Friday, October 20, 2017
The band is the musical alter ego of Emi Night, a young women who spins stories about the good and bad of growing up, and confidently delivers them in capsules of rich melody. She has been making music for a number of years, but this is her first record. Our conclusion is that this is wonder, and wholly addictive, pop music. It is our loss that she waited this long.
The players on the album are Emi Night (vocals/guitar/mandolin/additional percussion), Davy Timm (trumpet/vocals/keys), Sam Kelley (guitars), Tyler Morse (bass/vocals), Max Barcelow (drums/vocals/additional percussion), and Rich Goldberg (keys). In the Garden, In the Night is out October 20 via Salinas Records
Bandcamp for EP
Salinas Records page to order EP
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Link to End Game here). Now, some readers may wonder whether it was a cynical promise after assuming that Tim Lloyd-Kinnings (guitar/vocals), Lewis Lloyd-Kinnings (bass/keys/vocals), and Cameron Gipp (guitar/vocals) probably would have fled the country by now, one step of their girlfriends' angry, shotgun-carrying fathers. But we assure you that our promise was entirely based on our respect for their music. So here is the muscular, crunchy, totally rocking "Not So Bad". And to each of the guys, if her dad caught you, we congratulate you on the upcoming nuptials.
Bandcamp for "Not So Bad"
Bandcamp for "Not So Bad"
Pia Fraus is Rein Fuks (guitar/vocals/percussion), Eve Komp (vocals/synths/metallophone), Kart Ojavee (synths), Reijo Tagapere (bass), and Margus Voolpriit (drums). Field Ceremony is out now via Shelflife (U.S.), Seksound (Eur), and Vinyl-Junkie Records (Japan).
Shelflife page for album
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- Call home
- Get ticket for the show on Saturday
- Pick up laundry
- Buy the new Ciggie Witch album
- Ask Pete if he was serious when he said "whatever" to that question
- Ignore the "check engine" light
What? You ask, what is this "Ciggie Witch" thing of which you speak. Fair question, I guess. Ciggie Witch is a Zac Denton/Mitch Clemens project expanded to become a six-member music collective comprised of members of Ocean Party, Totally Mild, Pregnancy, Zone Out, and other bands. They have just released Mad Music, their third album, and it is shooting up our list of recommended albums with each play. Mad Music ably presents the duality of the Melbourne band's art. The arrangements often feature chiming and jangling guitars, lush synths, and overall pop smarts, while the lyrics often are anxious, jittery and idiosyncratic. In the hands of Ciggie Witch, it is a winning combination, and we wouldn't want them to change a thing. Take a spin on Bandcamp, and welcome to the world of Ciggie Witch.
Mad Music is out now as a limited edition cassette and as a digital download via Lost and Lonesome Records. Ciggie Witch is Ahley Bundang, Mitch Clemens, Lachlan Denton, Zac Denton, Liam Halliwell, Lauren Huynh, and Joe Foley.
Bandcamp for Mad Music
Soundcloud for Mad Music
Is soulful psychedelic garage rock a thing? Why yes, yes it is. And you can enjoy 10 songs of soulful psychedelic garage rock (and a humorous non-musical intro) on Babies, the new LP from Acid Tongue. With hazy intensity and retro psych/garage flourishes, it prods the listener's mind with echoes of the '60s and '70s. But it does so only to the extent that is reminds us how much we miss a good rock song in the era of overly processed pop. The themes are modern day life and timeless explorations of the reality of growing up wreaking havoc with hopes and dreams, and the salvation to be found in relationships. And there is enough soul in the vocal performance to keep the proceedings a big couple of steps removed from a stoner throwback party, and to bring plenty of smiles to our faces. When we think of rock, Acid Tongue's music is just the thing we have in mind. Listen to "Humpty Dumpty" and "If I Really Loved Her" below and see if you don't agree. And we assure you that several other songs on the album are equally worthy of singles treatment. Pounce on this one, folks.
Babies is the work of Acid Tongue frontman Guy Keltner (vocals/lead guitar/bass/acoustic guitar) and Ian Cuningham (drums/production), with Daniel O'Neil (drums/percussion), Jacob Rose (bass), Jason Cairati (keys), James Squires (drums/piano/bass), Maiah Manser (backing vocals), and Thomas Fredrickson (bass). The band is touring in Europe now, but will return to the states and tour in November.
Freakout Records order page for Babies
Monday, October 16, 2017
Skittle Alley is Fanou, Guillaume, Pierre and Stephane, and they are from Limoges.
Matinee Recordings page for single
The Lost and Lonesome Records page for single
Lost and Lonesome Bandcamp page for single