Posts Tagged ‘noah and the whale’

May 30, 2018
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Noah and the Whale is a band I’ll miss for all eternity, having fallen head over heels for the Charlie Fink-lead band circa 2009 when they released their second album The First Days Of Spring. I’m infinitely glad that Charlie Fink is still active in the music scene, but it’s been a year since we shared his last dusty folk pop charmer, I Was Born To Be A Cowboy. Well, all my fretting and wondering about when he’d reappear has been put to rest now that Charlie Fink has suddenly surfaced with a new double-A side single. Stream My Heartbeat Lost Its Rhythm above and Anywhere below. Both are massive stunners. Anywhere is a fresh interpretation of Fink’s solo album track ‘Anywhere You’re Going, Is On My Way’ which was originally a delicate folk offering, but Fink has completely re-invented the track with 80s electronic beats and driving synth lines that remind me of Bleachers. My Heartbeat Lost Its Rhythm is also a resplendent thrummer. The song, which Fink recorded in 2015, perfectly complements Anywhere with its soaring synthpop choruses and new wavy flourishes. Of course, at the center of both tracks is Fink’s ever recognizable voice, which always has a special place in my heart. Both voluminous tunes are available, here.

May 18, 2017

As a massive fan of Noah and the Whale and someone who’s still hurting from their departure from the scene, it was with much joy that I encountered this new Charlie Fink tune. The British singer songwriter and producer goes dusty folk pop on rustic charming I Was Born To Be A Cowboy, which comes accompanied by a light hearted video that takes us to the Old West. The song falls somewhere in between Noah and the Whale albums The First Days of Spring and the more upbeat Last Night on Earth. I Was Born To Be A Cowboy will be in Charlie Fink’s new album Cover My Tracks, arriving June 2nd. Pre-order from his website, here.

OFFICIAL VID: Noah and the Whale – Lifetime

June 28, 2013

Noah and the Whale’s latest album Heart of Nowhere is still sitting pretty in my car CD changer. The First Days of Spring is my favorite NatW album, but Heart of Nowhere beats out previous album Last Night on Earth in my books. I love how heavily they rely on strings again in the new album, though strings has always been an important part of their repertoire. Heart of Nowhere lies somewhere in between the upbeat pop of the last album and the earlier super folksy sappy music. It’s a versatile release. Album track Lifetime starts off feeling like it’s a tune from Last Night On Earth with its brighter, more cheery sound, yet there’s such major elements of folksy gloominess, particularly in the lyrics. Today saw the release of a video filled with random hodge podginess for the latest single to accompany Charlie Fink’s charming vocals and NatW’s lush instrumentals.

OFFICIAL VID: Noah and the Whale – Lifetime

June 28, 2013

Noah and the Whale’s latest album Heart of Nowhere is still sitting pretty in my car CD changer. The First Days of Spring is my favorite NatW album, but Heart of Nowhere beats out previous album Last Night on Earth in my books. I love how heavily they rely on strings again in the new album, though strings has always been an important part of their repertoire. Heart of Nowhere lies somewhere in between the upbeat pop of the last album and the earlier super folksy sappy music. It’s a versatile release. Album track Lifetime starts off feeling like it’s a tune from Last Night On Earth with its brighter, more cheery sound, yet there’s such major elements of folksy gloominess, particularly in the lyrics. Today saw the release of a video filled with random hodge podginess for the latest single to accompany Charlie Fink’s charming vocals and NatW’s lush instrumentals.

April 24, 2013
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Here’s another goodie I had to check out ASAP before my usual afternoon rounds! As you may know by now, I’m pretty dang fond of British folk rock band Noah and the Whale, and I’m super excited that they have a new album coming out soon titled Heart of Nowhere. They’ve previewed the title track off that album, and the HUGE icing on the cake is that the track features MEGA talented British art rocker and guitarist Anna Calvi! Anna Calvi blew my mind away with her 2011 debut album and her immense guitar genius, quickly proving herself to be one of the BEST female guitarists around. So, yes, it’s pretty dang cool that she duets with Charlie Fink on this track, though it makes me hungry to revisit her solo work and watch some more of her guitar shredding footage. Ah, what a great morning it is with all these wonderful new tracks!

