LVL UP – “Graveyard”
from Extra Worlds
released 6 April 2013
The bass drives this song as much as anything else. “Graveyard” gets into your skin and drives you to insane spasticity. Pay what you want for Extra Worlds on Bandcamp. LVL UP is based out of Purchase, NY (Westchester County).
Chalkboards – “Deep End“
released 5 July 2013
8-bit, Casiotone-sounding outfit that plays mostly groovy instrumental material. Pay what you want for their self-titled album on Bandcamp. Chalkboards are from Austin, TX.
Abbey Bowden – “Still“ [free download]
single HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The obvious comparison is Kate Bush, but Abbey Bowden’s mournful vocals get into your bones and chill you to the core. “Still” is so stark, so beautiful. Abbey is based in London.
That Dream Was Our Life – “Close” [free download]
Chilly and introspective, Philadelphia based James Cuartero AKA That Dream Was Our Life is long overdue for a mention on this blog. The Philadelphia-based artist is a thinking man’s songwriter who stays away from the trap of being defined by a single genre. Check out more of his material here.
Eerie Summer – “Still Need Ya” [free download]
from Eerie Summer
released 26 May 2013
Lo-fi jangle pop stuff, that comes off a bit twee with its sweet melody. Pay what you want for their self-titled recording on Bandcamp. Eerie Summer is based out of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Ah bollocks! It’s Monday…