Not too long ago I shared a new track from The Parlor, while also encouraging you to revisit Kiku…but now here we are with another new-ish tune from the band. This tune, along with the recent release of “Dream” were both written during the Kiku cycle, though they didn’t quite fit into that album’s narrative. Here, “Dive” has this instinctive heartbeat, this pulse that really propels the song forward. That pulse gets accented by these careful guitar lines dancing about, encircling the vocal melody from Jen O’Connor; it allows for the natural build towards a swelling pop sound that’s sure to delight your ears. Both of these b-side tunes are now available from the band!
If you’ve been reading any of the ridiculous mid-year album lists (of which I made my own) you’ll likely notice a trend among all lists…that trend being that Beach House‘s latest album 7 is high upon the list. Sub Pop dropped the album in May, and it’s amassed continuous buzz and support since it dropped; tonight you’ll get a chance to catch the group at ACL LIVE. Honestly, I can’t think of a venue more fit to host a dreamy set by the group; the lighting alone will do wonders for the performance. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat will be opening the night around 8 PM; so be sure you’re there in time to catch Beach House take the stage just after 9.
As the end of one of my busiest weeks in months came to an end, I was really excited to see Frankie Rose over at Red 7. The show also featured several rising stars such as Dive and The Young, so we couldn’t complain, especially after all the work put in to make the venue more enjoyable.
Read on for our thoughts and check out Brian Gray’s photos.
|Date||Saturday, April 14th|
|Tickets||$8 from Transmission|
The former Dum Dum/Vivian Girl Frankie Rose hit the ground running this year with the release of her album, Interstellar. It showed a definite focus, highlighting Rose’s warm vocals in the gently constrtuced pop structures. That alone is enough to make you hit up this cheap show, but, you can also catch Dive, a new favorite of ours. The group features members of Beach Fossils, and they should be pushing their upcoming album for Captured Tracks. Oh, and that’s not enough? Well, catch Cheap Curls…another former Dum Dum Girl kicking off the night. Seems like a great place to spend a Saturday evening.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/02_Know_Me.mp3]
Download: Frankie Rose – Know Me [MP3]
This track surfaced towards the tail end of last week, and the more I listen to it, the harder it is not to fall head over heels in love with Dive. The band recently signed on with Captured Tracks, who will release their album Oshin on June 26th. There’s a similar bounce to the early work of Beach Fossils (no surprise since the bands share members) holding the pacing on this track, but you can definitely see that the group’s placed a bit more emphasis on the clarity of the lyrics and guitar sounds; i the end, it makes for a much warmer sound, yet still very intimate. We’re all going to enjoy playing this one.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Dive_-_How_Long_Have_You_Known.mp3]
Download:Dive – How Long Have You Known [MP3]