Sonic Jesus have two things going for them, at least in my book: One, their were remixed by Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3; Two, they shared a split with our local Austin faves, The Black Angels. That’s a win already, and we haven’t even started the talk of the band’s newest single. It begins with this stabbing electronic note, complimented by a slow rhythmic pulse just beneath. Eventually, guitars come in shadowy forms, haunting the corners of the track, just as the vocals hold this mysterious power amidst that rhythmic electronic stab. This tune will feature on the band’s new album, Memories, dropping on November 30th.
Man. Slumberland Records is making my week. I picked up the latest from the label with Real Numbers and Terry Malts new LPs, and now they’ve announced this record from The Proper Ornaments. Those of you looking at nostalgic classic rock, and I mean the early, carefully crafted sort, will surely adore what’s here. A warm vocal moves over a piano backbone, with a quiet bit of precision percussion. This is how pop music was meant to sound…at least to my ears. Look for their new effort, Foxhole, hitting on January 20th next year.
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I’ve been waiting for some time to listen to this new track from Sambassadeur, knowing that one of my favorite labels, Labrador, was going to release a new 7″ from the group. The Memories 7″ is set to come out in November, and they’re giving everyone a chance to preview the material today. Interestingly, the bass line steals the show, providing a stepping rhythm that definitely propels the song forward. If you’ve followed the band, you’ll notice the orchestral touches such as horns and string cuts coming in and out of the track. I wish these guys would put out more material, but this will do.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/01-Memories.mp3]
Download:Sambassadeur – Memories [MP3]