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Lovespeak - In Ur Shades

One half of the rad garage-fi duo Slow Animal from South Jersey, Dan Colanduno, just sent me some demos for his side project which he warned me is “a bit different”.  Even when you’ve got a good thing going - infatuated w Slow Animal! - venturing out for some new horizons is always an advisable tactic. His solo work here - as well as the other demos he’s put up on Bndcmp are ripe and supple nods to New Order and the moment new wave started bringing synths into the mix.

Getting mid-career New Order/Depeche Mode flashbacks— and I dig that sound.

The Coasts - Handshakers

I haven’t wailed like a rockabilly chick in the middle of the twist in a while but this song hits the spot! Paper Garden Records released this track as part of their Lonely Hearts Club series, giving me access to the Little Rock based band. Discovered in Paper Garden’s Turntable FM room, The Coasts are a shinning example of what gems have yet to be uncovered in the music-playing service— take a listen to their self-titled debut album below and BUY BUY BUY it ($5!) today.

While featured previously, my dissection of Ricky Eat Acid's catalog only gave me greater appreciation for his knack in creating distinctive imagery. His tone photography skills are further sharpened in his recent EP debut April— take a listen below:

Sun Glitters - Cosmic Shores (feat. Steffaloo)

Things I’m a Sucker For #2: Effective imagery. Sun Glitters delivers this amazingly well in everything I’ve heard by him so far— however, the addition of Steffaloo gave it a gauzy overtone that lets you float away without ever having to venture outside. When played over Cosmos’ “The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean”— it gave my imagination additional journeys to partake while listening:

<a href=”http://kisskissfantastic.bandcamp.com/album/the-red-blue-shift-ep” _mce_href=”http://kisskissfantastic.bandcamp.com/album/the-red-blue-shift-ep”>The Red/Blue Shift EP by Kiss Kiss Fantastic</a>
I’m a sucker for nostalgia-inducing rhythms. Kiss Kiss Fantastic does this beautifully throughout The Red/Blue Shift; however, my favorite example was that in the vocally evanescent “Oh Carolina!”
Excluding my bias towards muted, swirling synths, I’m entranced with how well it works combined with the lyrics to paint a hopeful picture when faced with a futile situation. Play the album above, or download it for free, and get lost in their universe.

I’m a sucker for nostalgia-inducing rhythms. Kiss Kiss Fantastic does this beautifully throughout The Red/Blue Shift; however, my favorite example was that in the vocally evanescent “Oh Carolina!”

Excluding my bias towards muted, swirling synths, I’m entranced with how well it works combined with the lyrics to paint a hopeful picture when faced with a futile situation. Play the album above, or download it for free, and get lost in their universe.




Yalls - Please by Yallsmusic
I’m sure on one of the many post-its I have laying around I probably tell you where I found out about this guys, but since listening to their recent release How Much We Have Lost, I’ll have to thank them later— the entire album takes you through a range of emotions while never losing it’s penchant for dreamy-melodies.
This track in particular is an example of Yalls’ detail to careful arrangement at all levels; its playful enthusiasm is enough to convince anyone to concede to his pleads, and it shines as a closing track. I’m happily certain this will be a staple on my Spring rotation.
Oh! And if you like what you hear, be sure to show some tumblove.

Yalls - Please by Yallsmusic

I’m sure on one of the many post-its I have laying around I probably tell you where I found out about this guys, but since listening to their recent release How Much We Have Lost, I’ll have to thank them later— the entire album takes you through a range of emotions while never losing it’s penchant for dreamy-melodies.

This track in particular is an example of Yalls’ detail to careful arrangement at all levels; its playful enthusiasm is enough to convince anyone to concede to his pleads, and it shines as a closing track. I’m happily certain this will be a staple on my Spring rotation.

Oh! And if you like what you hear, be sure to show some tumblove.