The boys are back in town
Well, sometimes bands hold back tunes to be released at seemingly random moments; sometimes bands drop stuff fresh off the track; and other times I just don't catch on for awhile, as in the case of the following old-new and new-new music below. Got the blog goin' up on a Tuesday.
New-new: Nap Eyes, "Roll It"
Appearing this morning on The Fader
, Halifax's Nap Eyes
released another track from the upcoming record Thought Rock Fish Scale
(You've Changed/Paradise of Bachelors) and you know I love Nap Eyes; these ballads of thin men, calling up Bob Dylan
on this one especially:
"And you know there’s something wrong here but you don’t know what it is.
Could it be me? Could it be me? Could it be me? Could it be me?
And you know something's not right here but you don't know what it is.
What if it’s you? If it’s you. What if it’s you? What if it’s you? But it could be me."
Old-new: Jon Mckiel and Klarka Weinwurm, Pop Tape
Right after HPX
McKiel and Weinwurm released two tracks on Pop Tape
, a cassette from the Yukon's Headless Owl Records
. These are some pretty great and melancholy jams. "Grow Light" by Mckiel features that heavier but more distant hum; Weinwurm's "TV" is a bit warmer and softer. I'm wrapping up in these (I've been emotional lately). These ones nail that feeling.
Old-new: The Grass, EXERCISE!
Wow, okay. The Grass were once Halifax's Detroit-styled rock band, riffing between glam and trash rock, and putting on some incredible shows. Last one I saw, I fell over backwards (was drunk). Anyway, today they released an album that they've been sitting on for SIX GODDAMN YEARS courtesy of Willis Ryan
. And it's wow. Nice one. Welcome back guys. Reunion show?
New-new: Hex Partners, "Perpetual Fog (East)"
Sorrel Corvid and Elly Ryland are Hex Partners; one is in Vancouver, one is here, and their latest concept EP release, Darling, Safe Passage to You
is a dark doom-folk meditation on this distance. Hear "Forest Fire Twilight (West)
" to complete it, plus the manic fiddles on "East." Damn.
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