Beach Fossils are back this year with a new song called…well, “This Year”. It’s the first single off their forthcoming LP Somersault, due out June 2. And it reveals a new direction for the band, now with a refined and more mature sound. “This Year” has a deeper level of production, assimilating string arrangements and… Continue reading Beach Fossils Mature in “This Year”
Yesterday, I touted the new forthcoming LP by WOODS and mentioned their last three albums have graced my best of lists for those years. Ty Segall beats that, joining the top 5 four years running. Not too long ago, Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” hit the airwaves. The track is off his new Suicide Squeeze single… Continue reading Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All
First off, I have to say I love WOODS. Their last three albums–City Sun Eater in the River of Light, With Light And With Love and Bend Beyond–not only made it into my list of favorite albums of the year, each of them cracked the top 5. So yeah, you could say I’m pretty excited… Continue reading Woods Prepare 10th Studio Album “Love is Love” and I Love it!
“Sugar Tastes Like Salt” seems to be the new Heavenly Records norm, and also the song title from the label’s latest signee, a band called The Orielles. Alright, since returning to the blogosphere a few weeks ago after my near two-year hiatus, my attention has predominantly been inward. A focus centered on artists of which… Continue reading Getting Dirty with “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” by The Orielles
This news burst onto my feed earlier last week: Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Chromatics and Johnny Jewel are involved with the new season of Twin Peaks And it got me super excited for the long awaited reboot of the cult classic 90s show by David Lynch and Mark… Continue reading Chromatics Join Twin Peaks Reboot, Continue to Tease “Dear Johnny”
After 6 full years of nothing new by Fleet Foxes, they return in 2017 with their third LP, Crack-Up on June 16. A lot has changed in the past 6 years. Frontman Robin Pecknold ditched his beard (as seen in the photo below by Shawn Brackbill. J Tillman left and now creates music under the… Continue reading Crack-Up with Fleet Foxes: “Third of May” is a Little Early.
I’ve been crushing on The Fresh & Onlys since their widely heralded 2009 LP Grey-Eyed Girls. (Hard to believe that it’s almost been a decade since that release.) A year later, Play it Strange would become one of my favorite sleeper albums of the year. However, it wasn’t until two years later that they were… Continue reading A Retrospective Look at Animal of One by The Fresh & Onlys
Number game: Ride is prepared to release its 1st new album in over 20 years, and with that on the way they’ve leaked 2 tracks off the forthcoming album over the last 24 hours. Ride’s sound has always been synonymous with a wall. Their signature sound hits you hard, echoing through your brain in a… Continue reading Ride Releases Two New Shoegaze Tracks!
Ben Chasny’s Six Organs of Admittance released Burning the Threshold late last week. The new album, on SOA’s longtime label of Drag City, dropped February 24 and I’m just now checking out one of the release’s highlights: the stellar psych-folk track “Taken by Ascent”. Six Organs of Admittance reaches its pinnacle when marrying Chasny’s folk… Continue reading Six Organs of Admittance Reach New Heights with “Taken by Ascent”
Stranger Things was the ultimate pleasant surprise TV of 2016, in my opinion. Released with minimal marketing last fall, the show blew up via word of mouth. And it’s easy to see why. Phenomenal storyline. Outstanding music including an original score. Stellar acting. And hugely nostalgic cinematic and thematic references for anyone who grew up… Continue reading 5 Must Have Albums for Fans of Stranger Things