I find joy in music. I relish in sharing that joy. So, mostly music. Plus, whatever I'm into at the time. Photography is not mine (unless stated). Click on images to go to the artists site. Click #tag to see more images or music from the tagged artist(s).
Waxahatchee - Misery Over Dispute - Cerulean Salt (2013)
One of the best albums I’ve purchased over the last year or so.
Flat out fantastic from start to finish. Immediate, visceral reaction upon first hearing it — in a good way.
Katie Crutchfield is flippin’ brilliant.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Jeane, if you’re ever in Portland - Twinkle Echo (2003)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone this rainy Sunday evening in Portland. A favorite.
Love the minimalistic instrumentation and narrative songwriting.
Bummed that CFTPA is no more and the songs have been “retired”…
But, Owen Ashworth continues as Advance Base and I highly recommend checking out this latest endeavor — he’s touring in November.
Ladyhawke - Sunday Drive - Anxiety (2012)
From one of my favorite albums of 2012.
Anxiety is flat out fantastic.
Previous post: There’s no let down in Anxiety. Brilliant in every way, it’s an undulating journey, from song to song, that combines to form a hypnotic and highly addictive record. From heavy guitar beats to ’80s pop mastery to rich ballads to guitar riffing madness, the more I listen to it the more I can’t get enough of it — the true test of a great album.
Fans of indie-rock and ’80s, pop/dance music will instantly fall in love with this offering. It’s a must get and I can’t recommend it more highly.
Tanlines - Nonesuch - Mixed Emotions (2012)
So flipping good.
Tanlines put out one of my favorite releases of 2012. A solid album from front to back. Just fantastic.
“Does part of you want to say
There’s a part of me over you?
No matter how long it’ll take
No more leaving without you
So say what you want to say
But there’s nowhere to run to
Part of me wants to say
There’s a part of me over you…”
Josh and Mer - Porcelain - The Tithe
Love this tune from @joshandmer upcoming LP, The Tithe. Josh and Mer produce emotive, dreamy, indie rock that’s grounded in thoughtful lyrics, flawlessly balanced instrumentation and vocals that complement each other perfectly.
Visit the Kickstarter campaign page to take an entertaining peak behind the curtains of the “From the Sea” Callioscope.
Having watched the introductory video, and read/heard all about the Callioscope, I’m intrigued and impressed by the vision and artistry. Imagination, an actual concept, vision, attention to detail… It’s rare to see that in music video production these days and, needless to say, it’s a large undertaking.
Join me in supporting Josh and Mer and Austin as they embark on this artistic journey. They could use any and all help to bring this piece of art to fruition.
Sample artwork from the “From the Sea” Callioscope:
Yuck - Sunday - Yuck (2011)
Another favorite ‘Sunday’ song. The vocals. The songwriting. That melodic guitar riff that perfectly accompanies…
“Cold winter months, and I’m thinking of you
how you’re not with me
I used to choreograph the animals in the sea…”
Beirut - Sunday Smile - The Flying Club Cup (2007)
Often brings a smile to my face and a single tear to my eye.
“All I want is the best for our lives my dear,
And you know my wishes are sincere.
What’s to say for the days I cannot bear…”
Big Deal - With The World At My Feet - Lights Out (2011)
Soaking myself in this album. Delightful tune.
Wonderful company on this rainy Saturday afternoon and evening.
“With the world at my feet and the stars in my reach but you won’t be with me, you won’t be with me. I was waiting for you. Was waiting. I was sleeping. You been changing. You don’t have to say it’s done. I know, I know. You don’t have to say it’s done. I know, I know. With the world at my feet and the stars in my reach but you won’t be with me. You won’t be with me…”
From a previous post:
Big Deal are the duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe. And Lights Out, they’re debut album, is pretty much fantastic. The duo complement each other perfectly. Such a fresh and natural sound, not over produced and delightfully raw.
I highly recommend the album.