Listen to “Sandy” and you’ll get a slight glimpse of what Jackson Scott has to offer. Melbourne, Scott’s new album, highlights the song amidst eleven others. Memorable melodies keep the vocal hooks plenty, while the instrumentation maintains a generous level of acoustic lo-fi greatness.
I think Christopher Owens‘ departure from Girls caught everyone a bit off guard. The band had enjoyed substantial hype over the past few years, and the music they continued to put out kept increasing in quality. But even with that departure, it seemed inevitable that we would hear from Owens again soon. You can’t create… Continue reading Christopher Owens: Lysandre’s Theme / Here We Go
You could call Melody’s Echo Chamber the mash-up of Melody Prochet’s My Bee’s Garden and Tame Impala, because, in essence, it is. Pitchfork noted that Prochet approached TI’s Kevin Parker after a show and (blah blah blah) ultimately Melody’s Echo Chamber was born.
Tennis may have given us “Take Me Somewhere” last fall, but they’re just now putting out a video for the song. Filmed by Ian Perlman, the video takes place aboard a sailboat and it all took place Chesapeake Bay in VA. The music fits the video well; as well it would as the husband and… Continue reading Tennis: Take Me Somewhere [Video]
The fuzz trend has, in my opinion, two poles. One finds artists dishing out coherent lyrics backed by lightly distorted guitars like this year’s The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. In other words, it’s pure pop. Others, like Wavves, produce mostly indiscernible lyrics and chord progressions. This style is more fitting for the rock/punk… Continue reading Wavves: No Hope Kids [Video]