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April 24, 2013
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Here’s another goodie I had to check out ASAP before my usual afternoon rounds! As you may know by now, I’m pretty dang fond of British folk rock band Noah and the Whale, and I’m super excited that they have a new album coming out soon titled Heart of Nowhere. They’ve previewed the title track off that album, and the HUGE icing on the cake is that the track features MEGA talented British art rocker and guitarist Anna Calvi! Anna Calvi blew my mind away with her 2011 debut album and her immense guitar genius, quickly proving herself to be one of the BEST female guitarists around. So, yes, it’s pretty dang cool that she duets with Charlie Fink on this track, though it makes me hungry to revisit her solo work and watch some more of her guitar shredding footage. Ah, what a great morning it is with all these wonderful new tracks!

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OFFICIAL VID: Noah and the Whale – There Will Come A Time

March 20, 2013

I wasn’t ready yet to launch into sharing goodies with y’all, but just a few short minutes ago, London indie rock band Noah and the Whale posted their first video for the first single off their upcoming new album Heart Of Nowhere. I’m a pretty big NatW fan, so this was something I had to pause everything else for. There Will Come A Time did not disappoint me. The fairly fast paced track is more in the vein of previous album Last Night On Earth, rather than their earlier folksy work (which I love the most). It’s still a delight to hear Charlie Fink again and I’m pretty sure the song’s going to grow on me pretty quickly. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album! 

OFFICIAL VID: Noah and the Whale – There Will Come A Time

March 20, 2013

I wasn’t ready yet to launch into sharing goodies with y’all, but just a few short minutes ago, London indie rock band Noah and the Whale posted their first video for the first single off their upcoming new album Heart Of Nowhere. I’m a pretty big NatW fan, so this was something I had to pause everything else for. There Will Come A Time did not disappoint me. The fairly fast paced track is more in the vein of previous album Last Night On Earth, rather than their earlier folksy work (which I love the most). It’s still a delight to hear Charlie Fink again and I’m pretty sure the song’s going to grow on me pretty quickly. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album! 

OFFICIAL VID: A Fine Frenzy – Now Is The Start

November 16, 2012

We’ve heard the audio before, but here’s the spanking new video for A Fine Frenzy’s Now Is The Start. The song is off her new album Pines, which I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet but have ready as one of the next albums to pop in the changer. And I greatly look forward to it. From what I have heard so far of Pines, including this song, there’s a far brighter, more hopeful and upbeat thing going on in the new album. Those of us who have loved A Fine Frenzy’s work for awhile now know the sappy, melancholic songs of yesteryears well. Those were beautiful. Those were easy to relate to. Those were exquisite. So, the question is, does the new upbeat sound take away or add to Alison Sudol’s artistry? From this song, I would say add. But sometimes, sappy music is so much more able to tug at the heart strings. And time and time again that has reared its head as an Achilles heel for artists. Many did not like Death Cab’s last album Codes & Keys due to the same reasons and even seemed to rejoice when dear old Ben broke up with cute little Zooey. Some also felt the same in 2011 about Noah and the Whale’s Last Night on Earth. Anyway, I’m detracting from A Fine Frenzy’s achievement here. Let’s just enjoy the new video. It’s her directorial debut as well, and it is a great, happier, optimistic song. Pines, I’m listening to you soon, start to finish, I promise!

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OFFICIAL VID: A Fine Frenzy – Now Is The Start

November 16, 2012

We’ve heard the audio before, but here’s the spanking new video for A Fine Frenzy’s Now Is The Start. The song is off her new album Pines, which I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet but have ready as one of the next albums to pop in the changer. And I greatly look forward to it. From what I have heard so far of Pines, including this song, there’s a far brighter, more hopeful and upbeat thing going on in the new album. Those of us who have loved A Fine Frenzy’s work for awhile now know the sappy, melancholic songs of yesteryears well. Those were beautiful. Those were easy to relate to. Those were exquisite. So, the question is, does the new upbeat sound take away or add to Alison Sudol’s artistry? From this song, I would say add. But sometimes, sappy music is so much more able to tug at the heart strings. And time and time again that has reared its head as an Achilles heel for artists. Many did not like Death Cab’s last album Codes & Keys due to the same reasons and even seemed to rejoice when dear old Ben broke up with cute little Zooey. Some also felt the same in 2011 about Noah and the Whale’s Last Night on Earth. Anyway, I’m detracting from A Fine Frenzy’s achievement here. Let’s just enjoy the new video. It’s her directorial debut as well, and it is a great, happier, optimistic song. Pines, I’m listening to you soon, start to finish, I promise!

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