What a tricky song! You shouldn’t let the first 50 seconds of "Needle" bamboozle you into thinking this is just a good knockoff of the Fleet Foxes. The song begins with a serious folk vibe that is lovingly combined with great vocals, and to my surprise, some very thoughtful lyrics are placed delicately in the mix. As soon as you’re drawn into the voice of Luke Lelond, it evolves into something completely one-of-a-kind because the rest of the band (Mitch DeRosier, Steve Hamelin & Andy Lloyd) joins in solidly. ... Read More
A couple weeks ago, iTunes unveiled “High Heel Leather Boots” by Baby Bee as its free single download. Neither the band name nor the song title sound very rebellious, but leave it to a rock ‘n roll band called Baby Bee to shatter expectations. Hailing from southern Louisiana and recently signed to Universal Republic Records, Baby Bee’s two founding members are Joe and David Stark, brothers by blood and in music.
“High Heel Leather Boots” is taken from the band’s label debut The Shaker, a fou... Read More
I could write some words about how I feel about the new The National album, but I'll save that for another day and feature the spectacular lead single from Makthaverskan's upcoming second album.
I'll plead ignorance to knowing of the Swedish band before this year, but the soaring vocals of Maja Milner can't be ignored. Layered over top of a surf rock sound, they take central focus, and the repeating "Is that me you’re dreaming of?" have become ingrained after repeated listens.
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This is one of my favorite non-folk songs of the year. Actually, it's one of my favorite songs of 2013, period.
I'm sure that a lot of people have heard this song at some point over the past two weeks. It's been popping up all over the internet and rightfully so.
The ethereal quality is quite enchanting and I get lost for a few minutes every time that I listen. The long, distant outro is a nice artistic flourish that reinforces all of the distance in the song's lyrics, vocals, and overall sentiment.
I hope t... Read More
I haven’t written in quite some time and with this review, I break my silence.
The past two months have been a huge whirlwind of changes. I’m sure many can relate to the sentiment of change – whether it’s something as natural as the changing of seasons and growing ages, or something that you work so hard for and finally achieve. Either way, the past two months have been filled with change, the nice positive kind. And with such changes, I tend to reflect back from time to time.
The first concert I ever w... Read More