“Turn Your Love” by Half Moon Run, from their forthcoming second album, Sun Leads Me On (out through Indica/Glassnote on October 23, 2015). The video is an epic 360-degree performance, directed by Marc Côté who said of the video “We are proud to work with four great musicians, and it is a privilege, especially when you connect personally to the music.”
Wales definitely deserves his own post here on Indie Music Filter, rather than just an song embed in one of my laziest posts to date. For fans of ambient artists in the vein of Vancouver Sleep Clinic, take a listen to the second release from NYC writer/composer/producer/filmmaker Sam Bennet (aka Wales) called “Falling”. The song is beginning to trend since premiering on The FADER and follows his debut single “Lose My Mind”.
“Falling” was co-produced with Yellerkin’s Luca Buccellati.
I’m on a roll here powering through the inbox, so I’m just going to keep posting them. Next up, a new tune from 19 year-old Amber Bain (aka The Japanese House). “Clean” is the title track from her new EP, due out on Nov 6th through Dirty Hit. It was recorded during the summer with George Daniel and Matthew Healy and sees Bain expand from the brooding, melancholic electronica showed on Pools…, whilst continuing to “push the parameters of alt-pop with her luscious, hazy and engulfing sound”.\
Take a listen.
Take a look at the latest video from Montreal band Seoul for their song “Real June”; a video directed, edited and shot by Julian Flavin of the band. Flavin talks of the concept of the video below.
“The video for Real June aims to transpose the “romantic” implications of the song onto a friendship between two women, emphasizing the beauty of admitting dependence on another person and receiving support from friends. The film was inspired by friends of ours who express solidarity with one another in grand, life-affirming, and idiosyncratic ways. We were interested in our complicated relationships with the spaces we inhabit and the things we consume, depicting people who can make their own experiences in arenas meant for other productive purposes, while still very much consuming the products on offer without serious complaint. We also wanted to interrogate the tendency for music videos to pair images of “fleeing to the freedom of nature” with “inspirational indie music” and putting into question its validity by defamiliarizing and problematizing the nature-space – all to leave room for the characters to show, more realistically we felt, their ability to free each other.”
This post is way overdue, but I’m continuing to realize just how difficult it can be to do simple things like blog, when you’ve got a 10-week-old dictating your schedule. Anyway, said baby in question is sleeping, so I’ve got these 10 minutes to get a post up about Toronto band Bravestation. The group just last week released their V EP (via Culvert Music), featuring the songs “Haven” and “Actors” that I’ve highlighted in the past along with two new songs (“Gemini” and “Operator”). Again and again, I’m reminded of why I dig this band.
The band celebrated the release with a sold out show at the Drake Hotel in Toronto last week with Young Empires. Stay tuned for upcoming shows or check in with the band.
If you’re a Børns fan, you too are aware that only 36 days remain until this galvanizing band releases their debut album, Dopamine (that’s October 16). Børns exploded earlier this year after Garret’s silky vocals were featured in a Hulu Commercial. Months later girls were holding signs that read, “Take me to your tree house” at concerts. Festival goers were choosing Børns over larger names as they carefully crafted their schedules.
In April, Børns released “The Emotion” from their forthcoming album. Whereas the entirety of “Candy” screams young love and euphoria, with “The Emotion”, Garret shows us, well… a little more emotion. As he tones down the exuberance, he reveals a sense of vulnerability. It’s unexpected. It’s refreshing.