Oakland based The Saxophones have received their fair share of coverage on our site over the years. All ATH staff members have been continually mesmerized by the quiet, yet still powerful feeling to all of their songs. I’m yet again pleased to share another hit from the band entitled “Aloha”. I suggest giving it multiple spins as each and every listen unfolds something beautiful to really enjoy.
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.
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Man these guys in The Molochs are really pumping out some solid tunes in preparation for their new record. We’ve already heard the western boogie in lead single “No More Cryin'” and now we’re treated to another gem with this second single “You and Me”. It seems perfect to me that this band is from southern California because their sound is a perfect homage to late 60s SoCal pop music. This album is going to be on of the year’s best.
Pick up new album America’s Velvet Glory on January 13th via Innovative Leisure.
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Coming in to today I knew not one thing about SoCal based group Wistappear, but I’m looking to remedy that today with this promising new single. The song, entitled “Overflowed” is reminding me of the frequent rhythm changes of Dirty Projects mixed in with the fun and open vibe of a say Here We Go Magic. My comparisons aside, it’s definitely a reason to start paying attention to this band and their upcoming new album.
Knack for Whatever is out on November 18th.
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Those in the mood for a little throwback, doo wop style pop music on this Wednesday should check out this new single entitled “It’s Time” from San Francisco based Nick Waterhouse. You’ll hear many genre elementshere like soul, jazz, and r&b all coming together nicely to create a powerful bit of retro pop music. I could see Nick headlining a stage at ACL here pretty soon if he keeps this up.
Waterhouse will release Never Twice on September 30th via Innovative Leisure.
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Oakland based The Saxophones just sent me this new single “If You’re on the Water” this morning and I had to share it with the world. It’s a very dreamy, very repetitive, and totally meditative type of song. For me, it’s been a perfect start to what is a cloudy and kind of gloomy Tuesday morning. Hopefully this is just the beginning of more great things to come.
Fans can purchase this song as part of a new EP available on July 19th. Picture disc!
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There’s something special in this new Trouble in the Wind track, something that aligns with folk-laden indie rock. I love the strength in the vocals, and enjoy the fact that they seem to hold a sense of longing, of searching. Musically, you’ll hear all sorts of little touches that have my ears piqued, be it the California aura or the pedal steel that maneuvers throughout..here’s to hoping you’re interested too. If you’re digging this, be sure to check out their brand new album, Lefty.
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I’m a sucker for really well crafted pop rock, and I’m pretty sure that Cali’s Clean Spill fit that bill with this brand new single. It reminds me an awful lot of local Austin act Shivery Shakes, bordering the line between surf and indie, but always bringing hooks. There’s even solo that breaks down the track in the middle before the group comes in with some more swagger. If you’re looking for a track that makes you feel good just by listening, then I think you should hop on this one right away.
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As usual, SXSW has slowly inched ever closer without me feeling like I’m fully prepared just yet. I of course have time and will be working to get myself game ready. We here at ATH also want to get you ready with some exposure to bands coming to town who we feel are worth your time. Today I continue that preparation process with an interview from Cali based Adult Books. Nathan and I both have been loving the band’s new album Running from the Blows (out March 4th on Lolipop Records), so we were both excited for this one. Follow the jump for more.
You can’t really knock slow burning folk tunes, especially when they feature exceptional vocals of a leading front woman. The slow burning folk tune of the day comes from Melaena Cadiz, and it’s a mellow track that will wind its way into your heart. The vocals are just the perfect amount of smoky and sweet, accompanied by simple acoustic guitar, but you’ll find the track is anything but simple. Cadiz, out of LA, will be releasing herlatest album, Sunfair on March 4th via Misra Records.
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