This Just In: “Exit, Pursued By A Bear” EP // To Kill A King

This Just In: “Exit, Pursued By A Bear” EP by @ToKillAKing is out today!

Wolf James Photography
Wolf James Photography

Wolf James Photography

Since the release of Cannibals With Cutlery in the US earlier this year, To Kill A King have gone back into the studio to record a five song EP titled Exit, Pursued By A Bear. 

Earlier last month, the British quintet dropped the lead single “Oh, My Love,” and filmed a beautiful sing-along video for the track.…

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MUMFORD AND SONS ARE BACK AND AT IT AGAIN.

Thanks for  letting me get that off my chest, I’ve been waiting a long time to say that. Since the band hinted at an indefinite hiatus on Facebook, I’ve been mourning by spending more than a few late nights watching then re-watching their “Gentlemen of The Road Tour” and “Road to  Red Rocks” documentaries.

This past summer, Glastonbury saw a few members of Mumford reunited when they joined the Haim sisters on stage for a cracking jam session. Other than that, the band has been doing their own thing on the side of Mumford. But alas, NME reports that the band are in the early stages of writing and recording their third album. As if that news is not exciting enough, it is reported that they are working with James Ford, you know, the guy that produced the Artic Monkey’s AM and Haim’s Days Are Gone. 

What a time to be alive.

-J

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MUMFORD AND SONS ARE BACK AND AT IT AGAIN.

Thanks for  letting me get that off my chest, I’ve been waiting a long time to say that. Since the band hinted at an indefinite hiatus on Facebook, I’ve been mourning by spending more than a few late nights watching then re-watching their “Gentlemen of The Road Tour” and “Road to  Red Rocks” documentaries.

This past summer, Glastonbury saw a few members of Mumford reunited when they joined the Haim sisters on stage for a cracking jam session. Other than that, the band has been doing their own thing on the side of Mumford. But alas, NME reports that the band are in the early stages of writing and recording their third album. As if that news is not exciting enough, it is reported that they are working with James Ford, you know, the guy that produced the Artic Monkey’s AM and Haim’s Days Are Gone. 

What a time to be alive.

-J

Words that appeased you
Words were always, 
dressed up to please you
Promising “someday”, 
whispered to you so desperately all night
Walk out the door, get rid of the tells
Say it’s ok, but we’re kidding ourselves
Trick me to thinking, that you could be all mine
All mine to be here alone tonight
To be here alone tonight

(Source: Spotify)

GIG REVIEW: BROODS AT THE EL REY THEATRE 10/14

The Haim sisters, the Disclosure brothers, and now the Broods siblings–families are taking over the indie world by storm. Fresh off touring with Sam Smith and playing Austin City Limits, Georgia and Caleb Nott of Broods played a sold out, one off show last night to celebrate the release of their debut album, “Evergreen.”

After fellow New Zealanders Strange Babes warmed up the crowd, Caleb and Georgia strutted onto the stage with confidence and talent way beyond their years. Opening with “Never Gonna Change,” a track off their self-titled EP, Georgia warmed up the receptive crowd immediately. Claps and cheers abound as the siblings moved onto other tracks, including “Evergreen,” “Killing Me,” and “Everytime,” all solid synth-pop tracks off their stellar debut effort. As Georgia sang the first line of “Bridges,” the crowd threw up their hands and sang along to every word to the track that introduced the world to the Kiwi duo late last year.

Read the full review and see exclusive pictures at SoundsNSpirits!

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GIG REVIEW: BROODS AT THE EL REY THEATRE 10/14

The Haim sisters, the Disclosure brothers, and now the Broods siblings–families are taking over the indie world by storm. Fresh off touring with Sam Smith and playing Austin City Limits, Georgia and Caleb Nott of Broods played a sold out, one off show last night to celebrate the release of their debut album, “Evergreen.”

After fellow New Zealanders Strange Babes warmed up the crowd, Caleb and Georgia strutted onto the stage with confidence and talent way beyond their years. Opening with “Never Gonna Change,” a track off their self-titled EP, Georgia warmed up the receptive crowd immediately. Claps and cheers abound as the siblings moved onto other tracks, including “Evergreen,” “Killing Me,” and “Everytime,” all solid synth-pop tracks off their stellar debut effort. As Georgia sang the first line of “Bridges,” the crowd threw up their hands and sang along to every word to the track that introduced the world to the Kiwi duo late last year.

Read the full review and see exclusive pictures at SoundsNSpirits!

Album Review: “Evergreen” // Broods

Album Review: “Evergreen” // @BroodsMusic Listen to it. Buy it. Listen to it again.

Photo credit: Kyle Dean Reinford
Photo credit: Kyle Dean Reinford

Photo credit: Kyle Dean Reinford

BROODS have come a long way since I last spoke to them in February. After playing a string of intimate shows in the states early this year, Caleb and Georgia Nott have toured with Ellie Goulding and Haim. As if supporting those female powerhouses wasn’t enough, the New Zealand natives are now touring with Sam Smith. Along the way, the siblings have gained massive…

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This Just In: “Thinking Out Loud” Music Video // Ed Sheeran

This Just In: “Thinking Out Loud” Music Video // @EdSheeran

For a few weeks now, Ed Sheeran has been teasing the video for his newest single, “Thinking Out Loud,” with statements such as: he had to train for a few hours a day and this was his favorite music video not only yet but probably ever. And after it’s premiere today, I understand why. A simple set up and concept for a simply beautiful song, the video centers on a female dancer and Ed himself in an…

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Gig Review: Tove Lo at the Metro Chicago

Gig Review: @iamtovelo at the @MetroChicago

Tove Lo // Photo: Liz Sebastian

As the impromptu karaoke of *NSYNC’s “Tearin Up My Heart” was abruptly cut off and the lights flipped to black, the energy in the sold-out Metro Chicago was crackling as we waited for the aptly dubbed “VH1 You Oughta Know Artist” to hit the stage.

Anticipations rose even higher as a story told in voice over pulsed through the speakers, pumping the crowd to maximum excitement for a minute and a…

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Best. Gig. Of. 2014.

I’ve been to more shows and seen more acts than I can remember this year, but Bombay Bicycle Club completely and beautifully blew my mind more than any other artist did in 2014 (including The Killers, The Black Keys, etc–so imagine).

Read the rest of the review and see exclusive pictures here

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Best. Gig. Of. 2014.

I’ve been to more shows and seen more acts than I can remember this year, but Bombay Bicycle Club completely and beautifully blew my mind more than any other artist did in 2014 (including The Killers, The Black Keys, etc–so imagine).

Read the rest of the review and see exclusive pictures here

Bombay Bicycle Club at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo: Joyce Jude Lee // soundsnspirits

Review coming soon!

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Bombay Bicycle Club at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo: Joyce Jude Lee // soundsnspirits

Review coming soon!