If you haven't seen my Best of 2013 list, DO IT NOW! Sitting on top of the pile, above all other challengers, was this awesome album by Josh Homme and crew. This was one of my favorite tracks, though that pretty much changes from day to day. The video is completely wacky.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Here's another alternative band with a female lead. This is actually just the upstate New York duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, supported by guest musicians when they tour. It's a nice blend of staple guitar rock with an electronic tinge. With a couple full albums and a few EPs out now I still kind of feel like they haven't quite 'found their sound', and hopefully there best is yet to come. That said their latest release is a pretty solid effort and worth checking out if you're into something different.
When I first heard this track I was pretty excited that we might have a new grungy alternative rock band. I was wrong on a few points. First, they're not really new. They are in that this was their debut album release, but they're really kind of a super-group, with members of The Verve and Goldfrapp coming together with lead vocalist Amelia Tucker. Sadly, the album doesn't quite live up to the single. Davide Rossi takes the lead on a few tracks and his chops are not up to Amelia's. It's mostly hit-and-miss, with several tracks probably best left on the production floor. Anyway, this is a cool track and hopefully they can deliver more in this vein in the future.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Finally this great duo jamming for a little over 45 minutes. Camera work, not so great.
1. Freak, Go Home
2. The Only Shrine I've Seen
3. Paper Trails
4. Golden Arrow
I'm taking tomorrow off. Probably. Maybe. We'll see. Here's some live performances to keep you entertained in the meantime. The first is these indie synth stars from Scotland.
3. The Mother We Share
Friday, July 18, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
May??? That's the last time I posted?!? Well that's embarrassing. In my defense I've been busy, but that's no excuse really. I've got a ridiculous amount of tracks to post, a couple new mixes on the way, and an EP or two in line over the next couple weeks.
Let's fire this up again with some new La Roux. It's just the strangely alluring Elly Johnson now, no more Ben Langmaid, though he did collaborate on about half of the songs on the new album, including this one, before getting the boot from Elly. I'm excited to hear this album, the first one caught me by surprise so I hope she slash they haven't been bitten by the sophomore jinx. Guess we'll find out in a week!