Posts Tagged ‘Actor’

March 28, 2018

There’s a whole lot to take away from our week at SXSW this year, and though we expected some of our must-catch artists to be incredible, some of them simply blew our minds with their ridiculously good sets and sensational talent. FINNEAS is one such artist. Though it was a bit out of the way, we made sure to run over to the Central Presbyterian Church on 8th street for his one set of the week, and it was truly worth the effort. Finneas O’Connell, a Los Angeles based actor/musician who’s also siblings with red hot star-on-the-rise Billie Eilish, belted out some incredibly emotional ballads during the acoustic set, stunning us with his powerful and heartfelt vocals. It was magical, to say the least. Later in the week, FINNEAS played guitar during his sister’s sets (he was instrumental in crafting her debut EP, after all), but we’ll never forget the sheer magnetism and moving beauty of his solo acoustic performance, which at times reminded me of my experience watching Damien Rice live in a church, too. You can feel an inkling of that magic in Heaven, FINNEAS’ haunting and affecting new release which premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. Heaven was also instantly added to Spotify’s highly-coveted New Music Friday playlist. Damien Rice meets James Vincent McMorrow on the cathartic hymnal, possibly one of FINNEAS’ most gorgeous releases yet. Sister Billie may be conquering the world with her pop right now, but it’s obvious she’s going to have to share the crowning limelight with FINNEAS and his profoundly moving music. 

January 11, 2018

It’s incredible how versatile and talented young actors and actresses are these days, particularly ones from hit Netflix shows. Aside from almost every major cast member involved in Stranger Things, Dylan Minette, the dreamy actor who plays Clay in 13 Reasons Why, is also a flourishing musician with his own band. In case you missed out on our previous feature on Wallows, let me fill you in on this three piece from Los Angeles. Their dusty crunching, guitar embroiled music is top level stuff, and Dylan’s voice is fantastic. He reminds me of Interpol and the Strokes on Pulling Leaves Off Trees, for which Wallows just released this live studio clip. It’s one of the alt rock band’s latest singles and a rollicking good time. Download and stream the knotted rocker, here. For another fine recent single from Wallows, jam out to Uncomfortable below, too. You can stream Pulling Leaves Off Trees off Soundcloud, here. Perhaps Wallows can soundtrack season 2 of 13 Reasons Why themselves. The band kicks off their North American tour on January 24th right here in San Francisco with a show at the Great American Music Hall.

May 13, 2015

Yes, I did realize I’m featuring a song named Actor after a song named Actors, and I did think it was odd, but it’s entirely unplanned. Unlike previously shared Actors, from Bravestation, Actor, from Max and the Moon, is a crisp indie pop rock song, with an incredibly hooking and whimsical melody. The endearing song is a swooning Walk The Moon meets Finish Ticket gem, the perfect sort of sunshine soaked number to ring in the summer.

June 27, 2012

Wow. Unique, dark, creepy, awesome. I’m digging this new Caveman video and the new, melancholic, brooding song Old Friend. Skip a few minutes in for the song itself, especially if you get scurred easy. Otherwise, stick with it for some interesting visuals and audio. Right up my alley, folks, right up my alley, LOL. The Brooklyn five piece indie rockers outdid themselves on this video fo’ shizzle. It even stars a spooky Peter Sarsgaard. And that dude can be spooky as hell when he chooses to be, as seen in a good number of horror films he’s presented himself in. Good actor.