Pampa’s brand of moody alternative rock is almost hypnotizing. Haunting guitar and bass melodies dance around drum beats that seem to drag slightly behind the rest of the melody, leaving me in this comatose-like state as it draws me in. Argentinian Songwriter Moon Baille’s lyrics are written in both English and Spanish, and are an honest look at his current situations and surroundings, questions on identity, meaning, and purpose. I can’t get enough of it. Here are two of my favorites from his newly released En La Capital:
Seattle’s Pillar Point has just released his debut self-titled album and it has got some seriously good synth jams for your listening pleasure. The melodies are very heavy on the 80s vibes, but he manages to keep the tunes fresh & modern. All 9 tracks have some really solid drumbeats, too. Check out the official music video for “Dreamin”.
A tale from an alternate universe: The Beatles never broke up.
“I came into the possession of a cassette tape containing a Beatles album that was never released.
“I dont expect you to believe what happened to me, I sure wouldn’t, but thats why I grabbed the tape as proof that my experience was real.”
I love everything about this. Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, & Starr reunite with a mash-up of their solo efforts to form Everyday Chemistry, The Beatles’ final masterpiece.
My two favorites are “Talking To Myself” feat. Harrison’s “Stuck Inside A Cloud“, Lennon’s “Stranger’s Room“, & McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey“; and “Soldier Boy” feat. McCartney’s “Listen To What The Man Said” & Lennon’s “Isolation“.
The Beatles | Talking To Myself
The Beatles | Soldier Boy
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.
Check Outfit, out today with their debut full length LP, Performance. The band exists somewhere between the electronic cadences of Cut Copy and the droning samples of The Beta Band. Listen up below, grab the record HERE and enjoy…
Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture reveries with celestial beauty in their latest single “Dream The Dare.” The release follows the striking track “Pendulum”, which laudably swung in all the right directions. “Dream The Dare” is an airy lullaby fluttering amid crisp drum claps and shimmery guitar twangs. Again Sarah Versprille’s dreamy vocals wash over hearts with inspired lyricism. By song end she inquires, “is it all what you wanted it to be?” Well obviously the loaded question solicits an album listen– check out Moon Tides via Partisan Records, out August 20th. words by Morgan Clinton
Pure Bathing Culture| Dream The Dare
Looks like it’s going to be another scorcher. Thankfully for the disenfranchised listening community, Christmas in July arrives early this year. The Minnesota Claus, Comanche, delivers us a nu-disco laced stocking stuffer dripping with sultry electronic beats and groovy house cuts. Standout tracks “Stride” and “Bella” blend juicy island flavors and crisp retro samplings into a tasty dance-worthy smoothie.Add last year’s lump of coal to the grill and cue the futurist tropical vibes. Still looking for more summery righteousness to unwrap? Comanche has nicely gifted the naughty fifteen-track LP, Silicon Basilica, free for download here. Merry Christmas. words by Morgan Clinton