Posts Tagged Indie pop
MUSIC: This is Wheat, a long-time favorite Boston band of mine
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on September 30, 2011
Who: Scott Levesque, Brendan Harney, Ricky Brennan and Kenny Madaras
Hope & Adams (1999)
Per Second, Per Second, Per Second… Every Second (2003) –picks: “I Met a Girl,” “The Beginner,” “World United Already”
That’s Exactly What I Wanted… Exactly That (EP, 2006)
Every Day I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square (2007)
White Ink, Black Ink (2009)– picks: “Changes Is,” “My Warning,” “Music is Drugs”
–of course Wheat is my favorite Boston band so I adore everything
Sound: wistful, dreamy, layered, gorgeous indie-pop
Wheat is working on a new album. In the meantime, the band plans to release three singles.
there’s unusual vocalization and arrangement on the techno-infused “The Used to B in Love Blues”
“House of Kiss” simultaneously comforts and charges
from Wheat’s press release:
Wheat will release 3 limited edition CD singles. Each single will feature 2 new tracks, exclusive artwork hand-screened by the band, full liner notes and free downloads. Subsequent months will have a new single, each with two additional tracks. This project will culminate in a yet-untitled, limited edition CD along with other exclusive downloads. The single can be purchased now through the band’s website and on October 10, at a music store near you.
Laura Jansen: music review
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on March 26, 2011
release date: March 22
Infusing her music with genuine emotion and thoughtful lyrics, Laura Jansen is an intelligent and talented Katy Perry. She’s a playful free spirit with an enchanting voice. She also looks like a Dutch Katie Holmes. The beautiful folk-pop songs make you feel like Jansen’s singing in a conversational-style while both reflecting on and relishing in her experiences. Some songs are pensive, some more upbeat/quirky and in all she generously shares herself.
Use Somebody [Kings of Leon cover]
Purchase at Amazon: Bells
MUSIC review: The Radio Dept.
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on April 17, 2010
Release Date: April 20
Swedish band The Radio Dept. hit the indie pop scene in 2003. The band’s latest release Clinging to a Scheme provides that washed over, benzodiazepine-infused, contented haze. Reminiscent of Spiritualized and The Beautiful South, the band combines intriguing compositions and hypnotic vocals for an engulfing, atmospheric feeling. A dreamy and soothing collection. This band is so cool that Sofia Coppola used three tracks from The Radio Dept. on the Marie Antoinette soundtrack. Guaranteed to be played on repeat, Clinging to a Scheme proves to be truly addicting.
Check out: Never Follow Suit, Domestic Scene, You Stopped Making Sense and Memory Loss
Download Never Follow Suit for FREE
Buy at Amazon: Clinging To A Scheme
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