“Broken Love” from the sophomore full-length album “Still Waking Up” from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia band Rain Over St. Ambrose.
Another Friday, another handful of songs that deserve to be heard. Here’s my take, from a quick look in and around the Hype Machine Top 50 this week.
Here’s the official video for “Skeletons” from Trails and Ways debut album ‘Pathology’ on Barsuk Records.
Fickle Friends return with a 2nd track from their impending release of debut EP Velvet titled “PARIS” out May 25th via B3SCI Records (North America) & Killing Moon Records (ROW).
“Margarita” from Mas Ysa, the creation of musician Thomas Arsenault, who will be releasing his long awaited full-length debut, ‘Seraph’ on July 24 via MapleMusic Recordings.
To keep up with running regular guest posts on Indie Music Filter, I got in touch with Mattia Villa from Italy-based music blog Going Solo, who went beyond the call of duty and made two playlists today for this site.
When we founded Going Solo more than a year ago, we’d never expected that it would end up spending most of our free time on it. We’ve always been moved by a strong passion, but run a blog completely on our own has been our salvation. It has renewed our interest in music, letting us discover a lot of new opportunities and, needless to say, fantastic artists. Everyday we wake up knowing that great new songs are out there and our job is to spread the word about them, so that many people as possible can listen to good music. When Chris asked us to create a guest playlist for his blog, we gladly accepted. We love making playlists and we take their creation very seriously. We don’t want them to be merely a list of songs. We want there to be consistency between the tracks. That’s why we decided to compile not one, but two different playlist, both of which represent well our musical taste. Let us know which one you prefer via Twitter (@wearegoingsolo) and always remember to fly casual! – Mattia Villa, Going Solo
Consider me incredibly late to the party on Irish singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson. Since 2012, she’s released a few EP’s from, most notably Last Train (via Parisian indie label Crosswalk Records). From her new home in Brooklyn, Richardson has continued to build her profile by immersing herself in the electronic scene, collaborating (CON VOS) and taking her “bedroom songs sung from a big city window” into new sonic directions.
Her latest is “Petrol Station”, to be released on May the 26th. Take a spin.
It was the end of 2013 when Toronto artist Steve Benjamins got in touch with some of his original songs off his Disorientation Man EP. Today, I’m happy to follow up with some of his new tunes from an EP called Sightlines. This is Benjamins’ 3rd EP in just over two years and like all his EPs, Benjamins plays almost all of the instruments (piano, guitar, synths, drums, bass) and is the sole songwriter.
“Exploding Boy” really caught my ear, check it out below.
Check out the rest of the EP here.