The Philly Jays (aka Philadelphia Grand Jury) parted ways in November 2011. Lead vocalist Simon “Berkfinger” moved to Berlin, and after 412 days away, he’s returned with new band ‘Feelings’. This is what he’s got to show us so far, a neat little biscuit called ‘One In A Million’. Theres no MacBook used here, everything you hear is the real deal. They’ve got sound, brother!
I don’t know which song I like the best from French band Yuksek. They’re all insanely good. This ones from their 2011 album, Living on the Edge of Time. Just let it take you.
I love it when I hear a song on the radio while driving, and manage to remember it’s title by the time I get home. This is from French band M83, and is taken from their 2011 album ‘Hurry Up We’re Dreaming’. Kind of synthpop, dream pop and indietronic all mushed into one. Music genres names are hard to keep up with these days, ehh. This is ‘Midnight City’. Enjoy!
A new one from Sydney’s Dappled Cities (originally the Periwinkles…?). Nice upbeat tune, dreamy synths, and real easy listening. Taken from their upcoming record, Lake Air (released August 3), this is ‘Born at the right time’.
Nothing like a bit of Indie Pop on a Friday afternoon. ‘Shut Eye’ is from Stealing Sheep’s forthcoming debut album ‘Into the Diamond Sun’. The albums not released until September, so this is a preview of whats to come from these English girls. Gotta love a creative video clip as well.
Another little something from Ainslie Wills. So much soul. Beautiful rolling beat.
Purity Ring’s ‘Fineshrine’ from their 2012 debut album, Shrines. Interesting little piece, not 100% what its about, but its a good sound nonetheless. Lyrics are a tad savage, but it sort of comes off more romantic than horrific. It’s weird, it’s wonderful, and it’s Canadian.
For those who watched London’s Opening Ceremony, you will have heard this. This is an amazing collaboration between UK electro-group ‘Underworld’, profoundly deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, and the Pandemonium Drummers. A modern symphony to the standard of Mozart or Beethoven. Listen to the entire 17 minutes, its well worth it.
‘The Look’ from Metronomy’s 2011 album, The English Riviera. English retro at its finest. Nice video clip as well.
“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open, and show riches
Ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked,
I cried to dream again.” – William Shakespeare
Kenneth Branagh, god damn, you owned that!