Iron & Wine have released their 6th album Ghost on Ghost.This album has a soothing melody throughout and some have even said it is so relaxing that it could help you fall asleep. "Winter Prayers" is a prime example of a song on the album with this "chill vibe"; it only features Sam Bean's voice and guitar, with a sympathetic piano gently reinforcing the song’s delicate melody. With each album, Beam seems to seriously expand his range. For example, he experiments with new musical modes while also integrating deeper emotions. All in all, Ghost on Ghost is a very relaxing album; if you typically are a fan of Iron & Wine, you will most likely enjoy this album! See for yourself. Listen right here to "Joy"...the music video is sweet!
Canadian/Danish duo Rhye's new album is called Woman. Pitchfork ranked this album an 8.5/10, which is pretty impressive. This album was inspired by the serious relationship that Mike Milosh, the producer and vocalist, had that eventually evolved into a marriage. As a result, the music on this album is very deep and intimate. In addition, it is soothing due to how well the music flows. Beats, basslines, and Milosh's voice are at the center of nearly all of them; this lean production leaves little room between the listener and the songs, which is why they feel almost within touch. Lastly, Mike Milosh possesses a remarkable voice; his voice is especially brilliant in "The Fall", although it does sound a bit feminine. Listen below and see what you think!!
Birthmarks is a very catchy album with songs that can easily get stuck in your head. Pitchfork says that this is their finest album to date! This is because Leavens and LaLonde's production sensibilities and the addition of Lloyd, all of which helped fill widening cracks in the band's former drums/guitar/vocals setup. Birthmarks is a huge step up from their previous album Say It. See it for yourself! You be the judge. Listen to "Needle" below, which sort of sounds like the Fleet Foxes. Enjoy!!
Images Du Futur sort of got mixed reviews, but some of our staff is really diggin' it.
According to pitchfork, "Pretty much any way you slice it, Images Du Futur is just too clinical."
NME Album Reviews says that, "Ben Shemie on murmured vocals and clipped rhythm guitar, Joe Yarmush combining bass and guitar duties, Max Henry less prominent this time but still shaping the mood on synth, and Liam O’Neill piecing together an inspired mesh of syncopated beats – and the unit sculpts its menacing, brainy rock with a winning balance of power and restraint"
I think that this album sounds sort of like their last album Zeroes QC, but it is nice to hear some new tunes by Suuns.
Why don't you see for yourself! Listen below to this track from the album.
Purling Hiss’ fourth album, Water on Mars, is the project’s first release for Drag City and their first recording as a trio; Polizze is now joined by bassist Kiel Everett and drummer Mike Sneeringer. For all its polish, Water on Mars retains a sense of spontaneity, with a handful of soft, folky tunes like “Dead Again” and “She Calms Me Down". “Mercury Retrograde” is the most unapologetically catchy rocker he’s written yet. Listen below and see for yourself!