The harmonies alone that come from the Aussie female trio, Little May, are enough on their own to have won me over. But, their visual combination is what really gets me.
They seem to convey exactly what they want to evoke out of each single they choose. “Hide” falls right in line with its climactic story line that builds and builds and then finally seems to reach its natural peak. I like how clear-cut the characters actions appear, how definitive and planned everything feels. And the bonfire at the end is a little wild.
One thing I’ve learned about Stone’s Throw Records, is that you should always trust Stone’s Throw Records. Their ever-expanding line-up is solid for a reason.
From the very first listen of those wavering synths followed by such a light and dreamy guitar line, I knew my ears were in for quite the treat when I hit play on Boardwalks’ debut single, “I’m To Blame.” Amber Quintero’s hazy vocals drift ever so naturally over the entire production.
I’m also pleased to say, we’re not left with just one lonely single. Their full length is more than just hazy lo-fi. Leading track, “I’m Not Myself,” has a steady rhythm and such rich guitar – I could play this song on loops for days. Less is more in this case and Boardwalk shows fabulous restraint from adding too much to the mix.
What I think makes me love these guys more is their backstory. From a simple introduction from mutual friends, the two decided to test their quickly-accelerating chemistry via the open road. From there, “I’m Not Myself,” was born, and so was the rest of a hopefully long-lasting musical relationship.
Now this was a gem in the inbox. You could definitely say I’m a sucker for hushed female vocals, such as those along the lines of Rachel Yamagata, Imogen Heap, Maria Taylor, and the like. So when London-based singer/songwriter/composer Natasha Miren recently sent over her latest work, I was a bit taken aback, and also excited to share.
Her own version of guitar-driven indie pop is perfectly encapsulated in her single, “Scarlet.” While it starts off melodic and slow, I promise you by the end of the track you’ll be completely engaged, nodding along, lost in the entire production. Listen below and be sure to keep her on your radar.
Have you missed Little Anchor’s latest release? It’s ok, I have had this one on deck for quite some time now but I think a Sunday is just what I needed to put on some headphones and hit play. Floating Bridges strikes me immediately with just the quality of sound. The instrumentation never gets out of hand, the production is tight and clean while Alexa Cabellon’s sweet, almost ethereal at times, vocals carry you along track by track. Some tracks, such as opener, “Alive,” have true pop elements while “Carolina Waits” brings out that beautiful yet subtle slide guitar. The four piece’s most recent record is a diverse 7 track collection that’s worth multiple listens. Hit play and let this be your Sunday Listening.
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Grizzly Bear is releasing an expanded version of their album Shields so they just put this teaser track out on YouTube. It’s hauntingly good and they are able to keep it interesting for close to 7 minutes, that’s talent.
They break up the slower passages with a speedier lo-fi bridge, then end the song with some awesome saxophone. I guess this would be considered a B-Side in that it might not be as accessible to the general public, as it certainly isn’t a normal pop song, but it is an excellent piece of music. Shields: Expanded and Shields: B-Sides are available for pre-order now
Oh my, my, my. I am in love. Those sweet vocals and swaying rhythms simply put my actions to a halt. I really am digging Britain’s Whinnie Williams reach back into time with those swelling string sections and brassy horns in the background of track, “You Don’t Love Me.”
Effortless and enjoyable, stream a few of her tracks below and be sure to follow up here.
Although I’m sad to see Les Enfants go, it is exciting that a new project, Ezra Vine, has been pursued. Not much of a complete profile as of yet, but already we’re getting the full sound of what the song, “Celeste,” was truly supposed to sound like. Watch it paired with very cute animation above and be sure to grab the single for keeps here.