Discover: The Vivid
THE INBOX GIVETH: Sometimes something cool just lands in your lap.
The Vivid is a three-piece outfit hailing from Melbourne, FL. They released the EP, Don’t Wake The Neighbors, in November. It’s an exercise in post-rock with elements of fuzzy garage (e.g., “Aquaphobe”), explosive punk (e.g., “Zero”), and thoughtful shoegaze (e.g., “The One From The Park”) material. “Riser” closes out the EP and combines bits of all three elements. It’s hard to believe that Vivid produced and recorded the EP–it’s so well produced and recorded. Get Don’t Wake The Neighbors as a free download on Bandcamp.
Check out: “Aquaphobe”
Check out: “Zero”
Check out: “The One From The Park”
Check out: “Riser”
Occasionally, we run across live shows and rare studio recordings that grab us, and we have three sets to recommend:
Captain’s Dead has Portishead live in Portugal from August 8, 1998. Barrow and Gibbons are probably at their height on this recording, having released Dummy (1994) and Portishead (1997) just before it.
Videos, videos, videos…
Work Drugs – “The Good in Goodbye”
The National – “I Need My Girl”
from Trouble Will Find Me
Twin Shadow – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (Smiths cover)
ft. Samantha Urbani
from the UNDER THE CVRS series