Even the best hitters and purist shooters go through dry spells. Do something long enough and the odds are you’ll have a slump or two. That said, the greats just tighten their belts, pull up their socks and fight through it….and that’s just what we are going to do.
I hadn’t heard a lot to like the last two weeks, until Shaky Ground came across my feed. Freedom Fry gives us more of that jangling indie-folk sound that seems to go so well with campfires and good friends.
I may get some flack for this, but Collision by Sample Answer sounds a lot like Coldplay if they were a a solo act and cooler. Essentially a one man project, I’m definitely interested in hearing more from Dublin’s Maurice O’Connor. You can catch him June 30 at the Vinyl Bar in Dublin.
Hidden Charms’ recently dropped single, Cannonball, finds them evolving on their sound without losing sight of their psychedelic roots. It’s a groovy tune with enough underlying pop hooks to win them a bigger audience. Catch them on the Euro festival circuit this summer.
Its no secret that Australia is a hotbed for talented indie bands. Tame Impala, San Cisco, Chet Faker…all have broken out and made a name for themselves internationally. I cant say that I love their name, but Melbourne’s Gypsy and the Cat might make that list someday. Take a listen to I Just Want to Be Somebody Else and decide for yourself.
Carl Sagan was a pretty cool dude. He did just about everything you could do ‘spacey’ wise and really helped popularize astronomy during the 70s and 80s. It’s no wonder then that indie band Night Moves decided to name their new song after the famous astronomer. There’s a strong 70s influence here proving that Yacht rock works just as well amongst the stars as it does on the seas.
I’ll add more tracks as/if I find them. In the meantime do yourself a favor and go back through the archives. There is a lot of good music there for the taking.