Artist: Blue Material
Label: Nice Guys
Location: Montreal, QC
Grace Ives’ new one “Mirror” is minimalist pop done at a very high level. Mirror. Money. Hope. Baby.
We’re digging UK singer Connie Constance’s “English Rose” EP with the pointed “Give & Take” our favorite from the release.
We’re into “Cruise” new from Indiana dream pop artist Saeyers. “Cruise” features some cool arrangement twists including that guitar-led break bit that opens the track.
Disq have created a stir in Madison and on the blogs, especially with their “Communication” single. They played their LA debut at the Bootleg on January 23 and we chatted afterward. The Saddle Creek band will be at SXSW this March.
For more details on Bruce’s show “Go Deep with Bruce Rave”, check here.
“My Head Is Healing”. Right On. “Head” is the latest from UK songwriter James Beau Barclay. If you’re into Yellow Days, King Krule, Rex Orange County, etc, Mr. Barclay is likely to be up your street and the new “My Head is Healing” is an excellent first introduction.
We’re into yot club’s recent track “no way!” The track is set around a deep-in-the-PA vocal put to stabs of reverbed guitar and a 1-2 chug main rhythm pattern. It’s a spaced out bit of dreamy lo-fi pop that deserves your listening attention below.
We’ve been into the recent run of material from Hot Flash Heat Wave, all excerpted from the SF band’s forthcoming Mood Ring EP. “Dreaming of U”, “Head in the Clouds”, and dreamy psych-R&B sounding new one “Sky So Blue” are all winners and deserve your attention. Mood Ring is out Friday (1/11).