Posts Tagged ‘RSD’

March 11, 2016

Clean Cut Kid is high on my list of SXSW must sees. After all, if I don’t catch them in Austin, I don’t know when I might get another opportunity to see the Liverpool fan whom I’ve been crazy about for over nine long months now, ever since I heard debut single Vitamin C. It comes as no surprise that the band just sold out their UK tour and have been named as Ones to Watch by Google and Apple. I’ve called them exactly that since day one. Today, the band has revealed the B-side for their new single Pick Me Up, a weathered cinematic gem named In Your Eyes.  The shaggy, rustic song ropes me right in with its Bob Dylan and The War On Drugs like appeal. In Your Eyes and Pick Me Up will be released on 7″ as an exclusive for this year’s Record Store Day. Everyone, please look out for one of these beauties for me, thanks.

March 10, 2016
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It’s going to be April in a few short weeks, and vinyl heads all know what that means. Record Store Day is just around the corner! RSD has grown to be a major event in the past several years. Just visit your local independent record store on RSD and you’ll see a line wrapped around the block long before the doors are even open. Thanks to this ingenious homage to an age old classic method of listening to music, we get to hear some very rare treats around this time every year. In fact., today, we even get to hear an unreleased Foals song! Rain, which drops as a 7″ on Record Store Day, is a moody beauty, a sparsely introspective ballad that seems more Majical Cloudz than the raucous Foals we’re normally accustomed to, with some added U2 atmospherics and Bono like vocal calisthenics by Yannis Philippakis. This year’s Record Store Day falls on April 16th. I wish you luck in your record finding quest.

April 23, 2014
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Even if you didn’t buy any vinyl on Record Store Day this past weekend, you must be thankful for all the releases that came out of that special day. Icelandic singer songwriter Ásgeir also released a magical new single for RSD 2014, and as always, it’s a beautiful composition. Ásgeir’s vocals are as angelic and weightless as ever on Here It Comes, and his shadowy, at times Radiohead like electronic-meets-classical production is astonishingly organic and fluid. But it’s no surprise to me, considering how much I’ve championed this amazing artist and his debut album In The Silence earlier this year. He’s huge back at home in Iceland, and he certainly deserves a lot more attention here in the US. I mean, seriously, just listen to this…. amazing.

April 23, 2014
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Even if you didn’t buy any vinyl on Record Store Day this past weekend, you must be thankful for all the releases that came out of that special day. Icelandic singer songwriter Ásgeir also released a magical new single for RSD 2014, and as always, it’s a beautiful composition. Ásgeir’s vocals are as angelic and weightless as ever on Here It Comes, and his shadowy, at times Radiohead like electronic-meets-classical production is astonishingly organic and fluid. But it’s no surprise to me, considering how much I’ve championed this amazing artist and his debut album In The Silence earlier this year. He’s huge back at home in Iceland, and he certainly deserves a lot more attention here in the US. I mean, seriously, just listen to this…. amazing.

April 22, 2014
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The Pixies sure are busy with new music lately, and I ain’t complaining, not one itty bitty bit. Though I’d caught them on tour recently (and was THAT a treat!), I tuned in to their live webcast from Coachella weekend one the other day and greatly enjoyed watching them rock out. Over the weekend, I also purchased the special Record Store Day vinyl version of their very first album in 23 years, Indie Cindy, which comes out April 28. The RSD version of the LP comes with a surprise seven inch bonus with this fantastic tune, Women Of War, a noisy, grungy ode to female soldiers. I love you, Pixies!

Bombay Bicycle Club – To The Bone

April 8, 2014

Anyone else counting down the days to Record Store Day on April 19? I have a running list of goodies I want to try and find that day, if I can make it out early enough to the independent record shops. Of course, the other, and perhaps best, part of RSD is all the unreleased gems that we get to enjoy thanks to that special day. Bombay Bicycle Club will drop a limited edition 7" single (1000 copies) on RSD, and it features new tunes To The Bone and Reign Down. They’ve recorded this beautiful video for To The Bone, and what a sigh inducing acoustic gem it is. According to BBC, they recorded the tune during their sessions for recent album So Long, See You Tomorrow, but they couldn’t figure out how to fit it properly on to the album. They really wanted us to hear the song, and RSD gives them that chance to release it. Thank you, Record Store Day!

Bombay Bicycle Club – To The Bone

April 8, 2014

Anyone else counting down the days to Record Store Day on April 19? I have a running list of goodies I want to try and find that day, if I can make it out early enough to the independent record shops. Of course, the other, and perhaps best, part of RSD is all the unreleased gems that we get to enjoy thanks to that special day. Bombay Bicycle Club will drop a limited edition 7" single (1000 copies) on RSD, and it features new tunes To The Bone and Reign Down. They’ve recorded this beautiful video for To The Bone, and what a sigh inducing acoustic gem it is. According to BBC, they recorded the tune during their sessions for recent album So Long, See You Tomorrow, but they couldn’t figure out how to fit it properly on to the album. They really wanted us to hear the song, and RSD gives them that chance to release it. Thank you, Record Store Day!

Best Coast’s RSD exclusive

April 24, 2013

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Did you hear the new Best Coast that was released on 7 inch vinyl for Record Store Day? Stream the A-side, Fear of My Identity, below. It’s some fuzzy, sunshine filled, lo-fi, surf pop/rock, more like the songs off Crazy For You than their more recent album The Only Place. I don’t mind that at all. The Only Place was a great album, but the Best Coast I fell in love with, the Bethany and Bobb that I’m most fond of, are the ones that shone through in Crazy For You. 

April 23, 2013
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Florida rockers Surfer Blood previewed a new tune, Slow Six. It was actually the B-side for their RSD exclusive Demon Dance single. That great tune is off their coming new album Pythons which comes out on June 11. Slow Six is a slow, deliberate anthem filled with a waltz like pattern and some great effects, as well as some tender moments. I’ll share the video for Demon Dance below since I didn’t have a chance to get around to it last week. 

April 23, 2013
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Florida rockers Surfer Blood previewed a new tune, Slow Six. It was actually the B-side for their RSD exclusive Demon Dance single. That great tune is off their coming new album Pythons which comes out on June 11. Slow Six is a slow, deliberate anthem filled with a waltz like pattern and some great effects, as well as some tender moments. I’ll share the video for Demon Dance below since I didn’t have a chance to get around to it last week.