pop music coming from Color of Light.  It’s the project of Sean Neuse, who formerly operated as Backseat Dreamer (that name was a bit too much of a giveaway), so you can turn this song on, put some headphones over those ears, then find yourself drifting into some quality REM sleep.  Look for Memory to come out on January 6th of the newest year.

Stream the New Album from Trans Upper Egypt

transThese boring little pages of ours have seen several songs pop up from Trans Upper Egypt, so I figured why not give you the opportunity to listen to their whole new self-titled LP?  It’s music of the psychedelic sort, with the vocals often obscured in the mix while bass lines rhythmically bounce along.  Me? I dig the album; it’s different in a sense than a lot of the other “psych rock,” so it alone wins points for that in my book.  Monofonus Press will be releasing the album next Tuesday, but be a smart consumer, and listen in before you buy.

Album Announcement for Ghost of Jack Nance

ghost-of-jack-nance-promo-picSoliti Music is on a roll this week, with a video from Black Lizard earlier, and now the announcement of My Heart Strings, the new effort from Ghost of Jack Nance. This tune is filled with noisy plodding guitar and a vocal that seems to echo through the caverns of your mind. It sort of sounds like if you took Beat Happening and wrapped it up in this dense collection of atmospheric noise…and I mean that in a really good way, I promise.  You’ll be able to grab the new EP on November 28th, but while you’re waiting indulge a bit by rocking THIS VIDEO at work.

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