THIS WEEK'S ALBUM SPOTLIGHT

Field Report - Marigolden

 

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CMJ Charts

12/03 & 12/04!

ADDS! 

1 DR. DOG Wild Race [EP] 
2 LITTLE ONES Argonauts [EP]
3 NIGHT MOVES Colored Emotions
4 CUB SCOUTS Told You So [EP] 
5 MEMORY TAPES Grace/Confusion

 CHART! 

1 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man

2 TY SEGALL Twins

3 SAN CISCO Awkward

4 TURNPIKE GLOW Inflatable Optimisim

5 BLONDFIRE Where The Kids Are

6 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold

7 DUM DUM GIRLS End Of Daze

8 TORO Y MOI So Many Details [7-inch]

9 MOGWAI A Wrenched Virile Lore

10 TOY Toy

11 SHINY TOY GUNS III

12 TAME IMPALA Lonerism

13 SAVOIR ADORE Our Nature

14 BLAUDZUN Heavy Flowers

15 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Cobra Juicy

16 CLINIC Free Reign

17 RHYE The Fall

18 OF MONTREAL Daughter Of Cloud

19 DIRTY PROJECTORS About To Die

20 BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY BLDP

21 IL ABANICO Crossing Colors

22 ERRORS New Relics

23 FLASHBULB FIRES Gasconader

24 ANGEL OLSEN Half Way Home

25 A FINE FRENZY Pines

26 THE XX Coexist

27 MUMFORD AND SONS Babel

28 FREELANCE WHALES Diluvia

29 ANDREW BIRD Hands Of Glory

30 FIRST AID KIT ITunes Session

 

Friday
Sep262014

Album Spotlight: Field Report - Marigolden

 

Our album spotlight this week is Field Report's sophomore release - Marigolden. Field Report uses this record as an opportunity to mix, with expertise, an alternative rock sound with just a tinge of folk/country. Here's the lead singer, Chris Porterfield's, interesting account of how they landed on the name for the album and title track - “So this song was written while we were making the record. The word ‘marigolden’ showed up while I was doing some writing in studio B while the guys were working. I understand it to refer to a state of sharing characteristics of a marigold, which is a brutish flower found in beds everywhere that smells bad and dies off every year. If you want it back, you have to dig it up now and plant it again later. And it’s a play on being ‘golden,’ which is not that at all. So this whole story came out of that... Here’s a few jumping off points: Jane Harmony (character in the song’s lyrics) is a variety of marigold! The song refers to cottage industry of post self circumcision reconstruction, and the general silliness of male sexuality! Maybe Jane doesn’t exist!” So while providing interesting lyrics and thought points, Marigolden still remains much more than that - an album that satisfies the listener with every track.

Friday
Sep262014

Wolf Gang Session/ Concert @ the Marquis Theater

We had special guests Wolf Gang come down to the studio for an acoustic session and interview yesterday. They were all extremely nice guys, and we really enjoyed having them down here. Both the acoustic session and the interview will be posted on the website within the next couple of days. They played their new song for us, Lay Your Love Down, and although they were tired after 4 weeks straight of touring they sounded great. The guys were genuinly cool guys and were humbled by the opportunity to tour America for their second time (The first time the co-headlined with Bastille). I, along with some friends, went to their concert that night at the Marquis. The openers, Secret Someones and Sir Sly, were both amazing and full of energy and I wondered how Wolf Gang could top those performances. Sure enough, when they got on the stage they were incredible. They struggled through some technical difficulties but soon everything came together. Their two most popular songs, The King And All Of His Men, and Lions In Cages brought about the most energy. With bassist James Wood bouncing around the stage the whole time it was hard not to be energized by his energy. Their concert left me in awe and I'm really looking forward to the chance to get to see them again. Be sure to check them out if you haven't already heard of them!

- Chris

Wednesday
Sep242014

Alex G @ The Bluebird Theater 9/23/2014

Last night, I had the opportunity to see Alex G open for Gardens and Villa at the Bluebird Theater. He started his set with the track, “After ur Gone”, off his latest album, DSU, which has received a lot of attention following its June release. After playing his first song, Alex explained to the crowd that some consider Alex G to be the greatest band in the world, and we are all lucky to be seeing them tonight. Performing original songs from both DSU and later albums such as Trick, Alex played in his laid back lo-fi style, but still managed to maintain the strong emotions that are embodied in each one of his songs. I could tell most of the crowd didn’t “get” Alex G at the beginning, which I am not sure that I did when I first heard him. Screaming the lyrics at the end of each line to his song “Animals” caught the crowd a bit off guard. But by the end of his set, his raw expression drew in the crowd and his applause grew after each song. It is artists like Alex G that are keeping college indie rock alive, one Bandcamp track at a time.  

-Connor McNeir

Tuesday
Sep232014

Weekly Updates:

This Tuesday, Connor will be going to Alex G and Gardens & Villa at the Bluebird Theater. Expect a review and some pictures being posted soon. Make sure to follow our Twitter to get updates of these events. This Thursday, we'll be having special guests, Wolf Gang come down for an acoustic session and and interview. I will be going to their show with Sir Sly this Thursday. Doors open at 6pm. I'll be posting some pictures and writing another update about that show this Friday. As for music coming out soon, I'm really looking forward to Smallpool's new album (supposedly coming out late october) and Wolf Gang's new album. 

If you're into good music make sure you look up the band Eliza and the Bear. Here's their soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/elizaandthebear. Based out of the UK, they have not been on American tour yet. They're undiscovered and they're a great listen. 

I'll be posting again Friday about Wolf Gang, so make sure to look out for my next post!

- Chris

Monday
Sep222014

SANDY Alex G @ Bluebird Theater

Check out Alex G at the Bluebird Theater tomorrow night with Gardens & Villa! Get your tickets here: TICKETS

Get to know Temple University student, Alex Giannascoli, in this article by The Fader here.