October is a month for long sleeves, chilly nights and post season baseball. Say goodbye to September with this playlist of new music from last month. Whether you prefer to listen via Soundcloud, Rdio or Spotify, I’ve got some brand new tunes from Wales, The Elwins, Brave Shores, Bravestation and many more.
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“Turn Your Love” by Half Moon Run, from their forthcoming second album, Sun Leads Me On (out through Indica/Glassnote on October 23, 2015). The video is an epic 360-degree performance, directed by Marc Côté who said of the video “We are proud to work with four great musicians, and it is a privilege, especially when you connect personally to the music.”
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It was a bit of a slower month for new music, but these “best of August” playlists came together quite nicely. Whether you prefer to listen via Soundcloud, Rdio or Spotify, I’ve got some brand new tunes featuring the return of Half Moon Run, GEMS and Saintseneca, new tunes from CHVRCHES and Foals plus a couple surprises in Good Field, Steven A. Clark and Zibra.
Wow, I had a bit of a hard time getting this post down under 5 songs. There’s lots of great new music out there today. Take a listen to what made my cut, featuring brand new music from Half Moon Run, a HAIM remix of Tame Impala, a new Foals track, a Christine and the Queens remix and a brand new band called Amina.
Montreal-based quartet, Half Moon Run, have returned with news of a lush and expansive 13-track second album, “Sun Leads Me On”, set for release on October 23. “Trust” is our first listen to the record.
HAIM cover’s Tame Impala’s beautiful song “‘Cause I’m A Man”.
To follow up with title track “Mountain at My Gates”, Foals have premiered another track from their upcoming album, What Went Down. Here’s “A Knife In The Ocean”.
Neon Gold put up this chill remix of “Tilted” by French band Christine And The Queens by Paradis.
Seattle artist Amina got in touch with me today with a track called “I Saw You Float Away”, off this year’s Cannibalize EP.
Ever wonder what goes on during a songwriter retreat? In the case of the Red Brick Songs retreat two weeks ago, it seems as if some great collaborations were born.
Fifteen songwriters from all across North America flew to Toronto, then drove up north to the Deerhurst Resort in Hunstville, Ontario. The songwriters included members of ON AN ON, Psychic Twin, JMR, Los Encantados, EXROYALE, Andy Shauf, STACEY, Library Voices, In-Flight Safety, Cuff The Duke and Oh Travioso. In three days, they collaborated together to write and record The Red Album, a collection of fifteen songs that are amazingly diverse. There are feel good, hook-filled, future hits; the tear out your heart singer songwriter gems; and a few seductive synth songs.
Here’s one of those tunes, “Tunnels”, created on the last day of the retreat by Erin Fein (Psychic Twin), Ryne Estwing (ON AN ON) and Nygel Asselin (producer of Half Moon Run).