Not much is known about this soulful LA duo reminiscent of a young Sade that seemed to have appeared out of thin air and release on of my favorite little EP’s of the year.
Like me, you probably fell hard for Rhye after hearing their first single “Open.”All I can really say is that I wish the EP was more than three songs. I guess I’ll have to wait patiently like everyone else for their upcoming LP which has been rumored to drop in February 2013.
The collaborative project is known as Wanderhouse and it’s first child, “Use Me Up” is a beauty. Off the bat the even toned slow building instrumentals reminded me of The XX, but Moores sultry vocals are what really knock it out of the park. I’ll be keeping my eye on these two for sure.
In the mean time check out the remix collection that put Dr. Rosen Rosen on the map in the first place.
I was feeling particularly uninspired last night until this little gem popped up on my facebook wall from their guitarist, Spencer. I love when that happens! If you follow my posts you know that I met these guys while they were playing a Pantry Party Show on the rooftop of a converted firehouse in Queens. I absolutely fell in love with them and their music.
Their last EP, Adult World was in heavy rotation for a long time in my abode and is still a constant on my playlists. This EP is a little different, but still great. It features two songs Sunscreen and Thirdman both with fantastic accompanying remixes. The best part is Both EP’s, Sunscreen and Adult World are available for FREE on their bandcamp page. I’m dying for them to make a full length album. That would be just heavenly. Download, love and spread the word!
“Wilderness”, the track featured above is the synth looped, layered, haunting track that will lure you in to the world of Pat Grossi, the man behind Active Child. If years of choir practice is what makes ones voice so heavenly then sign me up. The most interesting part about this track is that it comes from Sun Rooms which was only released on cassette, but still sounds fantastic.
Active Child’s, EP Curtis Lane now available on iTunes came out this past May and is more than worth having a listen to. It’s on constant rotation in my domain.
I honestly don’t remember how I first learned about West Indian Girl, but I’m glad I did. This band hails from the City of Angels and apparently takes their name from a type of lysergic acid (LSD) that was popular in the early 60 or so says their artist bio on lala.
They have a psychedelic electro rock feel and the male vocals remind me of Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon. Check out the rest of their music and Francis Ten the bass players sweet blog which you can find on their site. www.westindiangirl.com