We often get carried away in the hype of the music biz, but one thing that Bones Garage reminds me is that there’s always been a voice inside of us all, waiting to break free. Interestingly, this Tel Aviv outfit is doing so by offering up dreamy pop from one of the darker region’s of the world. The jangling guitar seems to maneuver in and out of the mix, allowing for various points of focus; I’m partial to the energetic spruce that hits just after 2:30. Ariel Pedatzur owns the song with her distinctive vocal performance too, dragging out syllables where needed, though always with a charmed touch of the angelic. The group will be releasing Oi Ma Yeah later this year, so feel free to fall in love now.
According to the band profile, Document is a post punk band out of Tel Aviv, hence the title. But upon first listen, I got tinges pop jammy fun lying just beneath the surface. I like these kinds of fusion. I also like highlighting music that is being created all over the place, an ATH specialty (I think we all may need to move to Australia or Scandinavia soon based on our current penchant for jams/electronics from both locales).
Back to Document, they are self-releasing an LP on 12/8 called The Void Repeats, as independent as it gets, which you can stream here. Preview the opening track track below…
First, I’d like to personally take note of the fact that I was listener 666 to this tune, so that’s got to be a good sign. But, secondly, please do yourself a favor by spending some time with Vaadat Charigim, the Israel act I’ve been loving for some time. Their initial introduction had them labeled under the moniker of psychedelia, which is easy to see some of those touches, but this latest song really seems to get as far away from that habit as one can go, while still looking back. There’s a beautiful hollowness to it, drifting subtly through your ears; the song rises at times, but in a pretty steady fashion that listener’s will appreciate. Just another reason to fall for these guys before Burger Records releases their album, Sinking as a Stone, on May 19th.
The last time I covered the work of Tel Aviv’s Vaadat Charigm, the band had more of a bend towards psychedelia. But, as they grow, they’ve crafted this sound that adheres to their influences while still pushing forward in a heavier sonic direction. This new single has a sound akin to various heavy-hitters out there, with a haunting vocal tone that’s wrapped in a hazy swirl of guitars and atmospheric distortion. It’s a darkened touch on their own sound; it should make listening to their new effort, Sinking as a Stone, quite a journey. Look for the album via Burger Records on May 5th.
Last year, we wrote about Tel Aviv’s Vaadat Charigim quite a bit; they were just releasing their debut album for Burger Records. They’re back now with a 7″ they’ll be releasing with local Austin label Reverberation Appreciation Society, as they prep for a new LP in 2015. This first track is this trembling swell of psychedelia, moving in and out of your stream of consciousness. It opens quietly, building momentum for the band’s entrance just around the minute mark. You’ll find that the song definitely has peaks and valleys, rising and falling here over the song’s 9 minute sprawl. I appreciate that; I like a good non-run of the mill psych track.
If you don’t know Andy’s work with labels like Matador and Dim Mak, or his bands Tel Aviv and Prosaics, then you might want to go back in time and find the hits. But, you can also put that aside and focus on his new project, Bloody Amateur, which will be releasing a self-titled debut on March 5th via Teen Beat. Below you’ll find him stripped down and open, bearing his soul to the listener with little more than a guitar. Sometimes simplicity is just what you need to craft a wonderful song, and this tune fits nicely into that category. Share it with your friends.
Download:Bloody Amateur – Companions [MP3]