Since their inception a few years back, Trails And Ways have provided us with their own rendition of a few notable songs. The latest artists Trails And Ways has set their eyes on is the infamous Frank Ocean, in particular his song “Lost”. Dreamy and adorned with T&W’s signature bossa-nova sound, the band is flawless… Continue reading Trails And Ways: Lost (Frank Ocean Cover)
Next week is the pledge drive, meaning all of you should tune in to my show from 10pm to midnight PST on Friday, April 12 and pledge your support for independent radio. For my April 5 show, I returned to playing primarily new tunes, opening with the stellar new track by Sweden’s Lars BygdÃ©n, dropping… Continue reading KSVR Radio Recap: April 5, 2013
Continuing the countdown to my favorite record of 2012, today I present numbers 11 through 20.
2012 has been a great year for new bands, and in the top three or so is a group I’ve covered a few times already this year: Trails And Ways. They have two descriptions on Facebook. One is Brazilian shoegaze and the other is bossa nova dream pop. Both are fairly accurate.
I discovered Oakland band Trails And Ways back at the end of April, when I covered their song “Tereza”. Since then, the band has dominated my playlist, adding a tune a month. The latest to grace our ears is “Mtn Tune”, a track whose video features great retro-ish bicycles, rock climbing, and, as the Ian… Continue reading Trails And Ways: Mtn Tune (Video)
Andi and I went to the beach this past weekend. And now we’re engaged, around five years and five days after our official first date. We’re pretty excited and have been talking to all our old friends about the plans (completely unofficial at this time); most likely a June 2013 wedding. I sense a show… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012
Last weekend Andi and I visited Anacortes and walked around the dock, discussing our future as polo-shirt-wearing yacht owners and shopping for the ideal water home. Sure, this fantasy may never come to pass, and while I may find myself in a polo shirt now and again, that doesn’t mean the boat life is for… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: July 20, 2012
Damn. The Bimmer done broke down. Once it warms up, it refuses to hold an idle. I did some research over at BMW 2002 FAQ and found that it could be one of a number of things: a faulty ignition coil, a fuel mixture issue, the carb needs tuning, the timing is off… the list… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: June 1, 2012
Last weekend I did something a bit taboo. No, nothing that bad. What I did was this: I took my email inbox, and I cleared it. I archived everything — over 15,000 unread messages. It had just gotten a bit too out of control. Then, this week, I checked ALL my emails, filtered out what… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: May 25, 2012
Trails And Ways is a dream pop outfit based in Oakland. “Tereza” is a just-released single off their forthcoming debut LP, called Trilingual; there is meaning behind the name, as Trilingual will feature Spanish, English and Portuguese vocals. With “Tereza”, they stick with English.