The Rosie Taylor Project may be one of the softer bands I’ve talked about thus far. While I would still consider them indie pop, they’re far from the jangly-happy-pop I usually listen to and instead put out a more melancholy chamber pop sound. Think of British Death Cab For Cutie or Belle and Sebastian’s slower stuff. This past February, the band released their latest album Twin Beds on Despite the fact that this isn’t the type of album I personally would listen on casual car drives (save for a couple of tracks with more upbeat tempos), I would still say it’s very good. Vocals are soft yet not lacking power and the album capitalize on perfect dashes of moving brass. The next opportunity you have to cuddle up with a loved one, play this record and thank me later. Attached is the video for my favorite song off the album, “Every Morning (And For The Rest Of Our Lives)” and I must say this is one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a while.
Buy the album here. The Rosie Taylor Project will be playing at Indietracks on July 7 on the Indoor Stage.
In what an amateur Texan blogger is callling, “The best freakin’ deal ever”, Indietracks is offering a 50-track compilation for only ₤1. Americans, that’s only $1.55. Give up a soda for a day and this is yours. If you’ve never listened to indie pop and are looking to dive into it or you are just looking for some new music you will not find a better chance than this.
Buy the compilation at Indietracks’ bandcamp here. And don’t forget, Indietracks 2012 is happening July 6-8 in Derbyshire. More info is available here. Attached is This Many Boyfriends’ video for “(I Should Be A) Communist”, the A-side to “How Is This Even A Job?” which is on the compilation. I chose to attach their video over the other numerous great bands on this compilation simply because I happened to listen to them while driving today.
The schedule for Indietracks has been released, and upon first glance it appears that I will be reaching levels of jelly for which we have not yet developed technology to accurately record.
Veronica Falls, Go Sailor, Gold-Bears, Tender Trap, Allo Darlin’, The June Brides, Girls Names, This Many Boyfriends, Sea Lions, 14 Iced Bears and so many more, if there is not an ocean separating you from Derbyshire, I really can’t fathom a proper excuse to keep you from this. The thing I love about this (despite being having to be a mere 4,653 miles, or 7,489 kilometers for you funny folk) is it essentially gives me a list of bands I really need to listen to and check out. When you look at the big picture I’m really not that knowledgeable of indie pop at all so I like using schedules like these as a sort of guide of where to learn from next. And while I listen and analyze, I’ll do my best to share my thoughts with you! At the top of my list is Language of Flowers and The Rosie Taylor Project so stick around, yo.