A few weeks ago, Turnip King popped up on my radar with their track “Metonymy,” which was our first listen to their forthcoming LP. Now, they’ve left us all with this dreamy new tune and it’s accompanying video, which features cropped images atop images…in my eyes, the video encompasses the beautiful moments of life, even the silly ones turning into meaningful ones. The song itself is like a dreamier, noisier Mazzy Star with the distortion billowing out to greet the harmony. Look for Laika on August 19th via Fire Talk.
I was reluctant for a few moments to post this track from Alvvays; it didn’t hit me immediately. But, I gave it a few more spins, enjoying the wall of guitars in the far off distance. That’s when the voice of Molly Rankin really struck me, and I’ve been unable to turn this damned song off. Musically, the song’s offering your standard fare of dreamy indie pop, but Rankin has this remarkable voice that’s reminiscent of Mazzy Star; I honestly cannot pull myself away from this voice. The band have just signed on to release their album with Polyvinyl Records; it’s produced by Chad VanGaalen, a personal fave of mine.
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We here at Austin Town Hall were fortunate enough to get our hands on some tickets for the much anticipated Tegan and Sara at Bass Concert Hall on Friday night. Touring in support of their latest release, Sainthood, the girls were accompanied by the beautiful Holly Miranda and Steel Train. A sold out crowd filled the hall, and you could hear the buzz as all the fans anxiously awaited the beginning of the night. Follow the jump for the full show review and pics.