I wrote about Brooklyn’s Preludes earlier this year – I was completely zoned out to their blissful ambient pop. Things haven’t changed, nor did I want it to, with their newest digital split single Autumn Colors. Drawn out vocal harmonies with orchestral accents fall all over these gorgeous tunes.
Get this song and the equally awe-inspiring “Rivers” at the Preludes Bandcamp.
Gnar Tapes has just released a pretty outstanding album from Brian Wakefield (of Melted Toys) solo project, Emotional. “Feeling” is ten lo-fi warped out rock tunes that have been psyched and burnt and flowered and cooled. Check out a song from it:
Stream and purchase the LP via the Gnar Tapes Bandcamp.
I am a fan of most music that even slightly sounds like Pat Benatar for some reason…so Sweden’s Terrible Feelings are getting a lot of play as of late. They don’t really sound like her that much, but man do they kick some serious rock ass. They’ve got a host of EPs, 12 inches and LPs and most of it can be streamed here or purchased here.
Seriously chill out.
New York’s snacs brings the electronic mellow yet again.
GEMS, a new dark pop group of nomads that recently found a place to settle in DC, just sent over this gorgeous tune entitled “Void Moon”. Recorded in an abandoned Outer Banks beach house, “Void Moon” brings a touch of haunting, a touch of warmth, and loads of goodness.
DC’s Teen Mom have seriously captivating lo-fi rock tunes. I could listen to this song ALL DAY LONG:
Mean Tom is their debut 12″ out at the end of the month via the wonderful Analog Edition. Also this description/history of the band is better than anything I could ever write about them:
Chris Kelly birthed the fuzz-pop skeleton of Teen Mom at university in Dublin amidst the strong influences of loneliness and Seinfeld reruns. He never talks about his experiences in Ireland.
Tom MacWright and Sean Dalby met at college in Virginia and formed both a series of bands as well as a ‘hired gun’ rhythm section, which has been the secret sauce behind every successful Washington, DC area band since. They met Chris Kelly when he crashed their July 4th party, and eventually learned about his music project, but never anything about his time in Ireland.
Eventually the skeletons became songs and the group became a band. They have been owning the DC music scene as of March 2011. The recordings also grew, producing an EP and several singles-in-waiting.
Sean is currently on the market.