The Great American Novel is a powerhouse rock band from homefield Brooklyn. The chorus’ consist of some of the most single handedly catchy and melodic lines, dredging up a deep well of influencers. Well, ‘My Body is Dumb‘ is no different, in fact it’s the track that finally convinced me of their “powerhouse” status- leading up to the release of their next LP, slotted for any day now (this spring). [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
If you’re not familiar with Swedish production act, Seabiscuit you should take a minute or two and at least expose yourself to the following track in preparation for their upcoming release, Welcome to Bliss. ‘Psychic Secret’ is a track that I can easily and honestly say is among my true favorites; it’s a track that inspired me further in this DIY blog conquest, and for that, I am grateful. [Free Download] Dingus
Today was full of Dingus classics announcing new albums. Here is the promo for Slow Magic’s 8 track release. As deserved, the DIY superstar is getting the re-mastering treatment from LebensStrasse Records. If you haven’t heard him/her before, here’s my personal favorite:
One Body by Sons of an Illustrious Father (November 9, 2011) *
For a long time, I’ve been wondering who the girls from Sons of an Illustrious Father remind me of. The reason it’s taken so long to drum up this comparison is because it’s being made so far out of context that I don’t really blame myself for not seeing it clearly before. Take CocoRosie, give them a real band, a more traditional understanding of music and an Arcade Fire type of confidence (provided mostly by the male leads); you’ve got the Sons. Their newest LP, set to release November 9th and titled One Body shows the group growing as a family. Like some of the greatest acts of our time, the Sons strength isn’t in a catchy hook (although there are plenty), it isn’t in some mind boggling synth sound (there are none) and it certainly isn’t in some pop culture reference that makes you feel adult. The Sons latest work, and most of their discography, is a living, breathing testament to what electronic music will NEVER do for you. Bravo.
The Implosion of FFR by Flowers for Reagan (October 11, 2011) *
After a recent meltdown and a long stream of drug induced releases, Flowers for Reagan returned to sanity, cleaned his room and compiled this album, The Implosion of FFR, as a re-engineered statement about the first three years of his musical career. With a self proclaimed renaissance and maturation, the “silver-age” of FFR is over and the “gold-age” is fast approaching. The Implosion of FFR serves as a wonderful introduction to any newcomer and a testament to the care of the artists craft.
With technology growing exponentially, personal computing is challenging the recording business and the internet is challenging the publishing business. Now more than ever, we see the pool of music and design growing deeper. But as always, the more music there is, the harder it is to find what really matters.
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