“Youth Without Youth” is the new single from Metric’s forthcoming album, Synthetica. The band was very influenced by 60s Radical architecture and design (hence the album art) as well as the realities of the modern and super-modern age.
Finn Riggins are based out of the lovely town of Boise, Idaho and just came out with a great new EP epitomized by this catchy title track “Benchwarmers.”
Mountain Man is an all-female three-piece that formed a couple of years ago at Bennington College in Vermont. They create chillingly beautiful harmonies, some with sparse guitar and others a capella.
I had the pure luxury of seeing The War On Drugs last week at the Bluebird, and I was utterly blown away. It was easily one of my favorite shows of the school year regardless of the fact that I didn’t really have a conception of their music before the show and I couldn’t hear properly for three days afterwards.
GASHCAT have some lovely folk/fuzz/rock going on and recently returned from wowing audiences at SXSW. They are originally from Louisiana, then started up in Austin, and for now they are not really based out of anywhere.
You kids who are are sticking around or leaving a bit late for spring break are in luck: this Friday, March 16, Girls are coming to The Gothic Theatre in Denver along with another fantastic group of West-coasters, Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Check this vid to see what could be in store for you in a matter of three short days.
I first heard Pearly Gate Music at a terrific record store in Montreal and it was love at first listen. This song is from their self titled debut album released in 2010 on Barsuk Records.
When the description of a music video is “a boorish ladies man wrestles with his alter-ego and the art of seduction,” you know it is going to be awesome and/or bizarre depending upon your outlook on life.
Perhaps I have a soft spot for paper cutouts, shadow puppetry, and animal people, but this video from Wye Oak’s latest album Civilian has captured my heart.
This is the video for St. Vincent’s “Cheerleader” from her fantastic album released in 2011, Strange Mercy. In the video Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) is a gargantuan work of art in a museum who attempts to break free of her existence.
“Lafaye” is the single from School of Seven Bells forthcoming album, Ghostory, which tells the story of the ghosts in the life of a girl conveniently named Lafaye. The duo is playing the Larimer Lounge in Denver on April 16, so save the date if you like what you hear.
Black Whales are a great rock/pop outfit based out of Seattle and this is a new video for their song “Elephant No. 2″ off their most recent album.
A friend played this song for me and I can’t stop listening to it–its a fantastic song to begin with plus Jamie XX of the XX plus Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover, who plays Troy on the show Community).
This song is one of those ones that once I start listening to I just can’t stop–there is just something so truthful about the lyrics (not to mention its fantastic to run to).
This is a masterly song in itself, but the video is beyond wowza and features mask-wearing tribesmen, sentimental kudus and ginormous saxophone-schreeching eels.
Sharon Van Etten is a more-than sensational singer/songwriter and person, or so I am pretty positive from what I’ve read and/or seen. “Serpents” is the single from her album due out in February of next year.
“Into the River” is one of the standout tracks from Portage’s debut album released earlier this year.