Artist: The Eversons
The Eversons // The Eversons EP
There is no shortage of attitude on Wellington band The Eversons most recent self-titled EP. It’s not a bad attitude, but rather it’s an almost brazen confidence in what they’re doing. They cite The Beach Boys, The Clean, and Pavement as influences but I’m definitely hearing alot more in there than just that (plus don’t forget the hefty New Zealand accents). There is a pretty strong 1960’s British invasion vibe that (yes, I know) has been done to death, but these dudes manage to keep things feeling fresh.
At times their vocals dance around on the border between singing andspeaking in an almost Art Brut sort of way (before they abandoned the latter), with some pretty rad harmonies mixed in. And like Art Brut the vocal delivery allows the lyrics to rise to the top, so it is there that the success of the EP would be determined. Fortunately for them their lyrics are top notch. With their tongues placed firmly in their cheeks they play the humor card and managed to get a few chuckles out of me here and there.
You can pay whatever you want for the EP on Lil’ Chief Records bandcamp page. Not a bad deal.
*And pay a visit to my good pals over at Boy Attractions to hear another track from the EP*
Artist: brown bread
Brown Bread // Cucciola
The mastermind at play here is named Rebeccca Doerfer. Recording under the name Brown Bread, Rebecca makes her love for quirky pop music quite evident. Another thing that is evidenced by Rebecca’s music is her ability to transport the listener to a place where ethereal bedroom pop and lo-fi guitar rock intertwine rather beautifully. Imagine some sort of meeting ground between Grimes and maybe Weed Hounds; and that should give you some sort of idea.
Though there are only five tracks on Cucciola, there is quite a bit of diversity represented here. I’ve chosen to share the EP’s closing track, “(y)oohoo” because it’s beauty really resonated with me today as I’m sitting here watching the rain fall outside my window. Let it rip and see what you think.
If you visit Brown Bread’s bandcamp page you can download the EP for $3, or you can download the tracks from her soundcloud also. Either way make sure you check her out.
unouomedude // Frequency 7”
unouomedude is easily one of my favorite artists. I’ve worked with him on a few mixtapes and he is a seriously cool dude. I’m so glad that he has announced that he’s working on some new music.
I can still remember this past summer when the blogs belonged to him as they all counted down the moments until Marsh debuted. His music so perfectly captured the bittersweet feelings of summer’s end as no one was really ready to let go of the sweet warm weather. On his newest digital 7”, Uno perfects his fuzzy guitar pop sound and unleashes Frequency at the most opportune moment. Winter has far outstayed its visit and pretty much everyone is ready to see it go. On these two track Uno is doing his part in escorting the cold out the door. He brings the warmth and the camaraderie that we’ve come to associate with his music.
You can download Frequency on his bandcamp or on his website. And make sure you follow his blog so that you can keep up with news on his upcoming projects.
check this: “Frequency”
mÉmoireD’amour // Settle In
Settle In is the new album by Kansas native mÉmoireD’amour. Earlier this winter I told you about how much I loved his cheekily-titled Don’t listen to this album. When he saw my write-up he told me to keep an eye on his bandcamp because there was sure to be new material there in the not-so-distant future. Well the future is now.
First and foremost Settle In is a guitar album. The heart of these songs bleeds distortion. This is in no way a bad thing. In fact, the album is strengthened by the continuity of this fuzzy guitar sound. It’s what mÉmoireD’amour does with his guitar that makes the music so interesting and enjoyable. Using his instrument as some sort of compass he explores different soundscapes always bringing back trinkets to show off to his listeners. Bright, shiny new things that you’ll find yourself gleefully uncovering as you meander your way through the album (including a dreamy cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rihannon”).
You can download a few of the album’s track on mÉmoireD’amour’s bandcamp, but you’ll have to head on over to Breathing Spell Records if you want the whole thing.
let’s try: “honesty, kids”