Included in my “Trending” Playlist last week on Aux was the latest new music from The Rural Alberta Advantage called “Terrified”. The band will release their highly-anticipated third album, Mended With Gold, on September 30th. The twelve-track album was recorded at Toronto’s Candle Recording with the band’s long-time live engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) alongside co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, F*cked Up).
Listen to Mended With Gold‘s “Terrified” below.
Every time I think I’m ready to declare a “song of the summer”, another great tune is released and I’m back at square one. Great for my (and your!) ears, not so great for my compulsive need to create lists.
This latest warm weather anthem comes from British indie musician Saint Raymond (aka Callum Burrows), who at but 19 years old has secured the opening slot on Ed Sheeran’s European tour, performed sets at Reading and Leeds festivals as well as T in the Park, and is preparing the release of his debut full length album.
His latest single, “I Want You,” is an insanely catchy indie-pop song that fits perfectly playlisted against a backyard BBQ with friends, relaxing by the pool, or a road trip with the wind blowing in your hair; that is, everything great about summer.
I’ve decided to try out Gleam, to run contests on Indie Music Filter for tickets to upcoming shows, prizes, etc. Currently though, I’ve haven’t got any shows coming down the pipe, so I thought I’d do a contest for something that I’ve made myself. Pictured here is a custom made wooden usb flash drive, which I made for my business Bearsuit Publishing. The image is a mockup of how this prize will look, as tonight I’ll try out imprinting the IMF logo on the end of the flash drive.
Using the Gleam widget, you can enter by doing one (or more) of the following: like Indie Music Filter on facebook, follow us on twitter or tweet in exchange for an entry in the competition. The lucky winner will be notified on 28th. Good luck!
A few posters from Nashville’s Andrew Vastagh caught my attention recently, so I took a look at the other great designs at his website for Boss Construction. Take a look at a few of my favourites and read a little more about Boss Construction below.
About Boss Construction:
Andrew Vastagh, aka BOSS CONSTRUCTION, is a one man design, illustration & screen print show, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrew designs and prints all his posters by hand, personally. As a graduate of the design program at The University of Memphis, Andrew wanted to avoid a corporate cubicle and focused instead on the freedom gig posters and freelance projects offered. He has worked on everything from T-shirt designs for Death Cab For Cutie to the recent identity and branding of The Warped Tour 2010 and projects with Wonka candy and KIA Motors. Andrew lives in Nashville with his fifteen year old daughter Madalyn, and two mean chihuahuas Bonita & Echo.