An assortment of material plucked from the inbox… Have at it.
Arthur Ahbez – “Wine Store Woman” [free d/l]
released 16 August 2013
Auckland’s Arthur Ahbez calls his album, Gold, “A 60’s drenched folk record made with love in mind.” He’s not boasting. It would not be surprising to find someone claiming this was a lost recording from that era. There’s a little bit of everything from that time: psychedelia, garage rock, blues, and folk. Name your price for Gold on Bandcamp. We highly recommend it.
J. Eygenraam – “Brutal Love” [stream]
from Brutal Love
released 17 April 2014
Josh Eygengraam is out of Edmonton and is part of the Ruffian Art Collective, which includes Unwed Mothers and Royal Tusk. His songs on Brutal Love are based on real events. Power pop comes to mind as a description, but it’s not typical of that genre. There’s a quirky honesty to this album that’s appealing. You can name your price for Brutal Love on Bandcamp. While you’re there, consider grabbing his 2012 release, Cheap Talk.
Flyte – “Where Nobody Knows Your Name” [stream]
b-side to the single, “We Are The Rain”
Four-piece act, out of London, that makes easy pop fare for quiet morning moments with coffee. There’s a Paul Young meets Neil Flynn quality to their music, check their SoundCloud page for more. Flyte just came off a tour supporting Bombay Bicycle Club (nice pairing), and they are set to release the “We Are The Rain” single soon, pre-order it here.
Secret Colours – “Into You”
from Positive Distractions Part II
out 29 April 2014
Ok, so we’re looking forward to this release, first the stream and now the video. It is directed by Arabella Anderson.