Catching Up with Lost Sound Tapes

Jon over at Lost Sound Tapes is always reliable for his tastes, and admittedly, I haven’t been checking in as frequently as I should, which is how these two new releases on the label slid under my radar.

First, you get Daisyworld by Neutral Shirt, which harkens to a sort of sparkling indie rock vibe, taking on these sunny moments, and maybe wearing them with a bit of a heavier sentiment, like “Permanent Blue.” There are some upbeat rockers too that I’ve been taken by, so might I suggest you give “Salton Sea” a listen.

Next, you can enjoy 5 Demos from Boosegumps, the project of Heeyoon Won (Free Cake for Every Creature). Here, they’re offering this super intimate glimpse into their life and writing. Personally, I’ve been really taken by “Perfect Autumn Day;” it reminds me of those blissful moments on the early Rilo Kiley LPs. Give a listen.

Loving This Neutral Shirt Tune

neutralshirtIn the New Year, I’m just going to keep jamming to shit I like. Today, and probably for the next few days, comes this hit from Neutral Shirt…with the fresh announcement of their 2016 EP via Lost Sound Tapes. I like the lyrical delivery of singer Matt Terrones…oddly reminiscent of John Samson. But, while I love that aspect, I think the song is ultimately successful because of the longing female accompaniment during the chorus. Those of you looking to shine some light into your lives will gladly press play on this track…and then over and over again. Look to pick up the EP when it’s released this Friday.

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