Searching for air while drilling through the bedrock that is our inbox. We have MP3s from Chase King, King of Spain, and Pan; streams from High Diner, My Great Ghost, Kelli Scarr, and Wild Eyes; and videos from Grubby Mitts, Milano Sun, and Santigold.
Chase King – “Misty”
from South Tropical Trail
released 7/24 on Wonderland Archives
A dreamy, folk wave (yeah, I just made that up) number from Mr. King the offspring of two radio DJs. It’s an interesting mix that King describes as, “Magnolia Electric Company meets Clientele and plays a show together on a beautiful tropical island in the Caribbean. Neil Young is there drinking with all the members of Yo La Tengo.” Sometimes musicians nail their descriptions. Another song to add to your 2012 summer mix.
King of Spain – “Motions”
All I Did Was Tell Them The Truth And They Thought It Was Hell
out 8/28/12 on New Granada
Now a duo, the Tampa-based outfit release their second full length album. KOS received a lot of positive press from their 2008 release, Entropy. Notoriety or the need for notoriety comes with a price. Please consider helping KOS out with a sponsorship on their Pledge Music site. They’re more than halfway there, but have 11 days to go. Every little bit helps!
Pan – “John from New York”
from: These Are the Things I Love and I Want to Share Them With You
out 8/28/12 on Post-Echo
This four-piece from Columbia, SC find the intersection between post-rock and jam band, and go with it.
High Diner – “Sunday”
A lo-fi delight from this Boston-based outfit. The LP, Purple Creek, is a compilation of tracks they’ve recorded over the last year. They cite the Beatles as a major influence. The album is available as a free download via Bandcamp.
My Great Ghost – “Means to an End”
New York-based singer Drew Smith and producer Trevor Gureckis are My Great Ghost. Their self-titled EP was released earlier this month. “Means to an End” is stylish, proggy pop that needs more than just one listen. Listen here and then download from SoundCloud. Other material from My Great Ghost can be found on Bandcamp.
Kelli Scarr – “Dangling Teeth”
On this track, Scarr approximates Lucinda Williams with strong songwriting and and undeniable presence. The track comes from the album of the same name. It was released on June 5.
Grubby Mitts – “Standard”
Second single from the UK-based five piece. It was released on a limited edition 7″ white vinyl with a free download. The video is set to a sequence from Busby Berkeley’s “By a Waterfall” from Footlight Parade (1933).
Milano Sun – “Vertigo”
The Gothenburg trio are back with a summer song that has a 70s vibe to it.
Santigold – “The Keepers”
You ever feel like Santigold is replacing MIA? Love this video; it has a great 80s feel. The dinner disturbance must be a regular thing.