While checking out NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast this week, I heard the latest Telekinesis tune called “Sleep In” from the upcoming release of Ad Infinitum. There’s just something about the way that Michael Lerner writes his songs that really appeal to me. It means he’ll always have my ear when he’s releasing new music. Check my archives and go back through all his great songs I’ve featured in the past.
Have you heard the latest song from Lindsay, Ontario-bred indie folk band The Strumbellas? Chances are, you’ll get hooked on the catchiness of “Spirits” (like I did) and be humming it into the evening. The song comes from the bands’ forthcoming album and was produced by LA Producer/Engineer, Dave Schiffman (Johnny Cash, Haim, Weezer).
Take a spin!
I’ve been in the middle of hosting upgrades this week for the blog (and 7 other sites that I take care of for family and friends), so I had to take a bit of a hiatus in posting songs until I got everything settled in its new spot. I’m no expert on this kind of stuff, but I seem to learn a little bit more each time, so I think we’re good? Can you see this post right now? Hopefully it’s loading well and you’re able to hit play on Saintseneca‘s brand new tune “Sleeper Hold”.
The Columbus band hope to follow the success of last years’ Dark Arc, with their third record Such Things. “I was pushing myself with Such Things to try to explore the pop motif further, to try to use and bend that formula of having a groove, a beat, locking in and using that as scaffolding to build a song,” lead singer Zac Little says of the album. “And even though it oftentimes might seem like this singular vision, at the core my creative strategy for the band is one that inherently involves other people. I think the best work I’ll make involves working that way.”
Take a spin of “Sleeper Hold”.
Perhaps the most anticipated release of this fall is Chvrches‘ sophomore album, Every Open Eye. Last month, Lauren Mayberry (vocals), Martin Doherty (synths), and Iain Cook (guitar) gave us a little teaser with the single, “Leave a Trace”, and now they bring us one step closer with “Never Ending Circles”.
What I love about the album so far is Mayberry’s new voice. And not voice like vocals but voice as in her stance in this world. She exudes a newfound strength and assertiveness in her tone that’s both empowering and inspirational. In the past, Mayberry has spoken out about topics that are typically left undiscussed like rape and misogyny. Perhaps this album serves as an extension of her proclamation; especially given some of the titles on the track list like ‘Playing Dead’ and ‘Bow Down.’
Check out “Never Ending Circles” below. Enjoy, and thanks Chvrches for being so awesome!