So let’s talk about this ridiculously good mini-collection of songs. Every track feels like something you’ve heard a million times on pop radio, sounding immediately familiar, and daresay comforting. Indie Fleetwood Mac vibes. It’s extremely rare for a band’s songwriting and arrangements to be this tight on arrival. Mori is probably a secret supergroup of talented veteran musicians masquerading as underground unknowns. Holy crap.
This EP is available for free. Here, take it from their Bandcamp!
New How Sad!!!!!!!!! Oh good. As is at this point common knowledge we (and especially me) love How Sad and this new performance video from The Wild Honey Pie doesn’t disappoint. How Sad are on tour in the UK at the moment and they’ll be on a jaunt in to the states shortly as well which surely implies there’s another release on the horizon. We can’t wait.
Telstar Drugs are a weird guitar rock outfit from Montreal via Calgary; weird enough to merit a write-up on a mostly electronic blog. We’re not going to justify it by claiming to be spooked out by their terrifying sounds, as we often do with guitar based music, we’re just going to say that they’re weird, awesome, and playing a show in Montreal with Jef Barbara and Homeshake on Friday, March 7th.
You can pre-order Adorn here.
Y’all know the story of AKUA by now right? Incredibly talented and cutting-edge electro R&B performer makes (1) incredible EP (2) incredible video (3) opens for Solange in Montreal (4) joins Solange’s band and tours world with her (5) international megastardom. Well, we haven’t hit number 5 yet but it seems inevitable. Here’s her latest, a super-slick and extremely pretty video for EP highlight “One’s Company,” directed by Akua’s brother Kofi, set in a funeral home. Get ready to hear more, cause Akua’s headed nowhere but up up up!
One’s Company is available from Bandcamp. You need it.
Sexy Merlin 4ever! This is one that will be familiar to anyone who has had the good fortune to catch Mr Merlin in person as its a long time staple of his always remarkable live sets. It delivers exactly what we’ve all grown to expect from this project, heavy rhythm, hypnotic vocals and intense realness. God bless the good ship Sexy Merlin. Long may it sail upon a clear and open sea.