Tuesday, May 31, 2011

[North]-West Coast Folk

Seattle Indie-Rockers The Cave Singers caught my ear with their uniquely orchestrated folk-jam Swim Club. Released on their third LP No Witch, Swim Club is the perfect sampling of what TCS are all about, and every other track comes highly recommended.

Another Seattle folk band, The Head and the Heart, are relatively new to the independent music scene but have already garnered serious accolades for their Avett-Brothers-esque accessibility and easy-going harmonies. Their latest self-titled album is the perfect summer soundtrack to get lost in. Some immediate standouts are Lost in my Mind, Cats & Dogs, and Coeur D'Alene.

Monday, May 23, 2011


A fan of The Owls since 2005, I've seldom since come across simpler, more poignant vocals paired with such minimalist yet complex lyrics. I heard this on a rainy day and have been obsessed with it whatever the weather ever since.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stone Rollin'


Happy Weekend

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rubies & Rocks

Equal parts Regina Spektor and Tegan & Sara, Mirah & Thao are the hottest musical marriage of the year. Capable of taking indie-rock to new heights with slow-building rhythmic melodies and unique emotional nuances most artists can only envy, these are two badass ladies. Their debut album, "Thao & Mirah" was released last week and I can't think of a more promising debut. Two immediate standouts were "Rubies & Rocks" and "Little Cup".

Rubies and Rocks
With a booming brass section and bold lyricism to boot, it's hard to resist M&T's eclectic charm.

i never wanted to stop, stop, stop
just wanted to roll, roll, roll
you kept it hot, hot, hot
you knew how to hold me
but that would not hold

Little Cup
An impressively delicate but carefully arranged moment of love lost, presented with slow-building orchestration and a beautiful beat.

i chose the strangest little cup
to drink you from and stir you up
you were beautiful it's true
and all i ever wanted was
to be good to you