Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Trust / TRST / TR_ST / ? – Bulbform

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Trust is Toronto based duo Robert Alfons and Maya Posteps, who judging by their press photos, are also daytime Urban Outfitter models. I have a hard time deciphering what their actual name is but I think they should make it more distinct since there is also a French and Belgium band with the same name.

Either way, the duo was signed to Arts and Craft last year and will release their debut record at some point this year. In preparation for this luminous event, the band will be playing a host of shows in early spring, including a March 3rd date at the Wrongbar, which is actually the most perfect venue you can pick for their type of music.

I’m not sure how to exactly frame Trust’s type of music, I think I would like to call it midnight electro or something. I think songs like Bulbform are best played really late in the night at a dark club. It has that type of atmosphere to it and contains (but effective) arrangements alongside cold, distant lyrics, which is all backed by a pulsating beat. Probably in the same realm of Austra’s Beat and the Pulse in terms of atmosphere. It’s pretty good, check it out.

Song of the Day / Retro #MusicMonday: San Cisco – Rocket Ship

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Does anyone remember when twitter had #musicmonday? Me neither.

We first wrote about Australian act San Cisco last year, and then they released an EP earlier for which Halley did a song of the day for. Well, we are back again! San Cisco’s EP Awkward has been steadily in my rotation this year. It’s one of those sneaky rotation events that you don’t necessarily expect but are glad it turned out that way. I’ve been trying to figure out why I like the the EP so much and I’ve finally realized it. San Cisco sounds like a smorgasbord of the bands Ive liked for the past decade. There are similarities rangin from acts like Arctic monkeys to a host of indie pop darlings that are out today.

Take the track Rocket Ship for example, it starts out with a Vampire Weekend (lets face it, we all liked them at one point or another) west undies tinge before ascending to a frenetic group chant sing along chorus that stays in your head after the track is long over. It’s a somewhat familiar sounding yet surprisingly original sound. Check it out

Song of the Day: Clock Opera – Once and For All

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Clock Opera

I played this track for my friend Jess (of Roundletters / Static Zine ) and she said it was my type of song. I was like, “what’s my type of song” to which she shrugged (online). So I started thinking..what is my type of song? Well, taking a look at this single from English act Clock Opera, I guess it would feature the following

- lots of OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHs
– glorious cathartic rousing choruses
– uplifting synth lines
– tracks with anthem potential
– great vocal work

because this track by Clock Opera features all those. I think their debut album is coming out soon, and they are also going to be at SXSW. They’re gonna be good, check this out.

Song of the Day: Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle

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Shuffle” is the song of the day
Have you heard it? Give it a play
Upbeat intro, Catchy beat
Feel it, feel it; this band is neat.
Foursome from England, Bombay Bicycle Club is on the go
Looks like they’re covering North America – don’t miss their show! The
End.

Tour:
2/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
2/17 – Porland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
2/18 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
2/20 – Vancouver, Canada @ The Commodore
2/25 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre
2/27 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
3/3 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

UK:

Sun, 15th April / Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Mon, 16th April / Brighton, Centre
Tues, 17th April / Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Thurs, 19th April / York, Barbican
Fri, 20th April / Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
Sat, 21st April / Liverpool, University
Mon, 23rd April / Plymouth, Pavillions
Tues, 24th April / Portsmouth, Guildhall
Wed, 25th April / Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Fri, 27th April / Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
Sat, 28th April / London, Alexandra Palace