Monday, October 20, 2014

Car Seat Headrest - Nervous Young Man - 2013

Copezone: This record is refreshing from start to finish. I like the throw back fuzz and feel of the vocals. It's like discovering a gem that got packed away in a garage somewhere. I hear some good old Leonard Cohen in the vocals and lyrics, with some Lou Reed despair and attitude! The band gives lyrical nods to the likes of Neil Young and the Chambers Brothers. Instant fan!

xingbee: There are artists you love, and there are artists that "amaze" you. Car Seat Headrest falls into that second category. Everything this guy writes is genius and impresses me beyond words. Somewhat reminiscent of The Velvet Underground, but completely unique. A gem, really. Do I tell everyone I know about this artist or savor it like some secret treasure (eh that's selfish)? Oh and the outtakes album? It's *even better* than Nervous Young Man. Thank you Will Toledo, you are truly talented!

Isla Norman - Too Many Love Songs! - 2012

I am a nineteen year old singer songwriter from New Zealand, and have just released my second album entitled "Too Many Love Songs!" My music is most often associated with the word "quirky," which I choose to take as a compliment.

My songs are upbeat and positive, written mostly for the ukulele in a sort of "dear diary" format. My biggest influence is Ingrid Michaelson.  

Hellolisa - We Got it for Cheap - 2013

We are a band, we are 7 and we are friends, since 2005. We live in Collioure, the most beautiful little town on the Mediterranean sea.
We are playing indie rock / Alt folk, in an indie pop mood, so if you like Belle and Sebastian, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Arcade Fire...
We are unsigned and looking for a beautiful label who will help us to spread our vibes  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

the range of light wilderness - The Range of Light Wilderness - 2014

From Bandcamp:

Randall Douglas Matson, Please keep making music like this! This sounds to me like music made simply for the sake of doing what you love doing. We need more of this in the world. Thank you so much for your music.

Alie This album is like putting on a pair of sepia-tinted sunglasses, then falling in love lazily and without a trace of cynicism.

Water Music - Wolves - 2014

Recorded on 8-track between June and October 2014 at Hawk Moth Records HQ. 

"The ever prolific Matty Barker emerges from the shed with a gorgeous new Water Music album. Serene space folk to soundtrack the contemplation of small things, of big things, of nothing at all. Tremendously uplifting and superbly written, as always." - BandcampHunter

Wartime Recitals - Wartime Recitals - 2014

Los Angeles' Wartime Recitals emerged from a love of pop melodies, large arrangements, and a desire to play their instruments very loudly. Though the group does have glockenspiel parts, they would like to note that all comparisons to other glockenspiel-related bands are probably wrong. And that's okay.

The Weather Station - What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know - 2014

Folky tunes with a touch of garage dirt thrown in for good measures. 
Worth a listen.

Løzninger - Roses of Poison - Single 2014

Pet Sun - Gimme Your Soul - Single 2014

Some serious Canadian Rock for you here...

Canada's Pet Sun recently put out their debut EP, Feel Like I'm Going Away, on Sleepless Records. It's an album of mostly poppy mid-fi garage punk a la Wavves and Black Lips, but with a few slower, trippier dirges too. You can stream the whole thing below, as well as check out the brand new video for its track "Gimme Your Soul" (one of the poppier songs) which premieres in this post. BV

Pet Sun -- 2014 Tour Dates
10/15 The Casbah Hamilton, Canada
10/24 The Flat Brooklyn, NY w/ Weird Womb

Billy Moon - COLD - Single 2014

You gotta love an artist like Billy Moon - the creativity coming out of this rural landscape is just great.

Billy Moon is a project that I try not to put limits on. Now that I've moved back home, it seemed like a good time to start putting out artwork and tunes that I had been sitting on for a while.
Gotta keep busy.
I've always kept journals of poems, songs, and weird drawings of butts and stuff, but this is the first time I've released artwork like this so I'm excited to see what people think.
If the accompanying single, “Cold”, could be summed up it would be: “Don't be an asshole”.
I should probably shut up.
Hope you enjoy!
Billy Moon.