Bandcamp Crate Dig | Month Of October
October tested my abilities to find something dope, but these artists came through for my sake. :D
UNDER THE SUN BY DAISY JAINE
Psych-pop music saw a strong resurgance from bands like MGMT and Tame Impala in the early part of our current decade. Daisy Jaine is a new Japanese psychadelic rock band that is looking to add their flavour to the mix. With heavy synths, playful guitar riffs, dreamy vocals and wonderful musical backdrops like in the song "Desert Meets Forest", Daisy Jaine accomplishes what they set out to do with every track. I honestly felt like I was driving down a long windy desert road through sun-fall only to find myself drifting into a forest once the moon was high. These incredible soundscapes and intelligent instrumental make-up prove that this debut EP will highlight the talents that these artists have. So if you dig Tame Impala's Innerspeaker, then definitely give this a listen.
LOVE IS WHEN YOU LEAVE BY IBURIEDYOURFLOWERS
Last time I stumbled across a progressive metalcore group was when I discovered Halifax heavy-hitters A Sight For Sewn Eyes. These guys have that talent of mixing technical hardcore with energetic song build up without making it boring. This project happens to be about heartbreak and loss which you really can feel through the vocalists strained yelling and screaming. In songs like "Fix Your Heart Because Mine's Already </3" I find much despair and get a taste of disappointment and loss of trust especially in the lyrics "I wear her lies, forget her twice". iburiedyourflowers are talented and could be a staple in the post-hardcore scene just like Sewn Eyes or even Counterparts, but it is not going to be easy with the scene now in the hands of hip-hop through trap metal and emo rap subgenres plowing through the charts. However, there will always be a following, and some may argue that there is a sense of truth to this music, a more emotional opening into the writer's heart, a feeling of exposure.
BIRDIE & GOOSE BY THE WILDWOODS
This duo from Omaha, NE managed to peak my interest and kind of swing me back into folk music. I have spent a lot of time with many different folk artists but as you grow and trends change your attention wanes. I'm glad that it was this project that I found for myself that got me back into the search for more exceptional folk songs. These two sound as if they have done it all already, their star beginning to fade, when they decide to release a swan song. However, do some digging and we find out that this is just the beginning for them. I was amazed at how full and well mixed this album was until I found out that Ben Brodin was the main engineer on the project. Now that might make me a little biased as he has worked with some of my favourite artists ie., Conor Oberst and First Aid Kit, folk legends. But these two have something special. There is something to love about each track and their harmonies are impeccable. Really, this needs to be heard more, as most music from Omaha does. Birdie and Goose is a testament to true folk music, an EP for the ages.