Playlists are up! Check out this longer than usual collection of some great songs that popped online last month in April (via Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify). Artists to watch: The Japanese House, Day Wave, White Shadows and Wales.
This sounded familiar when I put it on. Its duo named Det Vackra Livet, made upbrothers Philip and Henrik Ekstr from The Mary Onettes. Inspired by their grandmothers memoires and Swedish/Finnish poet Claes Andersson singer Philip wrote fifteen songs in a two month-creative outburst in the fall of 2010.
I figured why not? It’ll be a monthly podcast featuring 6-7 of the best songs we featured that month on the blog. As I get better at making them, I’ll be sure to sound more exciting and entertaining in the audio snippets between the songs. In episode one, I seem uninterested. In reality, I was just trying not to mess up my lines.
Episode 1 features: Ivan & Alyosha, School of Seven Bells, Winter Gloves, City Light, Dan Mangan and The Mary Onettes.
-thinking about what tomorrow night’s Band Of Skulls Toronto show might be like? Heard of them yet? Check iTunes free download this week (US and Can from what I can tell). It’s called I Know What I Am and somehow makes me think its Black Mountain doing a Franz Ferdinand track.
-stopping by YANP for a quick listen of Gliss. Like it.
-scratching a spider bite? wtf?
-checking out Conor Oberst’s new single Nikorette. Never been the biggest fan of the next Bob Dylan, but I’d throw this tune on a road trip playlist. Look for a documentary about him and his band.
-remembering Stellastar* while listening to their new song ‘Graffiti Eyes‘, set to launch as a single (April 20th), air on Gossip Girl that night, then ramp up to a new album (July 7th). Its on their myspace.