There’s a lot of things that first struck me about Michael Cassidy’s newest single, “Everybody’s Scared.” From the initial blast of brass to his lilting vocals over the otherwise gloomy content, I really enjoyed the track from start to finish.
This is the sort of UK-type folk I’m a true fan of. Stream the single below and be sure to do a little digging on your own.
Now it’s truly starting to feel like Fall. I love this time of year, I love the rush of the colder seasons. Something about the crisp air always makes me feel more alive.
Today I’m really digging Melbourne-based quartet, Sleepy Dreamers, who just released their new single, “Bike Song.” Easy going melodies, soft harmonies, and loose guitar chords. I’m all in on this one, enjoy.
With our diverse display of controlled chaos daily, whether it be through our various devices or simply the new way of piling way too much on our decreasingly small plates, shit just gets in the way sometimes. I don’t think it’s necessary to acknowledge the want for a brief detachment of things. I do think it’s interesting to understand the reason for wanting that break. The importance of feeling recharged. We’re allowed to forget what that feels like. Perhaps it makes that moment of achievement all that more better feeling. It’s a rewarding process.
My mornings have become more crisp, more layers have been added to my daily routines, and I’m beginning to close my window at night. My ears naturally turn to folk this time of year and Dave Gerard’s newest album, Wooden Castles, is absolutely elegant. I knew the second I hit play, I was in for more than just a listen. From uptempo track “Viking Burial,” to the title track, “Wooden Castles,” the entire album is a push and pull of emotions that I wasn’t expecting. Stamped as a perfect Fall listen, stream below and grab your copy via bandcamp.
This new Fossil Collective track is simply gorgeous. That is all.
Grab your pre-order of their upcoming EP, The Water, due out October 28th.
I’m a sucker for this sort of stuff. Absolutely.
The hushed harmonies of brothers Adam & Nathan Lyons, who make up the duo Lyon Apprentice, fill out so fully and resolutely. Though growing up with a shared interest of music, it wasn’t until graduation that the two embarked wholly on their music making journey together.
Slowly but surely, they’ve been dropping singles on our ears which is leading up to their 5-track debut EP, Be Honest, Be Wild, Be Free, due out early 2014. Listen to a couple of singles below and be sure to keep track of the boys here.
BONUS: Something for keeps, another must-listen to from Australia.
Ha Ha Tonka’s upcoming album, Lessons, was just released this past Tuesday. It’s pretty incredible to say the least. The production has truly stepped up in their 4th studio album. I am really digging this direction in sound – check out their first track, “Dead To The World,” below, and be sure to listen to the entire stream over at WNYC Radio.
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With all of the chaos as of late (and this is no complaint, I secretly enjoy the crazy), I was itching for a show to escape to. And Little Green Cars on a Tuesday night at Johnny Brenda’s here in Philadelphia sounded like a fabulous idea.
I remember feeling disappointed that I missed this Irish quintet at this year’s Coachella music festival, but to be fair, they were on before 3pm I believe. Can’t argue that one. But now I know things happen for a reason, because seeing them jammed in this smaller environment, up above in beautiful wrap-around balcony; it was simply the best.
They already sound extremely cohesive in their produced tracks but hearing and experiencing them live; those recordings do no justice to their natural harmonies. The crowd was sincerely enthusiastic and had great energy. It was beyond a solid night in my book.
and my favorite.
Naturally self-described as “slow heartache ghost folk,” Psalmships’ latest album, Songs For a Red Bird, is just that. Each track churns and churns, minimal instrumentation yet each word lays heavy on your ears.
Due out November 5th, this mini-album incorporates many different elements and even players in his ever changing lineup. Dive a little deeper here, and give Joshua Britton a follow on Twitter – he comes out with daily gems.