Sunday, March 5, 2017

Rocky Votolato - White Daisy Passing


Right, well, I caught Rocky Votolato about six months ago during his recent North American tour, in honor of the ten year anniversary of his 2006 album, Makers. Rocky was raised in Texas his parents divorced and he moved with his mother to the Pacific Northwest in his early teens. White Daisy Passing is the opening track from Makers, and my favourite song of his. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Sunbreaks - Got Legs


Evening all. I'm going to leave this track for Josh and Tuco to review, if they want to, since my opinion would be rather biased. But here is some background info. The Sunbreaks are a three-piece band based in Chicago, IL who are about to hit Austin, TX on their second musical tour to play music and eat barbeque. Please enjoy their instrumental track, "Got Legs."

Monday, February 13, 2017

Julia Lucille - Eternally (Hype 021)

"Eternally" (single) via SoundCloud:

Time for my first post in some time! Big thanks to Josh for keeping the posts coming in the meantime. Given that I'm planning to hit a few live shows in the near future (including Billy Bragg, Tinariwen, Dengue Fever), and I have a couple of relatively recent shows to post on (such as Rocky Votolato from, well... back in September, so perhaps not so relatively recent) I'm hoping to post more tracks a little more frequently over the next few weeks.

Anyhow, turning to today's track which comes to us from Austin, Texas-based West Coast native Julia Lucille with her brand of haunting, ethereal "dream-folk." Today's featured song, entitled "Eternally," is the second single and leadoff song from Julia's upcoming album "Chthonic." Eternally is a beautiful song that grabs hold of you in the first few bars with Julia's voice delicately layered over a guitar plucking a melodic chord progression. It's a beautiful intro -- if anything, it's the middle of the track that feels like it is missing something... perhaps a vocal/instrumental climax after the bass and drums kick in? It's hard to say exactly, but it feels like this song could go further, although to do so it's possible that it might undo the gentle subtlety that the track projects. Either way, it's an excellent track from a talented artist. If you do get a chance to check out the full album, be sure to also listen to the track "I Don't Think I Can." We'll be interested to see what she does next.

Until next time!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Modern English - Moonbeam (Hype 019)

Brand new single from Modern English off the album Take Me To The Trees released by the band themselves just this year. #4ad

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Nightmares on Wax - World Inside (Hype 012)

Brand new track from downtempo outfit Nightmares on Wax called World Inside featuring the vocals of Andrew Ashong. Drifting and recovering from a long work week.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Our Girl - Being Around (Hype 010)

Fuzzy droning single from this Brighton UK band for a sunday morning taken from their Normally EP on Cannibal Hymns.