Posts Tagged Snowbird
Field Mouse, Hold Still Life
–dreamy pop that I play over and over.
Morrissey, World Peace is None of Your Business
–every word. every note. every sentiment. all in.
Lykke Li, I Never Learn
Beck, Morning Phase
–I’m into mellow Beck.
Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
–I’ve adored every Damon Albarn project since I discovered Blur. this one’s personal and quite lovely.
Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence
–didn’t expect to like this. what a talent. soulful, bluesy folk.
Jack White, Lazaretto
–intriguing, sexy. amazing arrangements.
Chrissie Hynde, Stockholm
–not even a Pretenders fan and this is aces. potent vocals. kicky beat.
Dum Dum Girls, Too True
Shonen Knife, Overdrive
–unique, edgy garage-rock.
Snowbird hooked me immediately with the wistful, mesmerizing “I Heard the Owl Call My Name” on its debut album moon. Snowbird is the duo of former Cocteau Twins founder/musician Simon Raymonde and North Carolina-based singer Stephanie Dosen [who has performed with Midlake and Massive Attack]. Every song by Snowbird showcases mysterious, dreamy, layered melodies. Gorgeous unique songwriting and harmonies propel each song. Dosen doesn’t completely enunciate yet she conveys so much. “Where Foxes Hide” is a soothing, beautiful track with compelling instrumentation. Gentle piano frames the whispery romance of “Amelia.” The track “Porcelain” engulfs with its spellbinding vocals and Gothic melody. “In Lovely” is another sweet, romantic song. Snowbird enchants. This is so far my favorite album of 2014.
moon [February 4, 2014]
Three indie bands, three distinct sounds. All very cool.
–gorgeous desolation that engulfs you with its spellbinding ethereal vocals and rapturous Gothic melody.
–magical winter wonderland
who: singer/songwriter Stephanie Dosen and Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde
album: moon [Bella Union] out in January
Tiger Waves: “Weekends”
–sunny pop. gentle, soothing. full of good vibes.
from: Austin, Texas
Pink Frost: “Ruins”
who: adam, dave, jesse, paige
album: Sundowning [out now]
–guitar-driven, 90s influenced (Smashing Pumpkins-esque churning), garage band sound fuels this punk-pop track.