Veronica Falls have new album titled Waiting for Something to Happen set for release on February 4th on Bella Union in the UK and February 12th on Slumberland Records in the US. I fully expect British people to take pictures of themselves with the record and post them all over the internet between the 4th and the 12th. Until then, you can see the video for their first single from the album, “Teenage”.
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.
I think I’ll post a few more highlights of 2011 before getting back to posting about whatever the crumb I want.
Veronica Falls released their self-titled debut in September on Slumberland stateside and Bella Union across the sea. It is FANTASTIC. Truth be told it’s not the most innovative sound of its time, but when it’s executed so flawlessly it has to be loved and appreciated. If indie pop got stuck in a time warp like some strange comic book, these guys would be signed to Sarah Records in a heart beat.
Last pieces of my Christmas gifts came in the mail yesterday, thank you mum!
Brown Recluse - Evening Tapestry (coke bottle green vinyl!)
Terry Malts - Something About You 7” (pink vinyl!)
Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls
Devon Williams - Euphoria (blue vinyl!)
A little bit about this: I love being surprised by gifts at Christmas time. When I was a kid it was easy because you could buy me any lego set or video game and I was happy, but as I got older I guess I got more specific with my Christmas list and so I knew what I wanted. This year I finally found the solution: show my mom the website of my favorite record label and tell her to go wild (I think honestly there’s only one band signed to Slumberland I know I don’t like). She did pretty good I’d say!