“Lafaye” by School Of Seven Bells, from the album Ghostory.
I’ve got a feeling that this week will be a good one for new music. Why would I think that? Well, if this new track from Toronto band Bravestation is any indication of whats to come in the following days, I’m psyched. Take a listen to “Signs Of The Civilized” below (and download for your e-mail), which will act as a bridge to their upcoming album, to be released in the months to come. To the band, the song is “an adventurous and nomadic spiritual journey that captures elements of youthful optimism and a sense of tribal community”.
Its a bit toned down from their previous recordings, but these new musical instrumentations and influence are doing it for me, totally into it.
“New Sum (Nous Sommes)” by Hey Rosetta!, directed by Jesse Davidge and produced by Blatant Studios, an award-winning creative production studio located in Vancouver and specializing in animation and motion-graphics. Much of the footage for this video was shot at the band’s sold out Commodore show during the ‘Yer Fall’ tour of late 2011.
From my blog travels recently, I heard some new music from Australia’s Oliver Tank. ”Help You Breathe” is a new song not off the “highly rotated here” EP Dreams and “is a soft and chilled slice of mellow electronica, with Tank’s sweetly yearning vocals add a touch of emotion to the gentle synths” (quote and track via Music Ninja).
Also, Their Bated Breath has a collaboration of Tank and Rainbow Chan for The Northern Lights Competition from FBI Radio last year. The duo outlasted hundreds of entries and when there were 6 finalists, the public voted Chan and Tank the winners. The tracks are a free download at FBI Radio along with some remixes.
“Running With Insanity” by Alcoholic Faith Mission, from the forthcoming Ask Me This LP, out on March 27th with Old Flame Records (MillionYoung, Letting Up Despite Great Faults). The band will be returning to North America for a spring tour following years of sold-out European sets and appearances at Reykjavík‘s Iceland Airwaves, SXSW, CMW, and CMJ.
Have you heard this song by The Good Natured? Its been in my head for a good couple of days now. Check out “Raindrops”.
The band are Sarah McIntosh (songwriter and front-woman), George (drums) and her brother Hamish McIntosh (bass) and were recently signed to Regal / Parlophone Records. For those looking for a “catchy Gothic twist on Electro-Pop”, required listening is in their EP entitled ‘Skeleton’. Here’s the trio performing an acoustic version of “Lovers” for a Wilcox Session.