Make no mistake, autumn is in the air. As summer comes to a close and the sun loses some of his lasting light and warmth, there are those music fans who lean toward mood-matching music. While some cling to that wild-and-free feeling that lingers toward season’s end, colder and darker days encourage some of us to become less energetic and more low-key, introspective. For those of you who can relate to this feeling of winding down, lend a listen to a track called “War Movie” by former Felice Brothers drummer, Simone Felice. His solo project will grab you by the ears, and its story will make you pause and even think for some time, and its mellow mood matches the lyrical meanderings about the war-like elements of life. You owe it to yourself to hear Felice out.
You can hear more from Simone Felice if you check out his earlier material with The Felice Brothers, his current band endeavors with The Duke and The King, or you can follow his new solo work (of which includes “War Movie”) when he releases New York Times: a digital EP set to release October 22nd via Reveal Records.
Ever have one of those whirlwind weeks where everything seems to pile up around you? Where it honestly feels like there is a negative amount of hours in the day because you just can’t get shit done? Where everything goes the opposite of right basically? And then one day, it all subsides. The things you needed to be done are somehow magically done, yet it’s all a blur when you look back on how. The thing is, we shouldn’t be living life in a blur. What we need to realize is that things will always get done. Maybe not always the right way, but even when you do things wrong you learn and move on. So, unless you are a Doctor, most of us aren’t out there saving babies. Take a deep breath, throw on an Indie Dojo, and relax. Things will always pan out and life will always move on…
After hours of hiking with a heavy pack firmly attached, all it takes is one parting of the trees to show a landscape that will inspire many stories and many moments of reflection for those who come. Anyone who has taken a vast hike can attest to the overwhelming euphoria that envelopes the soul upon seeing such a landscape. This song manages to capture that moment throughout its entirety. Blake Cowan, AKA Wickerbird, lends us home video footage so that we can revel in the pure spirit of what the song is all about.
Sitting atop a 12,400 ft mountain in New Mexico I will never be able to explain the serene feeling I had while watching a plane fly below me in the valley — just emphatically enjoying the beautiful view that went on for miles, states even. But this song comes pretty darn close to expressing that moment in its most raw form. All the intense emotions from such a trip came rushing back because of “Druids,” as the Washington-based artist sets his music amidst a mesmerizing, but nostalgic realm. To experience more of his music visit his Bandcamp page by clicking here. Wickerbird’s debut album, The Crow Mother, comes out September 25th.
‘On and On’ is the follow up to Fossil Collective’s gorgeous debut EP, ‘Let It Go’. Delivering a rich and beautiful second taste of the band’s imaginative songwriting, this new track is very much cut from the same cloth as their debut release and once again raises goosebumps, as-well as our excitement for their debut album!
The new video for “I Will Wait” is absolutely stunning, full of breathtaking views of both Mumford & Sons and the rapturous crowd at Colorado’s beautiful outdoor Red Rocks Amphiteatre. The song itself is a slice of well-crafted poignancy, and the video, directed by FRED&NICK, only heightens its emotional breadth. It’s brilliantly shot, giving an intimate, close-up look at the band’s performance, while also showing just how far the English folk group has come — there are literally swaths of people completely overcome by the song. Honestly, seeing that large mass of fans clapping and jumping around ecstatically gave me chills. It’s true what they say, music really has the power to inspire and move.
Below is the recorded version of “I Will Wait”. Mumford & Sons new album Babel comes out September 24th on Glassnote.
Rarely has a track caught my sense of musical direction so off guard. When clicking on the album Alahambra, where this single resides, truly had no idea of what was about to bless my ears. Given the mass amount of music bandcamp sits in front of you to sort through the whole site can become somewhat of a maze at times. Through all the wrong turns and dead ends, stumbling across Mother Falcon, a group from Austin, TX, made it all well worth it.
Letting the beautiful vocals caress the early rising of the track gives the listener no real insight as to what is awaiting them. The soul of this song just gets louder and louder as the progression steadily builds up till the true colors of “Alligator Teeth” show. Listening to a group of new wave musicians attack a traditional instrumental setup will send a refreshing chill down the spine. That driving force of a percusion in this song is given the most perfect old school DnB pattern that lets a collective such as this band reach out and affect your everyday 2012 music listener. This track is offered as a free download off Mother Falcon’s bandcamp page here. Check out the rest of the album while you’re at it.
Canadian indie/folk rocker Andy Shauf has been building a cult following in Canada for some time now. Hopefully after this post, he’ll start to build a cult following in America.
Atmospheric ambient noises couple Andy’s dark yet enviting voice in “You’re Out Wasting”. This chill, ominous sounding tune is a single off his EP The Bearer of Bad News. Keep an eye out for it on November 6th.