Archive for May 7th, 2012

The Fine Line – Wet Toast

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012

The Fine Line is a band from Binghamton, New York led by my friend Steven Schulberg. They have released their debut album Wet Toast, and it’s available for a pay what you want basis on bandcamp.

I have known Steve since freshmen year, and remember hearing him practice his guitar riffs down the hall in our dorm. He is a big fan of classic rock/jam bands and he translates both sounds well on Wet Toast. Now you know those aren’t really my favorites genres of music. Doesn’t matter because these guys fine a great way to balance their influences by also making it modern, fun, and plenty accessible to fans of all genres.

Grab a cold one on a nice day and enjoy yourself some Wet Toast.

Young Man – Do

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012

Young Man, the moniker of Colin Caulfield. He’s releasing his sophomore album Vol. 1 on Frenchkiss Records on May 22. “Do” is a cut off the album that starts out as a dark serious cut but blossoms to a sunnier mindset by it’s final lap. I am hearing a little bit of Paul Simon in there.

[mp3]: Young Man – Do

[new]: Passion Pit – Take A Walk

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012 — with 1 comment

Passion Pit have uploaded a stream of “Take A Walk”, the lead single off new album Gossamer. It’s a song that they’ve been playing live as of late, and the recorded form captures the catchy bounciness of the track.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the vocals of lead singer Michael Angelakos are a lot clearer. He doesn’t sing with as much of a high pitched voice, and you can really hear what he is saying, something that he said is true of the whole album.

This is a fun track, a nice way to kick off things for the album. Stream it below.

Gossamer is out July 24 via Columbia Records.

[album stream]: Silversun Pickups – Neck Of The Woods

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012 — with 4 comments

Tomorrow Dangerbird Records will release Silversun Pickups news album Neck Of The Woods. It’s the first album in three years.

The album is available to stream in it’s entirety via soundcloud. Take a listen below, and head here to purchase the album if you’re enjoying it.
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[album stream]: Beach House – Bloom

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012

Right now you can stream Beach House’s new album Bloom in its glorious entirety via NPR. The album isn’t out until May 15, via Sub Pop, however, the album leaked quite a while ago. So kudos to you if this is your first listen.

Take a listen to Bloom right now, over at NPR.

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[new]: Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012 — with 6 comments

Over the weekend Ben Folds posted a giant message on his facebook detailing the new album (the first in 12 years) from Ben Folds Five and what exactly they are doing with it. This announcement also came with an unmastered new track from the album called “Do It Anyway”.

The song definitely has that classic Ben Folds Five feel to it. Fans of both the band and Ben Folds solo stuff have plenty to be happy about.

[mp3]: Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway

The band is releasing the album on their own, and are rely on fans to help them promote the album. There’s a pledgemusic page and everything. Folds says if fans help him relay messages then he will reward them with credit on the actual LP art. That’s pretty awesome. Find the full facebook message from Ben after the jump.
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The Walkmen Perform NPR World Cafe Session

By Will Oliver, May 7th 2012

The Walkmen did a great session for NPR’s World Cafe last Friday. The first song in the set is “We Can’t Be Beat”, a new song from Heaven. They also play “Love You Love” & “Love Is Luck”, also from the new album.

The whole thing is available to stream over at NPR. Listen here.

Find their setlist after the jump.
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Craft Spells covered The Wake’s “Talk About The Past” as their contribution for Gruesome Flowers 2 A Tribute To The Wake, Captured Tracks Record Store Day offering.

It’s mindset is everything great about 80′s new wave, and they nail it. Take a listen below.

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