“Good Sex” by Kevin Drew, from the album Darlings (out March 18th/24th by Arts & Crafts / City Slang).
Yerp – we’re having a little bit of a love affair with Sylvan Esso over here, chalk it up to pre-Valentines Day emotions if you will. We’re getting all flustered and it’s from just a spot of news from the muso’s.
Whilst we sit and wait for their self titled debut LP, out on May 13th (via the wonderful Partisan Records) here’s another track for you and some tour dates. Other than getting “Hey, mami, I know what you want mami” stuck in your head, this song seems to slap around harmonies, bass and tempo pretty perfectly.
Here’s some of those dates we mentioned:
2/11 Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
2/13 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
2/14 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
2/15 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
3/12-16 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 London, UK – Lexington #
3/21 Brussels, BE – Botanique #
3/23 Amsterdam, NL – MC Theatre #
3/25 Berlin, DE – Privat Club #
3/26 London, UK – Oval Space ~
* w/ Dana Buoy
# w/ Wye Oak
~ w/ Tycho
“All The While” by Barzin, from the album To Live Alone in That Long Summer. The video was directed by British filmmaker Jason Yeomans. Barzin said, “I love the simplicity of the video he has made for “All the While.” The video plays with the age-old metaphor of being weight down by something, and the desire to want to unburden oneself of this weight. To unpack, to escape, to let go… what have you; these themes are all connected with this metaphor, and Jason ran with it and made something beautiful out of it.”
Its been quite a long time since I’ve had a post here about Victoria, BC songwriter Kandle Osborne (aka Kandle). Following up on her debut EP, Kandle will soon release In Flames; an album co-produced by Sam Goldberg (Broken Social Scene) and Neil Osborne (54-40) featuring collaborations with Béatrice Martin (Cœur de pirate) and Sam Roberts. In In Flames, we’re to expect a “dark, etherial consciousness” with haunting vocals, insightful lyrics, and spooky melodies.
Her first single was “Demon“, but I’m drawn to #2, the song “Control Me”.
Take a spin.