Friday, June 10, 2016
Have you made a list of things to accomplish this weekend? I'll give you something to add to the list: Get the new Tourist Dollars EP. Do so, and you will have four tracks of timeless, wide-scope pop to make everything else better. Featuring soaring harmonies, an extra dose of reverb, a classic crooner's lead vocals and a Roy Orbison-like knack for make the song seem to reach from the eastern horizon to the western horizon. Previously, Tourist Dollars have only released a few singles, but on this record they sound like a band that has been perfecting their sound together for years.
Tourist Dollars EP is available now in digital and CD formats from Deaf Ambitions -- see the link below.
Tourist Dollars are Jesse McCormack, Dave McMillan, and Aiden McMillan.
Tourist Dollars EP: Order/Stream
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The record is available now in digital and vinyl formats via our favorite singles club, London's wiaiwya-7777777. See the Bandcamp link for details. And note that this is the label's third single in its 2016 series, so you should check out the others if you haven't already.
Bandcamp for record
Citizen Helene Website
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Getdowns are Mike Frank (guitar/vocals), Sean Little (bass), Trey Gray (drums), Mike Davis (guitar/lap steel), Kevin DeCloedt (guitar), Rod Martin (keys/vocal/percussion), Wendy Martin (vocals), Dane Bryant (keys/organ), and Smith Curry (lap steel).
Bandcamp for Run Away From The Night
My work week started a day late as I was bike camping for a few days. In looking through my library of new music to jump start my energy to professional level, I chose Stravanger, Norway four-piece Sløtface. Formerly known by the somewhat less marketable name "Slutface", the band's sweet spot spans punk pop to noise pop, characterized by a knack for uplifting melodies and a big dose of youthful energy. Their latest offering is the Sponge State EP, which is out now via Propeller Recordings, and the four tracks proved the perfect way to start my day. The EP begins with the most punk-oriented offering, "Get My Own", and then slides into three perfect, uptempo guitar pop songs, including the two I've provided below. Get to know Sløtface, it is like legal drugs.
Sløtface are Haley Shea (vocals), Lasse Lokoy (bass), Halvard Skeie Wiencke (drums), and Tor-Arne Vikingstad (guitar).