1) Excellent new recording "Further" from L.A.'s Correatown (aka Angela Correa) was premiered as video by the Guardian in the UK. The song comes from Correatown's upcoming album Pleiades, out on Highline Records, which will be released in the U.S. on October 16 (and August 27 in Europe -- is it not also strange to you that non-simultaneous release is not a relic of the pre-digital music past?). It's a charming and full sounding track, and were it not for the characters in the video displaying the lyrics to the song in their hands, I would have assumed it was comprised of old family footage. When she sing "We have so much love, but we need so much more", it passes as much more than a hippie mantra.
2) Just the other day, I grabbed a coffee at a here-to-remain undisclosed cafe on the west-side and ran into bikos's lead vocalist Gabe. I complimented him on bikos' latest record, and in particular my favorite track thereon -- "Fun, Fun, Fun @ the MJT" (a playful, B-52esque tribute to the Museum of Jurassic Technology). I forgot to mention, however, how much I enjoyed the brand new, and super fun music video for the song, which prominently features several beachballs' journey throughout various locations all over the west-side of L.A. Watch here!
4) Tony and Gabe (a website quite friendly with this that you now read) have recorded a live video by Chicago garage punkers The Orwells (recently signed by Aquarium Drunkard's label Autumn Tone) for "Who Needs You." The video begins with a discussion of hiking in the Los Angeles area. Check out the Tony and Gabe website for more.
5) Local art rocker Geoff Geis has released a new video for "Travels of Patches", an instrumental tune. It features a stuffed white horse playing in the park, then traveling through the atmosphere, then through space and finally reaching the dear old moon and back. The video was designed as an installation in Sarah Cisco's miniatureMUSEUM, which is on display currently at Pehrspace.
Next is Geis' contribution to a popular internet meme and Mabson Enterprises' 43 track compilation, it being a "cover" of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Geoff's version here is a mashup with the cover performed by a small child, known to the internet as Sillykitty1951. Watch to see what he did to it.
5) Given how often I post videos from Icelandic post-rockers For a Minor Reflection, you'd presume I like them a lot more than I do. Turns out they are just unusually prolific, and possibly better at promotion to American audiences (hint hint promoters of Icelandic music!). And are admittedly very nice guys. View here the new video for "Impulse". Like every single other FAMR song, it slowly builds, and then rocks hard.
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