Sunday Ramblings & Considerations: 05.27.12

In this edition: preview Marissa Nadler’s “The Sister”; new tracks from Adios Amigo, Boxed Wine, Dire Con and White Violet; and videos from Boxed Wine, Hilltop Hoods, Jane Jane Pollock, and Ramona Falls

Preview Marissa Nadler’s “The Sister”

Marissa Nadler‘s “The Sister” will be out Tuesday, and she’s offered a special stream for Memorial Day weekend to promote the album.  We’ve been anticipating this release for awhile and featured “The Wrecking Ball Company” in our Rain from the Cloud series. Have a listen to the album below. You’ll find the dreamy folk/pop of The Sister enchantingly splendid.


Early Tour Dates
6/01 –  Somerville, MA – The Armory
6/02 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
6/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
6/14  – Washington, DC – DC 9
6/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
6/16 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub

Consider These

Adios AmigoChicken
Adios Amigo will release their second EP, Dos, on June 1. “Chicken” has a great pop arrangement driven by an easy going banjo rhythm.  Go get their self-titled first EP free on Bandcamp while you still can.

Boxed WineFeral
From the wilds of northern New Jersey come four lads who just want to entertain, and the do a mighty fine job of it. Download this track and then watch the video for it below.  Pick up their entire debut EP free on Bandcamp.

Dire ConPills
Dire Con unleash their brand of “underground southern rock” on their LP, Pills, which attempts to look at the “gritty” side of southern living.  Call it southern grunge. The album is slated for release this Tuesday and it is available through El Deth Records. Check out the title track below.

White VioletLays Around Lazy
The Athens, GA-based band is the brainchild of Nate Nelson, a producer/musician who has a history in the recording industry since his teenage years. The band White Violet emerged to record Nelson’s songs, which will be released on their  debut LP Hiding, Mingling. It’s out 8/14 on Normaltown Records.

Videos, videos, videos…

Boxed Wine – “Feral”

Hilltop Hoods – “I Love It”  (featuring Sia) Animal Logic version

Jane Jane Pollock – “Stuck on a Highway”

Ramona Falls – “Spore” (Live on KEXP)



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