Daily Archives: June 8, 2012
So many colors! A few months ago, we brought you the first single from the Dirty Projector’s upcoming album, Swing Lo Magellan and now we’ve got a little visual element to match. David Longstreth (singer of the band) directed this video in an “experimental” attempt at synesthesia and “true dissent.” Whatever the purpose, the video features dark shades of blue and some interesting strobe effects. Check it out above and look for the album out July 10th.
As June 26th approaches, summer creeping up, and the much anticipated Hale & Hearty arriving, Heyward Howkins provides us with yet another taste of folk-rock goodness. This single, “Spanish Moss” is a bittersweet song about a city slowly collapsing in the cold and dark. Quiet trumpets echo against the broken distortions of an electric guitar. And, as the music plays, a silent record plays static in the background, providing the perfect background of worn-out antiquities trudging along. You’ve never heard a city fall so gently, as if nothing can be done but watch, sing and hope the city isn’t as damaged as it appears. Check it out below and download here.
Heyward Howkins – Spanish Moss