Wednesday, October 03, 2012

3 Songs: On Repeat

1.  Jemez Mountain Hawkz  - "California Bound" (New project from former punk rock band Scared of Chaka members Dameon Lee Waggone and Dave Hernandez (also formerly of the Shins) as well as Drew Church of Little Cuts, and Steven Barci of Chasers.  Their brand of folk and country-leaning indie pop on their debut EP Hey-Mez, out now, captures the spirit and essence of 70's FM radio and their previous bands yet with a modern twist.) 

2.  Balmorhea - "Pyrakantha" (For their fourth album, Stranger, released this week on Western Vinyl, the Austin-based experimental instrumental band focuses on cosmic, other-worldly sounds, incorporating some exciting new sonics to their already broad palette, with the addition of steel drums, spacey synths, loops and even ukelele.  Though the biggest change to their lushly layered sound is the swapping out of acoustic guitars and piano for electric guitars and wild percussion.)    

3.  State Lines - "Win Free" (The Long Island-based pop-punk band released their excellent new self-titled EP on Tiny Engines this past July and it features four energetic and nearly-perfect hardcore-informed anthems with Braid-like complexity and super-catchy melodies reminiscent of Saves The Day.  In a word, "classic".)


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