You might remember our last post about Sea Of Bees, the project of Julie Baenziger from Sacramento. “Woods” which sounds still quite Scandinavian to me somehow, is now followed by the gorgeous “Wizbot”.
Again Julie did everything right, she wrote a dreamy song which is slowly built up, starting with only her voice and the guitar and later being accompanied by the percussion departement. Magnificent!
Have you ever heard of a person who once recorded a song every day of a whole long year? You probably haven’t. Except if you’re familiar with Paleo…
David Strackany, the talented man behind Paleo, has been travelling the country over the last six years, booked his own shows (which were about 150 a year) and lived where he was offered a stay. A real musical nomad. On his new full-length album A View Of The Sky David has created a stunning world of melodic folk tunes, lead by his beautiful, melancholic voice.
You won’t find any songs that fall behind the others as the whole album is one great musical construction, built by a man who is maybe one of the best folk-troubadours that I’ve known in the last years.
Some days ago, we were presenting you a fantastic video featuring our beloved friends The Morning Benders. The video, which contains their new song “Virgins”, was sort of a teaser for La Blogothèque’s new Soirée de Poche session.
Since today, you are able to watch the whole concert movie over the site. Once again, all the participants did an absolutly fantasic job!
Our beloved friends Tennis, Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, played a session over at Daytrotter few days ago, with two unreleased songs in their repertoire. A magnificent combination indeed! Download the yet unreleased songs below or download the whole session at Daytrotter!
Just two days ago I posted about the upcoming third Matt Costa album Mobile Chateau. But when I checked my inbox this there was a nice surprise waiting for me: A free Matt Costa song called “The Season”.
The song sounds definitely much less like the pop tunes he had on Unfamiliar Faces. Using background singers, mouth organ and reverb guitars, “The Season” reminds me of Zombies tunes from their masterpiece Odessey & Oracle, which really is a good thing!
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I remember listening to the demos of London based four-piece Bombay Bicycle Club back in 2008. I really was amazed by the unique sound they’ve created at such a young age and also loved Jack Steadman’s voice. Last summer they finally released their debut record I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose which also got into my yearly chart of the best albums.
Now the four lads are already back with new material. There will be a new album called Flaws, set for release on 12 July 2010 by Island Records. Contrary to the band’s previous release, the album is entirely acoustic music, consisting of versions of their own tracks as well as cover versions of other artists. The first thing we get to hear is the song “Ivy & Gold”, which really fulfills my expectations! Download it below and watch a great live presentation of the song and of another new one!
When I started guerolitomusic on blogspot over two years ago, one of the first posts was the song “Mr. Pitiful” by Matt Costa. Some month later his second album “Unfamiliar Faces” was released. Now he’s currently in Seattle finishing up a new record. In the mean time he gives away some recordings of The Pheasant Sessions he did a while back. “Josephine” could be part of the last album, while “What’d You Go And Do That For?” is a nice lo-fi folk piece.