Keaton Henson and SoKo

Keaton Henson and SoKo

Keaton Henson and SoKoIf Keaton Henson and SoKo were a lit­tle more famous, this year would have been all about their doomed rela­tion­ship and crip­pling breakup in the tabloids every­where. Being rel­a­tively little-known, their very pub­lic dia­log went mostly unnoticed.

Initially, I thought it was some kind of weird indie pub­lic­ity stunt. The whole story seemed too emo­tion­ally charged to be true. People don’t dis­cuss their inner­most feel­ings for each other in front of an audi­ence. Or at least not so openly. But it looks like Keaton Henson and SoKo are doing it for real. Read More

Sunday Salad

(Sunday Salad #26)

Follow-ups, flash­backs, rar­i­ties & oddities

Sunday SaladInca Gold is sup­posed to be a band, but their(?) lat­est post says “you can now pre-order my fourth album”, so I guess it must be a solo project at its core, after all. (via Indie Rock Reviews)

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Memory Tapes is Dayve Hawk, set out to make a dreamy syn­th­pop track, but ended up with some­thing much more inter­est­ing. (via Birds Need FeetRead More

Sunday Salad

(Sunday Salad #25)

Follow-ups, flash­backs, rar­i­ties & oddities

Sunday SaladToday I’m post­ing 7 songs that landed in my drop­box recently.

It’s two months late but never mind. Annie Dressner sings ever so slightly flat almost con­stantly, but that’s not a flaw, because it actu­ally adds char­ac­ter in her case. I like it.

A sweet lo-fi demo from Mary Anna Doe with the most fun arrange­ment I’ve heard in a long time.  Read More

Andy Warhol by David Bowie

Classic track:
‘Andy Warhol’ by David Bowie

Andy Warhol by David BowieIt’s so essen­tial I should post it at least 10 times in a row.

I won’t.

It’s ‘Andy Warhol’ by David Bowie.

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Sunday Salad

(Sunday Salad #24)

Follow-ups, flash­backs, rar­i­ties & oddities

Sunday SaladThis is the sec­ond song I received from TRAILS AND WAYS. I still don’t know for sure if their music belongs to the singer-songwriter cat­e­gory, although I define the term rather loosely. But I trust they know what they are doing when they click “Share Track”. They cer­tainly do when they make music.

A beau­ti­fully sin­cere (or sin­cerely beau­ti­ful) voice, Angus Stone. (via TroysnoiseRead More

The Zolas

The Zolas

The ZolasThe Zolas already gave the world one great nov­el­ist (that was Émile), now two younger mem­bers of the fam­ily are try­ing their luck as musi­cians. We’ll see, but this rather min­i­mal­ist, “post­mod­ern” pop sounds more than promising.

According to their Facebook page bio, Zachary Gray is the main song­writer of the duo, but that’s really only a guess, because the text is quite ambigu­ous. It reads like this:

“The Zolas’ tumul­tuous song­writ­ing cap­tures the zeit­geist of being in your 20s, Read More

Bryyn

Interview with Bryyn

BryynEx-expat singer-songwriter Bryyn released his new album ‘In Shapes’ on October 16. It’s a col­lec­tion of ten orig­i­nal, some­what unusual songs that piqued my inter­est, because I sus­pected an intrigu­ing and thought­ful per­son behind them. So, I asked Bryyn a few ques­tions, and he didn’t dis­ap­point me with his answers.

Most of the songs on ‘In Shapes’ were already fea­tured on ‘House Plants’, that was pub­lished by Aaahh Records. What’s the rea­son for mak­ing a new album out of old songs that were already released under cc license? Read More

Low Leaf

Low Leaf

Low LeafJudging only by her pho­tos, Low Leaf may seem super­fi­cial with all those awk­ward poses she likes to strike. It’s rather child­ish, actu­ally. But I guess it’s a thing that should not be taken too seri­ously. After all, it’s her music what matters.

And it’s quite enchant­ing. The very spe­cial music of Low Leaf is rooted in jazz, and watered with the sound effects of elec­tron­ica. The end result is a con­trolled chaos where almost every lit­tle bit of sound is treated in a unique and cre­ative way.  Read More