spark alaska

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
ghostwerk

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
passion pusher ep

EP: Passion Pusher – Keep My Thoughts

  If Passion Pusher has been too loud or noisy for you in the past, this EP might be more your style.  Emphasis on might though.  This is still Passion Pusher which means that the fuzz and uncontrollable sounds are just as important to the music as his tunes are.  It’s just that on Keep My Thoughts the noise is all …

pkelly94EP: Passion Pusher – Keep My Thoughts
siioux falls

EP: Sioux Falls – Lights Off For Danger

Just the other day I was wondering when we’d get some new music from Sioux Falls, one of the more memorable bands from the overall memorable DIY, emo and lo-fi resurgence that everyone is just now starting to really talk about.  Seriously look what Pitchfork posted about today.  Although Sioux Falls have similarities with many of the lo-fi emo bands, …

pkelly94EP: Sioux Falls – Lights Off For Danger

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Grand Mariner

Grand Mariner are three dudes from New Jersey that don’t really like the beach that much despite sounding like they were raised on a healthy diet of King of the Beach and Afraid of Heights.  Happy to Birth is a scuzzy EP full of scuzzy surf-punk anthems, but you probably could’ve figured that out from reading the tracklist which includes …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Grand Mariner

EP: T I N D E R G R A M – T I N D E R G R A M

Even though everyone on the east coast is cautious of getting let down by false foreshadows of spring, I am confident that true spring weather is imminent in the next few weeks.  During April showers I am listening to T I N D E R G R A M non stop while waiting for May flowers.  T I N D E R …

tccarr14EP: T I N D E R G R A M – T I N D E R G R A M

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: 12 Ghosts

12 Ghosts is the project of Nemo Simulacra, a dude who I know very little about.  His newest (probably not first, but again I really don’t know… I should do my research) release, electric sheep, was just put out by the cool dudes over at Staring at the Ceiling and is definitely one of the coolest and weirdest releases I’ll recommend …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: 12 Ghosts