Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sun Hotel - Team Spirit

Imagine the mellower Pavement songs with an Animal Collective-type psychedelic haze over them and Teenage Fanclub vocals. That kinda adds up to this wonderful EP which, I'm gonna say it, is probably one of the best releases of 2010 so far. And I'm not just saying that because the group personally submitted the album to me and will be reading this themselves. This really is an excellent release, can't wait to hear anything else they might commit to record.

Get it here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jacques de Villiers - Sleepsongs

A beautiful collection of lovely, lulling ambient tracks. I'd say the title says it all, except I didn't fall asleep listening to it because I had shit to do. I'm not as hip to ambient music as I'd like to be so I can't tell you who of his peers he is similar to, so I'm just gonna compare it to the closest example I know of, which is Brian Eno's Music For Airports. High praise indeed.

Go get it, guys. And if you have an album you want me to check out, please let me know. Even if I think your stuff is a piece of shit I'll still post it out of respect for the Local Scene.