A perfect midsummer pop cover and an infinitely better adaptation of the original I might add. Trails and Ways nailed it with a Spanish version of Ghost Beach’s track “Miracles”. I have to admit I wasn’t the least bit fond of the song until I heard this take on it. The Californian 4 piece makes bossa nova dream pop and after long stay in Brazil they’ve announced their trilingual full length album will be released soon. … MORE
As a kid, the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books were hands down my number one choice when given one. I’m sure this sentiment is widely shared by many of those who grew up with those books around. I’ll bet Dustin Wong probably grew up with those books around as well. The concept of his new solo album for Thrill Jockey has a lot in common with the idea of laying out a framework for the audience with which they can then work with and within. “Infinite Love,” is Wong’s first release since the mega and mighty-in-concert Ponytail chose to go on their own separate adventures. It offers two LPs, each beginning the same way and then veering off in their own different directions. What you get, musically, is a detailed and more composed version of what you’d hear coming off the left side of the stage at a Ponytail concert. Lots of clean and sunny guitar looping, bouncy, old world 4/4 rhythms, and a gradual dynamic build that takes you from the sound of one guy in a room with a guitar to the sound of a full band, blasting away. The hypnotic zone-honing double album (along with an accompanying DVD) is available now. Check out the preview below:
Posted by: Michael-John Hancock
Londan based IS TROPICAL just made “South Pacific”, their new single, available for download. The new single is only IS TROPICAL’S second release and is a taste of what to expect from the band’s debut album, which is due out on KITSUNÉ/Cooperative Music early next year.
You can also see IS TROPICAL performing South Pacific and 2 other tracks live for the Black Box Sessions at the Roundhouse in London. The session was webcasted live earlier this month and it was the first webcast filmed using thermal imaging cameras.
Well worth a look: IS TROPICAL LIVE at The Roadhouse (London)
Posted by Moshe