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A Heart is a Spade: Savoir Adore Debuts New Video



December 2014
Frankie Cosmos
"Zentropy
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If you like unassuming, short and charming pop songs about high school, firemen and buses, look no further than 19 year old singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos. In her just released first full-length 'Zentropy,' (though she's put out at least 40 other digital records on Bandcamp over the years - no joke!) Greta Kline reveals much of her inner child, whether singing about what her dad is up to or how birthdays don't mean you're getting older. But 'Zentropy' equally exposes a young lady just beginning to wrestle with explorations of love and life anxieties. It's a fascinating journey just begun, and songs like "Birthday" (streaming below), showcase a melodic talent that's not afraid to experiment with tempo changes and assorted influences, without losing her signature, intimate style. 
If Frankie Cosmos manages to keep half these levels of prolificity in her 20s, we can definitely expect a bunch of hits from her. Because great music - like everything else - is all about trying hard. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

 
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Slim Wray
blues rock, happy hearts
by: Michael Haskoor date:April 4, 2014 - MORE
Tei Shi
mermaid music
by: Dean Van Nguyen date:March 17, 2014 - MORE
Christine Hoberg
minimal heavens
by: Dean Van Nguyen date:January 7, 2014 - MORE
Oh Honey
short and sweet with mitchy collins
by: Sam Kogon date:December 20, 2013 - MORE
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Blonde Summer releases new EP

Blonde Summer’s leading man, Chris Pope, is forever living in the 90’s, or at least his music is. His mellow garage rock sound has the feel of an everlasting winter, though it also has a warmth that places you in the dead of summer. His newest album, High Times, is Pope’s third EP installment, recorded in Ship studio with Aaron Espinoza. The EP goes through diverse selective styles, from breezy indie rock to synthpop to electroclash, with a 90’s grunge motif that brings back the musical styles that everyone knows and loves. Blonde Summer made headlines at CMJ in 2013, which I attended and unfortunately missed them perform. Forfeit yourself to his voice, drown yourself in his music and cut those ties with the 80’s - please. - Kayla Hay

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Blonde Summer releases new EP

Blonde Summer’s leading man, Chris Pope, is forever living in the 90’s, or at least his music is. His mellow garage rock sound has the feel of an everlasting winter, though it also has a warmth that places you in the dead of summer. His newest album, High Times, is Pope’s third EP installment, was recorded in Ship studio with Aaron Espinoza. The EP goes through diverse selective styles, from breezy indie rock to synthpop to electroclash, with 90’s grunge motif that brings back the musical styles that everyone knows and loves. Blonde Summer made headlines at CMJ in 2013, which I attended and unfortunately missed them perform. Forfeit yourself to his voice, drown yourself in his music and cut those ties with the 80’s - please. - Kayla Hay

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Video: Fuzz "Raise"

Fuzz is the biting power trio of Charles Moonhart, Chad Ubovich and garage rock prince Ty Segall, keeping true to their very apt name by channeling the more psychedelic side of garage rock. In the video for their banging single "Raise", which was one of the highlights on their self-titled LP last year, the band is shown in full performance mode on a tv screen as a child becomes morally corrupted by their jamming antics; not really, but he does turn into a monster. Director Matt Yoka had this to say about the video: "I felt it was my responsibility as a filmaker to warn parents that Fuzz is going to turn children into monsters". There's no better way to describe it, isn't there? Fuzz is available now through In the Red. 

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Artist to Watch: Street Joy

"Wandering in Your Mind" is the first single by fuzz rock duo Street Joy, a scorching garage burner that pummels with a scrappy guitar lead as it pierces through a stomping groove. Centered around the confident vocals of Jason DeMayo, the song weds a heavy melodic edge with Mersey-beat backup vocal harmonies courtesy of drummer Scott Zimmerman; imagine a period in the sixties where boy bands where beginning to expand their pop hooks with barn-burning licks and you get a good idea of where the duo stand. Finding that kinetic balance is what makes the track resonate, striking a soft focus mid-fi production that really makes that rattling distortion really pop out instead of submerging it with a thick, murky tone. The track is said to be the first in a series of singles, which should give more clues into their overall sound. At least this one track proves that they're having a blast, offering a tight synchronicity that makes their official recorded debut a very anticipated one, indeed. - Juan Rodríguez

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Stream: Bür Gür, "Bush"

Mixing the more absurd elements of Animal Collective's looping, electronics and sound design with trip hop and droning psychedelia, Bür Gür offer something eclectically engaging for the ear drums. While they could be lost amongst the sea of young kids making music on their laptops in the suburbs of LA, they stood out to this skeptic for their unpretentious approach and attention-grabbing arrangements. Utlitizing loops and beats to fill out a sound driven by layered guitars and sparse vocals, their sound is best represented as experimental pop. Stream "Bush" below. - Jacqueline Caruso

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Artist to Watch: James Supercave

Redefining the musical landscape of the eastside, James Supercave have only been performing since 2012, and haven't officially released an album yet. With a sound as big as a David Bowie-fronted version of Pink Floyd, and an energetic live show to match, its apparent the young quintet are only scratching the surface of their creativity. The band's first proper single (demos have been leaking for over a year), "The Right Thing" is an art pop opus. Melody and rhythm collide as each movement takes you on a journey of ever-increasing tension that bursts open to an ending filled with pounding drums, soaring strings, and frontman Joaquin Pastor's signature vocal stylings. James Supercave's debut EP 'The Afternoon' is set for release on Hit City USA in March, with a residency at The Echo the same month. Word on the street is, they'll be joining Warpaint on tour in April. So those free shows every Monday in March are not to be missed. Stream "The Right Thing," below from the band's soundcloud. - Jacqueline Caruso

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Video: Jesus Sons, "All These Furs"

With the passing of Leonard Knight, the artist behind Salvation Mountain, this video for Jesus Sons' "All These Furs," feels more than appropriate. The cinematography captures a nostalgic beauty that not only honors the late artist and his work, but pairs like a fine scotch with the song's celebratory energy. Following the migratory pattern of myriad garage rockers in their class, Jesus Sons transplanted to LA from San Francisco, only to enrich our rock scene further. If you want to get nerdy about gear, these boys can stand up to the test. While the aesthetic may seem a bit on the nose, Jesus Sons pull it off with pure authenticity. You get the impression that they really do drink their whiskey straight out of the bottle while riding motorcycles through the desert searching for raw life experiences. Snag their debut LP released last month on Mock Records, peep the video below and catch their raucous live set tonight at Harvard and Stone. - Jacqueline Caruso

Jesus Sons "All These Furs" A Carey Quinton Haider Film from carey haider on Vimeo.

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Stream: FIM "Fast Cars"

Approahcing humor in songwriting is usually looked down upon, as if not taking things seriously makes you a goof in a musical climate where you're more respected for being brooding and woundedly self-absorbed. At first glance, it's easy to dismiss dance punk trio FIM, who willingly define themselves as extraterretrial psych rockers. Staying true to that sill descriptor, the foursome just released their most outlandish track yet, "Fast Cars", a brainy, robotic synth pop romp that is actually backed up by some considerable skill. Meaning, they take their humor seriously. It's tempting to instantly raise the "novelty" flag, but when you're incorporating an infectious rhythmic energy with such care there's no reason to embrace the weirdness and let your inhibitions flow. FIM will be playing this and other songs off their latest EP "Alien Beach Party" at the Satellite on February 24.

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