Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Fly By Wire

• 2013/09/17 • Polyvinyl Records • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Harrison Ford | Young Presidents | Nightwater Girlfriend “Her lips are like milk, she’s the nightwater queen.” SSLYBY (I guess this is suppose to make it easier to remember) hail from Springfield Missouri, this three-piece outfit maintains a small footprint as they dance around with a…

Christophe Maé: Je Veux Du Bonheur “Tombé Sous Le Charme” (Fallin’ Under the Charm)

• 2013/07/30 • Warner Brothers France • International (World), French Pop •  “Tombé Sous Le Charme” (Fallin’ Under the Charm) “Je crois pas au hasard, le jour comme le soir, tu me tiens chaud. Comme l’ébène et l’ivoire, viens on va s’assoir au vieux piano.“ Christophe Maé, actor turned popular French pop artist takes advantage of his stage craft…

Au Revoir Simone: Move in Spectrums

• 2013/09/24 • Instant Records • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop • More Than | The Lead Is Galloping | Crazy “Feel the waves that pull us under, the waiting wild inside. Brooklyn synth pop band, Au Revoir Simone push themselves forward on their most recent release. The sound still has a layed back vibe but it…

Phosphorescent: Muchacho de Lujo

• 2013/03/19 • Dead Oceans • Indie Folk, Alt-Country • *Song for Zula* | A New Anhedonia | The Quotidian Beasts “I do not lay here in the dark waiting for thee.” — “” Sometimes you have to wonder if singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, the one-man-band behind Phosphorescent, would have been happier recording smooth country cuts back with Glen Campbell, Marty Robbins,…

Washed Out: Paracosm

“In your eyes I can see and feel it all.” [Sub Pop Records] • 2013/08/13 • Style: Electronic L&M Picks:  It All Feels Right | All I Know | All Over Now The third release from Georgia-based master of drowsy-pop and mastermind of Washed Out, Ernest Greene, Paracosm finds an ethereal cohesiveness not yet heard before from the band. Though maybe lacking…

Hum: Downward is Heavenward

“A dusty sleep you took too soon. And you, you need watering if you are to bloom.“ [RCA] • 1998/01/27 • Style: Alternative/Indie Rock, Space Rock For me, Hum are the Barry Sanders of the music world. They had scored a hit in “Stars” and then followed it up another spectacular space rock jamming trip only to be…

The Paper Kites: States

“We were like them before we were older. Just like they’ll grow to be as we are.“ [Nettwerk Records] • 2013/09/30 • Style: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk Music always makes me think of walking through a forest. This slightly folky sound makes me think about a deciduous forest in mid winter with a sinuous fog swirled around me. Peaceful,…