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[Album Preview] You Won’t- Skeptic Goodbye LP

Skeptic Goodbye is the first recording project from Massachusetts band You Won’t.

The band’s clever songs touch on universal themes like time, movement, and pop culture- making references to Back To The Future, 80’s fashion, and the idea of the “American Dream” to tie their listeners to the songs and give them replay value. More than that, though, the songs are statements about  today’s ideals; set to music through melody, drumline percussion, clapping, and acoustic guitar. “It’s just an illusion babe” sings vocalist Josh Arndouse (who’s voice draws references to both Bob Dylan and The Tallest Man On Earth) on the single “Three Car Garage”. The sentiment sets the mood for the rest of the album, allowing retrospective tracks like “Who Knew” and “Television” to shine in ways they couldn’t achieve on their own.

Musically there isn’t a lot of flashy instrumentation going on. When you do hear synth/guitar leads they’re more to illustrate feeling than show off talent. It’s more likely that the songs exist to compliment the lyrical content rather than dazzle fans- but the ideas are concise and never fall short of real entertainment. Overall the album flows really well, and seems to get better with each listen.

Skeptic Goodbye will be released through Old FLame Records on February 14th 2012.

Stream only: You Won’t- Three Car Garage

’ Three Car Garage.mp3′

Stream only: You Won’t- Who Knew

’ Who Knew.mp3′
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[Folk] The Careful Ones- Moths, Flames, Etc.

The Careful Ones are a relatively new indie/folk band from Lakeland Florida that has been attracting attention with their soulful melodies and ambient tones. The music is driven by acoustic guitars, heavy vocal harmonies, and light percussion (guitar slapping, stomping, heavy strumming, occasional bass hits).

The lyrics are introspective and presented in a voice that’s somewhere between Bahamas and Sleeping At Last. Their debut Moths, Flames, Etc. is a lonesome collection of well written songs, with each instrument focusing on what’s best for the music rather than how they can show off. Vocal parts fall to a hum during intimate guitar melodies, sitting atop pulsing bass hits that beat inside your chest and tug at your heart strings. The careful ones are a force to be reckoned with because they have learned how to capture mood, and feeling, through their music. From their down tempos and repetitive chorus lines to their employ of orchestral strings they just seem like they really get it.

The album is not for car rides or exciting beach vacations though, it’s really relaxed and mellow. It’s a much better soundtrack for a quiet evening than a sword fight.

Watch for the bands new release, due out in Spring of 2012, HERE.

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[New Release]Kings of Convenience – Declaration of Dependance [Album Preview]

As Indie Shuffle describes it, “brilliant acoustic folk songs with just a touch of tropical whimsical” the talented Norwegian acoustic duo Kings of Convenience have released their new album “Declaration of Dependance” released today 10/20.

A playful acoustic album with delightful melodies and the brilliant vocals of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe. The album starts out with a somber and hopeful begining with the track 25-25 then switches to a much cheerful mood with Mrs. Cold. The album ends with slow folky songs like Second To Numb and Scars On Land.

decleration-of-dependenceKings of Convenience – Mrs Cold

’02 Mrs Cold.mp3′

Kings of Convenience – Boat Behind


BONUS: If you have not heard a song from their previous album Quiet Is the New Loud, heres one of my fav songs
I Dont Know What I Can Save You From

’04 I Dont Know What I Can Save You From.mp3′

And thanks to Grooveshark, you can stream the album here and go buy it Here!


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