In this edition: Francois Peglau’s Holidays, discover League, meet Christine Leakey, weekly considerations, and VIDEOS!
Francois Peglau – “Holidays”
We’re excited to share Francois Peglau’s latest single, Holidays (aka Holidayzzz). Its dreamy, carefree composition contrasts with its themes of restlessness and respite. Look for a new LP from Peglau some time in 2012. Watch the video for Holidays in Videos, videos, videos (last section of post, below).
Check out: Holidays [with free download-wav file]
Get the mp3 version free, here.
If you haven’t already, go get his excellent 2010 release, The Imminent Failure of Francois Peglau. It’s free on Bandcamp:
League is prepared to release the How Do I Know EP. This marks their second EP release this year, as they dropped the Golden Maps EP in July. How Do I Know features elements of psychedelia, chill wave, and neo-folk. The title track and Your World are well crafted indie pop songs, while The Shore has a hazy, end-of-the rave feel to it.
How Do I Know [stream]
Your World [stream]
The Shore [stream]
Purchase: Golden Maps EP
Discover: Christine Leakey
In January, Christine Leakey will release the LP, Tapping Trees in a Trinket Box of Treasure. Tapping Trees… is, as Ms. Leakey puts it, “an album I’ve been steeping for 14 years.” She’s made three tracks available through Bandcamp, where you can pre-order the full release.
Labeled as cinematic, jazz, and dreamy, the music remarkably fits these boundaries of sound. The artwork and outtakes from the album’s promo shoot add to this aura. This is one of those releases where you’ll find yourself fascinated by the music, as well as what surrounds it. It’s truly original.
Here I Stand
Miss Betty Grable
Special preview: Lullabies and Apple Pies
Pre-order: Tapping Trees in a Trinket Box of Treasure
—New Cassettes is streaming their Silent Guns Deluxe EP on Pure Volume. The band received recent exposure on Radio 1, BBC6 and XFM. They’ll be touring the U.S. in early 2012, and at SXSW in March. You can get a free mp3 of the title track, and check out the EP here.
–Bill Majoros’ project The Foreign Films has made Night Without The Day b/w Glitter available as a free download through Bandcamp. Majoros demonstrates technical precision and strong songwriting on this follow up to The Foreign Films EP (released in February 2011). Check out:
Videos, videos, videos…
Joseph Arthur – We Stand As One (#occupywallstreet)
Francois Peglau – Holidays
League – How Do I Know
Christine Leakey – Lovely
Leisure – Greenlight (highly recommended)
New Cassettes – Silent Guns
Anat Segal – Come & Go (nice pop tune, nice video)