Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Twin Oaks - "Ghosts"

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Once upon a time I stumbled upon a lovely band from Los Angeles who go by Twin Oaks, and instantly became a Friday Fascination after falling under their spell. If you're a fan of Daughter or Broken Twin, this is the band you want to become familiar with. I was delighted to wake up this morning to find out that the first track from their upcoming debut full-length album titled White Noise is finally here! Listen to "Ghosts" above, which was co-produced and mixed by Joshua Simmons. I appreciate the simplicity of May will be a big month for Twin Oaks as they go back into the studio to complete the final sessions of their debut album (!!!) 
In case you missed Twin Oaks when they were a Friday Fascination last July, check it out here

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stuck on Repeat: Saltwater by Geowulf


It's a rarity when I first listen to a song that immediately makes me feel like I'm floating on a bed of fresh air, but "Saltwater" by the mysterious Geowulf (originally from Australia, but based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and London) just initiated that feeling. There's not much else to say besides push play and let yourself experience the same vibes, and while you're at it - visit their SoundCloud page to hear an older tune that's equally as refreshing. Geowulf call it "dorm room island style" and I'm definitely digging it. 
"Saltwater" wraps up FVM#75 if you haven't already taken a chance to listen.

FMLYBND - "Save Me From Myself"

Isla Vista's finest FMLYBND have been keeping us on our toes as we wait for this month's installment of a new release (that also serves as a free download), and here it is! "For their April release, the band shows off their grungy, surf-rock influences. Entitled "Save Me From Myself," the song displays a new dimension of the band that departs from the dance elements that initially pulled in fans all over the world. Still, it's going to be hard NOT to sway to this!
"Save Me From Myself" is a part of FMLYBND's big endeavor to put out a new song a month for all of 2015." Catch it on this week's edition of freshvibesmonday along with several other gems. You can download the rest of FMLYBND's tracks on their SoundCloud, including last month's "Euphoria" which was an LYED favorite right from the start. This is definitely not an opportunity to sleep on, so get straight to listening. Besides, there's a pretty sweet cover waiting for you on their site that is a definite highlight during their live performance. 
P.S. FMLYBND is heading on tour with Milky Chance, if you missed the memo you can check the dates at www.fmlybnd.com
(Don't forget, FMLYBND was a Friday Fascination back in January.)