I’ve recently been getting into this Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore. The group’s debut album In The Wooded Forrest features 14 tracks of poppy goodness eerily similar to Mates of State with catchy guitar licks and less organ. Below you can check out jangly new tune from the group called “Honestly”. Heading to the Savior Adore website will also find you with 3 more free MP3s for the price of an email. Pick up the debut LP on September 6th via Cantora Records. (via)
Download: Savoir Adore – Honestly [MP3]
When are these Knuckle Rumbler kids not putting on some sick party these days? Seems like they’ve always got the hot ticket in town. Thursday night is no different at Emo’s with a dance party like no other featuring Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, The Diamonds, Sphynx, and DJ tunes by Hot Britches side project Wolf Teeth. I’d recommend that anyone looking for a party to make it out for this one.
Download: Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt – Ride Friend Ship [MP3]
I’ve been debating about whether or not to completely abandon electronically enhanced tunes, a la the Sleigh Bells and what nots, and listening to Italy’s A Classic Education really is pushing me further in that direction. The vocals have a little bit of distance, yet there’s a familiar quality, as if you’re listening to the band play in your roommate’s bedroom. Guitars seem to sort of coast through casually, yet with this incredible sharp presence. Lucky for all us Stateside, we’ll get a chance to hear new tracks from the band when their Hey There Stranger EP hits shores on September 21st via Lefse. Give me guitars and good tunes, and I’ll always be your friend.
Download: A Classic Education – Gone to Sea [MP3]
While I can’t say I was terribly crazy about Light Pollution’s debut LP Apparitions, I do like this new laid back track “Magic Kingdoms Kick My Teeth In”. The song appears on a short compilation put together by L.A. music management company Heart Music. In addition to this new Light Pollution joint, the sampler features 5 other song from varying artists and can be download on the Heart Music bandcamp page.
Download: Light Pollution – Magic Kingdoms Kick My Teeth In [MP3]
Remember when I raved about how great Wild Nothing‘s Gemini was? Well, the band, the one project of Jack Tatum, will return with the Golden Haze EP this fall on Captured Tracks. If you pass judgement based on the following track, it seems like Wild Nothing will definitely have another gem of pop music to win the adoration of listeners everywhere. Label me excited.
Download: Wild Nothing – Golden Haze [MP3]
Philadelphia band Sun Airway are proud to announce that they are joining forces with indie record label Dead Oceans. The group, primarily the project of Jon Barthmus, will release their debut LP Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier on October 11th via their new DO label. Below you’ll find new track “Oh, Naoko” which puts out the “chill wave” type sound that emanates from the band’s sound.
Download: Sun Airways – Oh, Naoko [MP3]
Odds are you haven’t heard much about Cinema Red and Blue, yet many of you will be familiar with the players. The group, which is said to be just a brief project, is comprised of members of jangle-pop darlings The Comet Gain and dark post-punk outfit Crystal Stilts. Upon playing together, they created a beautiful collection of songs that will likely live on in the canon of underground music for years to come. Personally, David Feck’s voice will always hit me right in the heart, and I hope it does the same for you. The self-titled album will hit stores on September 28th via the hard-working folks over at Whats Your Rupture?. I can hear this playing around my house for years to come.
Download: Cinema Red and Blue – Same Mistakes [MP3]
Backwords is a young band from Brooklyn with that sort of alt-country/folk sound that I’ve been into a lot lately. The group are prepping their new LP, Quilt, for a September 7th release which can be had digitally, via CD, or on a limited 300 pressing vinly (check bandcamp for pre-order). Below you can check out latest single “And Then Sigh” to see what you think of the band. It’s pretty simple stuff, and yet somehow readily enjoyable.
Download: Backwords – And Then Sigh [MP3]
Normally we would reserve this space for a show post, but we wanted to give more details about the free show that will take place this Saturday, August 14th, at End of an Ear, at six o’ clock. You see, The Whiskey Priest is Austin songwriter Seth Woods, and his new collection of songs is really spectacular. Wave and Cloud will be released on August 23rd, and it’s a down-trodden affair, of the most enjoyable type, of course. You’ll enjoy the way the songs flow from Woods’ voice, and the gentle strumming allows for optimal emotion to be pulled from every chord. You’ll have a new favorite Austin band after listening to this.
Download: The Whiskey Priest – If A Train Was A Doctor Was A Song
I’ve been heavily into the alt-country scene these days so I thought I’d continue that trend with a quick look back at Ryan Adams and his old band Whiskeytown. Now it’s been awhile since I’ve sung the praises of Mr. Adams (course with his recent material can you blame us?) and I thought it would be fun to glance back at how great he used to be. Most of us know by now that Adams fronted this great alt-country band that never really soared to the heights of fame seen on Adams solo career. The group only existed for about a 6-7 year period and released just the 3 official albums with countless B-sides and singles along the way. Below I’m bringing you “Easy Heart” off Whiskeytown’s final album Pneumonia which came out in 2001. I’d probably say that Strangers Almanac is my favorite from the band and where interested parties should begin their Whiskeytown tour. I like this song below because it’s the last song on the last album from the band and you can really hear the transition from this tune to Adam’s solo career.