An eery intro, flooded in reverb. Light percussion, reminiscent of water droplets on a calm, dreary day. That’s the soundscape that’s painted immediately, even before the raspy, robust vocals of Brooklyn-based musician Charles Fauna set in on his single “The Boatman”, which is the lead track off of his Eulogy EP. As if this song didn’t get us jazzed up enough about what’s to come, we actually have the EP in its entirety to share today, as its release day is officially here!
So set yourselves into a mood that is both open and discerning, as we welcome the gorgeous 7-track soundscape that Charles has released unto the world. In his own words:
EULOGY is the culmination of a year’s worth of songwriting across New York’s five boroughs. It tells the story of an individual who witnesses a random, tragic accident and their journey to find peace in impermanence and solace in human connection. It is a record about finding beauty in the darkest corners of our minds and lives. While all songs were written produced and performed by Charles Fauna at his home studio, EULOGY was meticulously crafted by some of Brooklyn’s finest rising producers and engineers. I hope it speaks to you. Love Charles.
Out of the artful spaces of Southern California (Santa Barbara, to be exact) comes singer/songwriter Conner Cherland, who specializes in guitar looping and percussion. His soulful, raw vocals only lend themselves to the instrumental talents he possesses in the most entrancing way possible, and his single “The Choices of John Still” off of his upcoming EP Luckily, we have the exclusive premiere of the intriguing lyric video right here.
Gaze at some stunning cartoon art in cool, moody colors as the backdrop to some beautifully touching lyrics below!
Everyone’s favorite indie pop duo Seasaw – expertly comprised of Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski – is back with another new music video for the entrancing track “God(zilla)”. With insightful, relatable lyrics set to raw guitar, their gorgeous, far-ranging vocals make the song feel like absolute magic. And the music video is nothing less than magic as well, as an actual Godzilla outfit is utilized, and there may or may not be a tiny town to crush. But if we had a trainer teaching us how to be a giant, green, badass, we’d probably feel just as magical as this silly, fun video makes us feel.
Do you have a love so deep for Michael Shannon that you wait with baited breath for each new release announced with his name attached? Well, we’re on board with you on that one. Good news is that Chicago-based favorite Local H – a prized duo comprised of Scott Lewis and Ryan Harding – has featured him in their most recent music video for “Innocents” released just this week.
Along with the video comes the announcement of their upcoming Pack Up The Cats 20th anniversary tour. So many dates have been arranged in full, that it’s feeling like Christmas all over again!
2 – Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville, CT*
5 – The Sinclair Music Hall, Cambridge, MA
6 – Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn, NY
7 – Asbury Lane, Asbury Park, NJ
8 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
10 – Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC
11 – Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
13 – A and R Music Bar, Columbus, OH
14 – The Hi-Fi Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
15 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
4 –Firebird, Saint Louis, MO
5 – Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
6 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
7 – The Masquerade- Hell Stage, Atlanta, GA
9 – Barracuda, Austin, TX
10 – Club Dada, Dallas, TX
12 – Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
13 – Spicoli’s Grill, Waterloo, IA
14 – Sleeping Village, Chicago, IL
2 – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
3 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Saint Paul, MN
6 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
7 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
9 – Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
10 – Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
12 – Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
13 – Marty’s On Newport, Tustin, CA
15 – The Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
16 – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
17 – The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
18 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
I’m not sure if the amount of music video submissions in my inbox is due to an increase in creativity during the summer months, or if I’ve just had my head in the ground previously when it comes to music videos, but each one I see seems to be better and better. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite videos of August 2018 (SO FAR), and we’re not just sticking to one genre here, folks. Try on a new jam from Dead Naked Hippies, hit up the nostalgic feels of Princess Chelsea‘s new video for “Wasting Time”, or let Lennon Stella regale you with her unheard of talents. Either way, this list is a doozy and we cannot wait for more to share at the end of the month!
Dead Naked Hippies, “Drain You”
J Hart, “Put It To Bed”
Ayo & Teo ft. Lil Yachty, “Ay3”
Rachel Eckroth, “Call My Name”
M1nk, “The Far Side”
Princess Chelsea, “Wasting Time”
Guts Club, “Trench Foot”
Givers, “Movin’ On” (live)
No Small Children, “I’m So Concerned”
Foxhole, “Noble Scales”
Kings of Spade, “Way She Goes”
Lennon Stella, “Like Everybody Else”
Late Night Episode, Lay Off!
Jade Bird, “Uh Huh”
Dvsn, “Morning After”
Anna von Hausswolff, “The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra” (live)