Posts Tagged ‘Hazel English’

May 13, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.10.2017

Featured music – May 10th, 2017

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May 11, 2017

Up until today, all the sublime treats given to us by Oakland’s Hazel English have been collaborations with fellow Bay Area artist Jackson Philip (aka Day Wave), who’s produced all her tracks in the past. The two have proven a well matched team, combining their individual talent in crafting nostalgic indie pop and sun dappled dream pop to great effect. However, Hazel English’s new single, That Thing, sees her linking up with Justin Raisen instead. What follows might be described with the saying “same same but different”. The languid dreaminess and jingling wistfulness of the song harkens back to what we’ve grown accustomed to from Hazel English, but it all hovers in a luxuriant synthwave soundscape that evokes Johnny Jewel’s handiwork with the Chromatics. That Thing could fall right in with Jewel’s Windswept album that he just released today, replete with pieces from the impending new Twin Peaks series. The intoxicating song is the latest new taste from Hazel English’s double EP Just Give In / Never Going Home, out this Friday. Pre-order from Polyvinyl, here.

May 2, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.28.2017 – 04.30.2017

Feature selections – April 28-30, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Boy, oh boy, we Bay Area residents are such lucky music fans. There is an endless assortment of enrapturing talent that inhabits the Bay alongside us, and as you well know by now, Oakland’s Hazel English has been one of our favorites for the past couple of years (but where does time go?). Her genuinely endearing, unpretentious guitar pop continues to steal my heart away on Love Is Dead, an utterly infectious, dreamy jangling tune that may be one of her best yet. If ‘love is dead’, then what is this overwhelming admiration I feel for this song? The song is one of the new treats from Hazel English’s forthcoming double EP Just Give In / Never Going Home, and it’s a Day Wave meets Pains Of Being Pure At Heart must. Its strange how sad the song is, yet how soothing it can be. Love Is Dead feels like the end of summer, except, I usually don’t enjoy the end of summer. Pre-order Hazel English’s Just Give In / Never Going Home 2xEP, here.

April 14, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.12.2017

Feature selections – April 12th, 2017

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April 13, 2017

Who else could be responsible for More Like You’s dreamy jangling bliss than Oakland’s own Hazel English? The ever enrapturing singer songwriter has been one of our favorite local talents since she appeared in the scene with endearing debut Never Going Home. Fast forward more than a year, and the acclaimed artist’s buzz continues to grow. Soak in her sunkissed dream pop from this new gleaming beauty. As always, the indie pop on More Like You is heavily saturated with hazy nostalgia. More Like You will be on Hazel English’s new double EP, Just Give In/Never Going Home, a release that includes all the songs from prior EP Never Going Home and a bounty of new treats. Pre-order, here, then watch the charming lo-fi music video for More Like You below.

November 1, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.27.2016 – 10.29.2016

Featured music – October 27-29, 2016

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October 28, 2016

Hazel English is the ultimate pick me up. Her breezy melodic, jangling warm guitar pop, despite exuding an endless stream of wistful nostalgia, always seems to make everything better, no matter how dark and gloomy my day began. The Oakland based singer songwriter just released a sterling debut EP earlier this month, from which comes a beautiful gem named Make It Better. We can now partake in a new video for the song, which Hazel pieced together with vintage film clips. The endearing reel is a light and airy accompaniment to her angst ridden yet chirpy bright tune. Hazel English’s debut EP, out on limited edition 12″ vinyl, is sold out right now on bandcamp, but perhaps there will be more to come soon. 

October 6, 2016

To say that I’m excited for Hazel English’s debut EP would be an enormous understatement. The Oakland based Australian native melts my heart every time with her sweet nostalgic, lustrous jangling indie pop. Never Going Home will be the perfect present for both my ears and my heart when it arrives on my birthday, October 7th. Never Going Home, which was produced by fellow Bay Area indie buzz talent Day Wave, will feature a dreamy gliding, restless whirling gem named Control. Control comes with a music video which seems to contrast the glumness of mundane life with the rejuvenating freedom that comes from the wide expanse of an open desert. As always, Control is a heart warming, if not heart liberating, delight. Hazel English’s debut EP can be pre-ordered on limited edition 12″ vinyl, here.

August 29, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.24.2016

Featured music – August 24th, 2016

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