I’m sorry I abandoned you guys. It must be so hard to find good music without me around. Anyway, to make up for it, I’ll give you the rundown on what I’ve been listening to lately.
Remember, a while back I posted an mp3 of hers featuring Sufjan Stevens? Well I did, and her new album, These Friends Of Mine, has finally come out. There’s not much to say about Rosie that hasn’t already been said. Essentially, she’s just a female version of Sufjan Stevens.
Rosie Thomas – Paper Doll.mp3
Papercuts are an indie-folk band that made headlines earlier this year when it was announced they would be touring with end-of-year-list faves, Grizzly Bear. Since then, they’ve only grown in popularity, and have released their debut album, Can’t Go Back. They’re sound is unique, essentially your normal indie stuff, but with a healthy tinge of country and folk influences.
Papercuts -Summer Long.mp3
The Besnard Lakes
You’ve definitely heard of these guys by now. You know, the space-poppers that pretty much every blog on the internet is in love with? Yeah, I thought so. Well, they’re so damn beloved for a reason. If you haven’t already, check them out!
The Besnard Lakes – And You Lied To Me.mp3
Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan
Can you hear that? That’s the sound of internet message boards backlashing. Ever since Pullhair Rubeye leaked yesterday, AC fanboys wiring has been blowing itself.That’s because the album is entirely reversed. Every single song is played backwards. Many fans are in denial, claiming that someone fucked with the advance copy. I’m not sure, but I think the album is truly meant to be backwards. Enjoy!
Lay Off, Lay Off, Faselam.mp3
It may not seem like it sometimes, but I work pretty hard on this blog. Yeah, I disappear sometimes, but never for very long. And yeah, I post in bursts, but I’m working on that. Anyway, I download a lot of mp3′s over the weeks, and they tend to pile up on my desktop. It’s not that they’re bad songs, it’s just that they get lost in the shuffle. So, every now and then, I have to do a little clean-up, so that my desktop is visible once again. And so, today I will be cleaning off my desktop. That means that I’ll listen to every mp3 there, and post about all the good ones. This may take more than one day. Let’s start out with this one.
This song, Much Farther To Go, is from Rosie Thomas’ upcoming album, These Friends Of Mine, due on March 13. It’s typically sweet, and the lyrics would probably be considered naive and trite (I lost my way when I lost you) if it weren’t for the delivery. Thomas’ voice is spot on, delicate and smooth and so is Sufjan Steven’s, Thomas’ guest. Their voices are a perfect match, intertwining together in a way that few voices can, while a guitar and banjo strum in the background. An absolute gem.