Sam Wells Venturia

Samuel Wells – Venturia

Sam Wells is the mastermind behind emo-revival group Acab Rocky and on Venturia he demonstrates the maturity of his songwriting.  There isn’t a whole lot to these songs.  Actually, there are only three things: tape static, acoustic guitar and Wells’ captivating voice (a piano also shows up for the instrumental opener).  With Acab Rocky, Wells stretches and pushes his voice all …

pkelly94Samuel Wells – Venturia
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SEENMR – heaven for your children

“A little taste of the wave that’s about to splash”.  He’s been on sabbatical, probably wandering across the states taking in mystical influences and skateboarding, but all signs point to his inevitable return to his throne of beat masterdom.  “heaven for your children” is a deceptively simple song with one short loop that makes up a large majority of the …

pkelly94SEENMR – heaven for your children
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Gorgeous Bully – I Can’t Sleep…

Of all the garage rock bands we’ve covered on this website, Gorgeous Bully were not at the top of my list for artists who’d be able to pull off an unarguably gorgeous (yup) song.  “I Can’t Sleep Because I’m Afraid You’ll Leave” says it all in the title, it’s unashamedly sentimental and relatable for anyone who’s ever fallen in love. …

pkelly94Gorgeous Bully – I Can’t Sleep…
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Gorgeous Bully – I Think

After a few weeks of shamelessly embracing normcore hits such as “Shower” and “Fancy” I decided it was time for a detox.  “I Think” is a breath of fresh air for any pretentious blogger who’s been too busy to sit down and scowl at the world for a bit.  Not that this song is a bummer.  It’s not.  “I Think” …

pkelly94Gorgeous Bully – I Think
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mp3: Spark Alaska – Portugese Voices

Not every offspring of the emo revival needed to be sad necessarily.  Spark Alaska is actually pretty happy, which is exactly what he says in the description of his latest EP Longest Winter.  “This is a record about being happy, figuring it all out, and long, long winters”.  Admittedly, some of the EP is a bit too twee/cute for my taste …

pkelly94mp3: Spark Alaska – Portugese Voices
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Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: ghostwerk

Electronic music production is rapidly moving towards simplicity.  More and more producers are sticking to programs like FL Studio and Ableton Live with high ease of use and a vast library of tips and instructions in the form of forums and message boards.  ghostwerk, however, finds inspiration and creativity through older music formats that are quickly going extinct such as the .it format …

tccarr14Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: ghostwerk