Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3 Songs: On Repeat

1.  Tanlines - "Brothers" (Indie-pop duo released their excellent sophomore album Mixed Emotions this week on True Panther Records.  They create an 80's inspired synth-driven tropicalia-laced dance music and the hypnotically catchy first single, "Brothers" is already my favorite song of the year.)


2.  Conduits - "Top Of The Hill" (The Omaha, Nebraska-based band's self-titled debut album hits you with a liquid wall of squalling guitars and droning synths as the hauntingly beautiful vocals of singer Jenna Morrison rise above the din.  And you can catch their cinematic guitar-led dream-pop on tour with Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars now as well.)


3.  Lee Ranaldo - "Off The Wall" (Chugging rhythms and jangly guitar melodies collide on the Sonic Youth guitarist’s debut solo album, Between The Times And Tides, out now on Matador.  The John Agnello-produced album features keyboards from John Medeski, drums by Steve Shelley and lead guitar from Nels Cline and a cast of other great guests but Lee's signature guitar sound and songwriting)  


Bonus:  Anya Marina - "Notice Me" (Stream the first single from Anya's highly-anticipated (especially by me) sophomore album Felony Flats, out now on Chop Shop Records.  The excellent new album tackles more personal themes lyrically, but remains upbeat and super-catchy musically. Portland-based guests musicians Cody Volotalo (Blood Brothers) and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse), among others help shape her unique musical vision.)



Blogger Noel B said...

Man there are a ton of Free Friday downloads. I need to get on this when I get home!

10:24 AM  

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