Who: NewIslands from Midlands now London, England.
What : I got my first taste of this band from reading a blog last year, and after some investigating, I found one of my favorite songs of the year. Out Of Time, a track which provides the perfect introduction to NewIslands, features intertwined synth melodies and David Joness insistent vocals, sounding somewhere in between bands like Depeche Mode, Animal Collective and The Cure. That track is also the bands debut single, out March 15th, 2010. It will be available as a download, with t-shirt option to follow. Included will be remixes from is Tropical, Active Child, and Serious Lover, as welll as excusive track Crosstown Feel.
Assuming that youre the type that cant wait until then, check out another one of their tracks in Attracted by Lights (below).
Taking a break from planning a showcase to tell you about….
The new Headlights song on RCRD LBL called Get Going. The song comes from Wildlife, the bands’ third album which was a difficult record to make according to the band. From troubles dealing with changing group dynamics, a lot of what was recorded was initially scrapped. But, now we’ve got a record and a tour. And a nice single to boot.
Eels were at Myspace Transmissions a little while ago. Head there to see a session recorded at the Village Recorder in LA (a classic studio used by Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd) of songs from the latest Eels offering Hombre Lobo and a Bob Dylan cover of ‘Girl From the North Country’. Check out the video for In My Dreams below.
EELS “In My Dreams” from The MySpace Transmissions
And, the brand new band on my radar is Newislands. Don’t know a ton about this band from Northampton, UK but Dany blogged about them the other day and I was intrigued. Head to their myspace page and you’ll hear your new favorite song streaming. Its called Out Of Time.