Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Every Little Now And Then” by Simone White

SW_standing_smSimone White‘s third album Silver Silver (Honest Jon’s) offers more hypnotic tranquility accented by her familiar faint voice as if she was angel whispering secrets while we sleep. But this Hawaiian-born songstress can’t shed her roots and closes her new album with a brief moment of folk: “Every Little Now And Then” is an Ukulele-strung ditty of affectionate pop that finishes just after sinking into your heart.

The cover art for Silver Silver looks like it could be from some garage sale photo-slide. But according to an interview White gave on CMJ, the young girl is herself at age 3, the naked lady is her mom, and the man is a Tongan escapee from Mormons. Whaaa?

Simone White’s official site, Honest Jon’s Records

Purchase Silver Silver on itunes here

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“Don’t You Give Up On Me” by Milo Greene

Silver Lake‘s beloved Milo Greene has finally appeased their devoted fan-base by announcing the July 17th release date of their debut album. Being pressed by the Atlantic subsidiary Chop Shop Records, the self-titled record was co-produced by Ryan Hedlock (Ra Ra Riot, Blonde Redhead, The Gossip) at his Bear Creek Studio (a converted country barn) outside of Seattle. The already fan favorites “Don’t Give Up On Me” & “1957” can be previewed below and reassure that this highly anticipated album will feature eleven more tracks of delicate rock swelled by harmonic bliss.

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Purchase “1957” on itunes here.

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“I Don’t Care” by Summer Twins

These (not actually twin) sisters  from Riverside deliver dream pop rock with a booster shot of sun ray endorphins. Who needs antidepressants when you can listen to this?

“I Don’t Care” is from the Summer Twinsself-titled LP out via Burger Records.

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“Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities

The Burbank-based electro-pop duo Capital Cities teamed up with Swedish director Jimmy Ahlander (Royksopp’s “Tricky Two“) to create a mind warping video for their almost too catchy, breezy beats single “Safe And Sound.” Filmed on the Zorthian Ranch at the foothills of the Angeles Crest Forest, the video appears to be shot on… Instagram film? Oh the marvels of filters, somehow they make everything cool. But if you’ve ever wondered what Burning Man was like, watching this might be as close as you can get without going:

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Internal Logic Album Trailer by Grass Widow

The Bay-based babes known as Grass Widow ditched Kill Rock Stars and are self-releasing their third album entitled Internal Logic on May 29th via their own HLR Records (monikered after their first names: Hannah, Lillian, and Raven). Let’s hope they reliably deliver more surf-pop rock waxed with harmonies.

Here’s the trailer for the album:

I like to assume that all California bands write their songs on the beach. Where else would you go if you didn’t have a day job? And it seems that in addition to starting their own record label, they also acquired a record producing factory –but unfortunately couldn’t afford to hire any assembly line technicians, shipping & receiving staff, or a product testing department. DIY Girls! Keep it real.

Grass Widow’s official site, Grass Widow on Facebook, Grass Widow on Twitter, HLR Records

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“Funnel Of Love” by Terraplane Sun

TSThanks to the trail blazed by The Black Keys, this Venice Beach-based blues-rock act is a time-bomb buzz band. Currently being picked up by music supervisors for network TV (Damages) and the big screen (21 Jump Street), it’s only a matter of time before they’re snatched up and the hype begins.

Download their second album Coyote.

Terraplane Sun’s Official Site, Terraplane Sun on Facebook, Terraplane Sun on Twitter

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“The Cliff” by Emily Jane White

Emily Jane White grew up in the NorCal town of Ft. Bragg which is famous for micro-brews, glass beaches, and perpetual June Gloom. When Emily wasn’t dreaming of escaping to San Francisco or cutting her bangs, she became inspired to write songs of woe folk that cut straight to the heart. The video for her new song “The Cliff” sort of inadvertently gives a likeness to Gotye‘s viral hit video for “Somebody That I Used To Know,” (sans nudity -boo!) but it’s creative enough to stand on its own:

Her third album, aptly titled Ode To Sentience, will be released on June 12 via Antenna Farm Records.

Emily Jane White’s Official Site, Emily Jane White on Facebook

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