Friday, January 22, 2016

3 Songs: On Repeat

The Besnard Lakes – “The Plain Moon” (The Canadian collective led by Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas just released their fifth album, A Coliseum Complex Museum on Jagjaguwar.  Gigantic choral harmonies that recall 70’s California folk and thick layers of shoegaze-inspired guitars combine for an epic classic rock-indebted sound that is augmented with brighter, catchier pop-leaning melodies this time around for yet another stunning addition to their fifteen year long career.)    

Shearwater – “Only Child” (Check out the standout single, “Only Child” with its gentle, shimmering cyclical guitars that complement frontman Meiburg’s distinct vocals; taken from their ninth album, Jet Plane And Oxbow out now via Sub Pop.  The experimental new album sees the band adding in new elements such as neon-lit synths and electronic beats to their lushly layered folk-rock sound.)    

Pillar Point – “Strange Brush” (The synth-heavy dance-pop solo project of Scott Reitherman – formerly of Throw Me The Statue – is set to release his sophomore album, Marble Mouth via Polyvinyl.  Recorded and mixed by engineer Drew Vandenberg (Toro Y Moi, Deerhunter) in the home studio of Kevin Barnes (of Montreal) the new album is a collection of some the most infectiously catchy and deliriously danceable 80’s-inspired synth-pop songs ever put to tape.)  


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