We first saw Lemolo play through the fogged-up windows of a dark portable building on a forested bay glowing under the full moon in the San Juan Islands. The building is usually used as a yoga studio. That night it was being used as a sweatbox venue for Doe Bay Fest. Lemolo kept the hushed, cramped [...]
Molly Nilsson is creating some bleak and beautiful synth pop that deserves to be heard (see below.) It’s like if John Maus were the music supervisor for Twin Peaks. Including this track from her just-released LP “History.” Molly Nilsson // “History” : In Real Life : Molly Nilsson // “History” : Hotel Home : Molly Nilsson // [...]
I’ve been hearing about Karl Blau for years, but haven’t been able to wrap my tastes around him until recently—something finally struck a chord and I went from being ambivalent to a little bit obsessed. There seems to be a significant amount of silliness surrounding his music—but the music itself is pretty spot-on genius. An [...]
Danish mysteriousness crossed with a fresh update on the soft new romantic sound developed by bands like Talk Talk and Tears for Fears make Peter really like this new band from Denmark—When Saints Go Machine.
Peter has trouble not liking any band that perfectly encapsulates late 80s brit pop—especially when it’s drowning in a hypnagogic sheen and it soundtracks a video of someone riding a bike. Craft Spells // Party Talk : Craft Spells // After the Moment :
Peter likes this new sound coming out of Greece being made by Keep Shelly in Athens. Keep Shelly in Athens // Song to Cheer You Up : Keep Shelly in Athens // Running Out of You : Keep Shelly in Athens // Fokionos Negri Street : Keep Shelly in Athens // Hauntin’ Me :
Peter likes this white boy soul sandwiched between reverb and noisy samples. Some serious subterranean hypercolorisms. Autre ne Veut // Two Days of Rain : Chocolate Bobka captured the sound in raw, grainy, flourescent, goodness:
Looking past the fact that his life sounds like an annoyingly hip Michael Cera indie teen dramedy—music fanatic kid takes his date on a detour from their prom night to hang out with a visiting music star at local record shops, ultimately catching his big break—Peter really likes Mr. Pants‘ jams! Really likes them! James [...]
Timeless anachronism. Neo Romantic. Twin Shadow // “Forget” : Terrible Records “At My Heels” : “When We’re Dancing” : “Slow” :
Could the waves get any more chiller? Adding a bit of technicolor to the same sound Washed Out is putting out there (you know I “like him” like him, too) and contributing some killer remixes to other bands I like, Teen Daze has quickly become a new favorite. Teen Daze // “Saviour” : Teen Daze [...]
Cary Ann Hearst // Are You Ready to Die : “Hell’s Bells” : Wow. I can’t stop listening. Seriously. I’ve played her three songs on MySpace a googol times.
Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, sounds like a boys choir on ecstacy—he plays angelic pieces on harp and also creates original and stunning remixes of other artists. At the end of the day, however, he produces some idiosyncratic, touching and beautiful music of his own. We’re really, really digging this guy. I’m In Your Church [...]