Sunday, October 19, 2014

Newer Sounds

I am incredibly disappointed I didn't manage to see Honeyblood a few weeks ago. World Cafe Life maybe? I like them a lot. Glasgow delivers again.

Honeyblood - Bud. iTunes.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Newer Sounds

Another artist with a lot of hype. I've managed to miss her once or twice now. Shows can feel very late for this old man. But I'm very excited for more from MØ.

MØ - Bikini Daze. iTunes.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Decades Old

Have I said how much I enjoy that nineties "DC sound"? I'm pretty sure I have. Many times. Teen Beat. Simple Machines. Tuscadero is definitely one of my favorites. They're no Velocity Girl, Unrest or Tsunami. But they're up there.

Tuscadero - The Pink Album. amazon.com. Used.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Newer Sounds

There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding Jungle. And while I think this single is decent enough, I don't get the buzz. I should probably explore additional releases. They played fairly recently. That might have been a good opportunity to check them out.

Jungle - The Heat. iTunes.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Newer Sounds

Wolf Alice reminds me of the lighter end of female fronted rock of the late eighties, early to mid-nineties.

It reminds me of 10,000 Maniacs. Sinead O'Connor. Mazzy Star. Maybe the Cocteau Twins. Not that it sounds specifically like any of that. But that's where my head is filing it.

Wolf Alice - Bros. iTunes.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Newer Sounds

Don't get me wrong. NO CEREMONY/// is fantastic. I mean really great. A rock/electronic hybrid in the vein of New Order. Female vocals. And a slick design.

But I hate when bands use capitalization, lack of spacing, symbols. Sure it looks good in print. But it's a real hassle for iTunes tagging obsessives such as myself.

NO CEREMONY/// - iTunes Festival: London 2013. iTunes.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

And Again

I had to repurchase this album. I'm fairly certain I loaned it to someone and never saw it again.

I don't know why anyone ever thinks they'll get a CD back when they loan it out.

I never have. And I never learn that lesson.

Modern Life Is War - Witness. amazon.com. Used.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Newer Sounds

I've said it before on here, but I'll say it again. Check out Veronica Falls.

There is a "dark" quality that works really well with with their brand of guitar pop.

They're great live as well.

Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen. amazon.com. Used.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newer Sounds

This is probably one of my favorite "newer" bands out there.

Driving up to New York after work on a Friday to see them at Mercury Lounge was very worth it.

Missing them a month or so ago in my own back yard was a mistake. It was a weeknight. And I'm not a young man anymore.

Drenge. Amazon.com. New.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Newer Sounds

I keep confusing Violent Situation and Violent Future. They sound nothing alike. But both have "violent" in their name. And apparently that's enough to confuse me.

Violent Situation - 13 Demo. Back To Back Records. New.