Friday, February 5, 2016
Woodpigeon has a new album coming out April 1st (no fooling!) and has just released the single "Faithful" on Bandcamp today (see below). The tags accompanying it there list include both "jubilation" and "misery," which is weirdly accurate. Mark Andrew Hamilton has a way of making sad things sound pretty and lovely things sound morose. It's quite a feat. Enjoy - inasmuch as that's possible...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
I used to have the biggest musical crush on Jody Watley, Jasmine Guy and Lisa Stansfield. Had "Where U Are" come out in 1991, Rina Sawayama's picture would have been cut out of a music mag and taped to my wall and I would have played the cassingle on my walkman. Playing it on loop on Soundcloud will have to do.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
I am straight-up SWOONING over Hannah Miller and her lovely voice. When she coos "bless my soul / when you get home / the things I plan to do / I'm saving all my love for you" on "All My Love" it just makes me melt. Can you imagine being the person who inspired this song?
At some point, I need to make it over to Germany, and particularly Berlin. Compost and Sonar Kollectiv in particular are longtime favourites and it's thanks to the latter label that I've discovered Mieke Miami. It's among the more subdued listens I've had from SK, but no less enthralling for being quiet. Only three songs plus a remix on Break of Dawn, but what songs they are. Check out "August" and its insistent drums and buzzing guitars for starters.
"You don't hate me like you should" sings Milk on opener "Don't Laugh." It's true, I don't hate them - in fact I'm smitten with their jangly slacker tunes that suggest The Monkees and Pavement had a musical baby.
Friday, January 22, 2016
I've been sitting on this new ish for a minute and been hip to Adrian Younge for ages so I'm stoked to say that Something About April II is officially out and streaming via Bandcamp below. Your weekend plans just got cancelled because you're staying home and macking on a loved one while this backs you up.