Posts Tagged ‘the smiths’

OFFICIAL VID: Ski Lodge – Does It Bring You Down

May 30, 2014

I really enjoyed New York indie pop and alt rock band Ski Lodge’s debut album Big Heart last fall. The band’s sound is obviously so heavily influenced by The Smiths, with endless satisfying angst ridden nuances and melodic vocals. This week, Ski Lodge has released a video for album track Does It Bring You Down. If you missed the debut single off of the album, do check out Just To Be Like You below, too.

OFFICIAL VID: Ski Lodge – Does It Bring You Down

May 30, 2014

I really enjoyed New York indie pop and alt rock band Ski Lodge’s debut album Big Heart last fall. The band’s sound is obviously so heavily influenced by The Smiths, with endless satisfying angst ridden nuances and melodic vocals. This week, Ski Lodge has released a video for album track Does It Bring You Down. If you missed the debut single off of the album, do check out Just To Be Like You below, too.

March 11, 2014
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What do you get when you combine Holograms’ Andreas Lagerstrom, Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum, and Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur into one supergroup? You get superband The Snow, and a very, very The Smiths’ evoking tune, with a touch of Robert Smith (double Smiths!). The deliciously hazy Memory Loss will drop on Record Store Day as a double A side along with another tune, Joy Of Life. 

March 11, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136014312/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

What do you get when you combine Holograms’ Andreas Lagerstrom, Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum, and Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur into one supergroup? You get superband The Snow, and a very, very The Smiths’ evoking tune, with a touch of Robert Smith (double Smiths!). The deliciously hazy Memory Loss will drop on Record Store Day as a double A side along with another tune, Joy Of Life. 

OFFICIAL VID: Twin Shadow – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out feat. Samantha Urbani

February 15, 2014

Brooklyn synthpop musician Twin Shadow, or George Lewis Jr., has been giving us endless covers of other artists’ songs for the past while. In his latest offering, he covers something that many would consider untouchable. He covers the Smiths. Not only that, he covers There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Yep. That’s right. Who does that? It’s a risk, one that he decided was well worth taking. And boy, does he pull through on it. Twin Shadow’s cover also features vocals by Samantha Urbani of Friends, who recently guested on a large part of her boyfriend Blood Orange’s excellent album Cupid Deluxe. Together, they give us one of the most surprising covers of the year so far.

Their version of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out is so different from the original, so weirdly astray, that it’s rather befuddling at first. That is, until you realize in the very next second that the cover is absolutely BRILLIANT. The first few seconds of the cover comes off sounding like the work of Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, with its synthy, dreamy, hazy, but grooving production and Urbani’s familiar smoky vocals. Then George’s vocals kick in, and it’s so obviously Twin Shadow. It all made my jaw drop to the floor, and I had to listen to it, over and over again. What balls to do what he did to a song so many of us love devotedly. And what an amazing updated version we now have… So synthy, so lustrous, so intoxicatingly good. It’s ominous, yet still melancholic and angst ridden. MIND BLOWN.

OFFICIAL VID: Twin Shadow – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out feat. Samantha Urbani

February 15, 2014

Brooklyn synthpop musician Twin Shadow, or George Lewis Jr., has been giving us endless covers of other artists’ songs for the past while. In his latest offering, he covers something that many would consider untouchable. He covers the Smiths. Not only that, he covers There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Yep. That’s right. Who does that? It’s a risk, one that he decided was well worth taking. And boy, does he pull through on it. Twin Shadow’s cover also features vocals by Samantha Urbani of Friends, who recently guested on a large part of her boyfriend Blood Orange’s excellent album Cupid Deluxe. Together, they give us one of the most surprising covers of the year so far.

Their version of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out is so different from the original, so weirdly astray, that it’s rather befuddling at first. That is, until you realize in the very next second that the cover is absolutely BRILLIANT. The first few seconds of the cover comes off sounding like the work of Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, with its synthy, dreamy, hazy, but grooving production and Urbani’s familiar smoky vocals. Then George’s vocals kick in, and it’s so obviously Twin Shadow. It all made my jaw drop to the floor, and I had to listen to it, over and over again. What balls to do what he did to a song so many of us love devotedly. And what an amazing updated version we now have… So synthy, so lustrous, so intoxicatingly good. It’s ominous, yet still melancholic and angst ridden. MIND BLOWN.

OFFICIAL VID: Ski Lodge – Looking For A Change

October 23, 2013

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New York’s Ski Lodge has a heart warming indie rock sound that I easily gravitate towards. When I heard their tune Boy back in July, I promptly pre-ordered their debut album Big Heart. Their music is obviously heavily influenced by The Smiths, with other bands like Real Estate and The Drums easily coming to mind too. This can easily be heard in their latest single off the now available Big Heart. Watch the angst ridden music video for Looking For A Change below.

OFFICIAL VID: Ski Lodge – Looking For A Change

October 23, 2013

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New York’s Ski Lodge has a heart warming indie rock sound that I easily gravitate towards. When I heard their tune Boy back in July, I promptly pre-ordered their debut album Big Heart. Their music is obviously heavily influenced by The Smiths, with other bands like Real Estate and The Drums easily coming to mind too. This can easily be heard in their latest single off the now available Big Heart. Watch the angst ridden music video for Looking For A Change below.

OFFICIAL VID: The Cribs – Leather Jacket Love Song

January 24, 2013

I already shared the audio for this unreleased The Cribs track from 2010, the days when Johnny Marr of The Smiths was still a band member. To add icing on top, they’ve created a video for the classic sounding track consisting of actual old camcorder footage from the early The Cribs days. Pretty awesome.

OFFICIAL VID: The Cribs – Leather Jacket Love Song

January 24, 2013

I already shared the audio for this unreleased The Cribs track from 2010, the days when Johnny Marr of The Smiths was still a band member. To add icing on top, they’ve created a video for the classic sounding track consisting of actual old camcorder footage from the early The Cribs days. Pretty awesome.