Hey, it just so happens to be Bandcamp Friday
and I just so happen to have a dose of Nashville based music that would be worth your dollars and, more importantly, your time.
Books on Tape
is the latest full-length from Sam Hoffman and it hits me in all the right places. I have played "Glencrest Lane" more times than I can count. It's got that yearning melancholy vibe that I am a total sucker for. And the artwork from Sarah Goldstein
is top notch
The cover / title combo on this one should tell you everything you need to know - Here Come the Warm Jets
. It's rare to be able to make a Brian Eno Hot Tub pun but Rainsticks did it! The record itself is not funny
but it's got a light hearted and airy vibe to it.
Just a single song here from BIFFF but "BABY TAPES = GONE
" packs a lot in for its sub-3-minute run time. Love those occasionally frantic drums, the DIY-ish production and the sparkling guitars. Get it into your ears.
Have I talked about my annoying levels of enjoyment for Total Wife
previously? I really
like them. At it's core it's shoegaze; lots of fuzzy guitars, low-mixed hushed vocals and enormous walls of sound. That alone is completely satisfactory for me. With each new release from TW, they explore new layers, sounds and techniques. It's the natural progression you want
to see from a band - growing and changing without going too far afield from what you initially liked about them. If you're not a huge fan of walls of noise, start with "Rest
" and ease your way in. If you're up for something a bit more challenging, dive into "UHF optate wav.er
" and prepare yourself for some unexpected late 90's blast beat drums. The entire record is a delight and I recommend a start to finish listen ASAP.