Eargasm of the Week: “Hold Me Closer” by LANKS

LANKS is one of those artists that manages to take sounds that might not individually appeal to one’s ears but once he combines them all together, it is a euphoric melody to the ear. I sort of imagine him in brightly lit scientific lab but instead of smoke billowing from test tubes, it’s a drum heart beat here, a distorted wailing noise there, and the sound of electricity over there…smiling madly as he combines it all into music. He has quickly moved into our obsession music list. We can’t stop listening and won’t stop listening. What I like about “Hold Me Closer” is that … Continue reading Eargasm of the Week: “Hold Me Closer” by LANKS

Eargasm of the Week: “By the Ocean” by Dusty Boots

Sydney’s DUSTY BOOTS is Jonny Dustow, an Australian teacher, adventurer, and musician and his song light and airy song by life “By the Ocean” is an autobiographical reflection about the life of adventure he shares with his wife as REBEL ON A RAINBOW. That is the main reason “By the Ocean” is our eargasm of the week. It’s winter here in the States and this song has us longing for the seaside and brings the summer sun just into our glimpse in the long distant horizon. DUSTY BOOTS manages to capture that first time feeling of seeing the ocean and feeling … Continue reading Eargasm of the Week: “By the Ocean” by Dusty Boots

Eargasm of the Week: “Come People” by Xavier Rudd & the United Nations

XAVIER RUDD is back but instead of just him, he’s back with a full band aptly called THE UNITED NATIONS. XAVIER RUDD & THE UNITED NATIONS is of course Xavier and BOBBY ALU (who recently toured with Xavier on drums), YESHE (who has opened for Xavier), ALICIA MELLOR, GEORGIA COROWA, CHRIS LANE from OKA, PETER HUNTER of KOOII, UNCLE TIO (who recently toured Xavier on bass), and UNCLE EDDIE. The talented musicians who have joined him are from around the world and though a full band, it truly is a “one person” music force and voice: “a band with a strong message of all … Continue reading Eargasm of the Week: “Come People” by Xavier Rudd & the United Nations

Eargasm of the Week: “Walls” by The Midnight Hollow

We’re seriously gonna need THE MIDNIGHT HOLLOW to just stop it…to stop putting out music that we are compelled to buy. Did we already buy everything available on iTunes? You bet we did. Do we want to own “Walls” RIGHT NOW. Yep. “Walls” is from their forthcoming FOR THE PEOPLE INSIDE, available March 2015 and it is a catchy and infectious tune. I kind of want scream to everyone I know and strangers on the street, “STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT NOW!” I don’t feel that away about a lot of bands and I haven’t gotten excited … Continue reading Eargasm of the Week: “Walls” by The Midnight Hollow

Eargasm of the Week: “Play It Right (Wye Oak Remix)” by Sylvan Esso

I had the extreme pleasure seeing this dynamic duo from Durham, NC live last week and I must say I was completely blown away by their performance. If I’m being completely honest, they easily landed in the top 5 performances I have seen live. It’s very magical to watch two people not only connect with each other but with a sold out audience too. When you watch SYLVAN ESSO, don’t expect a full band either. It’s just Amelia and Nicholas and a lap top and it is a beautiful ménage à trois. Since we’re still riding the concert high a week later, we … Continue reading Eargasm of the Week: “Play It Right (Wye Oak Remix)” by Sylvan Esso

EARGASM OF THE WEEK: “Jennifer” by Sleeping Wolf

If we’re being completely honest, we had a terrible, terrible time deciding on which track by SLEEPING WOLF to actually feature as our EARGASM OF THE WEEK. Ultimately, we decided to pick the song that made us go investigate exactly who the band was and that was their fantastic and catchy tune “Jennifer”. As fans of 80’s music, this song felt nostalgic to us and transported us to the time where we were singing songs in our hairbrushes while in front of the mirror. This would have been the song that made us want to change our name to Jennifer because … Continue reading EARGASM OF THE WEEK: “Jennifer” by Sleeping Wolf