“This afternoon, we’re bringing ‘Soulmate’ to your attention: a steamy song that slithers along with a sad romance in its mellow keyboard backbone.”
Download the 2nd single from their forthcoming album CREMATION SONGS, out 7/7/17 on Plume Records on LP/CD/DL.
I wrote ‘Cloud Man Calling’ after doing some music with my friend Shenadoah for this theater event called The Crystal Palace. It was a bizarre interactive tour through this old building in Seattle with different characters and winter-themed rooms. We had our synthesizers set up in this stairwell where we played little jingles wearing these stupid silver suits with our faces painted white. After the performance, I liked the idea of writing a song about Cloud Man–whatever he/it is, still a mystery to me.
Hear the beautiful new track “In Time,” the first single off Dusk, the forthcoming album from San Francisco dreamy folk band Magic Magic Roses due out at the end of the year on Seattle’s Plume Records:
I started writing ‘In Time’ on a plane to Hawaii, and much of the song takes its cue from being there and searching for shells on the beach. It’s a funny activity, because you are searching and searching and sometimes you don’t find anything, and sometimes you think you’ve found something spectacular, and then you take it home and you realize it’s just a normal rock or something. You have to trust that the ocean will bring you some wonderful treasure someday. I was thinking about this process as a metaphor for relationships…the song again relates to the idea of reckoning – recognizing when something isn’t right and moving on…throwing it back in the ocean!
Check it out over at Vents Magazine!
Matt Jordan’s new single “Take the Lead” premieres today at The Shotgun Seat! Check out the “strong and sultry” track.
This song screams against being a corporate guinea pig. I tried to compare the seductive associations used by mainstream corporations that make us believe cars and computers are ‘sexy’ to that of a ‘perfect’ human being. It’s hard not to long for that perfection in things…However, the veneer of perfection is a dangerous one.
The stuff is pretty great, and has tinges of Mastodon and early Baroness all throughout it. The production is extremely crisp and cutting, which is not something I’m used to hearing from this type of band, so it threw me for a bit of surprise. However, once you understand it’s what the band was going for, you’ll be all about it.
Surviving the Golden Age premieres “The Fox,” the new single from Seattle’s John Dillon (members of Tomten, Kithkin, & friends), from their debut album The Lost Estate – coming out on vinyl and digital from Plume Records on March 25th:
“The track mixes vintage aesthetics with modern dream pop…reminiscent of Edwyn Collins‘ “A Girl Like You” with a sci-fi tilt.”
That tightened sound shines through on “Ride,” without losing any of the hazy breeziness that draws the listener in and keeps them swaying along and raptly gazing at their shoes. Hear the band serve up their latest slice of sweet, shoegaze-y goodness by hitting play.
MAGNET Magazine has a free download of “Silver,” Phosphene’s first single from their forthcoming EP Breaker as today’s MP3 at 3PM:
“‘Silver’ is a plodding, gorgeous indie tune that keeps the time nicely, perfect for head-bobbing on a dark night.”
“Featuring haunting pop melodies over moody chord structures, Nashville based dream-pop ensemble Copperfox are gearing up for their third release, the forthcoming EP ‘Haunts.’ The project is layered with atmospheric vibes and surging synths…”
“War Horse,” the first single from Copperfox’s forthcoming EP HAUNTS, just premiered over at Surviving the Golden Age!
[‘War Horse’] straddles the line between shoegaze and jangle pop. With singer Lisa Garcia’s reverbed vocals, the track is reminiscent of Lush or Dum Dum Girls. With its energy and surfy vibes, its a summer ready track released just before Christmas.
Today we have teamed up with Nashville’s own folk-pop siblings Derek and Erika Porter, who are better known as Pageant, to bring you the second single from their upcoming sophomore EP Endless Sun, titled “Don’t Stop The Rain.” The track is upbeat and will instantly put you in a good mood! What better way is there to start your weekend than listening to a song that is sure to make you even happier it’s Friday?
KWVA (University of Oregon) premieres the new single from Silver Ships on “Snap Crackle Pop”! Hear “Roads That Lead Us Home,” released as Silver Ships’ Chazz Bessette relocates to Portland from Austin, TX to be closer to his father after the untimely passing of his mother. Silver Ships will soon be heading into the studio to record the follow-up to the debut 10-song full-length Songs From A Room That Never Moves — “Roads That Lead Us Home” is the first taste of their new material.
“I’m trying to capture what’s going on during this really exciting time for Tulsa music…Playing live all the time…albums are your timepieces,” Benjaman said. “As the years go by, that’s the only thing you’ve got to show.”
Check out the interview with Paul Benjaman Band in The Oklahoman, and hear the premiere of “Estoy Loco,” the 2nd single from the forthcoming album “Sneaker” coming out on Horton Records on October 30th!
The Boot gives us a taste of the new Tulsa Sound with the premiere of “Sneaker,” the first single and title track from Paul Benjaman Band’s forthcoming album, out October 30th from Horton Records.
KCRW is featuring The Lonesome Heroes’ “Steel” as Today’s Top Tune!
“Cosmic Austin-based band The Lonesome Heroes’ album Can’t Stand Still creeps under the skin, right into your bloodstream. Western Americana fans will delight in Today’s Top Tune, ‘Steel.'”