If you’re looking for tracks to create a perfect summer playlist, one of these from You Me & Us’ new EP Stay Inside is mandatory (full stream below). The hazy beach-bound indie pop that emanates from this trio may just see as many turns in my stereo this year as Best Coast’s The Only Place did last year. The warm, controlled voice of Carlee Hendrix is more sweet than Bethany Cosentino’s and their fuzzy dream pop would snuggle itself perfectly between Wavves and the Dum Dum Girls. And yet, their youth and songs of first love brings a carefree naiveté that can only make you nostalgic. What better tunes would make a better sonic backdrop for a beach sunset or a lake sunrise? (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Shoegaze’
June 26, 2013 by Steph
August 1, 2011 by Steph
Los Angeles’ shoegaze-y electronic rock band Letting Up Despite Great Faults have a new EP Paper Crush coming out on August 2nd on Old Flame Records.the band is the brainchild of founder member Mike Lee. Starting with piano, bass and guitar, Lee started exploring sampling and sequencing after rooming with two DJs in college. Lee along with band mates Kent Zambrana, Chris Gregory, Matt Salas, and Caitlin Dwyer, as a live band integrate electronic and acoustic drums on stage. You can catch them live at The Echo in LA on Monday on Active Child’s residency. If you’re awesome, I’ll see you there!
June 15, 2011 by Steph
After browsing some international blogs yesterday, I came across a great track by a band called Twiggy Frostbite from Borlänge, Sweden. These lovely ladies could be straight out of a couture fashion shoot and their music is just as lovely. The indie pop project has hints of shoegaze and a bit of the signature Scandinavian ethereal-ness. “By the Ocean” is completely beautiful, and every second captures your full attention with a hushed sense of despondence and passion.
Not sure if this song will be on an upcoming full-length, but will possibly be part of a limited-edition 7-inch release.
June 15, 2011 by Steph
Los Angeles project Belize will be releasing Tidal Tales from the Other Side on June 20th, 2011. Singer/songwriter Casey Curry is also a professional photographer in Los Angeles and he’s taken time out of his crazy schedule to chat about his new album, photographing Andrew W.K., and working with Frankie Siragusa in the studio.
S: Starting with the name, what made you decide to dub your project Belize? Do you have any associations with the country?
Casey: When writing and recording Tidal Tales, my goal was not just to create dynamic and evocative songs that would be compiled on a record, but to essentially create a score for the lives of my listeners. I geek out on space, and I love the ocean. In my opinion, Belize has some of the most inspiring oceanography one can encounter on this earth. The name of the band was not premeditated in any way, shape, or form. It is simply a result of the journey traveled while making the album.
S: Your music draws influence from a lot of the classics like Brian Wilson, Nick Cave, and Pink Floyd. If you could chat with any musician, alive or dead, who would it be and why?