Monday, May 20, 2013
Following an excellent debut - Pure Bathing Culture have crafted a fantastic sophomore effort in Moon Tides. With more sophisticated song structures and a delicate execution, PBC channel the best parts of Beach House with tinges of Cocteau Twins and a West Coast wispiness that fits their aesthetic perfectly. Moon Tides is out on August 20 on Partisan Records. Loving everything we've heard so far. VIA
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
After the enticing "Northern Lights" and "In Your Eyes" off their recently released EP, today we get "The Way We Are" - probably right behind "Northern Lights" for us as the best track so far. Kate Boy (Swedish / IAMSOUND) have clearly mastered the aggressive synths of The Knife while managing to make their tracks their own. "The Way We Are" is available next week on iTunes.
A long time staple of Stark - it's been great watching Ms. Diane mature over the course of her past records. Always a stark amalgamation of dark American folk melodies - Diane's songs are poignant and subtle with a refreshing seriousness that commands attention. After seemingly parting ways with her Beggars family, Diane will release About Farewell, June 25 on her own Rusted Blue Records.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Cronin defined the "oh shit I need to check him out" type of artist, that for whatever reason (we blame ourselves) - we just didn't get to the first time around, despite a solid campaign. Better late than never thanks to a trusted friend recommendation and the above Yours Truly piece, we're sold on his debut and the new album MCII, out today. Check out the above video - then go pick up both albums.
We've been thoroughly enjoying the new Patty Griffin - American Kid - out today. There's a poignancy and emotion to these tracks that make this album of her most striking efforts in recent memory. Griffin isn't breaking the mold here, but exemplifying why she does it better than most of her peers. Below is "Ohio" the excellent duet w/ hubby Robert Plant. No shocker here, this recalls his excellent collaborative Americana record Raising Sand.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Young Galaxy's excellent Ultramarine is out now.
The inimitable Jonny Fritz (formally Corndawg) is back w/ his new album Dad Country (out now on ATO) - enjoy the dust up above.