Emotions and Math
California native, Brooklyn-based artist Margaret Glaspy delivers an inward-looking rock-sound with power.
What a Festival! Taking place at the Paloma venue, in Nîmes this past weekend of June 3-5, 2016. Consisting of 3 days and nights of various international indie and rock groups, organic vendors, and great beers, this festival in the south of France truly is a great time. Compared to festivals in the United States, such as Coachella, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza, TINALS can be ranked amongst them in terms of quality, music selection, and organization. I would say pricing was reasonably cheaper in comparison, but it is also a smaller event with bands performing in the later afternoon and nighttime. Saturday and Sunday had two groups play in the early afternoon inviting anyone to come listen, free of charge. The eco-friendly festival provided various activities such as flower headband crafts, games, Elvis ordaining weddings, even a ‘50s style hair cut for men. It was truly a unique experience. Below is a short recap of some of the bands that performed this weekend. Enjoy!
Underlying greatness of this festival was its contributions to an eco-friendly cause. Each guest was given a coupon for a free goblet /day promoting the decrease in usage of cups per person (cost 1€ for cup) and its recycle bins located throughout the park. They had dry toilets which eliminated the usage of water and instead provided bags of hay to absorb the components and would later be used as manure. For food, they had various food trucks featuring vegetarian, vegan, and organic cuisines such as burgers, ‘Mexican’ food, falafel and more.
FOR MORE INFO ON THE LINEUP, CHECK OFFICIAL TINALS WEBSITE: https://thisisnotalovesong.fr/edition-2016/lineup/
Helen Love is back with their eight album since their formation in 1992. This Ramones-loving band from Wales made up of members Helen, Sheena and Ricardo Autobahn offers up their combination of punk rock, pop and dance. This album is nothing short of great fun!
Death and Vanilla
Death and Vanilla
Formed in the town of Malmö, Sweden by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla delivers an exceptional eclectic sound bringing together vintage keyboards, heavy soundtrack, indie rock, indie pop, dream pop and psychedelia. The album is moody, melodius and skilfully executed.
The Blue Swell
Brooklyn-based Beverly originally formed in 2013 as a side-project of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose while touring for Rose’s album Herein Wild. The band has grown into a full-time project for Citron who is out on her own (along with bassist/guitarist Scott Rosenthal). The album is about Citron’s vision. This second Beverly album is worth the listen. Citron-Rosenthal deviver a pop (but a sophisticated pop) sound.
By Sarah Jospitre, Contributing Writer at Elite Daily and Contributing Music Critic, HorizonVU Music
Federal Circle of Shame
Tarah Who?, 2016
Released on February 14, 2016, Federal Circle of Shame is the follow-up EP to Tarah Who?’s successful sophomore album, Little Out There. Front woman/lead vocalist Tarah Carpenter is candid and straightforward in explaining why the French LA-based punk rock band released the EP in a YouTube video titled, “Making of Federal Circle of Shame Teaser”: “After releasing my first album, I wrote more songs. I wanted to release those songs…so I recorded the second album!”
The 5-track EP stays true to the band’s signature style of taking their fans on an angsty, musical whirlwind of fast-paced, menacing guitars going head-to-head with high-powered, pounding drums. In the opening track, “Cough Drop,” Carpenter’s emotionally charged wails of “self destruction” throughout the song’s chorus paint an angry and chaotic backdrop for the heavy bass (played by Ash Orphan) and equally enraged drum instrumentals (played by Jo Ko). This continues in “Bitchcraft” and “Someone Else Will”—with the latter showcasing a distorted, 90s-grunge feel created by Carpenter’s hard-hitting guitar riffs.
The pace is slowed down dramatically when the listener reaches “14 Months” —a tune that repeats the line “it’s a great day at the beach” but is actually juxtaposed by Carpenter’s Alanis Morissette-inspired yodel and by Jo Ko’s commanding drums that take the lead in guiding the song’s overall dismal tune.
However, Tarah Who? picks up the pace once again with the closing track, “Kids Of Ireland.” No Celtic undertones will be found here but what fans can expect is what the band has become known for: unexpected lyrical content (“beautiful kids/…it’s time to wake up/I’m talking to you”) and as always, a high-powered, anthemic chorus.
01. Cough Drop
03. Someone Else Will
04. 14 Months
05. Kids of Ireland
Tarah Who? is made up of Tarah G. Carpenter (vocals, guitar), Ash Orphan (bass) and Jo Ko (drums).
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2 September 2015
Reposted from The Deli Magazine San Francisco
Music Video Premiere: Katie Garibaldi – Lock The Door, Lose The Key
We’re excited to premiere a new music from the San Francisco based country artist, Katie Garibaldi. Garibaldi is another local artist who chooses to express herself in a more traditional music genre. With her beautiful voice and talent for musical arrangement, we always respect Katie for her hard work and well written country ballads.
I’ve kind of nicknamed “Lock The Door, Lose The Key” the ‘newlywed song’ because it’s basically about newlywed business. When I go through big life moments, including falling in love and getting married, those subjects infuse themselves into my creative mind and are reflected in my songwriting. I wrote a lot of the songs on my album, Follow Your Heart during the period of my life when I was engaged and newly married. “Lock The Door, Lose The Key” is about that honeymoon phase my husband and I were in when we basically just wanted to lock ourselves away in a blissful nest and forget the rest of the world. It’s become one of my favorite songs to perform live from the album because I’ve noticed how happy it makes people who are listening. It’s a really fun story and a staple song off Follow Your Heart that contributes to the record’s signature sound, so I chose this song for my first official music video to celebrate the album’s one-year anniversary as a celebration of what an absolute blast this past year has been touring with these songs, and as a personal thank you to my supporters. – Katie Garibaldi on writing Lock the Door, Lose the Key
Check out Katie’s “newlywed song”, Lock the Door, Lose the Key exclusively on The Deli Magazine San Francisco!