Today’s track is an absolute beauty. Here’s “Sister”, the last track from newcomer The Japanese House‘s debut EP, Pools To Bathe In, due out on April 27th through Dirty Hit Records. Since putting up “Teeth” earlier this month, I haven’t been able to get enough of this 19 year-old’s brooding, melancholic electronica.
Have you heard the latest from Canadian band Slow Down Molasses? Check out “Home”, from their upcoming LP Burnt Black Cars. The band will be touring extensively late Spring/early Summer to support the new record, which will be one to check out for fans of Slowdive, Toy and My Bloody Valentine.
We heard only a snippet of “Dark Bird Is Home” in the trailer for The Tallest Man On Earth’s upcoming album (out May 12th on Dead Oceans). Today, just as I’ve started to wear out “Sagres“, we can hear title track in it’s entirety.
“Suddenly the day gets you down // but this is not the end // no, this is fine.” What starts as an intimate, comforting solo number – just Matsson and guitar, builds into a powerful full band performance.
I continue to make up for my little rule, today giving you the first single from the forthcoming Folly & The Hunter album (out May 26). “Awake” caught my ear months back, when I caught the band performing at the Drake Hotel for their Toronto date. They played mostly songs off Tragic Care, with this song and another new one strategically placed throughout the set. There’s nothing better than a band you’re a fan of giving more of what you love.
Lead singer Nick Vallee said about writing the song:
“Awake” was written when I had writer’s block. The song is about creating something out of nothing and forcing yourself to wake up to find spontaneity & passion in your life.
I’m excited to be posting some more great music from Ryn Weaver. Take a listen to the title track from the singer, songwriter and producer’s debut album “The Fool” (June 16 on Mad Love/Interscope Records). “OctaHate” was such a massive first single for an artist who came completely out of nowhere; it had a lot of us wondering how anyone could follow such an entrance. A few listens in and I’m convinced this track just may stand up to her first.
When Weaver first burst on the blogs, I felt there was little to no bio info and an incredible amount of speculation as to how her career started. Well, officially from this press release in my inbox, Weaver was born and raised in southern California and started experimenting with music as a child, moving on to writing and producing as a teenager. While living in New York in 2009, Weaver met producer Benny Blanco and later reconnected with him in Los Angeles. After hearing Weaver’s music, Blanco introduced her to Michael Angelakos (of Passion Pit) and the three began working together soon after.
Weaver will embark on her first U.S. headline tour this summer, with dates including Los Angeles’ El Rey, New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom and festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Osheaga, Firefly and more. More details and tickets here.