Monday, September 29, 2014

LYED Giveaway: Gerard Way Bundle

In honor of the release of Gerard Way's debut album Hesitant Alien being released tomorrow, Let Your Ears Decide is hosting a giveaway! Thanks to Warner Music Group, LYED is giving away a bundle consisting of a limited edition test pressing of Hesitant Alien, a signed album booklet, and also a Gerard Way t-shirt! Enter to win by reposting the contest photo (featured below) on Instagram & include the hashtag #LYED & tag @_emiLYED! Or you can (also) enter on Tumblr by reposting the contest photo found on LYED's TUMBLR. You have until Friday at 12pm to enter, good luck! :) Questions/Comments? Shoot an e-mail to   


(Shoutout to Butterfly Beach in Montecito for always being beautiful, especially on a Sunday.)
Hey you, welcome back for another week of freshvibesmonday, and as always - FVM is easily packed with some surprises and new releases. A few (of the many) highlights include the newest tune from NYC duo Yellerkin titled "Tools" which definitely takes you through a couple loops (and i'm not mad about it.) YACHT's forthcoming EP Where Does This Disco? is shaping to be a real treat with the latest release of "Works Like Magic." (Grab the EP on November 11th & for more information, visit Listen Hear.) 
Late last night (or should I say earlier this morning) SPLASHH released a second taste of their forthcoming album "Color It In." (If you've never had the chance to listen to their debut album Comfort, here you go.) Also, last week's Friday Fascination LANKS' "Brave Man" is an automatic staple for your Monday listening, and an even earlier Friday Fascination Olivver, has a new one "Keep It Sacred" that's on the mix as well. 
You're probably wondering why "Take It Slow" is on the mix because it was released earlier this year, but sadly I am just now hearing about LA four-piece Tapioca and the Flea (and i'm obsessed.) Earlier this week I made a visit to Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo, and of the free stuff they gave me - I received a 7" of the Red Bull Record Store Day release which features 4 emerging artists. I ended up with some pretty sweet records to say the least including the limited edition release of Interpol's El Pintor that was only available in select independent record stores, take a peek at the rest below. 
Have you purchased any records lately that you've been super excited about? Let me know in the comments below! Hope you enjoy this week's FVM, see you soon. ;)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Fascination: LANKS

You didn't hear me wrong, this week's fascination goes by the name of LANKS aka Will Cuming from Melbourne, Australia. If James Blake, Alt-J, and Glass Animals created a super-group - it would sound quite similar to LANKS' debut Thousand Piece Puzzle EP (released back in June.) What's amazing about LANKS? His music is equally mesmerizing as it is easy on the ears, literally. Plus, according to LANKS' Facebook page, this project hasn't even been around for an entire year - yet has released a grip of music thus far. 

Highlight of the EP? Hard to pick, but if I had to choose one track - it would definitely be "Green Light." It's as charming as the opener "Boniki" but flows to a different tune with the help of a guest female vocalist. 

Most recently, Cuming released "Brave Man" as a single in spite of a brief single launch tour taking place next month in Australia. If you happen to be in the area, grab tickets here. "Brave Man" easily reminds me of a Radiohead groove (which happens to be a big influence on LANKS.)
So what are you waiting for? Hit up LANKS on BandCamp and grab his music while you can, because I have a great feeling about the future of this musician.