Saintsenca {new music}

SaintsenecaLove this new album from Columbus, OH band Saintseneca.

The bass on this track reminds me of David Bazan/Pedro the lion—deep, loud, and melodic. Other tracks on the album feature guitar riffs that echo the New Pornographers. All good things, for the record.

Saintseneca — “The Awefull Truth”


Photo courtesy Treefort Music Fest {flickr}.

Oh man, the future.

This song is so funny.

Social networking replaced by social interaction, virtual reality becomes sub reality, people make money off of being good in their life in a virtual game.
(Oh man, the future!)
Humans have evolved into humans with way less hair, more brain power, and weaker bodies
We become what we thought to be aliens and we realize that we are the aliens
(Oh the future!)

De Lux – “Oh Man the Future”

Springtime Carnivore {new music}

Springtime Carnivore

Greta Morgan is Springtime Carnivore.

Springtime Carnivore {spotify} is the name of her debut album.

It’s sunny pop, sung through one of those filter things that makes the vocals seem really far away.

Here’s one of my favorite tracks, Name on a Matchbook {mp3}


Photo by Roberta {flickr}. Used under Creative Commons.

I might actually give Pink Floyd a chance after listening to this.

SOAK was just THIRTEEN years old when she wrote one of the songs on her new album, Before We Forgot How to Dream {itunes}. She’s nineteen now. And man this album is good. Oh, and her name is Bridie Monds-Watson. And she’s from Ireland.

Pink Floyd was one of her big inspirations, in addition to Bon Iver; two things I learned during her stint as a guest DJ on All Songs Considered earlier this week. It’s a really good conversation, with lots of good songs interspersed in between. She discusses her influences and favorite songs growing up, which wasn’t that long ago.

All Songs has guest DJs regularly, but this one really resonated with me. Most of the time I just skip around and listen to the songs the guest artist picks. But I really wanted to listen to this one all the way through. Maybe it’s because her voice is so enchanting. But I also think it’s because she’s so young and that her influences aren’t far behind her. Here’s one of my favorite songs from the album. But there are so many good ones. Definitely check it out.

SOAK — “Reckless Behavior”

New music {Son Lux}

Son Lux

Love this new album {spotify}. From a review by NPR’s Mike Katzif:

For years, Ryan Lott, the innovative beat-making composer and sonic mastermind of Son Lux, has sat at the intersection of pop and classical, creating imaginative and complex music for every medium. The classically trained musician has scored for modern dance, TV ads and film — including last year’s The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby and the upcoming Paper Towns. Lott is also no stranger to collaboration: He’s worked with a wide array of artists, from Beyoncé producer Boots to composers like Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. As part of the supergroup Sisyphus, he’s even created electronic hip-hop alongside Sufjan Stevens and rapper Serengeti.

Son Lux — “Flights” {mp3}

 

Image courtesy Olivier Bourgi; used under Creative Commons.