It takes something pretty special for me to blog out of
hibernation the day-to-day stresses of architecture work but this takeaway show featuring Battles has got me excited again.
Everything right down to the editing and colour correction to the location has well and truly increased the standard for future shows/videos. Showcasing (what I think is) the best track from their new LP, Gloss Drop, it proves Battles can still surprise on an artistic level despite being one man down.
This gave me the shivers, yo.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony capped off the stellar lineup from the Levis/Fader Fort at SXSW this year and I never thought I’d hear them play their ’95 classic “Crossroads” ever again. If blogging was a thing 15 years ago, you would never hear the end of this.
Some days feel like a film clip and today it felt like this.
I cannot recommend this band enough.
Everyone’s soon-to-be-favourite band (if it’s not already), La Roux, has just announced side shows on behalf of her appearance at this year’s Parklife festival. The dates are as follows:
29 Sept The
Gaelic Enmore Theatre*, Sydney
1 Oct Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Blake even anticipates La Roux’s “Bulletproof” to be the song of the year and I really don’t blame him
*Please note venue changes.
Five years ago I was still in high school adoring The Strokes and Kings of Leon. Little did I know of another world that embodied the obscurities and enchantments of Devendra Barnhart, Joanna Newsom and the like. Thankfully filmmaker, Kevin Barker, has captured what be one the most exciting tours back then. In the summer of 2004, Devendra et al. set foot across America and Barker has captured this amazing music movement in a documentary titled The Family Jams.
We have all moved on to bigger and better things since 2004.
(Local film release date TBC)
Meanwhile Vetiver‘s recent signing to Sub Pop records has finally given them the necessary attention. Their album Tight Knit is an utter surprise of folk-pop with their track “Everyday” on high rotation for the past week, making each day brighter. Vetiver is thoroughly recommended for fans of Iron & Wine and Elliot Smith.
[MP3] Vetiver – Everyday