Today, the Parkington Sisters added a video to their live performance playlist of ‘September’ from when I was lucky enough to see them at Joe’s Pub. I know I’ve already posted one live version of this song, but I love these girls and this song so much I think it deserves to be posted twice.
While the sisters’ recorded songs certainly showcase their talent, it is during their live performances that they truly shine. Each voice maintains its individual warmth while somehow also seamlessly blending to create a sound rich with color as if dyed by hand. There’s a rustic care and craft present in these performances that make me ache for my upstate upbringing.
Plus, if you’re still looking for a Christmas gift for the folk-lover in your life, you can order their new Christmas EP! Each is handmade and available for a mere $10 HERE!
In the meantime, watch the rest of the playlist and be charmed by their onstage antics!
Today Phantogram, one of the most exciting bands in experimental electro-pop (that happens to be from my hometown #UpstateNY), posted ‘Fall in Love’ - a sick single from their upcoming album VOICES, due out February 18th, that I could not be more excited for.
This song possess that unique and, largely, inexpressible feeling of excitement and trepidation when tripping into a new love. It plays like split-second thoughts that fire between the fall and impact, drawn out into musical meditation.
This is just a taste of what Phantogram has to offer - certainly check out Eyelid Movies if you already haven’t. It’s the only thing that will satiate you until VOICES is released.
Loudwire, in coordination with Australia’s Channel V and the band’s UNFD Australian record label, is proud to bring you the exclusive video premiere of ‘I Am.’
Do yourselves a favor and check out Dead Letter Circus’ new video for “I Am” premiered exclusively by Loudwire! I love this band’s special blend of that heavy prog feel and danceable, catchy riffs - while those elements are certainly still present in their Sophomore release, “The Catalyst Fire” possessed a maturity and depth that fulfills the potential of their first release.
I hope these Aussies get the US recognition they deserve!
Mélissa Laveaux’s music video for her song “Triggers” seamlessly blends soundscape, imagery rich with symbolism, and the breathless intensity of her vocals and songwriting to present us a mysteriously intoxicating experience that defies genre.
There’s a quiet cool and sexiness that underpins the carefree intelligence present throughout the song - Laveaux is clearly unafraid to stand against the mainstream norm of feminine, vapid emptiness. Laveaux isn’t a fierce woman because she says she is. She doesn’t have to. You just know.
If you’re in NYC, Laveaux will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall on December 9th, at 9:30pm. Buy Tickets HERE
Also be sure to check out her new EP, Memory Is A Strange Bell, available on her bandcamp page HERE.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to go see the Parkington Sisters over at Joe’s Pub. Little did I know, I would be introduced to Tall Tall Trees, who blew me away with his one-man-band charm, and has easily managed to become one of my new favorite musicians.
The above video showcases only a portion of this man’s talent, summoning sounds so full from a single banjo! I’m always a big fan of innovation, especially in genres generally considered to be more traditional, and Tall Tall Trees practically defines the term with his music.
And the best part is, he’s working on a new album - and you can help! Watch his pledge music video HERE and please give what you can to support this truly talented and independent musician!
Intronaut is a post-metal, powerhouse hailing from Los Angeles. Today, they debuted their video for “Harmonomicon” off of their album “Habitual Levitations” released earlier this year off Century Media Records.
The video provides striking, psychedelic effects juxtaposed with imagery of the old time war effort providing a richly thoughtful visual landscape to accompany the already deeply philosophical tones that have become a trademark of Intronaut’s sound.
So sit back and let your senses be overloaded by these heavy, sludgy jazz riffs, undulating undertones, and vertigo-inducing visual fields.
Recently, I was working a merch table at a show and ended up meeting the awesome Bonnie (She’s also a kick ass artist! Follow HERE) of Until We Have Faces.
If you’re a fan of heavy music of any variety you’ll probably find something to like about this band. Instead of getting into petty genre fights as many metalheads are apt to do these days, these guys blend their different sounds to create something new and brutal and yet familiar.
Check them out and if you like it send some support over on their bandcamp page. I want these guys to come to New York!
You descend uneven steps from the rain-soaked streets of the city down into a dark cafe stocked with regulars perched and peering over newspapers. The baseline picks up as you graze the faces of those around you until your eyes fall on an alluring silhouette in the corner. She’s there and as the guitar strikes the first chord her eyes flash at you above the rim of her coffee cup. She tilts her head into the candlelight, licks a bit of foam off her lips, and smiles in a gesture that can only be interpreted as invitation.
Such are sounds of newly formed French electro female band Juniore. Their subdued sensuality and mysterious melodies combine to provide the perfect soundtrack to a Bond-esque romance. But this time, she leaves you both shaken and stirred.
A few days ago, Walking Shapes released the video for their single “Horse” and what a video it is.
With urban, scuzzy guitars, whispered harmonies of the haunting vocals, all accentuated by the fierce and surprisingly subtle performances by young actors, this video’s twisted exploration of bullying and escapism treats its subject matter with bold tact - pushing the envelope in all the right ways, delivering a satisfying twist ending. It’s also just a damn sexy song.
If this intellectual rock of rebellion is what Walking Shapes have to offer, you can sign me up! Their mixtape is availble for download off their website.
I have a feeling you’ll definitely be hearing more about them in the future!