This song is off Deer Tick’s album War Elephant. Fun fact, the album was originally released on Feow! Records in 2007, but due to disputes, the group signed with Partisan Records, and War Elephant was re-released in 2008.
This song by Ryan Lewis samples “Fake Empire” by the National. It was never officially released, but seen mostly through this video. The video is a really awesome representation of the song, check it out.
I’ve been bumping Neon Indian’s new album Era Extraña (Mom + Pop Music, 2011) repeatedly since its release. The album was recorded entirely in Helsinki, Finland in the middle of a frosty winter. As a teaser to the album, lead singer Alan Palomo released clips of him walking around Helsinki while looking mysteriously cool. The album doesn’t sound like it was recorded in winter though – it channels a vibrant, summer vibe reminiscent of their debut album, Psychic Chasms. “Polish Girl” is the first single off the new album and is definitely one of my favorites. It highlights Palomo’s musical growth; it feels much more mature and well crafted than anything off the last album. Check it out!
Low’s latest album–their ninth–was released by Sub Pop in April. As with all their previous efforts, C’mon is a slow-burner, revealing itself in time to be a careful study in restraint and a critical examination of us, here, today.
Be sure to check them out on Sunday, September 25th at Colorado College’s Armstrong Theater at 7pm. Check out KRCC’s website for more details.