My first time listening to Ajay’s Marthur’s album Little Boat, I felt a huge wave of nostalgia. Although I have never heard it before, I suddenly was 10, on a road trip to the grand canyon. I was 13, stuck in LA traffic for hours, talking to my dad over the loud roar of music and honking horns. I was 15, driving to a far away airport, jumping at every far away light.
Being their 18th stop of their American tour, Alvvays seemed exhausted but willing to slap some amazing tunes at our sun kissed faces.
“I am both delighted and angered by Wes Anderson’s return.”
Why do they need three people making beats at once? Because all 21 songs were recorded on a tape machine. In one take.
Yet, musicians and fans alike persisted through the stickiness for a night both invigorating and calming.
His fourth solo album, and an eclectic concoction of beats and lyrics.
Spirit Ghost combines modern folk rock with bedroom pop in order to create his own distinctly unique sound.
Wilson was entrancing in her presence and performance, and engaged the audience through her strong emotional prowess by transporting them to an intimate space.
With a more mature sound rooted in alternative rock with classic 60s undertones, ‘Momentary Vertigo’ sets this local San Diego band apart from the rest.
“Winters of my Youth”, starts off with a slow melody, but soon gives you no room to breathe and makes you want to hop into the center of a mosh pit to just thrash around. With a vibe that combines the angst of SWMRS and the placidity of Mt. Eddy, you can’t help but feel right at home. With lyrics, “Texting you at 2am / Cause I just want to be your friend” and “Waking up at 9am / I start to glance over our texts / Some things were said, some things were read”, BBQ Pope are not only relatable, but catchy and satirical.
The band has managed to retain many of their signature sounds, & also convey a more introspective manner among their playful grooves.
I recently sat down with Brian Strauss and Christian Cate of the San Diego local band Of Ennui to talk about their latest release, Tone Poems. If you’re a fan of heavy, melodic, atmospheric, moody shoegaze jams then this band is for you. Keep reading for photos and interview.