- 2 weeks ago
Bear In Heaven's “Autumn” reminds me of both the prowling electronica of Silversun Pickups and the mesmerizing vocals of Jose Gonzalez. Glancing at their Wikipedia page, I'm surprised to learn the Brooklyn quartet have been around for over a decade. That's given them plenty of time to build a following; their 2010 effort Beast Rest Forth Mouth earned Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” award. Their new album Time Is Over One Day Old dropped earlier this month on Dead Oceans.
- 1 month ago
Funny how a band name sticks in your mind months and years after a fleeting encounter. I discovered The Lower 48 a couple years back - probably over at Indie Rock Cafe - and got the urge to revisit them today. Thanks to the magic of YouTube search history, I was led right back to “Traveling Tune,” a lovely song right out of Sufjan Stevens’s playbook.
I’m fortunate to live in a place where I get both WERS and WMWM on my radio dial. The latter is the station at Salem State University, just a few miles away. I discovered it about a year ago and quickly realized it’s a fine source of undiscovered talent. One recent find is “The Rule,” a prowling, piano-driven bad boy from local act Faces on Film. The brainchild of Boston singer-songwrtier Mike Fiore, FoF self-released their third album Elite Lines in March. Do check it out.