"Even If We Try" by Night Beds
from the Even If We Try 7”, out now on Dead Oceans
A fragile piece embodying the whispering sight of these yellow-white morning windows. An emptiness in memory, how long it took us to finally close our eyes. How sparse the sound of our beating hearts can be, here in darkness of of this room.
The newest member(s) of the Dead Oceans family, further cementing our admiration for the label.
Holga 120N w/ Flash
T-Max 400 (expired)
"Tuck The Darkness In" by Bowerbirds
from The Clearing, out March 6, 2012 on Dead Oceans
Fuck Yes! I’m so happy right now that all my literary and journalistic ability is rapidly melting away. ( I normally hate using exclamation marks!*). So, now, with no pretense or ornamentation, just fact: A New Bowerbirds Record Is Coming! Finally! And if this first single is any indication, The Clearing is going to be goddamn incredible.
They aren’t coming to Denver, maybe we’ll have to drive out to Chicago or Portland to catch a show.
I love you Beth Tacular. I love you Phil Moore. I love you Bowerbirds. Welcome back.
*( “An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes” - F. Scott Fitzgerald! )
"Technicolor" by Nurses
from Apple’s Acre
Notable Details: Portland trio; signed to Dead Oceans; opened for Tallest Man on Earth; preparing to release a new album (complete with an additional 7-track EP of bedroom recordings).
Sounds like a band I want to like.
And, as it turns out, they’re fantastic, especially when you’re itching for that certain “pop” sound (meaning: especially as Local Natives still refuse to release a second album).
I’ve read the Grizzly Bear x Animal Collective comparison, and, I Get It, but its a weak comparison ultimately. It’s on the right track, but I think it’ll still leave you surprised at what you hear.
Today’s B-side is the new single for their upcoming LP, Dracula: