Cleaning Out The Inbox #1
Im quite sure that I'm definitely not the first one to do this, but it such a great idea that I chose to adopt to Skatterbrain. Every week I get so many emails filled with mp3s and there's just no way I have enough time to find out enough about each individual band to merit their own post. But some of these songs are pretty great and you guys shouldn't miss out on them. So comes Cleaning Out The Inbox, a feature where I'll post four to six of, shall we say, the "best of the inbox." I'm hoping to now make this a weekly feature that I'll do every Sunday now. Any feedback would be appreciated. Onto the music.
[MP3]: qr5 :: Revisited Gone
This song is what would be the result of dropping an American pop band into Jamaica for a year, it's folkk pop, but a very evident reggae groove to it. I'm not sure I could listen to a whole album of this, but this song is pretty catchy, escpecially the chorus. The most interesting part comes right at the end however, and I wish they would've taken it for a little longer.
qr5 on MySpace
[MP3]: Arizona :: Some Kind of Chill
With so many folk-pop bands floating around right now, it takes something unique to set a band apart from the crowd. I wasn't sure what to think of this song until about a minute or so in a an amazing harmony comes out of no where and I was hooked. The singer's voice is a real treat too, very unique and pleasing to the ears.
Arizona on MySpace
[MP3]: Spencer Tricker :: Alter Boy Blue
Spencer Tricker has to have one of the most arresting voices I've heard in some time. This song is strangely beautiful in the fact that lyrically and the way it's sung it reminds me of Beulah. However, the instrumentation is nothing like Beulah, more along the lines of perhaps acoustic Radiohead, or something along those lines. Very good indeed.
Spencer Tricker on MySpace
[MP3]: Cordalene :: Kissed Awake
This would be a good fit on my Summer Drive Mixtape Project now that I think of it. The first thought I had while listening to it was Michael Nau singing The New Pornographers. You'll probably think that makes no sense when you hear it, but that was my initial reaction, so there you have it.
Cordalene on MySpace
[MP3]: Paper Moon :: Endless String of Blinking Lights (Highest Rec!)
I've kinda been sleeping on this one much longer than I should have been. I heard abotu these guys and gals quite a while ago and I just never got around to a post, but this song is fantastic. Accented by catchy melodies and female harmonies ala Stars, Metric, and The Cardigans, this song, as well as the entire new album is just great. If you get on song out of all these, make it this one.
Paper Moon on MySpace
I hope you enjoyed those and I hope this works out well as a weekly feature. If you liked the songs, follow the links and love the artists/bands. If you didn't like something, or want to yell at me and tell me I'm stupid you can do so in the comments. Stumble It!