Exitmusic share their disturbingly beautiful “White Noise” video. Directed by Monica Perez, the visual features both Aleksa and Devon in an attempt to further explore the “fractured self.” If you have not watched the video yet, do so now above or at NPR.
“Exitmusic’s Passages was one of 2012′s darkest and most arresting ambient rock albums. Now, the band returns with an equally transfixing new video for one of the album’s standout tracks, ‘White Noise.’” – Robin Hilton, NPR
If Cayucas came in egg form, they’d be sunny side up. Too much? Let’s get back on track. The band sat pool-side at Palm Springs’ Ace Hotel late one morning for a performance of “High School Lover.” It’s all for KCRW / NPR’s Field Recording sessions. The end result is perfect and only further proves Cayucas’s recently released Bigfoot is THE album for summer 2013. Watch above.
Cayucas kick off their tour next week at the Food For Your Senses Festival. They’ll play a few additional shows in Europe, and then it is off to the States for their first headlining tour. Dates and links HERE.
Cayucas are doing summer the right way! They’re setting out on their first full North American tour, likely coming to a city near you. Don’t believe me? Better check the dates posted below.
What now? First, listen to Cayucas’s “East Coast Girl” above. Then head to NPR’s All Songs Considered to stream ANOTHER Cayucas track, “A Summer Thing.” Still not satisfied (you’re hard to please!!)? Check out Cayucas’s East Coast Girls Spotify playlist below, featuring songs from the band’s favorite East Coast girls.
Listen up! Yeasayer stopped by Philadelphia’s WXPN for a live in-studio performance and interview with David Dye on World Cafe. The four-song set includes “Longevity, “Demon Road,” “Blue Paper” and an especially grooving take of “Henrietta.” All songs are from their August 2012 release, Fragrant World. Songs and interview available HERE.
“…the band’s latest album, Fragrant World, marks a departure: Density is no longer the name of the game. With its (relatively) spare arrangements, Fragrant World is less about stacking lots of pretty sounds on top of one another, and more about tightening the focus on the individual elements of each song.” – Dave Dye, World Cafe
Taken By Trees recently paid a visit to the NPR offices for a charming Tiny Desk performance. Victoria and the boys chose to play “I Want You” and “Only You” and do so wonderfully. Bob Boilen writes, “These songs seem to come from a place somewhere between a dream state and waking life: There’s restraint to the way the players approach this music, almost as if they’re trying not to wake the baby in the other room.” Watch both songs above!
Victoria put together a Spotify playlist, sharing songs that influenced the music and writing of Other Worlds. Stream When The Lights Are Lowbelow!
“I have selected songs that I listened to while I was writing and producing ‘Other Worlds.’ Some songs I took inspiration from for its overall sound like the Augustos Pablo track and “Diamond Head” by The Beach Boys. Other songs I have taken inspiration when it comes to lyrics or just an ambience or feel. For me Other Worlds is a pure love album with a perfect temperature of 29 celsius hanging in the air while laying on a sandy beach.” – Victoria