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Recommendations - 07.20.08
07/20/08 at 07:22 AM by Julia Conny
Ok, ok. Saw The Dark Night last night. It was amazing, obviously. I was on my toes the whole time, and Heath Ledger ... wow. Something about the ending didn't cut it for me though, but I am still trying to put my finger on it. Still more interesting than the movie, I found the hype and marketing so on point, so keen on what social trends capitalize on, that there is definitely a lesson to be learned for any other industry with a technological base.

The spell check on my Firefox isn't working. My true colors are going to show, uh oh. Anyway, here is what I think you should listen to this week.

Walter Meego - Awesome experimental electronic pop from Chicago. Plenty credible and it doesn't feel like some act riding the trend train. Most of the songs are simple layering, and the vocals are cutesy. Reminds me of the same charm as Coconut Records.

Beach House - Gorgeous dream pop from Baltimore. I had the pleasure of catching them at Whartscape (an indie music festival in Baltimore) this weekend, and Victoria Legrand's voice filled the room like a seductive airborne virus. It was astonishing. If you like clocking out and casting away for interverals with bands like Sigur Ros, Beach House can have that same 'floating' effect.

The Broze Episode - Deep, dark indie rock from New Jersey. Haunting, and that's just the first song from myspace "Poisoned Autumn". Using tons of elements and an instrumental high air with a cello, violin, and viola, everything that comes together for The Bronze Episode is fuddled romantically. The classical overnotes are a mark of musiciasnship, and even though singer K.C. Jolliffe sounds easy-to-approach, the whole product is big and intimating.
Tags: recommendations, the broze episode, walter meego, beach house, the dark knight
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