Finding Thomas Calder (aka The Trouble With Templeton) deep within the “Australia” tag on bandcamp was quite the treasure. His richly acoustic and folk sound just resonates so warmly and was something my ears quickly drew towards.
Bleeders is the title of The Trouble With Templeton’s debut album, nine melodic tracks that are perfect for those early, slow starts to your day. Minimal in effortless ways, there’s short bursts of passion much like in older-Damien Rice and Guggenheim Grotto tracks. Listen below to Bleeders and keep track of him here.
BONUS: a newer and crashing free track, right-click to download.
It’s Wednesday night and you’re looking to take the edge off a week that’s almost halfway through, but where to go?
Make your way over to the west side of Broad tonight and pop into the North Star Bar where the boys from Amsterdam’s Go Back To The Zoo will be sure to amp your evening up with driving guitars brimming with youthful energy.
While plotting out their next move and second album, the boys are keeping busy on a U.S. tour making stops in NYC, Philadelphia, and then SXSW. Already heralding international accolades such as “best rock band” and “best new artist,” these young gentleman are an act you won’t want to pass up on.
Check out their newest single, “What If,” below and make sure you download their previous hit, “Beam Me Up.”
In lieu of the Bourbon-tasting that Chelsea and I are attending today, here’s a fresh curation for all things Bourbon. I’m scheduling these posts because I plan on doing a lot of tasting if you know what I mean..
Click on each individual photo to be directed to the artist/seller.
I don’t think I have to comment much when I start the post by saying it’s a somber day in the tech world, though yesterday’s surprising death pervasively affects us all if you really think about it.
Speaking of legends, Glenn Jones is like the guitar scene’s version of George Winston, and definitely not to be confused with this man. Steadily gracing our ears over decades with fantastic instrumental music (don’t forget about Cul de Sac), Jones has yet again outdone himself with his fourth solo album. The Wanting was released this past September via Thrill Jockey and has slowly become a favorite album of mine to have playing in the background. It’s calming and soothing with incredible beauty sure to stop you in your tracks.
I missed this one for a while, but I finally became aware of it yesterday. For Bob Dylan’s birthday this year the Bailey Hounds, an indie folk band from Philadelphia, covered his song “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”. After the first time I listened to it, I listened to it again. I repeated this process about 10 times. After all of the listens I’m convinced that this song is pretty good. I’ll definitely have it playing in my earbuds this weekend as I enjoy my last weekend on the beach for the summer. You might want to try that out, too. Listen below:
Name drop alert, I got turned on to this band because I knew the guitarist from a while back and ran into him over the weekend. He told me about the Bailey Hounds and also Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret in which he is involved. He also put some cool cover songs on Youtube a while back, here’s one of them:
You guys, I’m getting MAD excited about Coachella..and that there’s only 10 days left. Now, if only Southwest would get their damn acts together and are able to send me safely to Cali without a hole in the cabin, I may die happy.
All I know is I will be absolutely MIA for this one. Trying to figure out logistically how to navigate the sea of concert-goers and manage to hang onto at least one person I’ll be there with..ah, that’s probably not going to happen. It’s all about the experience anyways..even if there are some SERIOUS stage conflicts, I shall not fret. I’m there to have a good time and see some incredible acts.
So, introducing my Coachella sampler. Within the past couple of months I’ve peppered posts with artists that are going to be playing, but now it’s getting down to the nitty-gritty. The next 10 days will be focused solely on the festival, k?
As always, right-click and save.
Ratatat – Guitar, meet your new friend synthesizer. These two Brooklynites know how to create somecrazy, mind-altering electronic tunes that I used to love weirding all of my friends out to.
Delorean – Quite an eclectic group coming all the way from across the Atlantic. They’re a mix of club beats along with some indie-rock, one of the hottest bands coming out of Spain today. I predict they will put on an amazing show.
Glasser – Meet female singer-songwriter, Cameron Mesirow, who’s blazing her own “Bjork-styled” trail. She’s one of those acts you can’t exactly put your finger on but you know she’s talented and you know you love it. Plus her dad’s one of the guys in the Blue Man Group. Sweet.