Indie duo Brian Holl and Eric Hillman, known musically as Flights, have combined their wits to craft a debut album that soars, sings, and practically embodies the feeling of flying.
The album, relevantly titled Anywhere But Where I Am, is a mix of influences that range from Radiohead to Bon Iver and combine the best traits of both. The guitars are some of the cleanest and most thoughtful parts that I’ve heard in a while, taking precedent without stealing the show entirely. The pianos are a nice touch too and help to change the pace of the album. The introductory track “From The Lake To The Land” is my favorite but songs like “Where The Willow Tree Died” and “Anywhere But Where I Am” shine equally as bright. Remember to keep your tray tables in the upright and locked position and, most of all, enjoy the Flights.
Flights – Anywhere But Where I Am – 01 From the Lake to the Land.mp3
Anywhere But Where I Am
Flights – Anywhere But Where I Am – 05 Where the Willow Tree Died.mp3
Anywhere But Where I Am
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One listen to London based Mat Zo’s EP, Bipolar, and you can say with confidence that this kid has talent. And even beyond listening to his EP, seeing him live only confirmed that. We recently caught his set at Beta Nightclub, and we can tell you that hearing is beautifully composed progressive house on the Funktion-Ones was something every dance music lover should hear.
These are clips from each of the tracks, which are all available now on Beatport. The title track, Bipolar, was our favorite out of the bunch. The soft synths that waver in and out are masterfully composed, and while the track is a progressive house jam, it still has enough to make you want to get up and dance.
The Gorillaz, Andre 3000 of Outkast and James Murphy of LCD Soundsytem have teamed up to release, ‘DoYaThing’ a collaborative track to promote new Gorillaz-themed Converse shoe.
After much anticipating, a radio rip of the track has made it on the internetz. The official release will be tomorrow through Converse website. Enjoy
DJ/Producing veteran Tommie Sunshine has teamed up yet again with Disco Fries to bring us the massive collab track, ‘Don’t Look Back’. A disco house thrill ride that feels very nostalgic to a previous, much funkier era. “Don’t Look Back” is out today along with a huge collection of remixes by Rogerseventytwo, DSKOTEK, KitSch, Polymath and even a dub version from Tommie and Disco Fries.
The remixes are incredibly wide in range, you have DSKOTEK going completely filthy into the electro world, Polymath’s experimental nature coming through into a minimalistic rendition of ‘Don’t Look Back’, a big room feel with KitSch and our favorite, the progressive track Rogerseventytwo.
France’s The Qiwu Selftet first surfaced on the Melancholic Jazz Sunset Compilation in 2010 with their uplifting track titled “Kora”. The song got such a positive reception that Qiwu took to writing a full length. The debut release is characterized by a mixture of jazz melodies, organic tones, vocal sample, and electronic beats. It’s a really unique blend that, even though the MJS Compilation put them on the map, has kept them relevant.
The Qiwu Selftet – Narayama
The Qiwu Selftet – Kora
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Utah band For All The Girls has released a self titled work of experimental folk music. From his bandcamp page Damian Fairchild, the sole member of FATG, describes his music as “songs for the girls I am in love with or have loved at one point in time”. It makes sense, considering every song on the album is a short testament to the emotions each girls name invokes- with those names serving as the song titles. Lyrically the release is quite simple, boldly asking questions like “Maryanne, why’d you break my heart in two?”
As it turns out this 14 year old ,whose music reminds me of The Avett Brothers if they experimented with synth beats, is a fictional character from the mind of Drew Danberry. I’ve recently had a chance to speak with the man behind FATG to get a better idea about what the new album really is and why it took such an unexpected twist: Continue reading
One of the UK’s hot young talents, Emeli Sande, stepped into Radio 1′s prestigious Live Lounge to record her soulful take on Blur’s classic ‘Country House’. The BRIT-award winner has infused the track with an emotional side not seen in the original, with her sensational vocals complementing the acoustic guitar accompaniment. Sande’s debut, ‘Our Version Of Events’ is out now, and features original material every bit as powerful and sassy as this cover.
Emeli Sande – Country House (Blur Cover)
Country House (Blur Cover).mp3