Whimsical grief twinged indie-pop on disturbing new Near Northeast music video

Source: The Deli Magazine

Whimsical grief twinged indie-pop on disturbing new Near Northeast music video
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Near Northeast
Facebook ID: 
nearnortheast
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
Washington DC

The first few seconds of Near Northeast‘s Indali are ethereal, almost like the sound we imagine people hear when they are approaching the gates of heaven. Slowly creeping through the ambiance are reverb heavy guitar lines, keeping the music somewhere in between shoegaze and indie pop, with the legato feel helping the music steer clear of twee.

A certain seriousness is essential for the song given its subject matter: a mother and ...

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Video of The Day #260: The Obsessives

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #260: The Obsessives

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Don’t be fooled by the amusing video for “You’re My God.” There’s some acutely awkward discomfort to be found in the impeccable slacker fuzz of The Obsessives. Ah, the growing pains of youth. If only it always sounded this good.   

[posted 4.26.17]

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Good Cover Version: The Districts Does Leonard Cohen

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Good Cover Version: The Districts Does Leonard Cohen

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Another iconic Leonard Cohen song, another cover. I quite fancy The District‘s mighty fine treatment of “Lover Lover Lover.” The Philadelphia Fat Possum signees handled the song with care, adding their tender fuzz and slightly tremulous vocals to the lyrical poetry of Cohen’s words. The end sees the song ...

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Video of The Day #259: The XX

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #259: The XX

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

I’m pretty addicted to The xx‘s impeccable, lovesick rush of “Say Something Loving.” The video’s focus on attractive boys and girls being sweetly lovey-dovey is interspersed with closeup, angular shots of London as well as the band, black-clad and smiling, adding a touch of nostalgia. As usual, the sultry back and forth of the band’s his-and-hers vocals and abundance of slick beats are ...

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Dreamy witch-house on new Den-Mate EP

Source: The Deli Magazine

Dreamy witch-house on new Den-Mate EP
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Den-Mate
Facebook ID: 
denmatemusic
Genres (for charts): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
Washington DC

Haunting, gratifying, and very indie, Den-Mate‘s Entropii is a pleasing blend of Icelandic dream rock and the sounds of synthwave/witch-house pioneers Crystal Castles. With an eerie aesthetic that is very much 2010s-dark indie, Den-Mate is making music that is not only very trendy, but also quite high-level. This is quality material, well produced, full of crisp and clean melodies clashing with unsettling backing tracks.

The impressive craftsmanship on display here is a sign of ...

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Video of The Day #258: Black Asteroid f/ Zola Jesus

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #258: Black Asteroid f/ Zola Jesus

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Cinematically stunning in haunting black and white, the video for Black Asteroid‘s “Howl” offers the same sense of tense but beautiful desolation that can be felt listening to the song. Featuring the spell-casting vocal talents of Zola Jesus, the song simmers beatily, building to intense, dark crescendos. Perfect viewing for a gloomy Monday (and any day of any week).   

[posted 4.24.17]

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