Soft Cat - Sincerity
How can I not share new Soft Cat… They produce such a warm organic sound that it makes you feel like you’re at home, despite the fact you might be in some foreign territory, lonely, trying to make friends but no matter how hard you try it never feels like home. Over the past two years Neil Sanzgiri outfitted with the core of Soft Cat, Kate Barutha and Brendan Sullivan and featured members of other Baltimore bands such as Secret Mountains, Small Sur, Strange Fur, Wing Dam, and Weekends to further build their castle in the sky high above Guilford Avenue.
We are releasing the album on April 9th through Human Kindness Overflowing, a philadelphia based non-profit label that donates proceeds to humanitarian aids. 100% of the online sales from Lost No Labor will go to Whitelock Community Farm, a community supported urban farm in Baltimore, MD where I live.
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Anonymous asked: You might like Ugly Thrash Demon an indie folk/pop band that just released their album "2008" in early January! Take a listen! They sound like Voxtrot and Okkervil River combined with Morrissey singing lead vocals!
Okay, I’ll take a *sniff* of it….btw, don’t be shy about sending stuff.
Nice untitled modern classical piece by Ben Lukas Boysen. I hope to hear an extended version in the upcoming year.
“a little something i wrote a while back….not much but a little glimpse of things to come!
Judging by how busy Bradford Cox’s Instagram feed is getting (following musicians on Instagram is meta fandom, didn’t you hear?), Deerhunter are in the middle of making a new record, which we’ll probably be able to pick up this year. But while we wait, and in fact, before we think nobody can even come close to rivalling Cox and co., listen to this new Jackson Scott song.
I love Jackson Scott. I think he might be the year’s answer to Mac DeMarco. If Captured Tracks haven’t signed him up yet to do a record, they’ll regret it. ‘Evie’ is an homage to Cox’s overlapping, up-close-to-the-mic vocal delivery. But the guitar backdrop is super-sleepy, heavy on the heart and impossible to turn a blind eye to. Captivating, and intentionally ugly, ‘Evie’ is just plain exciting when it comes down to it.
if I had to pick a favorite tune on Fade, most endearing, fresh but characteristic, it would be “Is That Enough” Kaplan’s extended sigh about the ambiguities of love in a long-term couple. Whether it’s unsaid jokes or undeclared affections, he notes “there’s just no way that it’s enough.” Kaplan even casts a quick shadow of despair when he sings “what can’t come back’s what we can’t bear to lose.” But the music and words on Fade as a whole are pure affirmation of life and living. For Yo La Tengo, if what they have is not enough, it’s plenty.