September’s Ripest Tracks

I know it’s a few days late, but I thought I’d share with you my top-five favorite tracks from September in no particular order. Enjoy.

Throwback Thursday: Wild Flag – “Romance”

This bad ass girl supergroup features members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Ex Hex, and The Minders. The band had but one album, and damn it fucking rips hard. This is “Romance” in both music video and live video form. Enjoy.


Cate Le Bon – “He’s Leaving”

*The voice of this blog is done in my best written interpretation of a smooth late-night radio host.*

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I know it’s dark and rainy out tonight, but you’re here with me now, and I’ll set your mood right. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy night with that special someone, or you feel a cold grey rain inside of your heart, this song will keep you company until the sun rises. Enjoy. 

Here more of Le Bon’s soothing voice on her Soundcloud.

Palms On Fire – “Cars”

This song is Russian!? Apparently, when the Russians are trapped inside due to infinite winter, they make brightfully blissful indie pop. The bass and drums keep a pleasant trotting rhythm, while ascending and descending synth lines play overtop. Melodically, the vocals are simple and light, spreading cheer to all the little boys and girls. Enjoy.

I suggest listening to Palm On Fire’s entire Cars EP on Bandcamp. It’s quite wonderful.

FREE SAMPLES: Saturday @ Will’s Pub, Girls on the Beach, The Lovers Key, The Young Psychedelics, & The Suit Swingers

Go ahead, have a taste. It’s free to sample, but if you want the real thing, you’re going to have to shell out a few bucks, and believe me, it will definitely be worth it. Enjoy.

HOLY SHIT! This show is only $5.

Girls on the Beach

If I remember correctly, Girls on the Beach played the first show I caught after moving to Orlando. Fingers crossed that we’ll get to hear some new music from them on Saturday.

Catch up with Girls on the Beach at their Bandcamp!

The Lovers Key

This one’s personal. While working at Noisy Ghost, I had the privilege of pushing The Lovers Key’s debut single “Bright Eyes, Black Soul,” and I was instantly floored by their neo-soul sound. Warning: I fully plan on dancing my heart out. Feel free to join me. No shame.

Hear more on the Noisy Ghost PR Soundloud.

The Young Psychedelics

Oh, how embarrassing. For some reason, Reverb Nation won’t let me embed one of The Young Psychedelics‘ songs, but you can listen to their Daydreamer EP here. Fuck Reverb Nation.

The Suit Swingers

Starting the night with some blues rock, The Suit Swingers are a fairly new Orlando outfit that are itching the prove themselves.

Hear The Suit Swingers’ demo on Bandcamp.

PREMIERE: Chris Topher – “Glasshouse EP”

I am pleased to bring you this brand new single from experimental artist and dear friend, Chris Topher. On “Silent Film,” Chris delivers his usual Pollock-esque approach to music: changing tempos, spacey synths, quirky bass lines, and an intimate closeness. Keep an eye out for those spinning reversed sounds as they fly by your head. If Glasshouse EP appears to contain only one track, I would try downloading the EP – which you can for whatever price you like – and seeing if something else reveals itself. Enjoy.

Read my other ramblings about Chris’ music:

Green Machine

Introspective

THIS FRIDAY!! A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, & Field Mouse @ BACKBOOTH

There are going some dope – yes, I said dope, that’s how real I am – shows coming to Orlando in the next few months, and this one just happens to be the closest. On Friday, Topshelf Records invades Orlando, and their bringing the moderately loud noise. Enjoy.

Buy your tickets now!

A Great Big Pile of Leaves

AGBPOL are riding hot after the re-release of their 2010 album, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?. In the past, they’ve toured with Orlando act You Blew It!, a longtime live favorite, but I haven’t yet gotten the chance to see AGBPOL live. Look at this gorgeous limited edition vinyl. You just want to lick it.

Hear the whole album at AGBPOL’s Soundcloud!

 Diamond Youth

In February, Baltimore boys Diamond Youth released their second EP Shake. “Can’t Shake the Feeling” is a particularly rad song from the EP, but don’t take my word for it, listen to the whole thing!

Prawn

New Jersey folk Prawn have a couple releases of their own, most notably their two LPs with Topshelf, 2011’s You Can Just Leave It All  and 2012’s Ships. “Why You Always Leave A Note” is off their 2014 split with Joie De Vivre.

Hear more from Prawn on Spotify.

Field Mouse

Field Mouse is destined to be the pleasant wildcard of the evening. They’re a bit different from the other acts, but their different is refreshing. Listen to the swirling synths and sweat vocal melodies off the band’s July 2014 release, Hold Still Life.

Hear all of Hold Still Life on Field Mouse’s Soundcloud.