Bandstand Busking and Burning Acorns

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Brokered Heart by The Acorn

By burning acorns, I just meant that The Acorn seem to be on fire lately. And good for them, they deserve it. Not only is the band currently supporting Fleet Foxes and Elbow in the UK, the were recently touted as something beautiful by a guy who breaks indie bands these days. I’m a big fan of their songs on Bandstand Busking (a site along the lines of La Blogotheque) that film bands performing acoustic impromptu sessions around one of the many bandstands in parks across London. Spend some time and check out bands like Ten Kens and Frightened Rabbit there as well.

You And Me by Gustav Spetz

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Who : Gustav Spetz from Sweden.

What : From the album ‘Good Night Mr. Spetz ‘ (Imperial Recordings ), here’s the catchiest song you’ll hear all week. Formerly of Eskju Divine , Gustav split with band and recorded a variety of solo recordings. He’s currently touring Sweden, then Japan (which are his current territories to release his record). Try his myspace to hear/buy more.

Song : You And Me . Reminds me a lot of Loney Dear .

Important Note for iPhone/iTouch users

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You might remember a little while back when I created another version of this blog called Indie Music Filter Mobile (I think it’s coming up on a year now actually). It’s a blog feed that is optimized for viewing on the iPhone/iTouch, which posts are fed into my main site (www.indiemusicfilter.com). Apple liked it and we’ve still been writing there just about every day.

Well, I just learned a cool trick today to add this site to your iPhone/iTouch Home Screen. Here’s how to do it.

1) On your iPhone/iTouch browse to www.mobile.indiemusicfilter.com.

2) Then tap the plus (+) sign on your browser, then hit ‘Add To Home Screen’.

3) Click ‘Add’ on the upper right corner (you can change the text for the site name to something shorter like ‘IMF Mobile’ if you like).

4) Voila! See below. It won’t look different than any app you might get in the iTunes store, its essentially just a icon with a bookmark. I thought it was pretty cool though.

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Memories don’t just come back to you, they attack.

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Check out The Raft by The Memories Attack. Doesn’t it just make you want to scream along with the chorus? Love those songs that go from a quiet low to such a loud high.

This song is from the duo sophomore effort, called LP2. East Coast music scene vets Chris Thompson (of Eric’s Trip) and Ron Bates (Orange Glass) have found something nice here. Not something we’ve never heard before in lo-fi two-pieces, but they do it really, really well. Here’s the video.