When I heard Saint Nothing, I thought it was Daniel Rossen’s only solo work so far, but I was wrong. Back in 2009, Rossen recorded a wonderful cover of Judee Sill’s Waterfall. The track was released in the album Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill, via American Dust. Enjoy.
I was completely unaware that Nick Zammuto, from The Books had a solo project. About a month ago he released an EP titled Idiom Wind, featuring the track F U C-3PO. This song will also appear in the forthcoming self-titled album, to be released the third of April, via Temporary Residence. Zammuto seems to be sticking to his old experimental style, but the use of electric instruments has increased a lot. The thing about Nick Zammuto is that never ceases to innovate (a quality that I’ve always loved about The Books). Listen:
This is the first song we get to hear from Andrew Bird’s upcoming album Break It Yourself. Listen to Eyeoneye below:
Eyeoneye might sound familiar to you because an earlier/different version of it (titled Oh Baltimore) appeared on Andrew Bird’s live album Fingerlings 4. Listen below:
We now have yet another album to look forward to in 2012. Lower Dens’ upcoming LP, titled Nootropics, will be released May 1 (the same day Father John Misty’s LP comes out) through the label Ribbon Music.
One of its tracks has been released, Brains. Listen (and download for free) below.
Daniel Rossen, from Grizzly Bear and Department Of Eagles, has announced the release of an EP titled Silent Hour/Golden Mile. It will be out the 20th of March via Warp.
So far, Rossen has released one of the EP’s tracks, Saint Nothing. It’s great, I love it, but if you expect to hear Grizzly Bear here, you might get disappointed. While you can hear some similarities, Daniel Rossen has created something very different. Listen below.
March will be a good month, first Andrew Bird’s new album is announced and now this.
Nicolas Jaar depresses me. Not only because his music can sometimes be a bit depressive, also because this guy’s only 21 and manages to make this amazing music that also seems pretty mature (while I’m an epic failure as a musician).
I first heard this album about a month ago, and at first it was just a “cool” album for me; but it has grown on me so much since then. Space Is Only Noise has become one of the albums that I definitely should have included in my top albums of 2011. Nicolas Jaar really hit the spot with his one, I love how the album is so well balanced between weird (and awesome) eeriness and minimal “chill-ness”.
2011 is coming to an end, which means pretty much every blog is releasing their “best of the year” lists… and I couldn’t get left behind. Again, don’t take the order too seriously and comment if you’d add/remove something from the list. Enjoy.
10. Little Scream – The Golden Record
9. We Are Trees – Girlfriend EP
8. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
7. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
6. Panda Bear – Tomboy
5. Caveman – CoCo Beware
4. Chad VanGaalen – Diaper Island
3. James Blake – James Blake
2. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
1. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues