In this edition, we check out Two Hands, Two Lips from Vancouver’s Adam Hill; preview remastered tracks from Craig Wedren and BABY’s 2004 re-release, Baby; and watch videos from Moonface, San Cisco, and Trails and Ways.
Adam Hill – Two Hands, Two Lips LP
available through Bandcamp
Hill exceptionally integrates folk stylings with modern pop sensibility. He’s a singer/songwriter who makes liberal use of samples and fills that aren’t traditionally folk. His palette of sound is rich and diverse, as he cites Townes Van Zandt, Dr. Dre, and Duke Ellington as influences. It’s a true joy to hear something that grabs you immediately. Clever lyrics and nifty arrangements make for great songwriting. Go to Bandcamp and listen to the entire album.
Hill has two other albums to his credit, Them Dirty Roads (2009) and Four Shades of Green (2007). We feature preview tracks from each, below:
“Golden State” from Them Dirty Roads (buy)
“Portland Winter Blues” from Four Shades of Green (buy)
Craig Wedren and BABY to re-release “Baby” LP
After leaving the post-rock, alternative band, Shudder to Think, Craig Wedren needed a change. He tried to wipe the slate clean with the 2004 release of Baby, which drew from disco and glam rock. With rhythms propelled by infectious bass and synth grooves, blaring guitar riffs, and razor sharp compositions, Wedren emerged from his chrysalis ready to take flight and embark on a second career. The re-release is slated to drop on June 19 and the digital version will contain several unreleased songs and demos. It looks like Wedren’s prepared to ignite another disco rock craze with the re-release of this powerful recording.
“Get Your Body “
Videos, videos, videos…
Moonface – “Faraway Lightning”
San Cisco – “Rocketship”
Trails and Ways – “Nunca”