I feel the need of some guitars in my life, so switched to the indie waves of discovering tunes. Then this Canadian leisure delight came along the way and things immediately felt right. You can check out Jons’ third full-length album At Work On Several Things which released last November.
A few carefully aligned guitar chords and a voice to melt down walls. Push that play button and that’s exactly what’s waiting for you on the other side of Hand Habits’ Wildly Idle. The entire LP feels genuinely intimate, like a story telling session with somebody you just met, yet you already feel connected.
Mac DeMarco has announced a new album This Old Dog. This is his third studio album after 2(2012) and Salad Days(2014). The album is set for release on May 5 via Captured Tracks. Scroll down for the two singles and tracklist:
Migration, the sixth album by Bonobo, begins with a tempo track with a break beat and electronics sharing the workload. After a few listens, the album sounds very similar to what has gone before but there are some surprises along the way. Bonobo describes the theme of Migration as “the study of people and places”. You can clearly hear and feel the sounds taking you to different atmospheric spaces. The one track that demonstrates this is ‘No Reason’ feat. Nick Murphy, which visually explores the themes of space in a brilliant way.
Not a particularly great year for music as compared to last year, we just weren’t feeling that vibe from some of the indie blog favorites this time around, we tried to love some of the records, but it just didn’t work out. A lot of disappoints this year but as always, there are some surprises as well, if you looked beyond the basic jams. Here are our 20 favorite records of 2016…
The return of Arcade Fire with what seems like the first track of their forthcoming album. The new song, “I Give You Power,” gives you 2013’s Reflektor vibes on a couple of listens, not at that very level but quite close.The song features Mavis Staples hymning alongside lead singer Win Butler. More importantly, all proceeds from sales of the track will benefit the ACLU. The band also posted the above song art on their twitter, make of that what you will.