Currently Listening To: Low City

Currently Listening To: Low City

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Even though I love setting up at home and working from my living room window, I still find it still pretty damn hard to stay focused.  Some days, I’m pretty easily distracted.  Today, since it’s freezing cold in my apartment, I can walking back and forth between this table I’ve got my computer on, to the space heater plugged in near the doorway.  Stay warm out there folks, we’re probably going to have another couple months of this.

Have you heard of the band Low City?  They’re a Brooklyn-based collaboration between longtime friends and former bandmates (music producer Abe Seiferth and composer/musician Jeremy Turner), aiming to combine an electronic production background with classical and film scoring expertise. All the songs were written, performed and recorded by Seiferth and Turner, but the duo were joined by several guest performers to flesh out its sound (guest performances from members of Dirty Projectors and Bon Iver).

Take a listen to “All You Can Dream Of”.

Keep the good music coming.

Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

Currently Listening To: Whales & This Lake

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There’s really no shortage of Norwegian bands covered on Indie Music Filter lately.  It’s pretty impressive that for a country of just over 5 million people, they produce some really interesting bands and artists.  Today, I’m putting electro-pop band Whales & This Lake on your radar with the impressive “Sahara Blind”.  The charismatic trio are Hans Olav Settem, Max Peder Brekke and Anders Søvik Hjelden, who are right now working with Canadian producer Digory Smallz (who’s got a pretty good record bringing me great content lately, ie. Austin Basham).

Take a spin.

This video is quite a psychedelic trip, created by Magnus Borka Kloster-Jensen (Borka Productions) and Jonas Lien Svarstad.

“Leaf Off / The Cave” by José González

“Leaf Off / The Cave” by José González

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This one’s more my speed.  I liked “Every Age” when I heard it a few months back, but now when I go back, I find the track a little too sleepy for my taste.  “Leaf Off / The Cave” is the latest single from José González’s upcoming album Vestiges & Claws, out February 17, 2015.  I today get the option of hearing the song the way it appears on the album (below), or from a recent performance with an eight-piece band and 27-person choir on Sweden’s popular award show, P3 Guld.

A Few Minutes Of Summer

A Few Minutes Of Summer

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Karen O did it again: she wrote one of those songs that take you from a dark, cloudy and cold day, to a distant, warm, instagram-y summer where people still use analogue cameras.  She also made a genius decision regarding the video for “Day Go By” – a short film by Wiissa aka Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe – which is absolutely adorable.  I’m in actual awe of it.  So stop whatever it is you’re doing, put the video into full screen and enjoy the ride.