Perhaps a perfect counter to our current viral-infected oft desolate lives is the band Film School, originally formed in San Francisco and more recently headquartered in Los Angeles, comprised of bandmates Greg Bertens (vocals, guitar), Nyles Lannon (guitar, backing vocals), Justin LaBo (bass), Jason Ruck (synths), and Adam Wade (drums). If you long for the salad days of My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse, or Slowdive, then … Continue reading Film School – Influencer
Imagine being plucked from today into a yesteryear, 1916 in Dublin, Ireland to be exact. This during the Easter Rebellion where for six days an armed insurrection against British rule was fought, ending in the internment of 1,800 and the hanging execution of 16. This is the premise behind A Lucid Dream penned by the phenom Fontaines D.C. (Dublin City), a group consisting of lead … Continue reading Fontaines D.C. ~ A Lucid Dream
The beauty that is Jane Weaver is in her intrinsic ability to so delightfully and depthfully portray emotions in such a simple yet under-the-skin manner. Jane worked with Paolo Suhonen (a longtime favorite of hers) to create the video for Did You See Butterflies? — the video itself a study in retrospective art made to perhaps better portray the mindfuck that is undertaking the rebuilding … Continue reading Jane Weaver ~ Did You See Butterflies?
Take a classic song, a favorite tune cloaked in nostalgia, add one newly-minted, highly-talented Los Angeles band and straightaway find yourself in possession of a soundtrack to one’s future unwritten memories. Dark Side Of Light are the electro-acoustic soundchild of Californian natives Nik Frost and Grant Conway that were surprisingly-shocked to find their debut release, a gorgeous new take on Seals and Croft’s “yacht rock” … Continue reading Dark Side Of Light ~ Summer Breeze
Hauntingly beautiful… Clearly, not the first time a song written by Sufjan (pronounced Sufyan) Stevens has been described thusly, yet nevertheless true. His abilities are the rarest trifecta, the talent to write lovely music, the skillful glorious prose, and the gift of wrapping it all up in a heartfelt, emotional bow. “They will terrorize us, With new confusion, With the fear of life that seeks … Continue reading Sufjan Stevens ~ Run Away With Me