Today, we’ve got a new followup single to “Old Fears” from LA’s Satchmode called “Best Intentions”. Both songs were recorded and mixed at the band’s home studio in LA and mastered by Dave Cooley (M83 and Silversun Pickups) and will appear on the debut EP Collide, out this coming January 16th.
Lincoln Jesser and I have a good little thing going on right now. He sends me an e-mail with a new track, I get hooked on it, then post it to IMF. This time though, I asked him for more info about him, as when I checked my previous posts on the site I found only great songs from an artist I knew very little about.
Lincoln Jesser is a 23 year-old from Indio (home of Coachella) who writes, produces and sings everything on these songs himself. He also works as a producer and guitarist for renowned Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, who he collaborated with to create a remake of George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun”, that landed as the closing song of Oliver Stone’s film “Savages” last year.
We’re to expect a lot of live shows and new music in 2014.
I’m kind of hooked on this song “Lost”, from LA’s Scavenger Hunt. I can’t really find out too much about this duo comprised of Jill Lamoureux and Dan Mufson, but they’ve got a catchy tune and a cover of Kings of Leon’s “California Waiting“, so thats a start.
Let’s get lost.
Today is a good day for a few reasons. I got an early start at work, solved a site issue and got to spend some time with new songs from a band I’ve really become a huge fan of. Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs blew me away with their 2011 album Slave Ambient; since then I’ve been patiently awaiting new tunes. If “Red Eyes” is an indication of how good Lost in the Dream (out March 18th, 2014) is going to be, call me excited, pumped. Call me Al.
Winter is here. As the snow falls and icicles form we need to keep a fire in our hearts. We pack into cozy bars to get warm and dance by the firelight to remember we’re alive. In “The Fire” Savoir Adore‘s forest fantasy pop blends with French Horn Rebellion‘s hot dancefloor beats. The two bands, related by marriage for the last few years, have finally collaborated to keep you warm all season long. Make like David of FHR and Deidre of Savoir Adore and cuddle up under the disco ball, dancing the night away.
Was it the lure of their band name hitting some sort of chord, seeing as though I live in South Africa? Monkey Safari, who are neither Monkey’s, nor on a Safari are actually the German muso-duo of brothers, from a town called Halle. According to the original post on Pitchfork, Larry Fitzmaurice explains how the original “Coming Down” used sampling material sourced from Justin Vernon’s cover of Anaïs Mitchell’s “Coming Down” featured on one of the best radio stations in the world; Triple J.
Naturally, I was completely intrigued, so after a few clicks worthy of a successful ‘dig-around’ I’ve decided to let you listen to it, three times over. The new edit of theirs, Justin Vernon’s cover and her original. It’s quite a little journey you’re going to take with just one song, and it goes to show how powerful songwriting can potentially be. I’d love to know which one you enjoyed the most! Let’s put these triplets against eachother, shall we?