Here in the US, Labor Day weekend came and went. I’d say it caught us with our pants down, but then I’d be lying. Those last bits of summer were good to absorb, but the grind that is our profession (this blog is our avocation) demands attention. So excuse the layoff…
Today, we have a mish-mash of new videos, mp3s and streams to consider from Grass House, Elliott Brood, Turrentine Jones, and Two Door Cinema Club.
Grass House – “The Boredom Rose”
Grass House is back with a new single, ‘Boredom Rose’ b/w ‘Caught Green’ for new independent label Dancing Coins. Their dark, imaginative material will appeal to fans of Nick Cave and Tunng.
Elliott Brood – “Lindsay”
Elliott Brood make easy listening, alt. country from the northern climes of Canada. Their third album, Days Into Years, the follow up to 2008’s Polaris Prize nominated Mountain Meadows, will be released on October 1st through Paper Bag Records.
Turrentine Jones – “Slam the Door” [mp3]
It’s great when a band can capture a classic vibe, yet sound completely original. This track grinds away, driven by a classic Hammond B-3 sound. It eventually unfolds into killer a bridge that climaxes with a burst. Turrentine Jones consist of Australian frontman/guitarist and songwriter Julian Neville, Finnish-born Thomas Scotson (Hammond organ) and local lad Chris Carcamo (drums). Q-magazine refers to their sound as “vintage sleaze.” Call it what you want, it grabs you. You can order their two-single release, “Le Debut”, here. A full album will be available in November.
Two Door Cinema Club – “Handshake”
If you miss the bouncy ebullience of Two Door Cinema Club, the wait is over. Their new album Beacon, can be streamed in its entirety, here. You can purchase their latest recording in October. Check out “Handshake” below: