I’ve been a big Freelance Whales fan since the moment I heard their song Generator ^ First Floor this past fall. I then proceeded to check out the rest of their debut album, Weathervanes, and was completely blown away. These dudes are phenomenal, and never cease to amaze me with their happy-go-lucky indie pop songs. [READ ON]
Monthly Archives: May 2013
FANG ISLAND’S SELF-TITLED LP
The day of psych indie rock dominance is upon us! With bands taking their own unique approach to the genre, it is becoming a flourishing mainstream musical style (while still not sold out or anything). Bands like Yeasayer, Animal Collective, Handsome Furs, and so many more are stepping into the limelight, and stealing the thunder from more traditional bands. This is a great thing! [READ ON]
AND SO IT BEGINS
As you read this, know that you are a part of a milestone. This is the first installation of the A Day In The Life series here on the WILD honey pie, and count me as pioneer. While this entry won’t be the most exciting thing you’ve ever read, know that YAWN is embarking on March Madness (following Free Feburary, yes we will do this for all of the months). All of March will be peppered with exciting happenings specifically for YAWN. [READ ON]
WAKEY! WAKEY! AND HARPER BLYNN
Ever since I reviewed the new Wakey!Wakey! album, Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You…, I’ve been looking for an opportunity to see them live in concert. They’re from Brooklyn, so I knew that time would come sooner than later, and sure enough, they came to town this past Saturday night to hold an album release party. I went into the show with high expectations as I always do. I set myself up for disaster right? [READ ON]
FANFARLO SHOOTS THE SHIT [INTERVIEW]
THE DIG, THE ANTLERS, AND EDITORS
It isn’t every day that you go to a show and are completely blown away by each and every band. That was the case the other night when I went to Terminal 5 in New York City to see The Dig, The Antlers, and Editors. While they are all very different, and possess a completely different sound, each proved to me that they’re a legitimate contender in today’s indie rock arena. [READ ON]
UNKNOWN COMPONENT [INTERVIEW]
LISSIE’S WHY YOU RUNNIN’ EP
Haven’t heard of Lissie yet? You’ve been missing out big time! She the next big thing, and I guarantee that by year’s end, she’ll be a household name (if you live in an indie alternative home). Her soul-injected ballads are stunningly composed, and boast her emotional vocals.
Lissie is a product of southern California, but don’t expect a glamorous popstar here! Though she’s signed to a major label, there’s not a moment on Why You Runnin’ that makes you think she’s compromised her creative talent to appeal to the mainstream audience. Her music does, however, possess the qualities to make it big in the industry. I’m excited to see her in the limelight!
The highlight of this EP has to be the slightly upbeat (especially compared to the rest of the songs) track, “Little Lovin’”. It’s an incredible song that I can really see being her big break (if it isn’t already). With this song, she provides listeners with clear evidence that she “ain’t to girl”, but a woman. The song explodes with a vicious chorus and charged hooks, making it an instant favorite of mine.
You really need to check out Why You Runnin’. It’s a phenomenal work of art that will definitely make you hit the repeat button. I’m giving it a 4 star rating. Below are a couple tracks that I love from the EP.
PHANTOGRAM PLAYED UNION HALL
Unlike the majority of New York musicians, Phantogram (not to be mistaken with Pentagram) hails from the upstate town of Saratoga Springs. This in no way has affected their musical development as they have budded into a formidable indie electronic duo with tons of potential. [READ ON]
RING THAT BELL!
Back in 2010, Cerulean, the debut album from Will Wiesenfeld under his Baths moniker, emerged at a rather apt moment. As the LA beat scene was beginning to see[READ ON]
Devendra Banhart was well-received last Wednesday night as he strolled onto the stage enrobed in lopsided smile and dun cardigan, greeting onlookers with his charming patois[READ ON]
Today I’m pleased to offer you (what I assume is) exactly what David Byrne would not want someone to do with his art: apply one's own senses of alleged[READ ON]