21 April 2012

Strand of Oaks - Leave Ruin (2009)

Strand Of Oaks is Tim Showalter. He is from Philadelphia. This is delightful folky alt-country stuff.

Count Your Lucky Stars Free Sampler #3


Several of these bands I have posted about already, which should give you an idea of the tone of the whole album. Varying points over the spectra of mathy indie-y emo-ish music

Into It. Over It.
Mountains for Clouds
The Reptilian
Football, Etc.
Joie de Vivre
Boris Smile
Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
Perfect Future

Streaming available above at bandcamp. What a great label.

20 April 2012

Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned - Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile


I remember finding this when i attempted the incredibly daunting task of exploring an entire SXSW torrent. (2010 maybe?). Anyway that was ultimately way too much to digest. But i did find a song from this EP in there and it is a super catchy song.
This band has a sort of folk-jazz (New Orleans-y jazz mixed with Neutral Milk Hotel?) thing going on. It is pretty neat!