Flight Facilities : ‘Down to Earth’

Okay I did post this track back in December, but that was before Flight Facilities had released a music video for it. And hot damn what a music video it is!

We all knew actor Sam Rockwell could dance (if you didn’t, youtube his entrance on Jimmy Fallon), but I never thought his moves and the music of Flight Facilities would blend together this effortlessly. ‘Down to Earth’ was already one of my favourite songs from the album, and now it just got x100 better.

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Will Butler : ‘Anna’

What do you need to know about Will Butler?

1. He’s from the band Arcade Fire

2. He’s the brother of the frontman from Arcade Fire

3. He was responsible for the soundtrack to the movie Her

4. He’s got a solo album coming out next month

6. The first single ‘Anna’ is one good sounding tune

6. His inability to dance makes his moves the best!  He and Thom Yorke need to do some ballet together.

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Mew : ‘Beach’

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS by Exiles :

“We are an indie pop band from Brooklyn that draw our influences mainly from melodic shoegaze and dream pop, pretty much anything with a shimmery, jangly, fuzzed-out guitars, hazy vocals and lots of reverb. We got together over a shared love of bands like Real Estate & Tokyo Police Club.”

Follow the Exiles @ 

https://www.facebook.com/exilesNYC / https://exilesband.bandcamp.com / https://twitter.com/weareallexiles / 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDpaygOgV06r89WPlJ6B1pQ


Matt’s Pick : I’ve been a fan of Mew for a while, but I slept on their last lp when it came out for some reason (I think the awful album art had something to do with it). This song from that album draws me in from the very first shimmery guitar chord, and the 70s disco vibe reminds me of early Phoenix. Mew can get really loud and experimental at times, but this song is pure pop. And the title is apt: it definitely conjures up images of the beach and summertime for me.

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Childhood : ‘Right Beneath Me’

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS by Exiles :

“We are an indie pop band from Brooklyn that draw our influences mainly from melodic shoegaze and dream pop, pretty much anything with a shimmery, jangly, fuzzed-out guitars, hazy vocals and lots of reverb. We got together over a shared love of bands like Real Estate & Tokyo Police Club.”

Follow the Exiles @ 

https://www.facebook.com/exilesNYC / https://exilesband.bandcamp.com / https://twitter.com/weareallexiles / 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDpaygOgV06r89WPlJ6B1pQ


Moire’s Pick : “Right Beneath Me” makes me feel really calm. It has the perfect combination of serene guitar and introspective lyrics that I go crazy for. I like to listen to it at night when I reflect on things. Also, it makes me just want to be a better musician, in general. I also love that the chorus is all in falsetto – très dreamy.

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Jose Gonzalez : ‘With the Ink of a Ghost’

The last few days on Track Drops have been all about new music from some of my favourite artists. You can add Jose Gonzalez to that list.

The man’s voice can turn any terrible day into one that’s manageable, so it’s a definitely a good thing for all of us that he has new music out.

Also, his name is probably the most un-Swedish name I have ever heard.

 

 

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