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
For those of you lucky enough to have yesterday off from work, thank George Washington for being born. For those you not so lucky, thank your boss for being the jerk who shut the party down. Or just download our playlist, forget all about it and move on with your week. Probably the best bet…
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Night Beds – There Was Enough/Rest
There Was Enough/Rest
Inspired And The Sleep – Running
Inspired And The Sleep
In Their Thousands – Tear It All Apart
In Their Thousands
Tear It All Apart
Fairchildren – Garden Gate
Husky – The Woods
Fenster – Oh Canyon
Jon Russell – Beacon Hill
Hey Marseilles – Elegy
Soley – I’ll Drown
Mr Fogg sneaks out of the shadows once more with a superb spoken word mix of his forthcoming single ‘Stay Out Of The Sun’. Set against Fogg’s intricate production, Lex Jones spits a hyper-literate stream of consciousness, ensuring that this is electronic music with a human, beating heart.
There is nothing like the feeling of a song catching you off guard. Music bloggers are hipsters, whether they want to admit it or not, and discovering something before anyone else often creates a lasting high (at least for me). Throughout all the chaos and over layered tracks I had to listen to today, comes out a gorgeous song by a band called Panama. ‘Blossom’ is a soft stripped down remix of Bon Iver’s ‘Re: Stacks’ off his debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago. It is delicate, simple and completely relaxing just like the original but without the acoustic instrumentation. Panama just released a Bon Iver remix EP conveniently titled ‘Good Winter‘ (which for those who don’t know is the french translation for Bon Iver’s name (bon hiver). Fans of the American indie folk band will enjoy Panama’s free remix EP, get it here at http://panama1994.bandcamp.com/
PANAMA – Blossom (Bon Iver – Re: Stacks remix)
Bonus from Good Winter Remix EP
PANAMA – Stained By The Cold (Inspired By Creature Fear – Bon Iver)
PANAMA – For a Purpose (Inspired By For Emma – Bon Iver
You might not have heard of Bright Moments yet, but I can almost guarantee that you have heard them before. The sole member of the band, a musical genius known as Kelly Pratt, has been making a name for himself among the giants of the indie scene for years. From playing trumpet in Beirut to playing flute/various horns on Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible, Pratt has surrounded himself with the right people for the job- both in terms of promotion and creativity.
The band’s new single “Tourists” is an electric adventure full of spectacular horn work and catchy melodies that follows up on some ideas that Pratt’s previous band, Team B, set in motion. Check it out below.
Bright Moments – Tourists
Bright Moments’ debut album, Natives, was recorded in Pratt’s own home studio during the winter of 2010 and is to be released on Luaka Bop 2/21/12.
Three of Europe’s best producers have teamed up to bring you a new club anthem aptly titled “Trilogy”. With a smooth blending of Laidback Luke‘s bouncy house beats, Arno Cost‘s disco funk stylings and Norman Doray‘s eclectic vocal musing, this track has everything a packed discotheque needs. Due to their respective busy touring schedules we may not see a Swedish House Mafia style three man power house team anytime soon but it is always exciting to hear the way senior club veterans bounce ideas off each other in audio form. Based on their schedule of releases its fair to guess that none of these artists plan on slowing down anytime soon either. Look out for more on Mixmash Records in the future and support house music if you can – its a cause that always gives back on the dance floor.
Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray