Well, its finally here! The full album download of The Burning Ear’s 5 Year Anniversary Album! A big thank to you all the bands that made such amazing jams for this project. It is a hug honor to have my name stamped on the cover of this but the real props go to the musicians. You all killed it!
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2014/04/600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2014-04-06 20:06:032014-10-07 18:52:32[FREE DOWNLOAD] The TBE 5 Year Anniversary Album
Germany Germany has been underrated and under-appreciated since day 1 but his 2010 super-jam “Radiowave” is an absolute favorite of mine. When theÂ Vancouver Groove-master volunteered to re-edit his own song for the TBE 5 Year Anniversary project I was excited to hear what he had cooked up for us, 4 years later. Its a rare occasion to hear an artists second take on their won music. In this case things got, darker and more twisted. Probably a lot like us compared to 4 years ago. Get into it.
The list goes one and makes my heart skip a beat every time I read it. And dont even get me started on heart skips when I LISTEN to these jams. Holy cow. You guys are in for a treat.
AND THEN, there is the epic album artwork above created by the amazing Meghan Ellie Smith. I’m basically a mess of excitement over here.
Stay tuned. The project rolls out next week….
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2014/02/tbecover-600x600.jpg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2014-02-06 12:59:242014-02-20 18:08:22The Happy Birthday TBE Album - With exclusive covers and remixes from Noah Hyde, Pr0files, Lincoln Jesser, Parade of Lights and more...
I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year then with new Germany Germany! The dancey, spacey, synthy, and magical sounds of Vancouver’s Drew Harris have been longtime favorites of mine so it’s an honor to premiere “On Your Own.” This jam opens Germany Germany’s new album Reconnect which comes out tomorrow. “On Your Own” is a gorgeous belnd of elastic throwback synthesizers and grinding guitar licks that whip up a groove perfect for partying, driving, dancing, or just reflecting on that last year. However you spend New Year’s Eve, spend it with some Germany Germany.
BONUS: I just got word I can include the dance party monster “1978” here too. For part of the night after the ball drop when everyone is 3 sheets and ready to get weird! Get weird!
Why: While Germany Germany has been a Burning Ear favorite for years, Drew Harris and his beautful electronic sounds have goneÂ under-appreciatedÂ among most. It’s understandable, though. Harris doesn’t bow to anyone’s expectation or genre boundaries. He follows his heart and has evolved down more pathways than any other artist I have followed on this site. With that said, his latest album is another journey through a mellower and more ambient sound than some of his previous dance jams. I just put on the album to write this review and 90 seconds in heard my friend say “This is nice! Who is this?” One more fan!
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2012/10/Germany-Germany-Blank-Mind-Empty-Heart.jpg700700Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2012-10-15 01:28:252012-10-15 01:28:25[LP] Germany Germany - BLANK MIND EMPTY HEART (w/ "With You ft. Kotomi")
When: Live At The China Cloud is out now. A proper LP is slated for Spring.
Why: Live albums are generally rubbish for for diehard fans of outdated bands. And then there are the odd discs that actually turn you on to a new band, making you forget you are listening to a live recording long enough that when you remember you are, you say “Woah, all that was live?” Meet Bear Mountain. They make big (and often instrumental) swirling indie rock jams with a soulful heart and a pop edge. They also cover Germany Germany. Twice. Radical.
Second best song on the album is “Two Step” but you have no excuse not to get the whole thing because its free at their Bandcamp.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2012/02/672672Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2012-02-08 02:14:472012-03-31 18:48:22[LP/COVER] Bear Mountain - LIVE AT THE CHINA CLOUD (w/ "Sing" & "Take Me Home" Germany Germany cover)
Germany Germany is baaack! Ok, perhaps thats not such a dramatic statement as Drew Harris never really left. TBE’s most prolific artist never stops toiling and boiling in his laptopÂ laboratoryÂ of swirling beats and bubbling treats. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the guy’s output, never having enough time to get into an LP/EP before being hit with the next one, so I really gave his latest album, Adventures, a while to sink in. And a while it took. The double edged sword of Germany Germany is that if you know epic bangers like “Radiowave” or the instant classics like “Home” or “Lena” then it can be easy to expect such face grabbers. But I tell you this, expectations are a dangerous thing when you are dealing with such a young and continually evolving force as GG. If last years Last Summer LP taught us anything it’s thatÂ sometimesÂ GG just wants us to relax and take a breather. And you know what? He is right. But that kind of chilling doesn’t apply to every moment and that’s whereÂ AdventuresÂ comes in. At a heavy 17 tracks it has a lot of options. I find cracking into such dense albums to be quite difficult so I was thankful to The Mill digital studios for using “Too Fast” in their latest show-reel because if that jam doesn’t fit the mood just perfectly then I don’t know what does.Â Read more