This album is a beautiful collection of sounds. If you get as little shut-eye as I do, you’ll appreciate ambience as finely crafted as this. I cherish records seemingly created just for sleep (Lucky Pierre, Stars of the Lid, Echospace); whether it be soundtracking a 10 hour bus ride, a 32 hour train trip, or just the drawn-out, restless journey towards morning, it takes something special to gently lull the overactive imagination towards stillness.
Danielle Stech-Homsy’s new 7″ features covers of two disco classics. Apart from the above track originally by Earth, Wind & Fire, the release also features a studio recording of Rio en Medio live staple, ‘Staying Alive’ by the Beegees. The 7″ can be bought here.
His voice is young and unweathered here…so much so that perhaps it will not be immediately recognisable to some…and therefore deserves the cloak of having no title. Because if you don’t like this artist already, it will not be from a lack of familiarity, so this is your way in. It can’t possibly rub you up the wrong way.
In case you’ve been wondering what Fleet Foxes sound like without the reverb and multi-layered vocals, the Seattle group’s very own Daytrotter Session is now available. Keep an eye out for their Take Away Show (recorded at the Noise Pop festival in San Fransisco) to surface at La Blogotheque sometime in the near future.
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward with Yo La Tengo as their backing band.Has anyone else been noticing how many good bands are appearing on Conan and Letterman recently? I never hear about any noteworthy performances on Leno.