Posts Tagged ‘death’

While You’re Here

October 23, 2012

While You’re Here is a preview off Dirty Projectors’ upcoming new EP About to Die. It’s a string heavy, simple, yet lush, two minute piece. It’s somber and beautiful. What’s really special about the tune is the song was written the day of Gerard Smith’s wake. The late TV on the Radio member succumbed to cancer last year, if you might remember. It was a sad affair, and happened right before they toured for stand out, excellent 2011 album Nine Types of Light. One of the first shows they did upon ending their brief hiatus was the very one I attended in San Francisco. This is a well deserved, moving tribute. RIP Gerard. Love you, TV on the Radio.

While You’re Here

October 23, 2012

While You’re Here is a preview off Dirty Projectors’ upcoming new EP About to Die. It’s a string heavy, simple, yet lush, two minute piece. It’s somber and beautiful. What’s really special about the tune is the song was written the day of Gerard Smith’s wake. The late TV on the Radio member succumbed to cancer last year, if you might remember. It was a sad affair, and happened right before they toured for stand out, excellent 2011 album Nine Types of Light. One of the first shows they did upon ending their brief hiatus was the very one I attended in San Francisco. This is a well deserved, moving tribute. RIP Gerard. Love you, TV on the Radio.

OFFICIAL VID: Echo Lake – In Dreams

July 18, 2012

London dream pop band Echo Lake released a colorful video for hazy, scuzzy song In Dreams. The footage is from one of their live shows from back in March. The song is off their debut album Wild Peace, though it’s been floating around for awhile now. The most poignant thing about the video release is that they are currently in mourning over the death of their drummer Peter Hayes only a few short weeks ago. The live footage video is a solemn tribute. They recently cancelled their album launch show and another appearance due to the circumstances. This is really heavy stuff and my heart goes out to them. As they say in the musical rent, there’s “no day but today” and we really must go for what we want and care about, live with no regret. 

Let’s stream the gorgeous debut album, and thank them for allowing us to listen in. What an incredible dreamy album to have come together before the tragic loss of an integral member at such a young age. RIP.

RIP Whitney Houston

February 12, 2012

Gone too soon. Another tragic life ended. Her impact on music will last forever. As always, people don’t realize what they appreciate until it’s lost. Just go listen to all her songs that have affected so many of us over the past decades, regardless of background, ethnicity, roots. This is sad. Her music will transcend it all and live on forever.