This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them.
Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week.
1. tinmouth – ‘Get Over It’
I’ve got a real soft spot for late 80’s R.E.M., or any R.E.M. actually (well, except the early 00’s, eww) and it seems that Philidelphia’s tinmouth are also a bit fond of the Athens, Georgia college rock legends. The case in point is the chiming, echoing guitar riff at the start of ‘Get Over It’, the melodic bass lines throughout, and the nice harmonies towards the end of the track. Charming.
2. Soul Catalyst X Felish – ‘Remember You’
So this is a bit of a departure for Overblown I guess. We normally stick to our guitars and lo-fi attitude. But this track with its dreamy yet forceful construction and wonderful male/female duet charmed me relentlessly when I first listened to it at about 4am.
Plus that artwork is beautiful.
3. David Baron feat Simi Stone – ‘Where We Are’
Another one slightly outside our wheelhouse, but this is beautiful. Mournful ambiance is the basis for this track as strings gently sway as if they are perched up in the wind. Meanwhile Simi Stone’s beautiful and charming vocals surf over proceedings with a delicacy and nuance that is emotional but never over the top. Stunning. Another one for 4am.
“This is about both the geography of our area and the people that we are around at the moment. There is a feeling of ‘this is where we are’ now. The melancholy has more to do with the acceptance of the temporary nature of it all.”
4. The Sea Life – ‘Blame’
This is an interesting one. Frantic, chaotic, proggy drums drive this track unexpectedly while the actual guitar riff is straight from the indie rock rule book. This makes for an interesting juxtaposition of control and cacophony. And that’s even before the vocalist starts losing his marbles all over the place like Greg Dulli at his most unhinged. Unusual but accessible.
Their upcoming self-titled LP out of Art is Hard & Babe City Records
5. I/O – ‘Allston’
And to finish things off some post rock. However, this is not the ever expanding post rock that your older sibling listens to. This is more concise and direct, developing themes quickly and peppering those ideas with some distinctly mathy and aggressive tendencies. Their upcoming album Anyone, Anywhere, will be released on July 7th.