Ever since a friend threw Trails and Way’s track, “Como Te Vas,” I knew I was going to lose quite some time digging through their entire catalogue of music. These Californians are bright, energetic, and take your ears to a distant place.
Snappy rhythms, surfy guitars, and fabulous back and forth vocals keep your limbs moving to a tropical beat. Having just released their EP, Trilingual, be sure to catch a couple of my favorite tracks from the album and head over to their Facebook page for plenty of free downloads.
I love clicking through. Sometimes I just can’t help myself. I can get lost deep within Bandcamp’s tags for hours.
Focus your ears on the Wild Ones. The cutest thing my ears have heard in awhile, these guys create some of the sweetest dream pop. With their debut release, Keep It Safe, due out in early July via Portland’s Party Damage Records – be sure to hit play below.
When I say I love everything about ON AN ON’smusic video for their track, “The Hunter,” I mean everything.
From the abandoned setting, to the absolute recklessness caught on film, to the badass strut that our two long haired leads have..I dig it all. The climactic track lends well to the pyro stunts, actual ring of fire, and the obscene amount of head banging. It’s fucking fabulous.
Heard they recently killed it at the Gov’s Ball, be sure to check out the rest of their debut album, Give In.
New favorite thing. I can’t stop listening to the Brooklyn-based musician, Young Yeller. Nope, I’m pretty sure I just lost 30 minutes of my life clicking through his Soundcloud..and plenty more after this post.
Slowly Jesse Brickel has been dropping singles on us, teasing for a sure to be a solid Summer release. A percussionist at heart, he’s done a phenomenal job mixing and keeping things more on the minimal side. His single “War” shows the immense amount of control he’s got but I was actually way more impressed by track, “1st Love.”
He captures a Neon Indian/Washed Out vibe but hasn’t exactly over-saturated the market, he’s come out with a completely refreshing take on the genre. Currently gearing up for his debut LP release, be sure to check out the rest of his music here.
Sometimes, I just don’t feel that my words are necessary.
My ancestors from Sweden lived on a Fjord…
This is my second full length album and its title is Fjords. In many ways I believe that it is very different from Corridors, but at the same time very much alike. The drive and influence behind the songs strongly relate to those of Corridors. These themes will never be erased from my music because they have influenced my life so much that I couldn’t possibly stop writing about them. Fjords is about growth and change. Exploring the unexplored and seeking new vantage points. I think that each song stands for itself and has a separate message rather than contributing to an overall theme. I would try to tell you what each song is about and what actually inspired each one, but that is something I do not even completely know yet. I wrote all these songs as they came to me without stopping to question what they meant or why they existed in my head. So with that said, maybe you can help me with revealing what they mean by listening to them and providing yourself with an explanation of your own. With time and aging, perhaps each song will reveal itself.
I’m a big sucker for bedroom projects. I love the DIY nature, the spirit behind actually producing something whether you have support or not. So, it was really no surprise how much I dug Observer Drift immediately when his music landed in my inbox about a year ago.
Full of honest and emotive content that added another depth to his already dreamy synths and oscillating tones – Collin Ward really took hold of his own sound. With a new album titled, Fjords, due out May 31st, I’m excited to see if the Minnesota artist will take a plunge in a different direction or hone up on his already phenomenal dream-pop sound.
Stay tuned via Facebook and grab his latest single, a stripped down version of “Warm Waves” off ofCorridors.
Today’s Sunday Listening is brought to you by guest poster, Corey, who has connected your ears to a majority of the Bruce Springsteen related content that’s been featured before on this blog. She’s kindly taking the reigns today.
Swim Deep is self-described as, “Birmingham boys making sun kissed noise.” This UK band has held my attention all weekend as I approach a dreary spring break in Philadelphia.
The track “She Changes The Weather” off their upcoming album Where The Heaven Are We hit me hard. The soft background noise of people talking, the looped sounds, and the steady build up make for a perfect Sunday sound.
Their videos are equally as vibrant as the sound they produce.