Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Orwells



Alls I gotta say is... Keep. Yer. Eyes. Peeled.

The Orwells are a young lot from the suburbs of Chicago and are readying the release of their debut album, Remember When. It drops August 7th via the wonderful Autumn Tone Records.

They recently tore through LA playing house parties, venues and showcases... creating a wave of buzz that they'll likely be riding for awhile.

Check 'em!

The Orwells - In My Bed

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

The XX - Angels



The XX have finally released a studio cut from their upcoming album, Coexist (album art above).

Stream Angels below and pre-order the album (slated for a September 11th release) for a free download.

They've also announced a number of new tour dates, including two in LA.

10-12 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
10-13 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Morning Soundtrack



Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Only In My Dreams
Taken By Trees - Dreams
Purity Ring - Obedear
Dirty Projectors - Just From Chevron

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan



Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors are readying the release of their new album, Swing Lo Magellan.

For the occasion, the NY Times is currently streaming the record and has a nice interview with musical wiz and frontman David Longstreth.

Upon first listen, I'm drawn to the dichotomy of straight forward, listenability and their signature complicated song structure. The majority of the tracks seem to stay in the pocket a bit longer...leaving the listener room to find melody and nuance that might have been sacrificed when Longstreth et al flashed their chops. See: the title track and Just From Chevron.

In the interview, Longstreth reveals that both Neil Young and Lil Wayne played a part influencing the writing process. Listen with that in mind as flourishes of acoustic leads standout and club ready beats step in.

The band continues to evolve their sound and it's no surprise they've gathered fans in doing so. I expect this release to be both critically lauded and commercially embraced; as they've definitely honed in on the delicate balance of off-beat and accessible.

Take a listen - what do y'all think?

Also, see them July 28th at the Wiltern.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Morning Soundtrack



Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Who
Dirty Projectors - Dance For You
Liars - No.1 Against The Rush
Divine Fits - My Love Is Real