Thursday, 29 August 2013

Tinseling Thursday XII

Today we have the nice voices of Lucius giving us the Thursday tinsels.
Lucius is a indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York consisting of Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri. The tandem singing of frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig is a bit confusing because sometimes is sounds like one voice. “Sometimes we’ll be recording something and we’ll listen back, and we can’t remember who sings what,” Said Jess (or Holly) on the phone in a interview. They sound a bit like First Aid Kit or Secret Sisters but the music sounds more poppy. Let's take a look and have a listen to their latest release from the upcoming album "Wildewoman". Here's "Tempest". Here's an older song called "Don't Just Sit There" This song triggered NPR Tiny Desk Session creator Bob Boilen to ask them for a session, here's the result: Set List "Go Home" "Don't Just Sit There" "Turn It Around" "Genevieve" Very impressive live skills, I love the twofoldness. We end with another song from the upcoming album Wildewoman (Mom+Pop music), this song is called "Hey Doreen" the album is coming out on october 15.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Warm Wednesday XXVI

Superband Tired Pony has made a new album called "The Ghost Of The Mountain"
first track they are releasing is "All Things at Once". Originally Tired Pony was formed by Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) with the long term ambition of making a country album. I think their ambition is a bit fading away because for me this is no country, but that's my humble opinion. Anyway R&B isn't R&B anymore and I see some artists on North Sea Jazz that I can't call Jazz musicians...many music nowadays is crossing-over so let's not pigeonholing, call it country/singer-songwriter/guitarmusic/soft/rock call it what you want, it's just beautiful music and warm wednesday worthy. Nice isn't it? Here's the title track "Ghost of the Mountain"
 I love this song "Carve Our Names"
 In the US the album is coming out on the 1st of enjoy møpkemuziek until then :) here's

"The Creak In The Floorboards"

Monday, 26 August 2013

Misty Monday XXV

Let's start the week a bit easy with RY X
L.A. based Australian musician Ry-X (Ry Cuming) is about to release his beautiful debut EP called Berlin on Stockholm based record label Dumont Dumont, the 28th of August. The title track "Berlin" is a perfect song for those who want a clean and a quiet start of the week, nice fragile angelic harmonic voices and dreamy chords. It's a bit in the same league as Bon Iver or Antlers. The follow up "Vampires" is also a beauty and a bit more eerie and dynamic. RY X has just spent the summer in Berlin while touring with Frank Wiedemann (Âme)for their mutual project The Howling.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Tinseling Thursday XII

Todays dose of tinsels are brought to you by
                            Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal exisiting of Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips and Isaac Symonds. They are supporting Of Monsters and Men on their North American Tour and this year they released their debut album  Dark Eyes and it's a beauty! The first track on the album is Full Circle
Nice harmonics and I love the staccato voices layered upon eachother. Another great song on this album is "She wants to know" with a more dark feeling... it could be a Villagers song, here you can see them performing it live at SXSW. Like it? I do, and for those who like it too here's the full album "Dark Eyes" enjoy...

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Warm Wednesday XXV

How to get a song a little warmer? Just lower the pitch! Someone took Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and played it on 33 rpm instead of 45 rpm. I think it sounds great, it could be a hot indyband with a smooth singer with a golden voice, even the choirs still sound great....
The other way around is also possible, here's Bruce Springsteens I'm on Fire's album version played on 45 rpm, sounds like Dolly Parton :) For the generation who doesn't get this oldschool terms like RPM and don't know the smell of vinyl... click here

Here are the original versions

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tuesdays got talent XX

Todays talent Soldier's Heart has only one own song to offer but better one good song than a lot of crap!
Soldier's heart is a four headed Belgian band existing of Sylvie Kreusch, Laurens Mariën, Jasper Segers en Benjamin Cools. Their song "African Fire" is stucked in my head for weeks (thanks to the radiostations in Belgium playing it almost daily) Recently they won a national contest (Nieuwe Lichting) for young talented bands. I love the dreamy voice of Sylvie and the spherical sounds in this song. I'm curious to the next stage this band is taking. For now here's their version of Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Misty Monday XXIV

Welcome back! Is was a perfect holiday here in the Northern hemisphere with beautiful weather conditions, summer as it's supposed to be I guess. So reloaded with new energy and some great music it's time to put some mist back in your monday with Melanie de Biasio
Melanie de Biasio is a Belgian Jazz singer with a voice like the sweet fluid inside a Belgian chocolate, sweet, warm and smooth. Her second album "No Deal" is coming out on the 21st of october. From that album here's the first single "The Flow" Relaxed way to start the week isn't it? I hear a bit Nina Simone or Sade, jazzy in a fresh way I Feel You is the opening track. No Deal is her second album, 5 years ago she released "A Stomach is Burning" from that album here's the song "Down" and here's the title track from that album A Stomach Is Burning, also a very nice album although her new album is probably more my cup of tea....anyway....enjoy A Stomach Is Burning by Mélanie De Biasio on Grooveshark