7″ by Some Army (Triangle, North Carolina)
After a day of let downs and disappointments, which never seem to lose my scent, I was able to calm my spirits by listening to ‘Servant Tires’ off the Some Army 7″. Some Army have this really beautiful, quiet nature about them. The fuzzy vocals, soft drums and strummy guitars have been an absolute wonder to my restless thoughts and emotions. I hope all of you who are fighting a battle of the heart can listen to this and feel a bit of relief. Lovecat
Song For Her by Dear Eloise (Beijing, China)
I’ll be honest, I am not so much familiar with the music that comes out of China. So, I didn’t really know what to expect when I clicked on the album cover for the ‘Song For Her‘ 7″. I was very pleased to hear what I did. ‘Song For Her’ is the A-side on the Song For Her/Song For Him 7″, released on the Beijing based DIY vinyl label, Genjing Records. Dear Eloise’s sound is very indie/lo-fi, quiet and powerful. The vocals are calm, the music itself, lush. ’Song For Her’ is so wonderfully dazing, I can’t help but glare at my computer with eyes and ears wide open. I strongly urge you to look more into Dear Eloise as well as Genjing Records, it’s for your own benefit. Lovecat
Seventeen Once 7″ by Slothbear (June 10, 2011)
Slothbear is an interesting band that adds to my currently delirious/tired state. The base line and vocals suggest alternative 90′s rock, yet the low drum track and loud lead guitar give Slothbear’s sound a unique and inviting twist.
Gun Shy 7″ by Widowspeak (June 21, 2011)
Gun Shy 7″ stands as a short testament to a band with perverse potential. Widowspeak, although not the most original act, does what it does and does it damn well. Concerned with the pleasantries of a masking aesthetic, track number one stays true to its dream pop influences delivering that soft, over-intentional coolness that we in New York City seem to adore so deeply. Like I said, when they deliver, they deliver fully. With a chorus that breaks flow with a flirting chord change Widowspeak shows dynamic literacy but does a splendid job of hiding it by baiting with an almost-too-catchy melody. ‘Wicked Game’ steps back – listen for yourself.