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Killing Fields of Ontario :: Our Place To Drown

October 4th, 2013 : Post by :: Categories

As fall creeps in I eagerly await those crisp, cool, cloudy mornings and long chilling nights that down in Texas we only briefly get to experience. There’s something about wrapping up under jackets and blankets cozying up to the fireplace that call for melancholy, somber, shoegazey tunes.
Killing Fields of Ontario‘s latest album How The World Ends is the perfect companion to those chilly nights. This album is intense, and quite the whirlwind, with exciting, climactic, and often erratic jams alongside quiet, lovely little acoustic ballads. A truly beautiful album, due out October 28th, just in time for tasty fall seasonal beers & pumpkin carving.

Paste Untapped Festival :: The Mixtape

August 31st, 2013 : Post by :: Categories

  1. Dark Rooms – “Beyond The Lens”
  2. Freelance Whales – “Aelous”
  3. Delta Spirit – “California”
  4. Larry G(ee) – “I’m Your Fool”
  5. Leagues – “Spotlight”
  6. Cults – “I Can Hardly Make You Mine”
  7. Dead Flowers – “I Won’t Go”
I’m pretty excited about the upcoming indie music & beer festival Paste Untapped Dallas at Gilley’s on September 7th. 60 plus breweries. 200 plus beers. That’s exciting. But I am most excited about the lineup. Spanning several genres, the headliners and local acts alike are some true gems of the indie music scene. Check out our unofficial mixtape featuring hand-picked songs from the festival’s lineup.
Oh, and while your listening, check out the beer list. Just be sure and wipe the drool off your smartphone when your done.

Say Anything’s Rarities & More Tour – A Spotlight on The Openers :: Eisley, HRVRD, & Northern Faces

June 7th, 2013 : Post by :: Categories ,
Indie rock icons Say Anything just kicked off their “Rarities & More Tour” last night in Deep Ellum at the legendary venue The Door, and the ecstatic, pumped up energy emulating from a packed house filled with adoring fans made for quite an amazing night. They were complemented wonderfully by Tyler, Texas’ sibling-group darlings Eisley, and experimental alt-rock bands HRVRD & Northern Faces.
Check out the complete list of tour dates here, and if you’re anywhere near these cities, I highly recommend checking out a show!

Needless to say, Eisley’s performance last night was wonderful, with beautiful harmonies & a vibrant, charming, and unique indie pop sound that they’ve been crafting for over a decade now. Here’s one of my favorites from the group, “Golly Sandra”. Check out their latest album Currents.

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Eisley | Golly Sandra

The mood for the night was set by two seriously talented up-and-coming alt-rock bands HRVRD & Northern Faces, each showcasing their own unique style of indie prog-rock.
HRVRD’s unparalleled sound & stage presence, with frontman Jesse’s exuberant hand gestures & wide-eyed mile-long stares into the audience, was both intense & unforgettable. Here’s “Black Creme”, a tune from their latest album From The Bird’s Cage.

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HRVRD | Black Creme

Northern Faces brought their distinct blend of alt-folk rock, with exciting, uplifting guitar melodies & vocal harmonies. Here’s “Under My Skin” from their latest EP, Southern Places.

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Northern Faces | Under My Skin

Younger Still – Magic

May 24th, 2013 : Post by :: Categories , ,

I love this track! Younger Still‘s brand of shoegaze is an engaging blend of atmospheric droning dream pop, with all the essentials that make this ever-evolving genre so enticing. “Magic” is one of three tracks soon to be featured on their upcoming EP Bear Bones. Check out the rest of the demos here!

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Younger Still | Magic