Today's Quick Mention: I should be set to catch
screenings of The Campaign and The Bourne Legacy
early this week, so be sure to pay attention to the film
section for breakdowns.
If you ask nicely, today's music will pay your rent. Enjoy.
Ribbons - Family Haircut:
Here's a local act that I've come to really like in 2012.
This has come by way of older releases, though, so it's nice
to have something new so that I can chat them up. At
first glance they seem to carry a pretty simple approach to
things, but if you spend a little time digging around,
you'll notice that they're spectacular songwriters.
The Let Them Talk EP is due out on September 11 via
Antenna Farm Records.
It's difficult to not like
pop music that's warm and effortless, so I think I was maybe
30 seconds into this gem when I knew I had to share it.
The Brooklyn-based band is made up of Hunter Simpson (Wild
Yaks), Jose Boyer (Harlem), and Christopher Lauderdale, and
you might want to watch out for them. Their Storm
So Long EP is out now.
Hair - Righteous Black:
I know there's plenty of people out there that like this
band, but this is honestly the first time I've gotten into
one of their songs. It's a plodding, sonically
interesting effort, and you should toss on some headphones
before hitting play. The band put this out as part of
the 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program, so grab it while you
Luyas - Fifty Fifty:
I think I listened to this two of three times before
I actually paid any sort of attention to the vocals. I
love the arrangement, as it is such an ear pleasing, well
crafted dream. Here's hoping the rest of their
upcoming full length has much more of the same. The
band is all set to release Animator on October 16
through Dead Oceans.
Street Band - The Crossing: 2012
has already delivered a lot of great soul music, and now
there's a new album from these guys!? I'm kind of
blown away. Anyhow, this track is stunning, and it
makes me want to share a dance with someone in a dark club.
The Crossing will be released to the world on October
30 via Dunham Records, which is a part of Daptone.
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