I first caught wind of this Italian brother-duo when I was perusing the tags on Facebook awhile back. Filippo and Marco Marra’s sound instantly recalled Radiohead and Grizzly Bear to my mind, but with a little something extra.
Released earlier this month, Shipwrecks, is Videodreams‘ first album which they also cite poet Paul Eluard and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky as two heavy influences. I really enjoyed listening to each track’s entire song structure, these gentleman are daft at composing. The tight instrumentation pairs well with the contemplative content that has that little bit of Italian flair which is shown well in track, “Can Not Be Wrong Now.” Check out the video for said track and catch the rest of the album below.
Subtle use of an organ may be all it takes for me to be an instant fan.
Quick and undoubtedly painless, Videodreams‘ newest EP, Wet Pain, is a 3-track gem if I do say so myself. With each song you’re given a new mood and energy, slightly different guitar effects, and something fabulous to listen to. There’s hints of Thom Yorke in, “Give your heart time to slow down,” the last track which may be my most favorite of the lot.
Listen to (and download) Wet Painbelow, and feel free to comment on which song is your pick.
Life has slowly started to settle, the boxes are unpacked and I think my dog realizes that we’re not on a trip anymore.
However you look at this unseasonably warm weather you can’t deny the familiar feelings you get when you hear birds chirping and other early signs that spring is only a few months away. It’s gorgeous today in the city as I sit posted up in this Starbucks copping some wi-fi and looking out on everyone moving at a slower, more relaxed pace. On days like these I like to turn on shuffle and let the randomness take over.