Wednesday, April 04, 2012

3 Songs: On Repeat

1.  Simone Felice - "New York Times" (The former member of The Felice Brothers released his self-titled debut solo album this week on Team Love Records.  An accomplished novelist and poet, Simone is a great storyteller and his lyrics show attention to every detail.  The music is a sparsely arranged set of soulful, gospel-soaked folk with guests from Mumford & Sons and a local girl's choir on the stunning debut.)


2.  Bear In Heaven - "Reflection Of You" (Lead single from I Love You, It's Cool, their highly-anticipated sophomore album released this week with a partnership between Dead Oceans and Hometapes.  Their hybrid mix of dance-inducing synth-pop and experimental guitar-rock is more focused and refined, living up to the lofty expectations placed on them after their refreshing debut.) 


3.  Sad Baby Wolf - "Everything Is" (Neutral Milk Hotel cover) (After making their debut with two singles late last year, the new project led by Marty Crandall (formerly of the Shins) return with a hip-shaking and confident new cover of the fuzzy Neutral Milk Hotel classic to tide us over as they finish up their debut EP due later this summer.)


Bonus:  Of Monsters And Men - "Love Love Love" (Sweet male/female harmonies highlight the ballad taken from their debut album My Head Is An Animal, out now on Universal Republic Records.  The Icelandic band creates soaring and cinematic wide-screen indie rock like Mumford & Sons mixed with Arcade Fire.)



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