I want to know what a wet secret is. Can anyone tell me? Found this band on the CBCR3 blog the other day, check out The Wet Secrets from Edmonton.
Formed by contract in 2005 by five rye doused friends and musicians. After recording their initial album (7 days after their first gig), Whale Of A Cow started to get noticed by music fans and college radio. To follow this up, the band took a year to record the full-length Rock Fantasy (which came out this week on Rodeo Peanut, distributed by Six Shooter/Warner) while taking time off from other bands they played in (Shout Out Out Out Out, Whitey Houston, The Vertical Struts, Dirt City Films & Capital City Burlesque). The 9 song album also contains remixes by Shout Out Out Out Out’s Nik Kozub and Cadence Weapon.
Here’s the song Get Your Own Apartment.
Video below. I’d like to dedicate this song to the a$$hole that lives above me who walks around in work boots at 6:30am. Replace ‘get your own apartment’ with ‘move the hell out of my complex’. By the way, check out the ‘Rye-eyes’ in the video. It makes you do crazy things.
What: I read on P4K today about this duo (Erik Sunbring and Jacob Lind) and was immediately drawn to their music. Think quiet indie-folk for fans of The Shins , Jose Gonzalez , maybe the slower Dodos tracks. This song is off their forthcoming album produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo, Lilys ).
What: Ive posted before about the songwriting of Culture Reject s Michael OConnell, but hadnt heard any other tracks off his new self-titled record until this past week. Theres some lush and layered gems in there. Head to White Whale to hear more.
For my first post for the Indie Music Filter, it is only fitting that I bring to your esteemed attention a band just getting out of the gates, with an interesting debut of their own.A.Human, a trio from London, bring a fresh dose of psychedelic melodies to grungy electro beats, resulting in a very balanced crossover sound.They also have one of the most amusing bios I have read in a while, making reference to their shared disdain for serving food and drink to suited no brains as a motivator for making music together.(At least they found an original way to describe what seems a clich袠starting point for most rock outfits, waiting tables.)
It is not surprising Third Hand Prophecy is being put out by the folks at Wall Of Sound, a label packed with dance producers with an indie-rock edge.Fast becoming one of my favourite labels for spinable tracks due to their consistent release of epic electro that keeps the distortion and dirt in the low end as much as possible, A. Human caught my attention right away with their lead single Black Moon.Aggressive, cryptic lyrics take us into lives of two individuals bent on capturing fame and fortune.Check out the awesome reference to Jean-Claude Van Damme near the end of the song.Very Chuck Norris-esque.
Video for Black Moon
What: I hear this record (Hang This On Your Wall , Feb. 2007) playing in the office from time to time. There’s some catchy stuff here. The band has just finished a ‘holding pattern ‘(finishing off school) and begun to write and plan for a fall ’08 follow-up release.