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Grandchildren “Everlasting”

7 Oct

Grandchildren “Everlasting”              2010
Sara Dalton

Have you ever sat in the back seat of a car and wondered what the soundtrack to your thoughts would be? If you haven’t, please take the time to do so. If you have, then rest assured that Grandchildren’s debut album Everlasting is the answer to your question. Everlasting debuts not only a band that came
together to form a six-piece orchestra, but the talents that the members contain. The instrumental expansion that is Grandchildren is comprised of an assortment of intense talent. With vocalist Aleksander Martray, bassist and percussionist Russell Brodie, guitarist Adam Katz, drummer Roman Salcic, pianist and synthesizer pro John Vogel and Trsitan Palazzolo on everything and beyond— this sextet is spellbinding.

The album starts out with a hectic drum beat that is then accompanied by a tranquil piano hum. Martray enters with a voice that sounds almost dream-like and similar to Avey Tare of Animal Collective. In the first song of the album, “Cold Warrior,” steel drums are perceptible and repetitive yet still enjoyable.
Within the very next song, a profound guitar sound is created. In “Winterlude,” the guitar presents a classic resonance alike Explosions in the Sky, but is made its own when the guitar and synthesizer join in unison and are continually followed with crescendos of all instruments.
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Small Leaks Sink Ships

5 Oct

After writing for 3 years Small Leaks is in the studio again working on their new EP and LP. Here’s a Single from our new EP that will be coming out January, 2011.

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Catch them live:

October 15th The Trip/Santa Monica

November 13th Arizona State University/Tempe

Twin Shadow “Forget”

30 Sep

Twin shadow “FORGET” 2010
Sara Dalton

In an age where trends seem to continuously repeat themselves in both fashion
and music, Twin Shadow’s 2010 album, “Forget,” is nothing less than an addition to the endless cycle. Reminiscent of the soundtrack in a 1980s John Cusack film, Twin Shadow supplies listeners with an instant flashback to an era that is best known for laced gloves and the Thriller dance.

The album embarks the journey back to the future with the tune “Tyrant Destroyer.” With lyrics such as, “Who was I to think that on a Saturday night you were really back at home alone, and the way that I left you just hanging on Sundays, every fair skinned boy would take you home,” the song makes you want to sit outside of your crushes’ house with a boom box on your shoulder confessing your inner infatuation regardless of what a “tyrant destroyer” love truly is.
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The Drums and Surfer Blood

29 Sep

The other night I had the opportunity to work with the Drums and Surfer Blood at the Clubhouse in Tempe, Arizona. The Drums were a band that I’ve been wanting to see for awhile and they did not disappoint.

The Drums::

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Best Coast and War Paint

9 Sep

Best Coast

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Cults

7 Sep

As I arrived at Fuck Yeah Fest on saturday the first thing I noticed was a huge line of hipsters and the youth of Los Angeles waiting for will call. I had to ask  a few volunteers until I was pointed in the right direction for the press line.

I got to festival earlier then I had wanted to so I could get give myself enough time to prepare and hang out before my interview with Andy from the Local Natives. Fast-Forward 45 minutes and I moved 15 feet. I try not to get anxious but I nearly missed my interview and could not believe how unorganized the festival was. I don’t think they expected as many people to show up as they did.

I had no problem once I got into the venue as far as getting into the photo pit and (or) getting to my interviews which was amazing. Thanks to Andy and all the people I had the chance to hang out and talk with.

Lastly, I’ve been trying to think of how I was going to organize all the photos from Fuck Yeah Fest and decided to post the photos per band. Today I am going to start with the band the Cults.

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