Vanessa Carlton invites us in the video “House of Seven Swords” into her beautiful new home in Nashville. Nothing suggests the existence of seven swords in there, but it is of course meant metaphorical. In any case the song is beautiful and so is her fifth album Liberman, out now[…]
Despite the chaos a song titled Avalanche would imply, the track is decisively lo-fi, with a relaxed and 70s groovy vibe to it. Avalanche flows beautifully along and wiggles its way into your ears and stays right there, because it is that catchy yet in quite a subtle way! It’s the UK[…]
Our Song Pick of the Day comes from L.A. duo Alohaha. With the steel guitar in Welcome to your New Life sounds Hawaiian, but doesn’t really evoke the pretty pictures of a tropical island. Actually, the record cover visualizes the song perfectly.
Unsure what to make with the song title Love You Cause You’re There, but then again, it probably fits right in with the band’s name Hidden Charms (nice ambiguity). The four young Londoners expand their usual rock tunes into the blues rock genre and successfully so. Our Song Pick of the[…]
This video shows off three things we love in New York: the beautiful landscape upstate, New York City and the great music that is created there, in this case by Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of, who recently released her excellent debut Me. Watch and enjoy:
We are big fans of the Vermont rock quartet The Snaz, since we saw them this spring at SXSW. They are all under 20 and not really touring yet, so we were delighted to see that they come down for their debut NYC show to Rockwood Music Hall. And they[…]
Floriography, the full length debut album of Painted Zeros starts right of with lush, woozy guitars on (X) Flatline reminiscent of the best songs of the Silversun Pickups or Smashing Pumpkins, when Katie Lau asks: Which worries you more: that I’ll leave you, or that I won’t?I have changed, but my[…]
I think I write the word “Melbourne” quite often lately, but here we go again with another artist from that Australian city: Ecca Vandal with the track End of Time, which turns me into an instant fan of hers. Just listen to our Song Pick of the Day!
When the song starts with acoustic guitars and a flute, I was expecting a more mellow folk song, but Portland, Oregon quartet Sea Caves is up to something else here: their debut single Spanning the River soars into a quite big song, with a wonderfully melancholic edge. Their debut album[…]
Mondays break the waves of the weekend sings Brooklyn based Hank Mittnacht in Loosing Sleep, the perfect song for easing into this Monday with its overall softness and sweet, comforting melody. Hank Mittnacht’s mellow vocals and playful guitar picks help Loosing Sleep truly shine, hence our Song Pick of the Day:
With having played six or more shows during CMJ 2015, Methyl Ethel were hard to miss and yet I only made it to one of their shows, the one at Pianos. Before Jake Webb (vocals, guitar), Thom Stewart (bass) and Chris Wright (drums) took the stage, I ran into Thom at[…]
Not sure what exactly is going on in this video by the Melbourne four-piece Jaala – it’s more like a weird dream which you wake up from and don’t know what it meant. For sure I love the stuffed animal zombie-monster and the song is outstanding once you have come[…]
While the big summer festivals still book only few female artists the situation at showcase festivals like CMJ or SXSW fortunately looks much better. And rightfully so: much of the exicting music nowadays is made by women. Check out some more photos of CMJ shows, all happened to be done[…]