That ‘crazy’ duo is back. Because Orange is the new black…at least to Summer Camp. Check out the fantastical-twisted-dreamy visuals for their self-titled EP track — “Crazy”. I personally believe Summer Camp makes the best music videos. Fun. On point. Fits each bumping cut. Another combo worthy of a watch.
Directed by Ozzie Pullin
Last day for hipster Just. ”Shadow” by Wild Nothing is as hipster as you can imagine. Soft keys & strings, unmoving, never changing static melody, and sweet as honey dew. It isn’t spectacular in execution. Just okay. Made for ambient moments in a busy life. Like a shadow. You probably wouldn’t know it was there unless you cognitively pointed it out. So, yeah…it’s a catchy tune if you make a connection with it.
Trying to transition out of this mellow mood. Only being powered by sure will. Like remaining flumes in a gas tank…it can only get me so far. My ‘lent’ promise is to learn how to balance my current crazy life. Financing new ventures are always need more finance to get moving. Our SXSW coverage should be fun. New correspondent. New photographer. More musical memories for a classic music lover. Gonna build our game plan this weekend. So excited for Santos.
But first we gotta make it through the week. And a day without meat. (thanks lent). Watch Wild Nothing perform on KEXP to kick off your day.
Had to do my share of apologizing yesterday. Made a major boo boo because other people’s mistakes. Then they were praised for making the mistake go away. It’s not something that I will forget very soon. Ugh.
Anyway. We’re back. Bumping a classic Future Islands track as my computer fails to boot up. No luck this morning. An ongoing trend in my life. Not sure how long this will last. Hate feeling like this. But with over two years of amazing moments…had to hit rock bottom sooner than later.
When your modern day music personifies something uncompromising as a ’80s smash, then the only thing you can do is make a music video as retro…right? The Haim sisters dance their way into your mind with the choreographed pop inspired visuals for their ‘Days Are Gone’ single.
The Sweds finished second in the Olympics Men’s Hockey Finals this weekend. This morning, however, they place first in our songs hearts with a track from The Royal Concept. ”D-D-Dance” will make you dance like a hipster. Magically HRGs will appear on your face & flannel on your skin. Enough to make you lose yourself.
Weekend was sociable to say the least. Rolled with my various teams. Listened to their dramas. Drank till we were satisfied. Gonna do catch up & write a little something tonight. For I’m back on a 13 day straight work schedule. Here we go, for the final time.
This is a band you’ll be hearing from quite soon. If you haven’t already. The Bad Suns’ have the perfect indie rock tonality to click in your eardrums. That usually leads to unbridaled obsession. ”Cardiac Arrest” is their buzzworthy single of the moment. They are playing SXSW in a few weeks. After which, Vh1 will probably make them one of their arrests. Truly recommend this morning’s song. I’m gonna check out their new EP after I get done writing.
I’m a bit tired from Game Night. It was fun! Tonight’s even funnier as we have a Showcase with a side of wings. This will be the 6th (!!!) time I drop in on Allen Stone. At the venue where I first fell for his music: The Echo. There are so many things I have already said and not said about an Allen Stone show. Will it liven up the showcase review? The pictures will probably suck. But we’ll see. Depends on my position. More stories to come.
Here’s buzzworthy band, Bad Suns, and their soon be smash hit — “Cardiac Arrest”.
Yesterday felt like Monday. Today feels like Thursday. Except it’s Wednesday. Hump day. Featuring new comic books. Don’t have much to pick up today. Might grab two comics that I’ve been putting off. Who knows? I’ll deal with that after the work day wraps. Seeing how thinking further ahead doesn’t do me justice. Minute by minute. Day by Day. I caught up on handful of titles before bed. Batman 52. Saga. Both were good in their own right. Just got to wait till they come back from their mini-breaks.
This is the first time that I’m showing Matt & Kim love in our morning musical warm up. Love this song. Reminds me when I saw them live at the Bowl many moons ago. They rocked. That they did. An incredible live experience that you should all go hunt down. The two bring so much energy, along with their juvenile punk rock sense of humor. Maybe their jokes got a bit mature since then? Not sure. Haven’t been following. ”Daylight” should really be on any travel playlist. Enough rock to not make a car ride boring. Plus, intriguing lasting lyrics that define life’s moments. Bump. it. loud.
This is Kim + Matt’s “Daylight”.
New Mexico country girl & NYC import, Kate Vargas, drops her new album — ‘Down To My Soul’ — to the internet world this upcoming Thursday. That is accompanied by a free show at the Rockwood Music Hall. (Didn’t you see the flyer above??? Kind of obvious?). Wish I could be there.
What I’m showcasing tonight is two tracks from her record that serve as a mere teaser. This gives you a taste of Kate’s urban bluesy bluegrass style, that stemmed from a love of Nina Simone & Tom Waits. Kate is a singer-songwriter that has an old musical soul that moves me to my core. Meaningful lyrics in a raw package. A similar feeling when I first heard her on Echo Bloom’s ‘Blue‘ some months ago.
Enjoy “Throw The Devil Back” & “The Music”. More tracks coming soon! Stay updated over on Kate’s Facebook or Official Page!
We helped debut the song a few days ago, now watch the fantastic official music video for “Ghost” by B4M Fav, Nina Yasmineh.
It’s quite abstract with it’s stoic black & white visuals. Which showcases New York in ghostly light. Ghost is a ongoing theme as Nina & the cat are the two stars. No one else featured throughout. Probably quite hard make a reality in the busy NY city.
Did the stuff cat (puma?) catch your attention? All you have to really understand is…Nina “is the Cat”. She has the cat too. Quite Lleywn. At least that’s how I’m reading it. Symbols on symbols.
Filmed and Edited by Madeline McCarty