I saw @smithwesterns in NYC a couple of years ago at The Knitting Factory, before they were even drinking age!
This second pre-release from an upcoming new album seems to reflect their growing proficiency in songwriting and arrangement. It’s exciting to see them continuing to produce amazing work. Check it out.
So my pals @CutKeys just released a new video for their single Blue Dream which uses this kaleidoscope effect to showcase their psychedelic future space music. Tame Impala used the same effect for their single “Expectation” for a slightly more frenetic impact.
Either way, I like it. And hey, if you want to judge, go make your own goddamn video. These dudes aren’t made of money, just awesomeness.
Quiet and spare, Wilsen’s ‘dream folk’ is as much about sound as the lack thereof. There are tender moments where the song seems to be taking a breath and others where ferocity reigns. You will find yourself dancing at the end. Breathless.
Will remind you of Oh Daughter, but a bit grander.
Wanna know what to do this weekend? Have some free time and extra cash? Are your earplugs sitting uselessly in a drawer? Music Crush Girl can help you.
New York Top 5
Thurs May 9, Youth Lagoon at the Bell House, Brooklyn
All Weekend, Downtown Festival - Multiple Venues, $45 - Sky Ferriera, Palma Violets, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, Beach Fossils, Purity Ring, Ducktails and more! Seriously there is no other place you should be this weekend. What a super lineup.
Sat May 11, Gold Panda at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
Sat May 11, DIIV at The Mercury Lounge, New York City. **This video is not safe for work.
Sat May 11 - Twin Sister at Silent Barn, Brooklyn - Double awesome. (the new) Silent Barn and Twin Sister.
Seattle Top 5
Fri May 10, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra with Lucky Brown, Members of Polyrhythmics, Unskinkable Heavies, Rippin’ Chicken and Guests - Funky jazz goodness. Shake your boo-tay.
Fri May 10 - The Sweet Dominiques at Skylark Cafe and Club, West Seattle - Amazin’ beach pop.
Sat. May 11, Indignant Senility at Cairo in Capital Hill - dark, ambient, a little frightening, in a good way.
Sat May 11, Laura Stevenson at Sunset Tavern in Ballard
Sun May 12, Of Montreal, Vera Project at Seattle Center
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