sorority noise | either way

sorority noise  |  either way
 

sorority noise | either way

 
Sorority Noise are solidly east coasters hailing from good old Hartford, Connecticut. And obviously good old Hartford is a pretty good place to stare up an indie rock band. This winsome foursome dedecks their It Kindly Stopped For Me EP with introspective and thoughtful odes to the sour side of living. But it isn’t a bad thing, is it? The rawness and vulnerability of the songs reveal giving fragile hearts and a lovelorn of intimate proportions. Losing someone sucks eggs, but this collection of songs are a bit of catharsis, reached for and obtained, amid a sometimes life of shit. Peace.


 
Band: Sorority Noise
Release: It Kindly Stopped For Me EP
Featured Track: Either Way
Record Label: Topshelf Records
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swimm | beverly hells ep

swimm  |  beverly hells ep
 

swimm | beverly hells ep

 
Los Angeles-based Swimm (Chris Hess and Adam Winn) release their 6-track Beverly Hells EP via 24 West Records. This isn’t just another tidy release, these are a pocketful of songs of an ebullient vibrancy, and a few all aglow with a lustrous meditative quality (me thinks the tracks All The Time and Suddenly a thoughtful nods to introspection). Good music and a couple of good guys. Psst! My all time favorite Swimm track is Shy, just thought you would like to know. Perfectly perfect! Peace. Read more »

dj shadow | nobody speak

dj shadow  |  nobody speak
 

dj shadow | nobody speak

 
DJ Shadow pumps our ears full of fun with his latest collaborative track Nobody Speak featuring NYC’s dem spittin’ figha’ boys Run The Jewels ( El-P and Killer Mike). The forthcoming album A Mountain Will Fall drops June 24th via Mass Appeal Records. The album release will also offer the previously-released titled-track A Mountain Will Fall (⇦ check it out by clicking on the link). Peace. P.S. The opening (and subsequent) guitar work is most def channeling Ali Farka TourĂ©, am I wrong? Read more »

oscar | sometimes

oscar  |  sometimes

oscar | sometimes


 

oscar | sometimes

 
The artist Oscar sound like what you’d get if you took The Smiths, The B-52’s and The Cars and blended them all together to make the world’s coolest, and freshest, post-punk smoothie ever. Check out his track Sometimes. The song Sometimes is the new single from his forthcoming debut album, Cut and Paste courtesy of Wichita Recordings. Read more »

throwback thursday: tennis | mean streats

tennis  |  mean streets

tennis | mean streets

throwback thursday: tennis | mean streats

Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley hail from Denver, Colorado and together they form the super chill minimalist Pop twosome Tennis. And in my mind they make amiable companions on this rainy Michigan Thursday. The featured track Mean Streets is taken from their Small Sound EP (2013) courtesy of Communion Records. The only thing that could possibly make this track better is the having Fetty Wap drop a lil’ sumpin sumpin’ but other than that it is damn near perfection in three minutes and twenty three seconds. Peace. Read more »

bad bad hats | psychic reader

bad bad hats  |  physic reader
 

bad bad hats | psychic reader

 
Minneapolis cool kids Bad Bad Hats spill a glut of material on their most recent release Psychic Reader, out now courtesy of Afternoon Records. The more I listen the more lead vocalist Kerry Alexander’s voice is slowly melting my mind with total sweetness. Check out a couple vids after the jump. Peace. Read more »

domo genesis | dapper | ft. anderson paak

domo genesis  |  dapper  | ft. anderson paak
 

domo genesis | dapper | ft. anderson paak

 
Domo Genesis brings a bit a lighthearted frenetic energy to brush off the anticipated sun rays of a long hot summer (I hope). I am diggin’ the guitar solo, which gives the track Dapper an old school flare. You can cop this song March 25th and 11 more from Domo’s debut release GENESIS courtesy of Odd Future Records. Peace. Read more »

sheep, dog & wolf | glare | breathe

sheep, dog & wolf  |  glare  |  breathe
 

sheep, dog & wolf | glare | breathe

 
Sheep, Dog & Wolf (namely Daniel McBride) is one of those introspective lads who manage to maintain both an air of brillinacy and a sense of inventive and communicative higher-conscious musicianship. Yes, that’s doin’ a lot, but he does it to fine affect. I also want to add, that I am both dissappointed that I am just now discovreing him for the first, and I point an accusing finger at you for not pulling my shirt tail sooner. But faux accusations aside the two gems I have posted after the jump are a study in tonal perfection and eloquent composition. In short, a polyrhytmic delight bar none. The tracks Glare and Breathe were lifted from the SD&W’s debut offering Egospect out now courtesy of Lil’ Chief Records. And alas there is video too. Check out the THUNDERLIPS directed visuals and just BREATHE already. Peace. Read more »

throwback thursday: saf

throwback thursday  |  saf

throwback thursday | saf


 

throwback thursday | saf

 
The London project proudly bearing the acronym SAF (Sick As Fuck) is so worth our nostalgic attention as the lead band in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature. I long for them like a hungered man fresh out of meaningful and emotive sustenance. SAF doesn’t have a lot of material but the lil’ handful on material they created is goody goody gumdrops good. Check out the few tracks I culled from their diminutive cartulary. Peace. Read more »

cyril hahn | grace | palace slo mo edit

cyril hahn  |  grace  |  palace slo mo edit

cyril hahn | grace | palace slo mo edit


 

cyril hahn | grace | palace slo mo edit

 
I’ve been a long-time fan of Cyril Hahn and his original version of Grace featuring Kotomi was airtight, but… But along comes the Grace (Palace Slo Mo Edit) and well, yes! The Palace edit sinks a bit deeper into an already tranquil and lost in the eddies track. I like it and I love it more than I like it. Am I making any sense? The original track is one of four featured on the Cyril Hahn’s Begin EP. Check it out after the jump. Peace. Read more »