Archive | May, 2014

sleepless, again.

15 May

Today’s Indie (video!): Sleepless / The Tropics

‘when the sun gives off its morning light / you’ve still got sleep in your eyes’

Today I am thrilled to share the brand spanking new first ever official The Tropics music video for my favorite of their songs, Sleepless. I posted about my friend Eric’s band way back in August of 2012 (sorry, they made me take down all my bootleg Soundcloud links on that post) when The Tropics was just getting started in this world and gearing up to play one of their first shows at the Boom Boom room. As you can see, they have come a long way in the last year and a half and have been on to big things like touring and getting sued for their name. Could not be more proud of Eric and the band, or more sure of where they are headed. Bay Area friends, be sure to check them out live at two of my favorite venues, The Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, May 21st, and The Chapel, July 16th.  #indie

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I love you when you’re singing that song

6 May

Today’s Indie: Riptide / Gossling (Vance Joy Cover)

‘this cowboy’s running from himself / and she’s been living on the highest shelf”

I am predictably a sucker for this slowed down cover of one of this year’s everywhere songs, Riptide, which I still have a spot for despite serious over exposure (self inflicted and otherwise). Melbourne songstress Gossling puts a puckery sweet spin on Vance Joy’s lyrics and the switch of strings for keys, met with simple tambourine, makes this cover its own. Gossling, aka Helen Croome, released her debut album, Harvest of Gold, in 2013, but this track debuted last week. Enjoy. #indie