Broken strings, dodgy amps, awkward pauses — potentially a recipe for disaster. Instead, we got the little rock show that could — shit got loud and shit got wild.
It ended with the band piling both their instruments and themselves on top of the drum-kit. Because of course it did. Outright, again, lead by example. The only difference was the figure in question was a folk hero of sorts, surrounded by adoring admirers that knew every word to every song. Please be back soon. Less a funeral and more a celebratory memorial service, Bluejuice ended in style.
Special mention to Jake Stone for the ballsiest dive the Metro may have ever seen. God- damn. As soon as you comprehend that, then and only then will you be able to properly enjoy a modern-day Dylan show. So, how does it feel?
Pretty good, actually. The dust had barely settled from Splendour in the Grass when Merrill Garbus and her amazing technicolour band rolled into town for some sideshow action. Nikki Nack was pristinely brought to life, while old favourites still had all the stomp from their original runs. A tour that was quite literally the envy of the rest of the world — two of the biggest names in the last twenty years of rock head-to-head in a co-headlining battle for arena-rock glory.
There was blood, sweat, tears and hits for days. Who won? We all fucking did. You come for impeccable company, you stay for the dozens of exceptional bands and then life goes on as normal; while everyone not-so-secretly counts down until we LP) to do it all over again.
Poison City for life, baby! No one sound be able to draw so much sensuality from the ukulele and yet, Quillio does so. The Bomb leans a little harder into Quillio's jazz background than any of her previous efforts or she generally gets live due in part to the her talented musicians but the You At The Wintergardens - Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted One (Vinyl isn't without it's eclectic tendencies and "Easy Killer" is perfect display of what Quillio brings to the table in addition to being a favorite live staple.
If Salt Cathedral considers a song like "Rainy Days" to be a throwaway track, then every band needs to worry because some bands would kill to have a song as effortlessly dynamic, so obsession-inducing catchy as this one.
It would be the keystone of an entire album but Salt Cathedral believed they could achieve better but also saw enough of it's greatness to at least let it out into the world to be enjoyed instead of shelving it. And for that we owe Salt Cathedral the most sincerest gratitude.
Milagres - "Terrifying Sea", Violent Light It's an achievement for the Brooklyn experimental pop quartet Milagres that on Violent Lightthey were not only able to power up their sounds - leaning far more heavily into synth pop and glam rock influences but also retain quite a bit of heart. Kyle Wilson's vocals have always had the ability to be affecting regardless of if he You At The Wintergardens - Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted One (Vinyl singing about sherpas or terrifying beasts so when he turns his lyrics inward toward feelings of love and validation like in "Terrifying Sea", they pack an extra wallop.
There's grandiose pop moment packaged around the sincerest of intentions at its core and it resonates deeply in a way that's beyond the purely enjoyable majestic delights of Violent Light. Complete Surrendertheir third album, find the twosome growing up and growing into a sleeker and more blatantly pop sound that's definitely rooted in the retro pop aesthetic without allowing it to be just that.
The title track is perhaps the best encapsulation of the band's flirtations with decadence, building off Rebecca Taylor's drum loops and blending her and Charlie Watson's voices in a way they haven't really allowed themselves to in bit.
It's raw emotion with polished pop sensibilities. The arrangements simple but effective, "Complete Surrender" establishes the take-no-prisoners emotive power that the band now expanded into four piece go for with the album's ballads and tales of woe. It's definitely one of the album's standout moments of opulence but classically so - like a cocktail dress or eye-drawing piece of flair rather than a full on spectacle.
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It wasn't until blog faves Hundred Waters signed to his label OWSLA that I realized there was some sort of superficial cognitive dissonance at play here and so with Hundred Waters' in my mind I set out to at least give Skrillex's first full length effort Recess a shot. It was a record I found myself unexpectedly enjoying despite a wary suspicion of dance music. Library Artists Billboard Contributes. Print it! Download Font Style Embed. Direct link:. This album is the culmination of three albums of hard work You At The Wintergardens - Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted One (Vinyl Outside Inside studios in Montabelluna Italy.
We me and Matt Bordin and Davide Zolli worked really hard over these last 6 years to create a feel and a sound as well as our working relationship. It maybe cost us some finer points of our friendship and who knows how we pull out of that, but we all threw our best into the years and fought really hard for a lot of the decisions. David's father was dying during the process of this Swim Down Low, I was away for my Grandmothers death and funeral, Matt was going through a lot personally with breakups of his relationship aswell as his long time Band.
We were all pretty raw. The co writing on this album represents some long term musical relationships aswell as some of the feature songs being reworked favourites. They have always been really supportive and behind my music. Bronze medal at the Taite?? Its some great company to be amongst. Elsewhere has more on Delaney Davidson and this album starting here. To be honest, I try my hardest not to think about winning awards!
For me, a nomination is really an honour in itself. That said, if the album pulls through, then I'd definitely owe a fair few rounds for everyone that helped me along the way.
The rest? Would surely go towards the next album. If it was based on my personal intake then I'd be surprised if any cans left the distro! Happy Hidden Basement Day! You can hear the whole thing below, but I'd suggest you just go cop it now and load it onto your listening device of choice and take a step outside into the sunshine. Futerman's "lesser works" are still better than most producers' A material. Hidden Basement by Jesse Futerman.
Labels: hidden basementjesse futerman. Little Dragon - "Let Go". My memory of their last full-length, Ritual Unionwas of an album replete with upbeat numbers and an unrelenting forward momentum. But going back to that album after hearing "Let Go" this torch-song doesn't seem as anomalous.
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