New York-based folker Sam Amidon‘s new long player, “Bright Sunny South”, is now up for advanced listening on Pitchfork Advance. The perenially-overlooked Amidon’s upcoming release takes some off of the rough edges of his previous work, but this doesn’t come at the expense of his identity; this is still the same off-beat artist we’ve come to know.
There are several unforeseen turns throughout, but Amidon has found a buildup that makes for a deliciously pertinent release.
Good day for music, I’ve been finding great things in my inbox and on the blogs. While perusing Pitchfork, I came across Washed Out‘s new track “Eyes Be Closed”, off Ernest Greene’s upcoming Sub Pop release Within And Without. I totally dig this track, reminds of a perfect soundtrack to tropical Travelogues. Perhaps it was that fan video for “Feel It All Around” that pigeonholed his sound for me, but these two tracks share a similarity it the high-tom fill-in build to the end chorus. Download the track in the widget below.
The Philistines Jr. are an indie-pop threesome from Connecticut whose members include super producer Peter Katis (Interpol, the National and Frightened Rabbit), his brother Tarquin and Adam Pierce (who runs FatCat USA and plays drums in Mice Parade). October 19th will see the band release an album called If a Band Plays in the Woods ? along with an album of covers and remixes (If A Lot Of Bands Play In The Woods…?) from their impressive list of friends (the National, Tokyo Police Club, Tapes N’ Tapes and more). Check out Frightened Rabbits’ version of “My Brother Tom, The Green Beret” below and click here to play the originals .
Way behind on work here, so again the blog is temporarily being neglected. At the least, I can tell you what I’ve had in the background for a good part of today. A remix by John Talabot of the xx‘s track ‘Shelter’, which I found over at Pitchfork.
I’ve probably lost count on the amount of xx remixes I’ve posted now…