Friday, August 31, 2018

The Vryll Society: Glows and Spheres (Track of the Week)

I've always been a sucker for psychedelic rock especially bands from Liverpool (gee, I wonder why?). The Vryll Society has just released their first full length album after a couple of singles and an EP and I completely adored straight away. It has all the right ingredients that make for a perfect record...British (from the North Country), psychedelic, poppy, dreamy, and with hints of my favorite bands (The Stone Roses, The La's, The Charlatans).

Instantly, a top gem for 2018. Here's one of my favorite tracks but, honestly, all 11 are wonderful.Buy it now!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Great Lake Swimmers: Unmaking the Bed (Track of the Week)

Toronto's own Great Lake Swimmers have released another dandy of a record called The Waves and the Wake. Tony Dekker's outfit owns the last 15 years in terms of melodic folk rock. Honestly, they are more than that. I hear a lot of shoe gaze and complex orchestration in their tracks. It's good music for mind palace travels.

Here's my favorite track, an early contender for my autumn music series...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Amanda Shires: Parking Lot Piroutte (Track of the Week)

The Lone Star state has produced some amazing musicians over the years. Lubbock's own Amanda Shires is right up there with all of them. She's been churning out records for over a decade and her latest effort, To The Sunset, is quite wonderful.

Her music paints images and stories of characters that are all too familiar to me even though I live in the North Woods. It's a nice melange of alt country and soft rock that goes well with the dog days of August.

Here's my favorite track which also happens to be the first one...