Posts Tagged ‘don’t swallow the cap’

OFFICIAL VID: Slow Skies – On The Shore; plus their cover of Don’t Swallow The Cap

October 3, 2013

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It’s been over half a year since I first discovered Irish duo Slow Skies and proceeded to rave about them. Today, their video for previously featured song On The Shore brings me back to them. The Irish duo joins the crowded ranks of artists and bands creating haunting and amazingly beautiful minimalist music these days. Add in immaculate, ethereal vocals by Karen Sheridan, and you’ll easily be transfixed. On The Shore is an organic gem that seems both dark and bright, as if playing with fleeting shadows and flickering reflections of light. It’s a fluid treat to float away with. The track is of their recent EP Close.

While we’re on Slow Skies, I’d love to share their new cover of The National’s Don’t Swallow The Cap, too. Tacking it on below the video for On The Shore. Don’t Swallow The Cap is an incredible tune off Trouble Will Find Me, Slow Skies’ version is an interesting minimalist electronic pop take that totally reminds me of CocoRosie, but a little less experimental.

Don’t Swallow the Cap

April 12, 2013

Whoooweee. I was already blown away and in love with Demons a few short days ago, and now, The National has done it again with another tune off upcoming album Trouble Will Find Me, out May 21. Don’t Swallow The Cap is another introspective, brooding, despondent, yet smooth and beautiful track from Matt Berninger and his fellow rockers.  It’s heavy and emotional, yet not too suffocating at the same time. The National always seemed very good at doing that.

Don’t Swallow the Cap

April 12, 2013

Whoooweee. I was already blown away and in love with Demons a few short days ago, and now, The National has done it again with another tune off upcoming album Trouble Will Find Me, out May 21. Don’t Swallow The Cap is another introspective, brooding, despondent, yet smooth and beautiful track from Matt Berninger and his fellow rockers.  It’s heavy and emotional, yet not too suffocating at the same time. The National always seemed very good at doing that.