After two prior releases that ventured into bluegrass and up-tempo Eastern European influences, Dustin Edge just put out his new acoustic folk EP, Calm, on January 25th. This new EP takes a whole new turn from his previous recordings and couldn’t be more appropriately named: listening to the soft and poised songs Edge crafted immediately fills you with a sense of calm. Take a listen below:
“Shell Games” is the new single off Bright Eyes’ new upcoming album titled The People’s Keys. The song starts with Conor Oberst singing the metaphor-filled lyrics with the company of a piano. What seems to be a slow paced melancholic song is broken down by an explosion of synth, piano and drums that play in unison to create a great steady beat. With an almost electro-rock feel to it, “Shell Games” is a mesh of great lyrics and an interesting composition. Check out the song over at Pitchfork, and the new album cover above!
The Babies is composed of Kevin Morby, previously in the band Woods, Cassie Ramone from Vivian Girls, Justin Sullivan from Bossy and Nathan Stark from Bent Outta Shape. After playing in several house parties and concerts, they’re ready to release their recordings in a self titled LP. Check out “Run Me Over” here, and make sure to check them out live below!
01/05 Seattle, WA TBA
01/06 Portland, OR Rotture
01/07 Reno, NV Holland Show Space
01/08 Sacramento, CA TBA
01/09 San Francisco, CA The Hemlock
01/10 Oakland, CA TBA
(All dates with White Fence)
Out of left field, Sufjan Stevens has just released a new 8 song-60 minute EP titled All Delighted People (Asthmatic Kitty) via Bandcamp. For only a sweet $5 you can download the whole thing for free, which includes two 11 minute songs. Good God Sufjan!!!
The album shows a little maturity in Stevens, as the beauty in his songs are brought out even more into the spotlight. Especially his voice. Asthamtic Kitty says they plan to release it as a physical CD and double vinyl sometime in December. Just in time for the holidays.
If you don’t want to shell out the 5 bucks, you can stream it for free on Bandcamp. Our suggestion to you though is to find 5 bucks, because you will want to own this piece of amazing work.
01 All Delighted People (Original Version)
02 Enchanting Ghost
04 From the Mouth of Gabriel
05 The Owl and the Tanager
06 All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)
Sufjan Stevens – “From The Mouth Of Gabriel” by ModernMysteryBlog