July 31, 2014 · 3:16 pm
“dramatic and poignant” – NPR
“Setting Sun create an Arcade Fire urgency, creating sweeping orchestrations, driving rhythms. Delicate, hushed vocals and well-crafted pop songs” – Pop Matters
“Incredibly well-crafted songs ” – USA Today
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Setting Sun. But, they’re back with a their fifth album called Be Here When You Get There out now (as of the 22nd) through Young Love Records.
Setting Sun’s songs are propelled by driving rhythms, tasteful acoustic guitar lines, graceful string orchestrations and frontman Gary Levitt’s intimate, earnest vocals. Jen Turner (Here We Go Magic, Exclamation Pony) plays bass on the record. Levitt was born in Queens, New York but started the band in San Francisco. Brooklyn is now home base and is where this new album was recorded.
Have a listen at a couple of songs from the new album. Unfortunately, this playlist does not have the 2 songs that I like from the album, “Idiot” and “Singularity”, which the latter has sort of a Gary Jules sound to it. All of the songs remind me a teensy bit of the Dandy Warhols, too.
Here ya go!
Here’s links to buy the album:
Bandcamp (This link will let you listen to the whole album, including the 2 songs I mentioned above.)
Filed under listen, new albums
Tagged as album stream, Be Here When You Get There, Dandy Warhols, Gary Jules, Gary Levitt, Idiot, Jen Turner, NPR, Pop Matters, Setting Sun, Singularity, USA Today, Young Love Records
March 27, 2013 · 11:05 am
Twenty-thirteen marks the thirteenth anniversary of what we ’round these parts like to call The Last Great Classic Rock Album, one slab of plastic and ink labeled Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia.
In anticipation of the forthcoming reissue on cd, vinyl and limited edition vinyl boxset, The Dandy Warhols have a few somethings special up their sleeves, up to and including: performance of Thirteen Tales LIVE in its perfect entirety right in front of your face.
||Mr. Smalls Theater
||New York, NY
||Los Angeles, CA
||San Francisco, CA
||Wonder Ballroom (All-ages)
||Wonder Ballroom (21+)
August 16, 2012 · 9:43 am
Ghost Wave are one of those rare new bands that already knows exactly what they want. The last time we heard this much rookie talent from Auckland, New Zealand, it came in the form of The Naked & Famous, and we all know how that turned out (well. Very well.). On debut single “Sunsetter,” The Wave set their sights high and aim straight for anthem status, constructing two and half minutes of sunkissed 70’s bliss around a massive Dandy Warhols Lick that hides in the crosshairs of Deerhunter and Tame Impala.
– Neon Gold Records
Ghost Wave is a rock ‘n roll band from Auckland, New Zealand. Inspired by skate vids, persian rugs and the music of Little Richard. 2012 will see the release of new Ghost Wave material including the release of an eponymous EP on August 21st, via +1 Records. A debut full-length is slated for release in 2013.
Stream and/or download: Ghost Wave – “Hippy”
Stream and/or download: Ghost Wave – “Sunsetter”
Ghost Wave will be coming to the United States for their first ever US shows at this year’s CMJ festival.
Oct. 19 || Flowerbooking Showcase – CMJ || New York, NY
Oct. 20 || FUZZ Showcase – CMJ || New York, NY
Ghost Wave EP Track Listing:
2. On A Breeze
5. Mood Ring
Filed under Check 'em Out!, downloads, listen, Newest Love
Tagged as CMJ, Dandy Warhols, free download, Ghost Wave, Hippy, Naked & Famous, Neon Gold Records, New Zealand, Sunsetter, surf rock, Tame Impala