Come on August

26 Jul

Thank god the heat is starting to subside around here, if i have to listen to another person complain about the temperature i think i’m going to snap… it’s not that bad… relax. Sorry thought that it needed to be said. Anyways here’s a few songs:

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Phineas and the Lonely Leaves- The Feeling

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Phineas and the lonely leaves are one of my favoritist bands. I’ve been pacing for some time now waiting for them to put out the kids we use to be and it was most definitely worth the wait. I don’t know what it is about these guys but the lyrics kill me every single time a song of theirs comes up. Feeney delivers his lyrics with such passive realism that listening feels like it’s merely  deep conversation rather than a one-sided piece of indie art. The band overall are one of those rare collectives where you can tell that each comfortably fits into a whole rather than a group of ego’s shuffling over each other. There’s  never a situation where Phineas and the lonely leaves can’t mix easily into the ethos of any decent playlist and that’s worth it’s weight in gold to me.  They gave out the album for free on July fourth but in case you missed it or this is your first taste of this phenomenal band they’re still handing out a couple free tracks over on their band page . 

I hope the band doesn’t mind but i’m going to put another song up this week from them that’s my personal favorite: When We Were Young .

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Gramercy Riff- The Freezedown

For all the great music that’s been brought out over the last few years  i’m really surprised by the limited amount of swing-your-hips indie rock to be found. Gramercy Riff put this out last summer and as with any song worth it’s salt The freezedown has not lost it’s shake over the time that’s passed since.

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Brown Recluse- Impressions of a City Morning

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Brown Recluse leaked this late last year and i have no idea how i’ve continued to shuffle it along until now. It’s got the whole capture the feeling of a lazy summer in only one song down better than just about anyone else. I love it. There’s something warming about a song that floats perfectly between focal point and the background depending on the context in which we’re listening to it. Most bands create songs intended for one or the other but rarely can they walk the line between the two with such ease.

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Dinosaur Feathers- Please, Please George

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Solid throwback rock with some of the better reel to reel texture any band could hope for. It’s about time Dinosaur Feathers put out something new.

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Pete And The Pirates- Eyes Like Tar

Let this one breathe for a minute before you judge. It takes a second to catch the actual vibe of this song. I think we can all appreciate a song that can’t be completely decoded twenty seconds in.

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RARECHILD – Let the Sky Light Up

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There’s a dark undercurrent to let the sky light up that i can’t remember having ever heard from other bands, Fever Ray maybe.  Michael Friedrich continues to impress me…hopefully rarechild will stick around for a while unlike rahim who at the  pivotal point i got people listening to rahim the band packed up and moved on. I’m not a futurologist but with their twin shadows catchyness  mixed with the ominous apocalypse now vibe i’m predicting big things for rarechild

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New Animal- Up!

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Hook Moon- The Fourth Of July

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I’m sorry my dear,
but enough is enough.
The more sorry we are,
the less we’re just in love.

If this distance makes any more fondness grow
It’ll be cracking right up through the floor.
But I love my loneliness cause to a child,
A firecracker is the Fourth of July

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Germany Germany – Too Fast

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Drew Harris may be relatively unknown but  he is also one of the more consistent new comers, and harder working artists, to flash across the radar in the past year. As soon as i’d gotten familiar with one of his albums last year he’d put out another that was just as solid. I wish more bands had his dedication.  I imagine quite a bit of hype heading this guys way before the years over and if not i’ll keep throwing songs up to remind you how decent this dudes music is.

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Israel Nash Gripka- Drown

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Whiskeytown and Wilco are two solid comparisons i can come up with for gripka. Roots based lyrics with the the whole “i live this shit” kind of attitude… i dig it. One thing i’ve noticed about his music is that it’s only good when not in the background, if you don’t have time to focus on what he’s saying just put something else on,  i’m not sure why but it’s got a very offsetting sound behind conversation or while i’m busy with something else it’s probably the fact that he’s so adament in his delivery of the lyrics. This is a good thing, every artist that’s ever transcended trends within genre’s has had to bare those same qualities like a torch. I’m not trying to get ahead of myself and say anything other than Israel Nash Gripka has potential to do big things… most decent bands don’t even have that.

All songs are for promotion only. If you or an artist you represent has music on this page and you would like it removed because you feel the artist is more important than the art just let me know and it’ll be removed, and i’ll also never recommend the music again because you/they are obviously in it for the wrong reasons.   Also if there’s any music i’m missing or missing the point on just let me know

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