Monday, October 29, 2012

the man i fell in love with

how did i ever forget about this band. a 12 inch ep and not much else. shoegazemo perfected. folk from party of helicopters / harriet the spy, totally woozy and beautiful. classic.

Monday, September 17, 2012

silver horseshoes

members of indian summer being sad cowboys. super lo-fi sounds, like if a down on their luck evergreen wandered a lonesome trail at 2 in the morning with a horse with no name.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

coasts demo

here's the whole 3 track demo as mp3s, for those who enjoyed the recent post.


jacket weather - the last time in august

these guys were doing the rip off mineral / the promise ring / christie front drive thing before joie de vivre and empire! empire! were out of short trousers (2000-20003), although i only stumbled across them myself a couple of years back. this is just twinkly, rocking midwest style cuteness. there's a whole ep of this and some other songs, you can buy it here and listen to what autumn sounds like.

Friday, August 31, 2012

new telepathic friends

new telepathic friends is a band i stumbled across a few years ago. it's pretty gentle indie stuff featuring jeremy from julia. they have a 7 song cdep that's still available, it's a lovely little release. it's pretty low-key and simple, but works well. kind of a bit like ida or pohgoh or something. here's a track.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


i was not massively into this band's album as a whole but this song came on whilst i was on the bus this evening. killer slomo for fans of shores / boilermaker. not to be confused with rep seki.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

strictly ballroom lp

went on a strictly ballroom 'bender' last night. what a great lp, very pretty music. here's a few choice 'cuts'. i hadn't listened to the lp in a very long time, so it was a pleasure to rediscover it.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

coasts / everywhere you look

ok, it's 2012. probably time for an update.

summit hall by everywhere you look. best 1 song emo band of the past 5 years i would say. this is just amazing. repetitious, building, midwestmo, so gorgeous. ending isn't great, but the first few minutes are amazing.

coasts! pre-monument i think? i like this more than monument anyway. this is so beautiful. sad, whiney midwestmo. bands, do this kind of thing.