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.
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.
Happy Sunday all. Savor today, because tomorrow it’s back to the grind. Enjoy.
Hear more at WJLP’s Soundcloud.
*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.
This LA sea punk duo is doing it! The simplest of bass lines, rich double-tracked vocals, and a chorus comprised solely of a woman’s primitive screech. The moral of the story: “Don’t ever feel imprisoned, feeling like your mouth is glued tight shut.” How could this song not entice you? “If you are a Jane, put your fist up too.” Enjoy.
The Primitives are a jangle pop outfit from the UK, and “Petals” is the band’s joyful comeback tune about unwanted love. The female vocals hum pleasantly while singing fearless lines like, “I don’t really want to be your flower,” and “nothing gained, so nothing lost.” Enjoy.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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 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.