Dom – Hunny

This is a rather dated song, but I didn’t start listening to Dom until only recently. So I guess shame on me.

This song is completely fucking lodged into my mind write now, it’s not stuck in my head, it’s tattooed onto my frontal lobe.

Indie Garage Pop Rock gold.

Let it wash all over you, yo.

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Check out their EP’s “Sun Bronzed Greek Gods” and “Family of Love”

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Foxygen – No Destruction

Foxygen’s second album, “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic” is a roller coaster of musical experimentation to say the least. The songs are at times hectic, the genre/every property that exist to write a song seeming to shift completely mid song. 

“No Destruction” is one of the less hectic songs, although it does posses one hell of a Mick Jagger impressions. (wait for the howling of the line “but, the door to consciousness isn’t open anymore” around the 2:58 mark)   

Nevertheless I really love this song’s lyrics and the contrast of the said Mick Jagger impression against the softer delivery in the song.  

Take a listen. 

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good at Being in Trouble”

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Hailing from the great state of Oregon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra makes a blend of just enough lo-fi mixed with indie rock. “So Good at Being in Trouble” captures all that makes UMO great through chill instrumental play combined with tantalizing lyrics that speak of the allure of the mysterious woman. Take a listen.

Oh, and you can also download it off SoundCloud too.

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk” Music Video

Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”

So Passion Pit is finally coming out with a new album and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been over three years since Manners, and it’s about to fill my iPod up with some new Passion Pit. Better yet? It sounds amazing. “Take A Walk” is one of two (along with “I’ll Be Alright”) tracks from their upcoming album Gossamer, and Passion Pit just released the video of it today. The video itself is pretty cool, looks like they’re using CGI video. The song though is what I’m loving. “Take A Walk” doesn’t sound like it’s off Manners. It sounds like they’re moving into a less electric, more vocally dominant direction. Take a listen and watch the video. Enjoy!

Beach House Release Official Video for “Lazuli”

Beach House may have been plagued by a leak (which I can’t say I didn’t download) of their fourth album “Bloom”, but I feel that the hype and anticipation for this album was not hindered in the slightest. I heard from friends that the size of the crowd for Beach House at Primavera was insane, and I am not surprised. Bloom is amazing. I’m not as fully immersed in it as I was with Teen Dream, yet. I am excited to see what I find on this album in future listens. One of my favorite songs from the album “Lazuli” had it’s official video released today. Check it out!

Check out Beach House’s website: Beachhousebaltimore.com for information about their “Frightened Eyes” Tour and to get ALL their albums if you don’t have them already.

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Grizzly Bear Announce NEW album. Check out the first song!

It’s been three long years since Veckatimest was released. A mammoth of an album, I have been anxiously anticipating it’s follow up, and the date has finally been set. September 18th, 2012. I have not been this excited for an album in a long time.

Grizzly Bear released the first song from the new album entitled “Sleeping Ute” check it out below. It does not dissapoint.

Along with news of the album and the new song, they have scheduled a world tour as well.

08/28 Cambridge, England – The Junction
08/29 Nottingham, England – Albert Hall
08/31 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic Festival
09/01 Salisbury, England – End of the Road Festival
09/16 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
09/17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
09/18 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
09/20 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/22 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
09/24 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
09/25 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia
09/26 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
09/28 Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Music Festival
09/29 Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
09/30 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
10/01 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/04 Seattle Washington – Paramount Theatre
10/05 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
10/07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
10/08 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
10/17 Gateshead, England – The Sage Gateshead
10/18 Manchester, England – Academy
10/20 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowlands
10/21 Coventry, England – Warwick Arts Centre
10/22 London, England – Brixton Academy
10/26 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10/27 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
10/28 Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
10/30 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel and Gefaehrlich
10/31 Berlin, Germany – Astra
11/02 Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
11/01-03 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/04 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
11/05 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
11/20 Wellington, New Zealand – Opera House
11/21 Auckland, New Zealand – Bruce Mason

Ducky – “Killing Time”

Ducky – “Killing Time”

Yesterday on Valentine’s Day, I went to a show for Explosions in the Sky. Unbeknownst to me, there would be another band I would love – Ducky. Ducky is the creation of NYU student Morgan Neiman, currently in the Clive Davis program and she creates music that reminded me as a mix between Passion Pit and Mean Lady. Although she’s been creating music since she was 14 on the west coast, Ducky is taking off here in the east, and taking off fast. She released “Killing Time” in September of last year and is working on multiple LPs as well as music videos, including one for “Killing Time” (here: http://vimeo.com/33576913). Also, if you ever get a chance to see her live, her performance is full of energy and entertainment. Also, all her music is free on bandcamp.