Anyone who knows me is privy to the knowledge that I’m actually obsessed with soccer, and in particular, the Australian national team, the Socceroos. This song is by two of England’s most creative footballers ever: Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle. Recorded in an era when sportspeople would hit the charts with novelty songs, Diamond Lights [...]
Bird of Youth have announced the May 24 release of their debut album, Defender. Fronted by Beth Wawerna, Bird of Youth have spent the past year carving out a space for themselves in the crowded waters of Brooklyn’s indie rock ocean, pairing thoughtful and ornate lyricism with intricate pop songcraft. [audio:http://bighassle.com/birdofyouth/BirdofYouth_BombsAway.mp3]
Iceland’s Sindri Már Sigfsson or Sin Fang (formerly Sin Fang Bous of Seabear) has released the first track off his forthcoming sophomore album, Summer Echoes, set for release March 15 on Morr Music. [audio:http://www.morrmusic.com/upload/audio/06_Sin%20Fang_Always%20Everything.mp3]
On Jenny O’s remarkable new Home EP, you can hear influences as diverse as wide-eyed folk, hip-hop, and 70s pop. The lyrics are irresistibly frank and evocative, especially when sung by her beautiful voice. [audio:http://www.girlieaction.com/music/jenny_o./downloads/Prettiest_Little_Present.mp3?utm_source=Girlie+Action+Master+List&utm_campaign=024580b751-Jenny_O_Video_Premiere12_9_2010&utm_medium=email]
Former Hello Stranger frontwoman Juliette Commagere has just released the appropriately colourful video for her tropical, electronic-pop single, Impact.
Setting Sun’s The Sympathetic CEO is a playful ode to those responsible for the financial predicament in America. Gary Levitt, the creative force behind Setting Sun, wrote the song from the perspective of a CEO who has profited off other peoples’ expense, until the recession hits, at which point he turns inward and becomes introspective [...]
The Poison Tree have a new album out that sonically references everything from A.C. Newman and Paul Simon to Bill Callahan and Leonard Cohen. Nice. Check out the single from it, My Only Friend. [audio:http://sneakattackmedia.com/media/thepoisontree/myonlyfriend.mp3]
Vincent Minor’s self-titled album is a collection of wryly humorous and troubling tales carried by his tuneful baritone and his lush orchestral production. The album featured the talent of producer Tom Biller (Fiona Apple, Sean Lennon, Where the Wild Things Are), keyboardist Zac Rae (Annie Lennox, My Brightest Diamond), and horn player Stewart Cole (Edward [...]
Producer Hot Sugar (aka Nick Koenig) creates music with a truly chameleonic sound, as reflected on his debut EP, Muscle Milk. [audio:http://girlieaction.com/music/hot_sugar/downloads/The_Seagull.mp3]
We dig this epic acoustic version of the Foo Fighters hit, Everlong, as performed by Liam Bailey and voted on by fans. Bailey releases his second EP — 2am Rough Track Volume 2 — on Amy Winehouse’s label, Lioness Records, on November 29th.
We’re loving the new video from April Smith and the Great Picture Show — Terrible Things — which has been released to coincide with Halloween and features Smith grinding her dinner guests into next week’s leftovers. Haha! Sounds like fun.
The Concretes played recently at the Island in the Sun Festival, which takes place on the beautiful island of Jurmo, off the coast of Finland, and performed a brilliant unplugged performance of their song All Day.
The new single from The Black Whales is Rattle Your Bones and it’s off the forthcoming album which is due out on Portland’s New Canada Records on November 16. This is a live version of the track done at the Doe Bay Festival on August 13.