Archive for September, 2009

Dreamy shoegaze

September 10, 2009

the airfields

I have been a big fan of The Airfields from Toronto, Canada since their laneways EP (great EP!) release days. Their debut album which is entitled Up All Night came out last year ,but I didn’t aquire it until some weeks ago. I must say I was a bit disapointed with the overall quality of the album, but sometime in the future I’ll try to write a fair review. I dare to say I prefer their EP if you are to compare the value you are getting here, even if the debut has clearly more gems.

Don’t get me wrong its not necessary a bad album, but the lack of a consistent quality through all of the album tracks is what manages to drag it down here. The dull and forgettable songs manage to ruin the overall experience, but eventhough that may be the case they still make one of the greatest and most beautiful shoegaze/dream pop music I have ever heard.

It is rare for me in general to find an album with a consistent almost perfect song selection, so they aren’t alone in this.
Their inspiration from the 80s is very obvious ,and they truly shine when complimenting that with comptemorary music and their own unique sound. The debut has been praised by many blogs which isn’t unwarranted either as I tend to be a very strict selective person.

The purpose of this post is to showcase their talent and hopefully be able to create more fans. As I already stated I will give the debut a few more goes and a final proper verdict in the future. For now enjoy these sweet well crafted melodies.

The Airfields – Prisoners of Our Love

The Airfields – The Long Way Home

The Airfields – Rock Flare

If this sounds like the music for you:

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get their debut here

Awesome garage band

September 8, 2009

girls

I have been hyped about Girls (the bands name mind you!) ever since I heard their song Lust for Life earlier this year. It took some time before newer tracks surfaced from their upcoming debut with the same name.

Therefore I found it fitting to make a hypeworthy entry about this band as their album is being released very soon on the 22th of september. It was a bit difficult to find info about this band other than it being based in San Fransisco, California but I manage to dig up this:

In 2006, Christopher Owens and Liza Thorn began a music project called Curls, which dissolved itself when Liza decided to focus more on her new band, BRIDEZ. Not to be dissuaded, Christopher recruited San Francisco’s infamous ladykiller Chet “JR” White to join him and changed the band’s name to Girls.

I would describe the music as garage rock, with some pop references. I am not usually a fan of this genre but at times you can find some nice bands within it. As it’s about the bands talent and not the genre it represents. The singers voice might be a bit of a hate and love affair as I had some trouble to enjoy it at first. It was the bands melodies that caughed my ears. However now I see them blend together very nicely now.

Heres a little description I found about the album:

Built on the powerful songwriting of Christopher Owens and the ethereal production of Chet “JR” White, Girls recorded Album in a variety of bedrooms and rehearsal studios in their adopted hometown, San Francisco. The resulting 12 tracks are the perfect San Fran summer record, evoking a narcotic, sunny afternoon in Dolores Park, yet promising the eventual hangover of summer’s departure. Album is self-described as “honest, loose, ethereal, obnoxious and perfect,” it is a sincere tribute to the majesty of great pop music and the healing power of rock and roll.

Girls – Lust For Life

Girls – Laura

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