Oh Justin, you never let me down.
Sitting somewhere between the sweet 60′s sounds of She & Him and the daydream songs of Beach House, Wardell are the musical epitomization of LA summer. The brother/sister duo Sasha and Theo Spielberg (yes, their father is THAT Spielberg) first released ‘Opossum’ online two years ago. Since then, things have been slowly, slowly building momentum. They played one of their first ever live shows at SXSW and released their debut EP ‘Brother/Sister’ on June 3rd via National Anthem records (HAIM, CHVRCHES).
After a weird sort-of break-up letter to fans online and the cancellation of a string of tour dates, The Civil Wars fans around the world were mourning the loss of a band who had only released one album. Then, a few months later, they announced the release of their second album, self-titled The Civil Wars. It’s fair to say a lot of people were a bit confused. Confused, but also overjoyed.
Today we get to hear the first of the upcoming album. ‘The One That Got Away’ is brooding, mysterious and everything that The Civil Wars do well. I can’t wait to hear more. The Civil Wars will be released on August 5th on Columbia in the UK, click here to pre-order on iTunes.
New video from 2013 ‘One to Watch’ MØ. This track will be released on July 7th on Chess Club/RCA.
Wildeflower are quite a special band. Nothing about the music they are making is cool or hip at the moment, yet this is what makes it so refreshing. The late 60′s vibe runs through this new EP ‘Harbour & Good Company’ which will be released on June 10th. The 4 tracks (which include previously blogged about ‘Nothing Happens’) all have a raw and traditional English folk feel. The opening track ‘Everything Forever’ is a particular favourite.
Harbour & Good Company is limited to 250 10″ vinyl records, available to pre-order here. They play a record release show in Dalston at The Victoria on June 15th. You can visit the Facebook event page here.