Posts Tagged ‘new music’

“Light Side of the Moon” is the third track on Luna Achiary’s, or as I like to call her Miss Moon’s, newest album, More Human Than God. It’s certainly a play on words of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and later on we get another track title that mimics the English band’s– “Breathe.” But it’s not just the similarities in the words. Luna’s entire album lends itself to being the centerpiece at a vibey party where some hip chick wearing a full length skirt and a second-hand plaid button-up resides. There may or may not be drugs at this party. The girl has just removed a Pink Floyd LP (you choose)…next up, Luna Achiary’s More Human Than God. 

You’ve got to listen to this album from head to toe…no bathroom breaks. Ok, go ahead and go if you drank too much. This album flows; it transitions nicely, yet you never know what you’re going to get in the next 15 seconds. It’s an ocean. There are lulls and gentle waves and roaring tidal waves. The thing has you on the edge really. That’s what I love about Luna’s music. At the tender age of 24, she’s not afraid, and you can tell that through her music. She is experimental. She is the female Pink Floyd. I just looked up a female version of the name Floyd, and it doesn’t exist. Anyway. Pink Luna Achiary. Also, what the heck is she singing about?? She’s got a real nice boyfriend (who, by the way recorded and mixed this album, Johannes Raassina), but she’s talking about all this cray stuff in her lyrics that I’m pretty sure isn’t about him. 

Luna also has a pretty unique music video for her song, “Friends”. The video really captures the message she is singing. If you don’t listen to the lyrics you might not understand it. And thank goodness she’s not following trend and attracting attention with #twerking….but instead this

If you live in LA, make sure you come see her performing More Human than God live at The Joint. Judging from the last live performance of hers, this one is sure to be explosive. If you’re not in LA, support her creativity and get her album (link at the top).

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Do you ever travel from one destination to another and after you arrive, you’ve realized you can’t remember actually seeing anything in between?

If so, let’s hope you weren’t driving.


Grizzly Bear has a new album–Shields. I’ve loved Grizzly Bear from the beginning. Take a listen to a few songs that are NOT their singles. Probably will be a couple of the more obscure/less reviewed songs, but I’m feelin’ it tonight.

This is your musical journey–there’s no looking back.

The Hunt
and
What’s Wrong
and last but not at all least
Sun in Your Eyes

Can’t find actual youtube links, so take a listen on NPR’s website….I know this is one more step then you’d like to take, but it’s worth it! Listen to the whole album while you’re at it.

By the way…happy Rosh Hashanah …even if you aren’t Jewish, people love new years…new beginnings and such.

….by buying the new RIBS EP tomorrow, May 29th, in any convenient location–iTunes, Amazon, ribstheband.com or if you are in New England, you can buy it at Newbury Comics.

Live at TT The Bear’s


After two successful live CD release shows at Boston’s TT The Bears and NYC’s Public Assembly, it’s finally time for the rest of us to get our paws on a copy. The world is ready.

Their newest EP, entitled Russian Blood, will give you the RIBS fix you’ve been craving since British Brains. Just make sure you’re ready to pump up the volume, rock out and put this EP on literal Extended Play.

Until then, here is their last sneak peak till tomorrow. Track 4: Alarms

“Kiss” is the title of RIBS’ newest single off their EP, Russian Blood, which is due May 22nd. TELL is what you need to do. Listen to the song and tell all your friends about it. These guys deserve national air time. I truly believe they are the next great band that needs to be discovered outside of their hometown of Boston.

So go ahead. Kiss and tell. I give you full freedom to do it. Just as long as you start now.
Oh, and CONGRATS to RIBS. They have a big write-up in the Boston Globe

For a free download of their mp3 or the lyrics follow the links on youtube.

I’m not a fan of U2 (didn’t have to have that awesome red & black U2 RazR phone either), but I am interested in hearing U2 covers done by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Jack White and Patti Smith. That release will be October 31st.

I’m obsessed with Massive Attack’s track “Paradise Circus” off their album Heligoland. On October 17th, they release a limited edition 12″ collaboration with Burial. Apparently, “Paradise Circus” will be featured in a 12 minute rendition, as well as another new 12 minute song called “4 Walls.”

Speaking of Burial, here is another collaboration I’m excited about! Burial/Thom Yorke/Four Tet with the song, “Mirror.” If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how crazy I am for Thom Yorke. This is a must hear.

Another female voice that appeals to me and hailing from the UK. Go figure. If you’re a fan of Florence + The Machine listen to 21 year old Elena Tonra of Daughter. “The Wild Youth” is Daughter’s 2nd EP and will be released November 21st. Listen to “Love” and “Home.” Obsessed with “Home”:

Los Angeles band, Pepper Rabbit, juxtaposes cheerful melodies with sad and lustful lyrics in “Allison.” Welcome to any obsessor’s lonely island; a place where one’s love song pairs youthful, happy melodies and the lyrics: “You make me into a creep.” If you’re not really listening, you might think Xander Singh’s is something other than an ode to obsession.