Friday, April 18, 2014

daysdeaf - When Colour Lost Light - 2014



Some music just stays with you and leaves you deaf for days...


The process involved using a ten-gallon fish tank and mixture of acrylic inks, food dye, and pigment. We explored the emotion and tone of the song through a series of experiments by mixing these materials.

Arkells - Never Thought That This Would Happen - 2014






They wrote the record in our hometown of Hamilton, with a workmanlike approach. Their workshop was a 150-year-old building: a former spice factory, turned gay nightclub, turned abandoned building. The room isn't acoustically primed, but that forced the band to keep the essentials, lock into the grooves, and let the natural reverb take the tunes into cinematic places.


"Never Thought This Would Happen" was inspired by Hillside. Under the sun, there's live music, workshops and summer dresses flowing in the wind. Beneath the moonlight, there's drinking, dancing, and campfire sing-a-longs. This song takes place after all of that, sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.


VARSITY - Thanks For Nothing - 2014


VARSITY submitted a year back and I loved their garage rock slacker ass approach to making songs; I just got their newest release and it again is solid. It has touches of Pavement, Throwing Muses, all over it... Great submission, Thanks.


Home Alone - There's A Light Coming Through - 2014


Slightly spooky space gaze music coming out of TO, Canada... It's nice to listen to reflective tunes on a day where the air is calm, light is hazy and the day can just go on forever.
Wonderful release.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life - 2008



An Unofficial video, but whatever! Outstanding Song...

And when the angels come
They'll cut you down the middle
To see if you're still there.
To see if you're still there.

And underneath your ribs
They'll find a heart-shaped locket,
An old photograph
Of you in Daddy's arms.

And then they'll sow you closed
And give you back to the water
From where we're all born
From where we're all born

And you'll feed the ghosts
And you'll feed the living
You will be a stranger
And you'll be a friend

You'll be the leper
You'll be the healer
You'll be the hero
And the tragedy

And when they sow you closed
They'll give you back to the water
From where we're all born
From where we're all born

When they burn your body
All that's left is sand crystals
Two tiny handfuls
All the rest is water, water, water

All you need to know
Is you are born of water
You are made of water
You are merely water, water, water

All you need to know
Is you are born of water
You are made of water
You are merely water, water, water

Monday, April 14, 2014

Missoula



Nat Posey - Have A Good Day, Buddy! - 2013


A few great tracks; a bit heavy on the experimental side at times, still worth a listen for traditional folk enthusiast.

Zoya Zafar - The Truth - 2014


Great release.
Angelic lo-fi folk.

Whistle Me a Tune - 2014


I have been collecting songs that have the simplest of instruments, our lips! So finally, I have assembled a compilation album of some of the tunes that make me smile. 
Enjoy.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Your Heart Breaks - Troubled Sleep - 2011