Friday, August 30, 2013

Wildcat! Wildcat!- "Garden Grays"

The Los Angeles trio Wildcat! Wildcat! will be releasing their much buzzed about self-titled debut EP next month. The band just debuted another new track from the EP, the dreamy end of Summer jam, “Garden Grays.” 
The Wildcat! Wildcat! EP is out Sept. 10 via Downtown Records.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Music: Kalle Mattson- "An American Dream/Darkness"

Woke up pretty excited this morning to find new music from Canada's, Kalle Mattson. He just unveiled a new split 7" titled "American Dream/Darkness" which comes as a preview from his soon to be released third LP produced by The Wooden Sky's Gavin Gardiner. Seriously looking forward to hearing more from this down the road, stay tuned.

New Video: The National- "Graceless"

If it seems like all things on the blog these days are related to The National, it's probably because they're my favorite band who just so happen to have put out my favorite album so far this year, Trouble Will Find Me. See the the bands take on the album track, "Graceless" below, which they just released a comical new video for.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Shakey Graves- "Roll the Bones" (live session)

One of Austin's finest, the one man show known as Shakey Graves. Watch and learn.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Song of the Week: Gambles- "So I Cry Out"

There may not be an artist's music that has touched me more this year than the work of Matthew Daniel Siskin, Aka Gambles. His 'Far From Your Arms' EP has been on constant repeat with it's stripped back raw sound and emotional lyrics cutting right through me.
Gambles also has a debut full length on the way called Trust, and it hits shelves this Oct.1. The LP features the heart-breaker of a track "So I Cry Out" which premiered yesterday on Stereogum.  

so here we are
in the final stand
kids grown up
by the hardest
of circumstance
its sad to blame
when things
go from good
to dark
we tried a very
long time to start
so I cry out
and I cry out
and you
hide your eyes
so I cry out
and I cry out
our world
we can not
but if we had
what we tried
to have
that boy or girl
would have
so loved
had a dad
so I'll cry out
and I cry out
and you just
hold my hand
so I'll cry out
and I cry out
but you
cannot look
in my eyes
and love
has hands
while the moon
holds the tiniest
but whose to choose
who will grow
who will laugh
who will die
so I cry out
and I cry out
and you
cannot look at me
so I cry out
and I cry out
I wish that I felt
so here we are
in the final stand
kids grown up
by the hardest
of circumstance

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Rayland Baxter: 'AshkeLon'

Rayland Baxter has a new five-song digital EP, AshkeLon out tomorrow, Aug. 20th.
The EP is named after the town in Israel where Baxter spent a pivotal time of his life. It was recorded live in one day, at East Nashville's Casino studio, and features three new songs as well as alternative versions of "the mtn song" and "driveway meLody," which were featured on his critically acclaimed debut,  feathers & fishHooks.
Baxter says...“AshkeLon is where I started writing songs and where I have returned numerous times. For me, that was where this all began," ... "It’s a very special place. It’s my little green garden in the desert.” (via Paste)

Friday, August 16, 2013

The National: Live on 89.3 The Current

Watch The National play tracks "Don't Swallow The Cap" and "Pink Rabbits" for 89.3 The Current.

and as long as I'm on my big The National kick today, you might as well check out their 'full set' from Lollapalooza from a few weeks back too.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New music from Volcano Choir- "Comrade"

Several weeks back the Justin Vernon led project Volcano Choir released the first track off their soon to be released LP, Repave called "Byegone." It was a big soaring number, extremely promising, and had me wondering what the rest of the album would shape out to be. Well today the band just offered up another new track titled, "Comrade" that is equally as impressive. Go give it a spin below.
Volcano Choir's 'Repave' comes out September 3rd on Jagjaguwar

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Get to Know: RY X- "Berlin"

RY X has a new EP coming out called, Berlin this Aug. 28th. Originally from Australia but now based out of L.A., RY X has often been compared to Bon Iver due to his soft falsetto. Don't let that sway you either way though, just see for yourself and give a listen to the emotional title track below.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Watch Bears Den Cover "Don't Save Me" by Haim

U.K. trio Bears Den recently broke news that Agape, their debut EP will be getting a U.S. release date this August 27 via Communion Records. To celebrate the release, the band will be kicking off several tour dates in the States with Mumford & Sons and Daughter. 
If you head over to their website now you can grab yourself a copy of the song "Isaac" which is available for free download.
Also be sure to watch their excellent cover of the Haim track, "Don't Save Me" below.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Western Lows- "'Grapevine"

I've always had a little soft spot for some 90's shoegaze, and L.A. band Western Lows pay homage with their latest track, "Grapevine." The song comes off their recently released album Glacial which is out now via Jaxart Records.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Die Mason Die- "You're Lonely"

Young and talented London quartet Die Mason Die's music has been described as ghost-folk. One listen to their haunting new single "You're Lonely" and you'll fully understand why. "You're Lonely" will be released September 9th via Young & Lost Club.