i saw the japanese house at sxsw two years ago and was instantly enamored. this was my first time listening to her music and i wanted MORE. she had a couple of eps that held me over but i wore those songs out pretty quickly…GUILTY! today (the first day of my birthday month) she released her first full length album (hbd 2 me!) and i am beyond ready to have this album on repeat.
i’m not really sure how i came across jacob banks’ music but i know that i haven’t stopped listening to it since i did; it’s addicting. when you listen to it, you feel the music, the emotion, you can see it (yeah, i’m going there)- there is this visual aspect in it that is really indescribable, which is what i think makes you want to keep hitting repeat. today he released his latest ep- the boy who cried freedomand had a chat with nylon about his inspirations, aspirations and sound . you can read the full interview here.
very excited to be joining these boys at sxsw this year. leo james conroy made his solo debut at sxsw in 2016 but returns to the stage this year with some help from his friends. i’ll be down there shooting some fun content for them so stay tuned for all things sxsw! below are some photos from the live session we recorded last month.
i am beyond excited about this album. yesterday, i listened to the antlers’ frontman, peter silberman talk with bob boilen about life, his return to music and his first solo album. back in 2014, peter lost his hearing in his left ear, forcing him to acquire a more quiet lifestyle leaving his friends, family and fans in the noisy world he once knew. after living in his new found silence, his hearing began to progress and he began playing music again… in a whole new way with a whole new sound.
in love with this gal. today she gave us a little taste of what to expect from her live at urchin studios album by releasing “for you”; the single off of the album. you can pre-order her album on itunes or listen to the single on spotify as part of my music monday playlist. for this playlist i’ve put together some tunes that i’ve been listening to lately… some old some new some rock and some blues. happy monday!
last thursday i spent the better half of my night grooving to some new tunes by a band i had never heard before. as i entered the echo, i took a seat on the leather couch in the corner, giving myself some distance and a clear view of the stage and crowd (that place can get hot, sweaty and crowded fast so i was trying to prepare for what may come). 10:00pm and right on schedule, t.o.l.d. took the stage. still sat in the back, observing, listening, my eyes opened wide at the sound of steel drums. almost immediately, i stood up to get closer. as the song went on, the crowd and i were in a hypnotic and synchronized sway, something you couldn’t help but be a part of. song after song i stood my ground as the space began to fill. the music was a contagious thing that drew us like moths to a flame. i may not have known who they were at 10:00pm that night but by 10:30pm, i was glad to find myself in that room. be sure to keep an eye out for their new album, it’s not about the witches due to release on june 17th.