I’ve noticed in our remodeling that there is a void in my inbox where some tracks don’t quite fit the Shorthanded Goals mold, yet they don’t quite require or elicit a full feature. Basically, they are great tracks – I just can’t find the words or time to praise and describe.
I’ve thought about this and I figured why not post up a little segment where I can quickly run through the tracks that caught my ear but didn’t quite catch my tongue…Red Lights to make you slow and stop what you’re doing to listen.
Picked this track up via a post about it on the Generationals’ Facebook page. Brass Bed are releasing an album on 4/23 (seems like everyone is!), and this “Please Don’t Go” track has started floating around as a free MP3. It’s incredibly catchy and strikes a nice balance between jaunty fun and a more serious tone.
Definitely a new album on my radar for next week.
They have this thing called buzz on the internet, and this Thundercat track titled “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” is certainly getting it’s share. It’s basically R&B, but with a slightly different style of instrumentation. It’s just a rolling bassline and a few electronic sounds baked in around. It’s a pretty decent track, you might find it useful for something…
This Airhead track is pretty irresistible, mane. You could play this on a sunny day, a gloomy one, happy, sad, mad, or indifferent. It’s just got some kind of quality that I’d love to bottle up, particularly were I another musician. There’s a new Airhead LP out June 11th.
Athens, GA is pretty close to Atlanta, right? I really don’t know. It is in Georgia, though, and I’m a huge Falcons fan so there’s some trivia for you.
Twin Tigers are also from Athens and they are pretty badass. They’ve got a new album, Death Wish (purchase at the link), which dropped on April 9th and some good tunes were to be had. In particular, I’ve been getting down with the title track “Death Wish” and it’s punk meets rock meets mildly electronic sound. It’s a bit an earworm that you’ll find driving in and deep into your noggin and getting those feet moving a bit. It’s also a free MP3.
They are also playing in Louisville on May 6th for you local folks.
Glimmerpost is a pretty sweet band name. I’m just in the exploratory stages of listening to their 7 track EP – I felt a little introduction wouldn’t hurt, however. This track is “Boredwalk”, which features all kinds of savory sounds from flanged out guitars to the neat pitter patter of the percussion. The vocals aren’t too shabby either. The whole package fits together rather well. You can find the EP on Bandcamp.
WTCHS got in my ears not that long ago. They are back with another track titled “Mr. Hands”. This ones a little harder, a little meaner than the previous. It’s also got quite a bit more backbone than most music I write about. They put this track on a split on their own label PERDU. WTCHS records for physical sounds – this one was a basement recording meant for vinyl, they say, however digital is easier so digital works.