I caught the tail end of one of Widowspeak’s SXSW shows this year, but aside from that brief affair, have yet to take in a full, complete, Widowspeak show. I finally got my chance on Friday night, on a glorious bill that featured both Pure Bathing Culture and Widowspeak. Read the rest of this entry »
Photos by Daniel Topete
Last night our new photographer Daniel Topete was in attendance to catch some great shots of Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Eternal Summers, and Heliotropes. They played the Music Hall of Williamsburg as a part of the Converse Rubber Tracks free series.
It starts off appearing like a folk-rock ballad, but soon takes turns developing into an atmospheric, sprawling, psych-rock effort.
I haven’t been able to stop listening to Widowspeak ever since Ethan of Indian Rebound recommended them to me. Earlier this year they released a few 7″ singles on Captured Tracks which includes the magnificent “Gun Shy”. The label will also release the bands s/t debut album on August 9, only a few days away. It didn’t take long for the band to grab my attention with such an effective sound that “Gun Shy” displays. Take a listen:
Can’t wait to listen to the album in full and see what else these guys can do. For now take a listen to “Nightcrawlers”, another song from the album. I also threw in their cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” that they did. It’s just as good as Washed Out’s. Enjoy.
The band are playing a record release show this Tuesday at Glasslands. I’d be there but I already have tickets for Sufjan’s show in Prospect Park. Not a bad excuse, right?
Pure Bathing Culture’s debut LP Moon Tides was released last year, and was underrated on the whole if you ask me. Throw in their great self-titled EP and you have a great start for a band who I think have a bright future ahead of them. There’s a overwhelming pleasantness about them is instantaneous, but there’s also qualities that find there way to grow on you over time with more and more lsitens.
They bring the songs to life so effortlessly, I love it. I can’t wait to see them again, whenever the next time may be.
Here are some photos of their performance: Read the rest of this entry »
By no means am I a professional photographer. I don’t pretend to be. I know I have a lot of work and learning to do to improve and get better. But thanks to this blog, I’ve gotten better at it than I ever imagined I would be when I first started it five years ago.
I went to a lot of shows this year, and took a lot of shots. So many, that it would seem like a waste if I didn’t compile some of the best ones for your viewing pleasure.
I also added some of my favorite shots from some of our new team of contributing photographers, Andrew St. Clair, Dana Pacifico, Daniel Topete and Leah Runyon. All photos without a photo credit were taken by yours truly.
With that said, enjoy some of the favorite shots that appeared on We All Want Someone in 2013. Here’s to more great shots in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Our friends over at The Wild Honey Pie and Consequence Of Sound have teamed up to put on a super rad event called Summer Camp. It sports a day of live performances from Caveman, Yellow Ostrich, Widowspeak, Pearl and the Beard, Belle Mare, and Vensaire. The event will take place at a lakefront property about an hour north of NYC, where they will have all kinds of cool events such as: free food, free beer, Burt’s Bees, Steve’s Ice Cream, KIND granola bars, Justin’s peanut/almond butter candy bars, arts & crafts, pool party, waterfront, volleyball, boating, and s’mores.
Sounds like an epic day to me. This will be a super intimate event, with space for only 100 “campers”. However you can RSVP to the event to be entered for a chance to attend (with a guest). The only thing is you need to be 21+.
What are you waiting for? Head over to The Wild Honey Pie and RSVP.
Thanks to Cam for the artwork.
Here’s the list you all have been waiting for (top albums of the year can be found here). It’s 100 of my favorite songs of the year. The term “best” doesn’t leave much room for objectivity, and favorite sounds a lot more personal. I didn’t have the heart to limit these great songs to a list of just 25-50 because there’s simply too much good stuff out there. You can stream all the tracks individually,and listen to the spotify playlist.
I present to you, my favorite songs of the year 2011:
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