Friday, February 2, 2024

Neva Dinova - dragon demo, 2022

"Bellows believes that songs change the fabric of the universe through the very frequencies they emit."

Duran Duran - save a prayer, 1982

"among the jungles, beaches, and temples of Sri Lanka in April 1982"

Gloria Jones - tainted love, 1965

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group the Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered and reworked by British synthpop duo Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists."

Everything Else - uncertain, 2024

"Liverpool duo (...) with a slice of psych-pop"

Mia Loucks - sisko, 2024

"a poignant and introspective journey into intimate vulnerability"

The Top Notes - twist and shout, 1961

"Twist and Shout" is a 1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns (later credited as "Bert Russell"). It was originally recorded by the Top Notes, but it did not become a hit in the record charts until it was reworked by the Isley Brothers in 1962. The song has been covered by several artists, including the Beatles, Salt-N-Pepa, and Chaka Demus & Pliers, who experienced chart success with their versions."

Idlewild - love steals us from loneliness, 2005

"Now I understand how music goes out into the distance. It never really ends at all, does it?"

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Letting Up Despite Great Faults - gleam, 2024

"classic dream pop influences with an affectionate, post-'90s mix of chorus-heavy guitars and gentle, recessed vocals"

Famous Friend - nora, 2024

"Famous Friend blends beds of washed out indie rock guitars with sparkling programmed pop drums"

Rose City Band - wide roll, 2019

"When I was younger I had more energy, everything was fast and groovy. The Rose City Band stuff comes from just strumming the acoustic guitar."

The Fyoogs - forever on, 2024

"the lonely deserts of South Australia’s wild and rugged west coast"

Ford Chastain - in circles, 2024

"it feels like gentle waves of the calm sea are lapping at the shore, washing over you and filling you up with its soothing energy"