All smiles today as I got to hear a new song from Toronto’s The Wooden Sky off their upcoming album Let’s Be Ready (out on their own label, Chelsea Records, on Sept. 2nd). Here’s “Saturday Night”, perfect for your tuesday late afternoon.
“Pull The Trigger” by APES. “Shot in a school hall in the small Victorian town of Bacchus Marsh, and directed by long time friend Steven Tandy, the video perfectly embodies the band’s energetic live delivery, and does so without the help of any clever visual embellishments, but with the help of a few interesting sideways glances from the school’s janitor”.
Every once in a while I come across tracks like “Breathe”, by UK band Fractions, and I just assume that the band is already big and well-known. Then I check and realise this is only their first single, and their Facebook page only has a few hundreds of likes. It doesn’t make sense. Fractions sound like they’ve been there for a while. They sound like they could have opened for The Cure or played alongside Warpaint and CHVRCHES in a big open air festival. Maybe I’m just really interested in seeing how they sound live, especially because of their alleged “insular working environment“…
It’s Friday and since 7am I’ve been knocking e-mails out of my inbox to get an early start on this weekend. At this point its definitely possible, but its still so early, who knows what will happen today…..
I heard the newest track from Astronauts, etc. yesterday, but couldn’t find the time to get it up on the blog for you. Oaklander Anthony Ferraro is back, announcing that his lead single “Fuss” comes from the upcoming release of the Sadie EP, on Sept. 6th via Hit City U.S.A. “Fuss” marks a departure from previous efforts, aiming to reconcile two distinct moods which characterize the main sections of the song. Fans of Jai Paul, James Blake will dig this track, check it out.
Woodkid knows how to say farewell. He’s off to work on some new projects (that I’m personally very curious about) but gave us a last bit of his genius before walking out. “Do You Love Me After All” is a one take demo about love, pain and destruction. It is pure, fragile and beautiful in its rawness.
Yes, I will miss this.
I love a dark and cinematic music video as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want something that makes you smile, and Phox‘s latest video for single “Kingfisher” is just that.
Directed by Zach Johnston, the video follows lead singer Monica Martin through a dreamy forest scape, complete with bubble snow and even a cat playing the drums. The song is a surprising mix of quirky instrumentation that builds into an ethereal soundscape, rich in vocal harmonies in its stunning choruses.
Catch the Wisconsin band on tour in a city near you now, they’re playing shows across Canada and the United States through mid-August.