Archive for November, 2012

The Stones… and Florence

November 30, 2012

The Rolling Stones. With Florence Welch. On stage. Together. Performing the Stones’ classic Gimme Shelter. I guess she’s got the moves like Jagger! Epic. Check it.

Palma Violets

November 30, 2012

Hmm! This is one of those rising UK bands that took me a little while to catch wind of, but are apparently creating a healthy level of buzz already on that side of the pond. I noticed them only because NME actually chose THIS song, Best of Friends, as their number one track of the year. THAT is a very strong statement. I looked through that list and was surprised to see this song and band I’d never heard of before. And so, of course, the right thing to do was to look them up. And yes, the song sounds great. Palma Violets is a four piece indie rock band with a sound that greatly reminds me of Future Islands, Alt-J (hot band of the year?), and WU LYF, with perhaps even some Doors thrown in. And let’s not get started now on the death and breakup of WU LYF after only one album… sigh. Once you hear Best of Friends below, you’ll know why I compare them all in the same sentence. They all have that similar garage rock and psychy sound with rough, sometimes yelling, emotional vocals. It may have taken me a little while longer than usual to hear about them here in America, but there’s no doubt that Palma Violets will become a very recognizable name in 2013.

And to show you that song was no fluke, check out this other song, Last of the Summer Wine, with its grand instrumentals, deep vocals, and more of a post-punk darkwave vibe. The song is the B-side to Best of Friends, which is out as a limited single on CD and 7" purple vinyl. PURPLE VINYL. LIMITED. 7". OH BOY. Might have to find one for myself. 😉

Palma Violets

November 30, 2012

Hmm! This is one of those rising UK bands that took me a little while to catch wind of, but are apparently creating a healthy level of buzz already on that side of the pond. I noticed them only because NME actually chose THIS song, Best of Friends, as their number one track of the year. THAT is a very strong statement. I looked through that list and was surprised to see this song and band I’d never heard of before. And so, of course, the right thing to do was to look them up. And yes, the song sounds great. Palma Violets is a four piece indie rock band with a sound that greatly reminds me of Future Islands, Alt-J (hot band of the year?), and WU LYF, with perhaps even some Doors thrown in. And let’s not get started now on the death and breakup of WU LYF after only one album… sigh. Once you hear Best of Friends below, you’ll know why I compare them all in the same sentence. They all have that similar garage rock and psychy sound with rough, sometimes yelling, emotional vocals. It may have taken me a little while longer than usual to hear about them here in America, but there’s no doubt that Palma Violets will become a very recognizable name in 2013.

And to show you that song was no fluke, check out this other song, Last of the Summer Wine, with its grand instrumentals, deep vocals, and more of a post-punk darkwave vibe. The song is the B-side to Best of Friends, which is out as a limited single on CD and 7" purple vinyl. PURPLE VINYL. LIMITED. 7". OH BOY. Might have to find one for myself. 😉

New Local Natives from NYC

November 30, 2012

Local Natives’ new single Breakers has been garnering a lot of love. I can’t wait for their sophomore album early next year. The other night, the fellas performed at the Bowery Ballroom. Of course, they debuted several more of their lush chamber pop/psych rock tunes live. Here’s some semi-decent fan footage of the new songs. 

And just for heck of it, here’s the official video for lead single Breakers again. Such good stuff…

New Local Natives from NYC

November 30, 2012

Local Natives’ new single Breakers has been garnering a lot of love. I can’t wait for their sophomore album early next year. The other night, the fellas performed at the Bowery Ballroom. Of course, they debuted several more of their lush chamber pop/psych rock tunes live. Here’s some semi-decent fan footage of the new songs. 

And just for heck of it, here’s the official video for lead single Breakers again. Such good stuff…

OFFICIAL VID: Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures

November 30, 2012

Apart from breaking the news that FlyLo is the man behind secret identity Captain Murphy (as some predicted), the producer also released a video for his track Tiny Tortures off recent album Until The Quiet Comes. The textured soundscape and incredible video take us on a magical journey. Our companion to this at times nightmarish, at other times dreamy world? None other than actor Elijah Wood. He puts on his best creepy face for certain moments of this production. 

OFFICIAL VID: Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures

November 30, 2012

Apart from breaking the news that FlyLo is the man behind secret identity Captain Murphy (as some predicted), the producer also released a video for his track Tiny Tortures off recent album Until The Quiet Comes. The textured soundscape and incredible video take us on a magical journey. Our companion to this at times nightmarish, at other times dreamy world? None other than actor Elijah Wood. He puts on his best creepy face for certain moments of this production. 

November 30, 2012
http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/mp3/Helado%20Negro%20-%20Dance%20Ghost.mp3?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

I really like this relaxed, groovy electronic tune. Helado Negro is Robert Carlos Lange’s electronic project, and his song Dance Ghost is a spacious, upbeat, but relaxed track that’ll get your feet tapping and head bobbing. It actually reminds me some of Caribou’s work, though less tropical and minus a few layers of lushness. It will be on his album Invisible Life, out in March next year.

November 30, 2012
http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/mp3/Helado%20Negro%20-%20Dance%20Ghost.mp3?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

I really like this relaxed, groovy electronic tune. Helado Negro is Robert Carlos Lange’s electronic project, and his song Dance Ghost is a spacious, upbeat, but relaxed track that’ll get your feet tapping and head bobbing. It actually reminds me some of Caribou’s work, though less tropical and minus a few layers of lushness. It will be on his album Invisible Life, out in March next year.

Acoustic Trojans

November 30, 2012

Ack! As if the song couldn’t get any better… here I am, LOVING the acoustic version. No big surprise there, I tend to love acoustic, stripped down renditions of songs. Now THIS is going to get stuck in my head all week again. 😉 Atlas Genius for the win! I think I’ve spewed about the merits and wonderfulness of this song and Australian band enough times already. So, just enjoy the music, will ya?