détournement". The former makes a lot sense considering that Detornar-se includes eight remixes of their previous singles that were stripped down to the bone and then rebuilt in a variety of musical styles. Some sound like a product of witch house, some include dubstep tendencies, and yet others seem indebted to synth pop. It's a must-listen for fans of Trails and Ways, and the best part is that they've offered it as a free download over on their homepage. Below I've posted two of my favorites from the EP, a Wallpaper. remix of "Mtn Tune" and a Bunnynoser remix of their "Sure Thing" cover. To stream the rest of Detornar-se (as well as check out other tracks) you can head over to their SoundCloud, plus for more information and updates either Facebook or Twitter works! Be sure to hit it up!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Mystery Colors". Since that day around five months ago, Astronauts, etc. (the solo project of Anthony Ferraro) has gifted us with hypnotic atmospheres and beautifully crafted melodies that drift lazily amongst the haze. It seems, though, that Ferraro has had an itch for experimentation, for his new song "Charity" takes all the aspects of an Astronauts, etc. composition and puts a darker twist on it. Although still full of synths, atmosphere, and hypnotism, "Charity" exhibits Ferraro's break from wistful textures and displays his more dramatic, haunting flare. I've posted the track below, which he offers for a free download, but if you'd like to hear more you can head over to his SoundCloud for some additional material. His Facebook page has more information if you'd like to check it out. Enjoy!
Friday, January 4, 2013
25. Blondes by Blondes
24. Strange Weekend by Porcelain Raft
23. Duality by Captain Murphy
22. Shrines by Purity Ring
21. Allah-Las by Allah-Las
"Tell Me (What's On Your Mind)"
20. Confess by Twin Shadow
"Beg For The Night"
19. 2 by Mac DeMarco
18. Our House on the Hill by The Babies
17. Heaven by The Walkmen
"We Can't Be Beat"
16. Spiderwebbed by Stumbleine
15. Melody's Echo Chamber by Melody's Echo Chamber
14. Gossamer by Passion Pit
"It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy"
13. Coexist by The xx
12. Shields by Grizzly Bear
11. Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized
10. There's No Leaving Now by The Tallest Man on Earth
"To Just Grow Away"
9. Nocturne by Wild Nothing
8. Oshin by DIIV
7. Attack on Memory by Cloud Nothings
6. Bend Beyond by Woods
5. Kindred EP by Burial
4. Spooky Action at a Distance by Lotus Plaza
3. Bloom by Beach House
2. Lonerism by Tame Impala
"Music To Walk Home By"
1. Celebration Rock by Japandroids
So there ya have it, 2012 in a nutshell! As with every list I'm sure you agree on some while you completely disagree with others, but that's the beauty of music...no one has to agree on anything, we all just listen to what we like. Anyway, I look forward to what will hopefully be a stellar 2013 music year, there are sure to be some great releases heading our way (Beach Fossils and Toro Y Moi, I'm looking at you) as well some debut hopefuls (ON AN ON, my fingers are crossed!). Here's wishing everyone a happy new year, and hoping that your holidays were merry! Thank you all for reading, it has been a pleasure writing for you, and I hope to see you guys soon!!!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
checked in with Summerays, the solo man Luke Teeters' newly released single had me feeling nostalgic about my college life and the graduation of some of my good buddies. But that's what beach rock tends to do to me, instill some nostalgia, and Teeters is wonderful within this style of music. In preparation for the release of his debut album, Summer Daze, Summerays has premiered yet another winner through the blog Start-track. The leading single is called "Ahoy There!", and it's what you'd expect from an idea born in the sandy coasts by the water. The short, sun-filled, feel good ditty is accompanied with another new song, "Sunshine", which has been released via a music video. Have a listen to both below, and then visit Facebook for more information. Bandcamp and SoundCloud also have some additional tracks from previous releases. And remember! Keep an eye out for Summer Daze, which will be released Bandcamp style on January 1, 2013 on a pay as you want basis. Get ready!
Friday, December 21, 2012
SoundCloud for some more tracks.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
4 and Automatic Movements), and they've recently released a new song called "Illusion". Judging from their photos, it also seems like they've been around the block a few times, having already garnered a pretty steady following. Their pictures display large, elaborate light shows complete with backdrops dedicated to their name, and seem to show that they've played in festivals that have attracted nice volumes of people. I could see "Illusion" fitting that mold very well, for the sound is massive and ambitious. Using some electronics to help their point, EIMIC (which stands for Everything Is Made In China) is able to create an arena-filling, atmospheric rock ballad that is driven home with distorted, fuzzy guitar licks. Put on some nice headphones and you're in for an experience! I've posted "Illusion" below, including the psychedelic music video if you're interested. Afterward, check out more of their stuff on SoundCloud, with more info coming at you from Twitter, Facebook, and their homepage. Happy deciphering!
Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud pages.