I got the pleasure in the past couple weeks to talk with Bob Morris, member of both The Hush Sound and Le Swish to talk about new releases and The Hush Sound’s upcoming ten-year anniversary tour for their sophomore album Like Vines.
The tour begins this Tuesday, May 31st, in San Diego at Cashbah.
Nicole Scott: So Like Vines apparently has been out for about 1000 years, so I’ve heard. How does it feel to look back on it? Any weird emotions going back and revisiting it?
Bob Morris: I’m sure there will be. It just feels like a new tour. But when we play some of these songs that we haven’t really played live in a long time, or maybe some of them probably almost never, I’m sure it’ll be pretty strange. Like “Magnolia” and “Lion’s Roar,” I think we played those right at the beginning. I think on our second tour, which was with Panic! at the Disco, we had a thirty minute set and for some reason thought we could play thirteen songs.
NS: That’s very ambitious of you!
BM: Yeah, I mean we were “Well, each of these are about two and a half minutes long, so theoretically we could play thirteen if we go real fast!” And I think we played six songs, and then after that realized it’s really not about playing a ton of songs it’s about playing good stuff.
NS: My personal favorite thing about the album as a whole is this really cool [...]
After a long time of doing side projects, soundtracks, and touring, the duo of Phantogram have decided to realign their focus back to their main work.
Today they released a teaser for an upcoming single called “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The black and white 30-second video features Barthel singing quietly then bursting with a strong guitar hook.
Watch the teaser here:
The members of Dinosaur Jr. have been around the block a few and a half times since solidifying their indie god status in the 1990s. Today, both the young and old enjoy the nostalgic presence of Dinosaur Jr., and will soon have a new album to add to their collection. Entitled “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not”, the new record will be available starting August 5th. Tiny Mix Tapes reported that “Give a Glimpse” is only the third album released on the band’s new-ish label, Jagjaguwar. Oh, and they also released “Tiny”, their very first single off the album. Check out the track list and the premiere of “Tiny” below:
01. Goin Down 02. Tiny 03. Be A Part 04. I Told Everyone 05. Love Is… 06. Good To Know 07. I Walk For Miles 08. Lost All Day 09. Knocked Around 10. Mirror 11. Left/Right
Sources: Tiny Mix Tapes, Youtube, Rolling Stone
The release of “Best Day Ever” probably ignited many best days for Mac Miller, as it catapulted his career from indie rapper to household name. Initially released in 2011, “Best Day Ever” will be reissued as a remastered version on both CD and vinyl.
It must be noted too that the mixtape contains the single “Donald Trump”, which is appropriately coming back into our radar in lieu of the presidential election. Via Pigeons and Planes, Rostrum Records President Benjy Grinberg, told Billboard: “The album includes Mac’s biggest single to date, ‘Donald Trump,’ but that’s just a coincidence. We set the clearance into motion almost two years ago (well before Trump announced his presidential run)”. Listen to Best Day Ever below, and read more about Mac Miller HERE.
Sources: Pigeons and Planes, Youtube, MTV
Rolling with modern-jazz energies, “What a Friend Does” harnesses the positives found in friendship. Zizzy wraps music with experience. Here, she shows that the support of one’s friends assists in solving daily struggles of life. Bev Zizzy’s redirected-modern-jazz and velvet vocals display the evolving attributes of genre. So…what does a friend do?
“…get you through the night.”
“…try to make it right.”
“…help you stay strong.”
“…keep you from the edge.”
“…let you be a bitch.”
“…listen when you’re wrong.”
“What a Friend Does” released 13 May 2016. Click HERE to purchase on iTunes. The track is part of Zizzy’s upcoming June album release. 13 Tracks 13 Musicians – Lucky 13. Watch for updates – Punchland interviewed Bev to discover how she captures and shares the soul of music. MTK.
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