Rose Melberg’s New Band = Knife Pleats

knifepleatsI think any fan of great indie rock the last several years has to agree that no matter what Rose Melberg touches, it’s going to be magic…in some way or another.  The last project we had from her was Imaginary Pants, but now she’s got a new outfit up and running, Knife Pleats. And yes, as always, Melberg and her pals fulfill the promise, creating hook filled tunes that make you feel young…and ultimately smile. The foursome will release Hat Bark Beach on September 29th via Lost Sound Tapes…with the CD version coming out later via Jigsaw…both reliable options for great tunes.


Great Return for Imaginary Pants

coverImaginary Pants only have a handful of small releases, but I’m really in love with their most recent EP, Kites at Night.  Perhaps it’s because there’s five new songs; you can’t ever complain when you get five songs with Rose Melberg involved. There’s a variety of songs too, with the one below opening the EP up with a warm bit of summery pop, but there’s also a couple of more upbeat tracks like “Creaking Gates” and “Bleak Outside.”  Either way, you’re not going to be disappointed with what you’re getting, and if you’re so incline, you can get the EP for NYP or order the tape from Lost in Sound Tapes.  You win either way.


Download: Imaginary Pants – Branches As Bridges [MP3]

Rose Melberg Is In a Lot of Really Good Bands…like Imaginary Pants

imaginaryRose Melberg is in a lot of really good bands folks.  One that I’ve taken a particularly liking to has been Imaginary Pants, who released a 7″ earlier this summer, unbeknownst to me.  But, I’m on it now! It’s hard to follow that lady’s prolific writing! But, the group has offered up their new Imaginary Pants 7″ for free download, though I suggest you support the cause and pick it up from Rok Lok Records. Of course, I’m going to stick with my theme for today by posting the slower song, though there’s a more upbeat track on the flip-side.  Sure, I’m late on this, but how can I not write about great pop tracks?


Download: Imaginary Pants – Channels [MP3]

Rose Melberg Wears Imaginary Pants

3132283664-1I wanted to bringing you something special on a Friday, something I thought you could really sink your teeth into before you hit the weekend. This little jam comes from Rose Melberg and her new project Imaginary Pants.  The duo has a collection of demos, but they sounds pretty incredible if you ask me. I like the opening jam, and I can see how the sound fits into the modern music industry, with vocal harmonies and a little bit of twang. They’re going to toss out this wonderful collection on Lost Sound Tapes sometime in the near future, so keep a look out. You can grab all the demos HERE.


Download: Imaginary Pants – Cave to Cave [MP3]