The video for Patrick Watson‘s “Fireweed” is, ahem, a slow burner. Stick around for the ending of this Jeff Buckley-esque ghost whirl. Wooden Arms is out now on Secret City Records.
Here’s the video for “The Letter” from the Veils‘ latest album, Sun Gangs (Rough Trade). And that’s frontman Finn Andrews in the fedora, looking like Johnny Depp’s understudy for the role of John Dillinger in Public Enemies.
Well, it’s a near-premiere; the video for “I’m Falling” (from Robyn Hitchcock‘s latest album, Goodnight Oslo) showed up on YouTube unannounced. And it’s rude to show up unannounced, so we’re announcing it now. Is it Peter Buck’s best teardrop-flavored guitar jangle in years? Stare into the eye of the pyramid and find out.
We named Low Pining, the debut by Austin’s Monahans, one of the 10 best albums you didn’t hear in 2007, saying it was like the Friends Of Dean Martinez resting under the lush sonic boughs of The Joshua Tree. Try not to miss the boat with follow-up Dim The Aurora (Misra), because this ship occasionally abandons the moodcore tempo and moves at a comfortable, Joseph Arthur-like clip. Here’s the video for album track “It’s Enough To Leave You…”
Mazes is an offshoot of Chicago band the 1900s, featuring that group’s Edward Anderson and Caroline Donovan. We highly recommend Mazes’ self-titled debut (on Parasol); “Love To Lay” is twee thundering down Laurel Canyon in a power-pop hovercraft, possibly driven by Nick Lowe.