Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Fresh from touring Australia, the guys have announced a six part video feature entitled 'Changing Seasons Series', which will be released over the coming months. Filmed back in their native Vancouver in the autumn of 2012, they sharing beautiful live recordings of a selection of choice tracks from their self-titled LP. The first one released today was the banjo driven, ode-to-vices, Old Ben.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Building upon this release, the band are currently touring across the US. Pairing this with their recent signing to Vagrant Records (PJ Harvey, City and Colour, The Hold Steady), this is could be the start of a band at the start of their rise to the top.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Today's TOTD comes courtesy of Danish indie-folk trio The White Album, who have unveiled the video for their gorgeous track 'Seasons End', which featured on their 'Conquistador' EP released last year.
The haunting video, filmed in a deserted theme park near Copenhagen, mirrors the song's melancholic themes with startling beauty. Though just as there is sadness, there are also moments of warmth, as the video's character shows a man wondering the park and imagining it coming to life.
The band are currently recording their debut album in a cabin outside Copenhagen; so hopefully we can expect more stripped down artistry from The White Album soon.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
The single will be officially released on February 25th with an EP to follow in May. In the meantime, just sit back and enjoy three minutes and nineteen seconds of gorgeous indie-pop.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
29. Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere
28. Ben Gibbard – Former Lives
27. Lucy Rose – Like I Used To
26. Mumford and Sons – Babel
25. Band of Horses – Mirage Rock
24. Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
23. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
22. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
21. The Wooden Sky – Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun
20. The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
19. Bob Dylan – Tempest
18. The Shins – Port of Morrow
17. Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself
16. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
15. Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts in Snow
14. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
13. Tall Ships – Everything Touching
12. Meursault - Something For The Weakened
11. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
10. Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth
9. The River and the Road – The River and the Road
8. Bro. Stephen – Baptist Girls
7. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
6. Shearwater – Animal Joy
5. Lone Wolf – The Lovers
Essential Listen – Good Life
4. We Are Augustines – Rise Ye Sunken Ships
Much like its name suggests, Rise Ye Sunken Ships rose out of choppy waters (or in reality, internal turmoil and breakdown of former band Pela). Deciding to overcome these struggles, We Are Augustines crafted an album of gut wrenching honesty, whilst staying true to their Brooklyn rock routes. They are also the winners of my favourite live show of 2012 with their incredibly energetic and buoyant performance at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October.
Essential Listen – Juarez
Essential Listen – Emmylou
2. Dry the River – Shallow Bed