Bands

Prides 2014 Mixtape

Prides 2014 Mixtape

This is the kind of thing I’m talking about when I say that I’m looking for bands that are doing something different.  Bands take notice, this is a great way to get on a blog (especially in December, when it’s all about year end content).

Glasgow’s Prides recently recorded themselves at The Old Mill Studios performing a mixtape of their favourite tracks, including Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate”, and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” (to name a few).  Here’s a note from the band:

2014 has been a year where we spent a lot of time in a van listening to the radio. We decided to wrap up the year with one of our mixtapes of our favorite tracks, but this time we decided to play it live. These are the songs that we sang on the way back from shows, played incessantly whilst out on tour, and cranked when they came on the radio. Hope you enjoy!

When I look back on 2014, I’m really glad that Prides popped up on my radar.

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Take You Out

Take You Out

When I get an e-mail from Louisville, Kentucky band The Pass, I know there’s always going to be something good inside.  The electro-pop foursome pass-ed along their latest single, “Take You Out”, off an EP called High Road (out Dec 9th. via SonaBlast! Records).  I think these guys deserve a little more attention, as I would have expected they’d be massive by now!  Well, the synch world has noticed their craft, as apparently they’ve licensed their music over 40 times to tv shows and films.

Head over to their soundcloud page to get a little more familiar.

Currently Listening To: Daniel Wilson

Currently Listening To: Daniel Wilson

Normally in these “Currently Listening To” posts, I’m introducing you to an artist that I very recently just became aware of.  But in the case of Daniel Wilson, I’ve actually known his music for a while, I can’t believe I still haven’t got a post up on the site about him just yet.  I guess it fell through the cracks, but I’m glad I’ve circled back to his music today.

Daniel Wilson is a 23 year old singer songwriter from Detroit who’s just put up his Boy Who Cried Thunder EP online, featuring some incredible songs.  Last month, his stunner “If You Went Away” moved me enough to throw it into my best of November mix, today I’m loving the EP opener “Proofread” (check out below).  Really, the EP is worth a test drive, ranging from “driving electro pop to upbeat piano-driven soul to atmospheric, reflective minimalism, highlighted by his distinctly pristine, soulful vocals”.