I had always heard of Handsome Furs but never really listened to their music until I saw they were coming to Warsaw a few months back. Their latest LP Face Control hooked me pretty quick and their live show solidified their awesomeness. I never posted anything at the time because it seemed like they were old news to everyone but me. Well just the other day “Talking Hotel Arbat Blues” came on while I was driving and I got so hyped I almost foot-stomped right through the bottom of my casr.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/06/handsome_furs-face_control.jpg450450Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-06-18 21:31:522009-06-18 21:34:04Handsome Furs are Talking (rocking?) Hotel Arbat Blues
I’ve stumbled across a number of tracks off of The Antlers recent Hospice LP and was left generally underwhelmed. Then “Bear” came along and grabbed my ear. I’m not sure whether it was the song’s quiet-loud beauty or the above awesome lyric that caught me first, but either way they have both grown on me lately and it’s time they grow on you. That is, unless you are already on board with The Antlers. In that case just give me some time. I have a feeling I’m right behind you.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/06/the-antlers-hospice.jpg576571Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-06-18 02:52:592009-06-18 02:52:59The Antlers have got a Bear of a song
If the above album art was for a 60s surf movie then Floating Action would be the perfect soundtrack. As mellowed out vocals and jangly guitars shuffle through “50 Lashes,” I imagine myself sitting around a beach bonfire roasting wieners as my sun soaked skin cools in the night air. Ahhh, summer. Floating Action’s debut self-titled album is out now. [Via Silence Killer]
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/06/Floating-Action.jpg800800Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-06-17 01:35:132009-06-17 01:35:13Floating Action can't take more than 50 Lashes but I certaily can
Iceland’s HjaltalÃn don’t have not have the easiest name to pronounce so it’s a good thing their tunes go down smooth. The sprawling “Goodbye July / Margt Ad Ugga” showcases the bands rollicking side as well as their softer and lighter side. They are one of the many fantastic bands playing July’s Open’er Festival in Gdynia, playing a Friday set between The Kooks and Moby. I’m gonna be all up in that fo sho.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/06/Hjaltalin.jpg480538Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-06-15 18:58:292009-06-14 19:27:40HjaltalÃn will be rocking me Good By(e) July
As I re-acquaint myself with the streets of Los Angeles I can’t help but be reminded of Geggy Tah’s 1996 driving classic, “Whoever You Are,” an ode to the generous driver. They are few and far between but deserve every ounce of appreciation. So does that dog. He/she is the Geggy Tah mascot and it doesn’t get much better than that mug and those ears. Another interesting note, Geggy Tah is not a complete nonsense name. Bandmembers Greg and Tommy both had younger sisters who couldn’t fully pronounch their names. “Geggy” and “Tah” were their respective attempts. Awesome.
Oh man, this is what I’m talking about. It’s Saturday in the summer and time to get out there and holler at some ladies. Let Lee Fields show you how it’s done in his epic ode to women. How is this guy not huge? His fantastic voice and swagger layered over this fresh production is perfect. His latest LP My World is out now but you can get another track over at Brooklyn Vegan.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/06/leefields.jpg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-06-13 09:07:462009-06-14 19:08:17Lee Fields loves himself some beautiful Ladies
Just cause they apparently don’t dance no more in Chi(cago) that doesn’t mean us otherly-located peeps can’t bust a Gumby leg and get down on this Friday night. Especially if BBU is soundtracking it. Although, honestly, this is great driving music. Roll the windows down, suck in that fresh June air, and try not to get too down about the state of dance in The Windy City.