Quiet Lights :: Twice Today (video)

May 18th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

Here’s a pretty sweet video of a very ethereal and chill song by Brooklyn shoegazers Quiet Lights. The group has recently released a 3-track demo (that you can listen to and download for free from their bandcamp page), and they are working on a full length album that is set to release sometime this summer. If you’re in the NYC area, check them out at Pianos on May 28th.

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Timber Timbre :: Until The Night Is Over

May 17th, 2010 : by :: Tags: ,
Timber Timbre Cover

I am a huge sucker for 50s-style retro pop tunes. Timber Timbre‘s 2009 self-titled has really caught my attention. The album is a collection of somber, intimate, and bare-boned folk songs. Front man Taylor Kirk’s Buddy Holly-esque voice is echoed and haunting, while the guitar, keyboard, and percussion stay subtle and understated throughout the record.

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Song: Until The Night Is Over.mp3 Artist: Timber Timbre
Album: Timber Timbre
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No One Knows About Persian Cats

May 16th, 2010 : by :: Tags:

I recently saw the trailer for a movie called “No One Knows About Persian Cats”, and I couldn’t be more excited to see it. The film follows around two Iranian musicians (aka Take It Easy Hospital) who were just released from prison after being charged with playing rock music, and because one of the two is a female (both of which are banned in Iran). Apparently even traditional Persian music is banned if it’s played by a woman. The couple’s goal is to raise enough money to buy forged passports and visas so that they can flee the country and head to Europe where they can make music freely, and they plan on getting a full band together and putting on a farewell concert while they’re at it. The movie was released today in select theaters, and is available through IFC Films On Demand. Check out the official website to see if it is playing in your city.

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Electric Saturdays – Marumari :: Baby M

May 15th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

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Artist: Marumari
Song: Baby M.mp3
Album: Supermogadon
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Bye Bye Blackbird – Pure

May 14th, 2010 : by :: Tags: ,
Pure Cover

I wanted to take a minute and post about Bye Bye Blackbird.  A dreamy electro pop outfit hailing from San Francisco.  Last week I was in a serious funk at work when I was lucky enough to stumble upon BBB’s single “Pure”.  The song really put me in a great mood with it’s beautiful vocals and trance-like melodies chiming away with every beat.  I hope you all love this track as much as I did.  Enjoy!

PS:  Check out BBB’s bandcamp page for EPs, covers, and singles for FREE.  Cheers!

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Song: Pure.mp3 Artist: Bye Bye Blackbird
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Lubec – Your Magic Wand and Gang Knife Battles

May 13th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,
Lubec broz Photo Credit: PJ Sykes

This surfy band out of Richmond, VA was brought to my attention by a friend a few weeks ago. Lubec combines pop sensibilities with a surf/punk/rock theme. Win! Take a listen to “Your Magic Wand” and “Gang Knife Fight” and you will have visions of riding waves circa 1968. Also, I smell some Weezer/90’s influences in there as well. And… maybe some Morning Benders. Enjoy!

Attn DC: Lubec is playing with Lightfoot and others at the Velvet Lounge this Friday May 14th. Be there!

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Song: Gang Knife Battles.mp3

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Artist: Lubec Song: Your Magic Wand.mp3
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The Dream Academy’s Day Off

May 12th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , , ,

I’ve probably watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at least 100 times. If you fancy yourself a Bueller fan than you are well aware that the movie’s soundtrack is totally sweet. The Dream Academy is featured twice in the movie, during Ferris and Sloan’s make out scene and the epic museum scene. Here are the two tunes, “The Edge Of Forever,” from their ’85 self-titled, and the album version of their cover of The Smith‘s “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.”

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Artist: The Dream Academy
Song: The Edge Of Forever.mp3
Album: The Dream Academy

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Song: Please Please Please…(The Smith’s Cover).mp3
Album: Please Please Please [. . .] Single
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