I’ll never forget the first time I heard Nickel Creek. I was a freshman in high school, and the song was “Spit On A Stranger” (A Pavement cover). At that age, my musical prowess started and ended with MTV, and this song was the opposite of everything “music television” stood for. I instantly became an uber fan. Which is why my heart broke when the band decided to call it quits in 2006… Well fellow Creekers (I just came up with that), cry no more for Chris Thile and the Watkin kids are coming out of retirement. Nine years after releasing the wonderful Why Should The Fire Die?, the band is readying their fourth release A Dotted Line and preparing to go on tour. Check out the first single “Destination” below and “Love Of Mine” after the jump!
Thursday March 6th, 2014 13:05 How To Dress Well: Words I Don’t Remember
Ever since happening upon this kid at a small show in Boston last year, How To Dress Well has become a staple in my apartment. Whether my roommates and I are hosting a kegger (a.k.a pissing off the family that lives below us) or laying around nursing massive hangovers (from said kegger), HTDW is sure to be heard. Although there has yet to be any talk of a new album, Tom Krell himself dropped a new single today, and as always it is music to my ears. Check out the ever so synthy and smooth “Words I Don’t Remember” below.
Thursday March 6th, 2014 10:36 Son Lux: Easy (ft. Lorde)
Say hello to a new EP (Alternate Worlds) from Son Lux . It seems he’s called upon everyone’s favorite indie darling (I suppose she’s not quite indie anymore…) Lorde for some help on this reimagining of his last album Lanterns. The song is quite haunting and reminiscent of Gotye’s more experimental work. Check out “Easy” below, and head over to Son Lux’s band camp page to purchase and preview more of Alternate Worlds.
Thursday March 6th, 2014 04:33 The Hearts: Lips
Thanks as always to the amazing All Things Go for pointing us to this jam.
Tuesday March 4th, 2014 22:20 Erik Hassle: Ready For You
I’ve been riding an R&B kick these past few weeks, so you can imagine how excited I was to see a new EP (Somebody’s Party) from Erik Hassle released yesterday. This song in particular is tickling my fancy, but the other five are just as smooth and listenable. Check out “Ready For You” below… damn can this kid sing.
Wednesday February 26th, 2014 21:12 RAC: Tear You Down (ft. Alex Ebert)
I don’t know exactly what it is musically speaking, but there is something so enjoyable about an RAC song. In my opinion I don’t think the man or outfit get their due credit. He might try the same move every time, but it’s a damn fine move.
Of course getting Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero fame also helps. Dare you not to play this one on repeat.
Oh by the way. RAC has a two part album coming out. All new songs. Sweetness.
Tuesday February 25th, 2014 17:27 Coldplay: Midnight
This morning Coldplay pulled a “Beyonce” and released a new single unannounced. As with most of the band’s recent output, I’m not really sure what to make of this song… (Can’t you just make A Rush Of Blood To The Head Part II and call it a day?). “Midnight” sounds a bit like what I imagine Bon Iver would if he hung up his guitar for a synth and a vocoder. Hmm…
Check out the video for “Midnight” below.
Saturday February 8th, 2014 17:44 Robert Leather: Live In Boston
That’s the delicious lickings of some local music if I ever heard it. Local that is if you live in the New England area. If you, say, live in Alaska well than you should really broaden your horizon and listen to some music from other parts of the country. Some folk, lots of love and finger thumping guitar and violin work from from Robert Leather. Listen are your peril.
Check out their goodwill on their basecamp page. You can download their album for free.