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September 20, 2010
September 17, 2010
A storm passed through the city last night. It left the air clear with a tint of unease. This morning the gorgeous, heartfelt "AM Sky" appeared from Glasgow's Happy Particles. Its traceable dates reveal it not to be necessarily new, but certainly under-seen. And so we ease into this strange weekend with hopes of a breaking sun, and the sounds of a promising band, who tell me they're finishing an album right now.
September 16, 2010
An Australian wind chime waltz called "Snowtown" helped see us off a few weeks ago. And now as I trek through missed melodies, it's a pleasure to be greeted by more output from The Townhouses. Mono no Aware moves within the walls introduced on debut Islands, letting bells ricochet to sparked frenzy, more assured than ever, with a calming glow all its own.
September 1, 2010
I'm proud to present the third installment in a series of compilations designed to shoot positivity across your skies. Special inspiration this time came in the form of a trip: Victoria and I leave for Peru tomorrow. As always, the spectrum covers some young artists that S&S really believe in, so if any are delightfully new to you, I encourage not only further exploration at their bandcamps and such, but supporting them in future art.
Kumon Plaza, Top Girls, and Teenage Reverb were kind enough to send over exclusive tracks. Ben Wagner graced us with his last ever Hooray! track (fear not, Craig Cruiser rolls on). You'll also hear Two Bicycles, Teen Daze's other beautiful project, which deserves more love. Lovely last minute additions from newcomers Headless Horseman and Zeadron Del Gomez. A very appropriate something from Machu Picchu (who also recommended we try this "super tasty potato dish" in Cuzco). And much more. Thanks all.
We'll return in a few weeks, hopefully centered, and ready for the music that awaits.
August 31, 2010
Toronto's Elevator Boy "spends his days in a reverie and drinks loads of lemonade. He loves life for its whimsical existentialism".
Not a bad way to spend this final August afternoon. At least metaphysically, perhaps through headphones, existing within a series of images, emotions, or ideas sensed during states of abstraction, beauty, or sleep. It's not a seasonal function, but damn does spacing out feel especially right under a warm breeze.
August 27, 2010
Nothing else was in the send-off running after Jamie Harley set another one free to inter-sea just a moment ago, this time for Italy's A Classic Education. Wonderful.
(via//photo by Victoria)
Have fun. Be safe. Get weird.
August 26, 2010
Aligned with this simple snare drum today, living the good life, courtesy of one Seapony from Seattle. "With You" has harmless pop presence. It's a cute throwback and it's pretty open about it. Destination is clear.