Singles Going Steady Archive

  • While most of my choices when I put the spotlight on a single song are based around bands with upcoming performances, this week’s musing is for a song I heard three weekends ago that has been playing on my mental sound system ever since. There were many, many great things going on across the two days of Los Dias De La Crescent—Future Loves past kicking off things, ROAR brilliantly showcasing the talents of Mark Erickson, Mergence with guest James Cameron allowing Adam Bruce to concentrate solely on vocal during the keyboard numbers (and with great effect), Source Victoria blowing the roof off...

    Reflections on The Whisperlights “Ulna Habenaha”

    While most of my choices when I put the spotlight on a single song are based around bands with upcoming performances, this week’s musing is for a song I heard three weekends ago that has been playing on my mental sound system ever since. There were many, many great things going on across the two days of Los Dias De La Crescent—Future Loves past kicking off things, ROAR brilliantly showcasing the talents of Mark Erickson, Mergence with guest James Cameron allowing Adam Bruce to concentrate solely on vocal during the keyboard numbers (and with great effect), Source Victoria blowing the roof off...

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  • I’ve been writing a lot about Zero Zero lately, but honestly, I can’t help myself. I’m not sure if it is because they combine everything I love about electro-pop, while maintaining a subliminal garage rock vibe or if it’s because two members of The Love Me Nots and one member of The Dead Eyes Of London (both true rock’n’roll outfits if there ever were) have sparked off into completely different directions. Last week for EchoCloud.TV  I chose their demo of “Drug” as the song of the week and before that I featured them, based on that demo alone in the...

    Zero Zero Literally “Tear It Up”

    I’ve been writing a lot about Zero Zero lately, but honestly, I can’t help myself. I’m not sure if it is because they combine everything I love about electro-pop, while maintaining a subliminal garage rock vibe or if it’s because two members of The Love Me Nots and one member of The Dead Eyes Of London (both true rock’n’roll outfits if there ever were) have sparked off into completely different directions. Last week for EchoCloud.TV  I chose their demo of “Drug” as the song of the week and before that I featured them, based on that demo alone in the...

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  • Instructions-ETAOIN SHRDLU It occurs to me that the more amazing the local music scene gets, the more popular it becomes, the more there will appear amazing finds upon the fringe that will rise to the top of the crop in next year’s batch of unsettled cream.   This brings me to Instructions and while what I am talking about is their two song EP, I’m really talking about their math rock/art school aesthetic and the realization that the waves are really only just rolling in.  It’s only two songs and at first, when I was told to check them out,...

    Instructions Amazing Debut ETAOIN SHRDLU

    Instructions-ETAOIN SHRDLU It occurs to me that the more amazing the local music scene gets, the more popular it becomes, the more there will appear amazing finds upon the fringe that will rise to the top of the crop in next year’s batch of unsettled cream.   This brings me to Instructions and while what I am talking about is their two song EP, I’m really talking about their math rock/art school aesthetic and the realization that the waves are really only just rolling in.  It’s only two songs and at first, when I was told to check them out,...

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  • Future Loves Past.  In the timespan of a year they have gone from being a band that made me smirk with the potential I saw in them to a full on revolution of sight, sound and mindblowing kinetic ferocity–they have exceeded the potential I saw by many lengths and no matter how many times I see them live I am moved by them, physically prompted to dance and left in amazement as the hazy daze they create dissipates with the final tones of their set still reverberating in the air. They have a way of controlling the vibe in the...

    Future Loves Past Master Their Past Loves In Debut Release

    Future Loves Past.  In the timespan of a year they have gone from being a band that made me smirk with the potential I saw in them to a full on revolution of sight, sound and mindblowing kinetic ferocity–they have exceeded the potential I saw by many lengths and no matter how many times I see them live I am moved by them, physically prompted to dance and left in amazement as the hazy daze they create dissipates with the final tones of their set still reverberating in the air. They have a way of controlling the vibe in the...

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  • You have to respect a band who puts out one of the greatest debut albums this area has seen in quite a while, who has played endless live shows enough to develop a very large and devout following, who have become one of the most respected bands in the valley and who has somehow also remained sweet, humble and gracious throughout this banner breakout year. You also have to respect the fact that they found time amidst this madness to put out a double A-Sided single before the years end of two completely new songs. That’s Mergence for you. I...

    Mergence Unleash New Single: “Harvest/Wintertime”

    You have to respect a band who puts out one of the greatest debut albums this area has seen in quite a while, who has played endless live shows enough to develop a very large and devout following, who have become one of the most respected bands in the valley and who has somehow also remained sweet, humble and gracious throughout this banner breakout year. You also have to respect the fact that they found time amidst this madness to put out a double A-Sided single before the years end of two completely new songs. That’s Mergence for you. I...

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  • As if the gifts bestowed upon us by local musicians haven’t been enough lately, today Ladylike has released their new single and the first taste of their new album, the powerful “Cinema Kiss” backed by “Old Young” If this doesn’t up the ante on the anticipation of their new album’s release, I’m not sure what will.  In typical fashion Ladylike brings about some of the greatest influences of American Music from the last 50 years and makes it sound like a whole new phenomena of swirling pop madness. “Cinema Kiss” is a dynamic guitar powered monster, in which I will...

    Ladylike Releases New Single Today!: “Cinema Kiss/Old Young”

    As if the gifts bestowed upon us by local musicians haven’t been enough lately, today Ladylike has released their new single and the first taste of their new album, the powerful “Cinema Kiss” backed by “Old Young” If this doesn’t up the ante on the anticipation of their new album’s release, I’m not sure what will.  In typical fashion Ladylike brings about some of the greatest influences of American Music from the last 50 years and makes it sound like a whole new phenomena of swirling pop madness. “Cinema Kiss” is a dynamic guitar powered monster, in which I will...

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