July 14, 2009

Standard Fare

I'm so late with writing this. A couple of months ago I read Sam's interview with Standard Fare. It was a little while after their 7" split with Slow Down Tallahassee had arrived, I think, but I was in the middle of moving into a new house and everything, and there was no time. It's months later now, and the wires of my record player still haven't found an outlet in the house. Shame on me.

But anyway. I started listening, via this wonderful internet thingy, and I fell in love. And that's the only reason for this post here right now: to share the love. Better late than never. I don't feel like I need to add anything. Download the song below, listen to some more on last.fm or on their myspace, and read the aforementioned interview if you like.

You can still buy the single at Thee SPC
The band also have a track on Life Has It In For Us, which you can order here.

Download (Mediafire)
1. Standard Fare - Philadelphia

July 12, 2009

New Hidden Cameras

The Hidden Cameras return! First, at the end of next week, there'll be the In The NA EP, and the new album Origin:Orphan is set for a September 22 release, both on Arts&Crafts.

Listening to the new song posted below (Walk on), a heavily orchestrated and dark piece of music, it would seem that the Cameras take on a new direction. They call the album their "...most spirited sounding record to date."

I can't help but hope there'll be still plenty of good old uptempo tunes as well, because an album full with this sound would give the happiest man a nasty headache. It's not bad, just damn depressing.

The Hidden Cameras website
The Hidden Cameras myspace

Download (Mediafire)
1. The Hidden Cameras - Walk on