The Frost Set In And Made Me Feel At Home

17 Nov

Download: Fair Fjola – “Summer Song”

If you are making a mixtape  I dare you to find a better side-one track-one than “Summer Song!” I heard Fair Fjola‘s “No One Gets Any” for the first time early Monday morning and it’s pretty much all I’ve listened to since. As a matter of fact it’s so good when I was looking over this mix I had eight songs from them on deck to be added. I have a feeling this collective out of Warsaw,IN will be spreading like wildfire in the very near future.This is probably the best song to introduce Fair Fjola to you.

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Download: New Navy – “Tapioca”

New Navy‘s “Tapioca” is a catchy mix of ambient lead and what feels like one seamless three minute hook. These guys are a band out of Sydney who have been building quite a buzz over the last year . Read more about them here.

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.Download: Longwave – “The Devil And The Lair”

Longwave‘s been part of my life for nearly ten years now. When I lived on the east coast everyone knew who they were but here in the midwest they seem to be nearly unknown amongst the scene psyche, it’s strange how much great music remains confined by geographic limitations, it’s a sad reality that is happening less and less but for bands in the late nineties that chose not to conform to the mainstream/Clear-channel mold it was the biggest obstacle for them to overcome. I recently featured a track from Hurricane Bells which is now the main focus of Longwave‘s founder Steve Schiltz, which not only is great music in its own right it also proves without a doubt that the guy is still capable of creating amazing music

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Download: Lord Huron – “She Lit A Fire (Rollo And Grady Session)”

Don’t let the folky americana instrumentation fool you, the swelling vocals have a purely sixties soul that channels some of the great great blues singers and that is the lifeblood of this band. My only fear is that people will automatically want to categorize Lord Heron next to Fleet Foxes, not that it would be terrible thing but there is a lot more potential here than with the slightly overrated Fleet Foxes. No offense to FF fans, I have always enjoyed their music I just think they are a band whose premature elevation may have caused them to peak far sooner than they would have had they been given four more years to develop a bit less one-sided sound. (I feel the same way about Mumford And Sons) Check the footage from this live take over here.

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Download: The Soirée – “Animals”

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Download: TV Ghost – “Doppleganger”

I am one hundred percent geeked out about TV Ghost. They are out of Lafayette and play shows around town often yet I’ve somehow missed every show they’ve been on the bill for. I’m not even sure how I got my hands on this track but from the second it came on I was stoked beyond belief. There have been an unlimited amount of bands who have tried getting this sound right but none of them have come close to doing it justice the way that TV Ghost do. Each time I listen to “Doppleganger” I feel like I’m having sex on a spaceship while watching a Charles Manson documentary after free basing twelve shots of espresso… Fact.

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Download: The Mae Shi – “PWND”

I was trying to explain TV Ghost to a friend last week and the only comparison I could come up with immediately was think a surfed out Cap’n Jazz mixed with The Mae Shi… he had no idea what I was talking about, often times I don’t either. Since I look for any excuse possible to listen to The Mae Shi here is “PWND” from 2008’s “HLLYH”

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Download: Fort Lean – “Beach Holiday”

I heard this song over the summer and no one in the car knew who the hell it was. Some mix cd with no track list, it’s been driving me crazy ever since. I stumbled over it on Electric Panda last week…thank god for the internet… I should have known they were from Brooklyn.

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Download:  Stoner Showers – “Give Me A Chance”

Give Me A Chance”  by Hawaii’s Stoner Showers sounds like some eighties synth take on Panda Bear. I really dig how precise everything is as opposed to muddy like other similar songs in the whole chillwave genre. I feel like Stoner Showers are pushing things in a more spaced out direction than hiding behind the noise which is a direction few artists have had the balls to do this year. Don’t rock the boat right? If the music’s good then it shouldn’t matter, “Give Me A Chance” is really good.

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Download: Wise Blood – “Solo”

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I’m always  keeping my ear out for new Wise Blood tracks. “Solo” came to me by way of a free fall compilation that Dovecoat Records gave out a few weeks ago. “Solo” is just another reminder that I can not wait for a new Christopher Laufman full length!

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3 Responses to “The Frost Set In And Made Me Feel At Home”

  1. Sebastian coriA November 18, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Thanks for the killer review

    Sebastian
    Fair fjola

    • heycoolkid! December 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks for the great music. I’m really in love with the entire album! It’s definitely slated for my “Best Albums Of 2011” list

  2. Win November 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    so many good songs. glad to hear that old Mae Shi song as well.

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