One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with… Continue reading Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’
To be honest, I almost entirely overlooked Diaper Island, Chad VanGaalen’s 2011 LP on Sub Pop. It just didn’t have the same upbeat nature as his 2008 LP, Soft Airplane, a favorite of that year. His latest venture, Shrink Dust (out next month on Sub Pop), won’t succumb to the same fate.
Joel Thibodeau’s Death Vessel returns in February with a follow up do his Sub Pop debut Nothing is Precious Enough for Us. The new album is called Island Intervals and it’s been a long time coming; his previous release as Death Vessel was way back in 2008.
Every so often an album drops that makes you freak out a little bit inside; enter Seattle-based Rose Windows, my latest obsession. Their new album, The Sun Dogs, will be released June 25 via Sub Pop and, after spending a few glorious hours with it today in the sun, I am excited to say I… Continue reading Rose Windows Prep “The Sun Dogs”
There is little more fleeting yet memorable about youthful pre/early-teen romance for someone my age than a 1980s roller skating rink. London band Still Corners capitalizes on this nostalgia in their new video for “Berlin Lovers” off their forthcoming Sub Pop LP, Strange Pleasures.
Low, the husband and wife duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, have been making beautiful music together for 20 years, and on The Invisible Way, their 10th full-length studio album, the lovely, haunting harmonies and melodies that highlight their distinctive sound are once again in strong evidence.
Alright. Let me just say that this Beach House video is totally amazing. It features Ray Wise, best known for his role as Laura Palmer’s father Leland Palmer in David Lynch’s epic Twin Peaks series. “Wishes”, directed by Eric Wareheim, is equally as imaginative, other-worldly and surreal as Wise’s famed role.
Last October, we received a taste of London band Still Corners‘ follow-up to their 2011 debut, Creatures of an Hour, with a new single called “Fireflies”. The song was the first to be released from the band’s forthcoming 2013 sophomore LP Strange Pleasures. We now have “Berlin Lovers”, the second taste.
Aubrey Plaza is one of those actresses that has a pretty intense following. She’s not what you’d call “super hot” by the standards of your typical jock movie fanatic. But she’s certainly good looking, has superb style and that quirky, oft self-deprecating sense of humor that gives you chills and makes you swoon. It’s like… Continue reading Father John Misty: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (Video)
Have you heard this yet!? I’m talking about “Kingfisher Call Me” by The Ruby Suns off their forthcoming LP Christopher. The song is giving me intense chills right now! It’s easily the best thing I’ve heard ever from The Ruby Suns. Check minute 3:08. It’s like the end of “TMNT Mask” by Chad VanGaalen (off… Continue reading The Ruby Suns: Kingfisher Call Me