Friday, June 22, 2012

ARTIST: Purity Ring

This duo from Canada is a new talent that I have been very excited about this year. Purity Ring is set to release their debut album Shrines on July 23rd. Every few weeks they wrench out a new single and they have yet to disappoint me. Lofticries is the first single that I listened to of theirs months back.


Temper Trap - Trembling Hands

The Australian indie band lead by vocalist Dougy Mandagi is finally on the horizon of recognition with their second album which is self-titled. Trembling Hands is their second single on the new album. The video (Shot in Cuba) shows the efforts of a struggling gymnast who is training with a partner for the high rope swing. The drumline is paired perfectly with a reverbed distant vocal track that adds so much richness to the chorus. This is a beautiful song that will be in my iPod's most played tracks within the next week.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SONG: Mr. FijiWiji ft. CoMa - Apathy

I came across this track while I was half asleep in bed and browsing through random songs of artists that I follow on Soundcloud. I listened to it, favorited it and then listened to it again but this time with concentration. The song connected with me so perfectly I could feel the emotions in the lyrics and the vocal track. "Apathy" is possibly one of the most beautiful tracks that I have ever heard. The Loving, Laughing, and Dying EP was set to release on June, 8th. "The forces higher than" Mr. FijiWiji asked him to remove "Winter" from the EP and also remove it from YouTube because they proposed that it would encourage suicidal thoughts and tendencies. Mr. FijiWiji went to Facebook to share this:

The song was intended to comfort those with suicidal thoughts, and to be relatable to those in dark times. But they assured me that the track may harm someone due to my influence. It was suggested that the track maybe the catalyst in a despairing situation, and push someone to attempt suicide or harm themselves. " 

Due to the struggles of censorship and annoyances encountered, he decided to release the EP on June 1st, a week early and to not remove "Winter" from the EP. Both songs are posted below.