Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tall Blonde – Porch Recordings

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Five upbeat, mostly instrumental tracks, with a nice variety of instrumentation. Tagged as ‘ for when you’re sad and happy’, which I guess is as good an explanation for this release as any. Tracks put forward a range of sounds, from shining electronica to acoustic, campfire-esque melodies to hazy, electric guitar.

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Cooper’s – Price! Waterhouse! Cooper’s!

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Polar Sunspots returns back to form with Price! Waterhouse! Cooper’s!, a mellow indie pop/rock release. Perhaps the best thing about this album is how warm and honest it is. Each of the four tracks bring out something new – the synth on Fluke is particularly awesome. Has a great bittersweet vibe at some points, especially in some of the lyrics. The instrumental final track is pretty great too.

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Polar Sunspots is back with a change of schedule!

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My laptop has been fixed so Polar Sunspots is up and running again! However, I’ve decided to make a slight change to my posting schedule. Since I am returning to university in just over a week and will be starting work soon, it is unlikely that I will be able to listen to/post an album every day. However, I want to ensure that you guys have a steady is stream of new music to check out. As such, I’ve decided that posts will now be every two days. This means I am not under so much pressure to post every day whilst still being able to keep the blog going at a good pace. Hope you enjoy the future albums!

PC Problems…

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Hey guys. Unfortunately I’m having some problems with my laptop meaning I’m not going to be able to post again until around wednesday. I have access to a computer, but since its not mine I cannot really use it every day to listen and post. Hoping to have my laptop fixed and be back on schedule asap!

Red Alder – Dissociation

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Red Alder is a female solo artist who makes wonderfully atmospheric lo-fi pop. As the name suggests, the songs on Dissociation are cold, withdrawn and sombre. However, these seven tracks showcase some of the most beautiful and poignant female led pop I’ve heard for quite some time. Through the use of keyboard, percussion, effects and field recordings, Red Alder puts forward music that is both playful and melancholy. Highly recommended.

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Beach Party – Beach Party

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Energetic punk rock release that is surprisingly accessible. I’ve never been a huge fan of punk but I found Beach Party really listenable, so it’s definitely something I would recommend to everyone. Five seriously catchy tracks, great instrumentation and some pretty good lyrics. A release you can listen to over and over.

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