Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Fascination: FMLYBND

As a current resident of Santa Barbara, I'm quite pleased with what my ears have heard from the current bands that circulate the area. One in particular is a four-piece that go by the name of FMLYBND. They're "a band from the slum beach paradise of Isla Vista" (where I also lived for a handful of years and can agree 100% with that description.)

“Letting Go” is the first release of 2015 for FMLYBND, who will be releasing a new single for free every month this year! (Help it climb the charts by giving it a heart over on Hypemachine.) Next release date: February 16th! I'm looking forward to each and every release, as their most recent EP Back To Life was a proper debut and one of the most energetic releases of 2014 in my book.  
ALSO! FMLYBND recently uploaded their stellar cover of "Where Is My Mind?" by The Pixies onto their SoundCloud account, which is a highlight of their most recent shows.
P.S. You'll be doing your ears a favor if you follow them on SoundCloud because that's where you'll find all of their material (both new and old) as soon as they're released. 

(Download the studio version of their cover.)
& last but not least, if you're catching Milky Chance on tour this Spring, there's a good chance you'll be seeing FMLYBND as well (if the date of your show is listed below.)

FMLYBND on Twitter
FMLYBND on Tumblr 
FMLYBND on YouTube

Monday, January 26, 2015


HAPPY MONDAY! Listen above to my latest finds on this week's freshvibesmonday. As always, be sure to keep an eye on this space as music is added throughout the week.  

ICYMI: Bora York was last week's Friday Fascination, get the 411 on them here

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Fascination: Bora York

Thanks to Spotify, I stumbled across Bora York after looking through related artists to Santa Barbara's The Blues and Greys. Third on the list was a band from Minnesota whose avatar caught my eye with a picture that's similar to one I would generally use for my weekly freshvibesmonday post (P.S. Every photo I use is mine unless otherwise noted.) Once I listened to their most recent track "Leagues" a beautiful experience shortly took place afterwards.

"Leagues" is a solid dream pop tune that's quite addicting to say the least. As a matter of fact, it's probably one of the best i've heard in awhile. Self-released through Chris Bartel's own label back in November, "Leagues" is just a taste of their forthcoming sophomore record that's "getting close" to being finished according to the band's personal blog. Another gem that Bora York released earlier last year is "Let Loose" which premiered exclusively over on Neon Gold Records.
Dreaming Free is the debut record from Bora York (listen above via their SoundCloud page.) It's a great foundation for the band with "Ghost Lights" & "Close Your Eyes" serving as two of my favorites from the album. Keep an eye on this band, they're on the right path.