It’s somehow taken me a few months to post on Montreal based Expwy’s newest EP, EP. That being said…I’m on it now. The music fits way better with this torrid summer we seem to be in the midst of than the springtime of its release. Matt LeGroulx continues his ability to blossom lo-fi rock that swoons like a hi-fi dream…this time with some added humidity. Check a few:
mp3: Expwy – “Flourish with the French inside a holy ringer”
mp3: Expwy – “Split a hair above the summer sky”
Get the full EP and more via his bandcamp.
Tonight there’s a sweet one going down at the Golden West Cafe featuring Baltimore’s Secret Mountains, Lands & Peoples, and Happy Family as well as Son Step from Philly. Doors are at 10pm and it’s a reasonable $6. RSVP here.
Adam Lempel, member of Baltimore’s Weekends, released a collection of instrumental pop (called Instrumentals) earlier this year and was nice enough to share with me today his new video for the first song of that release “I Am The One Who Loves You”. The video was created by Josh Cohen and is composed of footage from his travels through Maine and Nova Scotia. It is currently making me want to shut this computer down, find a lake, and dive in. Summertime is here.
Adam Lempel – I Am The One Who Loves You from Josh Cohen on Vimeo.
Man I haven’t heard rock like this since them Bishop Allen/Charm School days. Austin’s Tiger Waves have hooked me with this new single, “Weekends”:
mp3: Tiger Waves – “Weekends”
I don’t know jack about glitch, IDM, or anything, but this faded and torn electonic lullaby from Ireland’s Sad Soul Circus (Finn) is something to take notice of:
Berlin’s We Loyal play some pretty encompassing pop rock tunes – well recorded – well sung – etc. They’ve released a new two-tracker and it’s killer check them:
mp3: We Loyal – “Arch Of Glass”
mp3: We Loyal – “Reprise (Hymns & Rituals)”
Listen to a bunch more over on their soundcloud.
The electronics tipping the scales of David Douglas’ Royal Horticultural Society all sound familiar…the beats have been struck before…the synths have buzzed my ears once or twice in the past…I have heard this so many times in so many forms…so many speakers echoed these sounds…yet why is it so fresh. I guess this is why I’m so taken with this Dutch producers album – its beautifully crafted electronic dance/chill music that is molded and chipped and massaged so wonderfully that every song on it makes you just want to close your eyes and fall backwards into a sleepwalking dance.
mp3: David Douglas – “California Poppy”
Buy and Stream the full release at Atomnation.