Artist: TV Girl Location: San Diego, California, USA Label: none Format: digital EP buy // download
Things I do not enjoy, under any circumstances: apologizing, broccoli, people who talk on cellphones while at the movies, and purple clothes. Do NOT add this song to that list. (via Friends With Both Arms)
“I’m a bus driver that makes music. After a long day of elementary schoolers putting gum on my lovely pleather bus seats I enjoy a good space jam while sorting through the Disney VHS collection”
After two fantastic releases (tooth ache.’s Skin and Family Trees’ Dream Talkin) Father/Daughter Records has returned with a new single from Levek (David Levesque). Levesque hails from sunny Florida and makes what F/D calls “a capella meets Afrobeat meets Disney vibes” (couldn’t have said it better myself). “Look on the Bright Side” is the spicy A-side to his new 7”, and it’s nothing less than a knockout. Stitched together from smooth island grooves and fluttering drums (not to mention some stellar vocal work), it takes you on a late-night blunt cruise through Fantasia. Long and short: if you don’t like this, you might not have a soul.
I doubt my morning would have been so bright if it weren’t for this excellent new cut from John Jagos, aka Brothertiger. He was kind enough to send it over yesterday, but I didn’t get to listen to it until about 1:14 this morning. Fortunately, “Evening Glow” was well worth the wait, and I think you’ll feel the same. Download it below, then head here to grab his Vision Tunnels EP.
Finding artists like Brendan is what I love about blogging. He just moved to Philly from Chicago and was poking around to find out what the music scene was all about here, so he emailed me. Naturally, I clicked through to give his stuff the litmus test and WOW. You’ve got to hear this record of his, A Bottle House Vernacular. Gorgeous, complex and heartbreaking work.
I convinced him to let folks download this, the lead single on that record, but you should really go give the whole thing a listen. This is the kind of album you should have headphones on for - and let it wash over you like laying in pillowy fresh snowbank during a snowstorm - so cozy and soft, but fall asleep and you could be dead.
theunfound.com mixtape volume 5 is now available to download.
Download the latest mixtape put together by the very talented Samaritan check his Bandcamp here.
Featuring : Unouomedude | Diamond Rings | Blackbird Blackbird | Silly Kissers | Metronomy | Bikini | Twin Shadow | The Radio Dept. | Sufjan Stevens | Local Natives | Young Henry | Toro Y Moi | Alan Pownall
New York’s Davey Jones just sent over a brand new self-recorded joint. Give this one a second to get started… once it does, it’ll grab ya. He’s got such a knack for deep hooks, slinging deceptively simple phrases around like they were deadly 90mph sliders. You think you know what’s coming, but wham! it curves just out of your reach.
Pick up a bunch more free material on his website here.
Here’s a fast-burner from sometimes soft, sometimes rough bedroom pop project, Long Walks On The Beach. Besides the two tracks below, the Washington, DC-based artist has more available on his bandcamp. [via]
What starts as a swinging horse-trot tempo quickly leads to a full-bodied cowboy coffee of a song - rich and black and full of grit. The slide guitar that leads into the end of the track will sing yr pard’ner to sleep under a night of full desert stars. These Brooklynites remind me of the best stuff of Grandaddy and Pinback. Download it free here.
They’re sharing the bill on fantastic CMJ showcases this week, so keep your eye out. Pick up their new digital EP Birthplaces from Hi-Scores Recording Library. Also, boy r on tummmblr (tho not very actively).
1) Blackbird Blackbird - Little Respect 2) Seeing Suge - Breaking 3) Blackbird Blackbird - Fly (Feat. Steffaloo) 4) Star Slinger - 1987 5) Craft Spells - Love Well Spent (Feat. Emily Reo) 6) The Record Summer - Put You Out (Blackbird Blackbird Remix) 7) Twin Shadow - Slow 8) Teams Vs. Star Slinger - Close to Me 9) Emay - Sleep 10) Coma Cinema - Her Sinking Sun
Using a tribal rhythm he dresses this airy pop tune with layers of synth hooks and less falsetto sounding vocals than what we are used to from Blackbird Blackbird. The stand out for me is the driving guitar riff, which sounds like its been recorded with great care.
Not that you don’t already know this, but the life altering track Breaking that premiered on the Collaborationscassette not to long ago, is now out as a single along with three bonus tracks from each perspective artist.