With a sound that draws on the 80's jangle-pop of Flying Nun and Sarah Records, artists such as The Go-Betweens, Field Mice and The Chills, 'Get Bleak' thematically pokes fun at the notion that moving from a city will instantly fix your problems, giving a particular nod towards London, Toronto or New York where rising prices help hurry the move.
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"A jaunty slice of C86 indie-pop" - Paste "A cracking slice of strummy goodness" - Brooklyn Vegan
A relatively simple arrangement serves the foundation for elevating the emotionality of “Come On Violet.” Primarily supported by an acoustic guitar nestled away in the recesses of the track, Mons Vi’s vocals, as beautiful and delicate as a butterfly’s wings, holds the listener spellbound with heart-rending lyrics akin to poetry.
On their latest eclectic and emotional outing, there’s hints of the Carole King’s ‘70s pop, Jonathan Richman’s earnest eccentricity, Ned Doheny’s white boy funk, Greg Dulli’s lust, the Meat Puppets’ bastardized Americana and the wild wit and narrow self-control of The Silver Jews.
"A safer bet there’s never been – this record is essential." - GoldFlakePaint
“Imagine the euphoric pop of Small Wonder getting caught in a time warp to the wild west with Modest Mouse’s ‘Satin in a Coffin’ and you just about scratch the surface.” - DIY Mag
“I was taken aback by its apparent simplicity; a simplicity that at first masked a wealth of subtle nuances, wry homages, and nostalgic narratives that were enough to make listeners lament growing up anywhere other than suburban America” – The Line of Best Fit
“Utterly brilliant...they make you nostalgic for memories you never had and take you back to places you’ve never before been.” - London in Stereo
“Frog returns and is alive with tales of sadness, hysteria and delusions. Though the narratives are ambiguous and chimerical, each feel personal and poignant. The cult of Frog will only get bigger.” – Cereal & Sounds
“Locked between the unstoppable force of self-deprecation & the immovable object of the American Dream.” – Various Small Flames
“Frog continue to exist outside of musical fads and trends, a welcome moment of quiet contemplation in the sometimes hectic modern world, a subtle, stunning triumph.” – For the Rabbits
Vevo announces the release of half*alive's DSCVR performances of "arrow" and "RUNAWAY." Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break through to new and wider audiences. Past alumni of Vevo's DSCVR series include Billie Eilish, Duckwrth and Kiana Lede. Vevo is committed to working with artists at an early stage of their career to create unique content that brings their music to life visually and provides exposure to new audiences through the platform.
The Northern Michigan songwriter's heartfelt indie folk is refreshingly stripped down
"A welcomed tenderness in his melodies..crafted with masterful restraint" - EARMILK "His vivid storytelling and harmonious melodies work together so smoothly that it’s hard not to be enamored" - Atwood Magazine "A cowboy self-sacrifice and commitment to unshaped dreams" - Various Small Flames
We never go drunk tobogganin' anymore I'm still a man, but gettin' home and passin' out on the floor We used to wake up every mornin' so sore and then we meet up for brunch at a quarter til' four I remember we were datin' those two friends even though we were both really in love with just the one of them We're sayin' "parents" like I'd never done before We meet up to start drinkin' like it was a chore And darlin', I don't intend to live in the past And I'm hopin' this notalgia will eventually pass It's so strange how certain memories they just last, they just last, they just last That was a good winter That was a good winter We used to go skatin' every other day Slap in time to chatter I was Lefleurs, you were Messier Then we would all huddle close in the bars Stay til' closin' then get back in our cars And darlin, ain't it crazy just how fast the moments of your life become your past and it's so strange how certain memories they just last, they just last, they just last That was a good winter That was a good winter I haven't seen that old gang in a while But I don't really need to I've got a new life now I work on my songs and I love my girl Still slam a few cold ones on a Tuesday after a curl! That was a good winter (that was a good winter) That was a good winter (that was a good winter)