October 21, 2014

Haerts announce album details, share new track

Fans of earnest and impassioned synth pop have been awaiting the full-length album release from Haerts for a while now. I've featured a number of Haerts tunes starting with "All The Days" and "Wings" in mid-2013,  the official video for "All The Days" that accompanied the release of the Hemiplegia EP back in August 2013, and "Call My Name" in March of this year.

The band has now announced the release of a full-length album on October 28. They've also shared new tracks including "Giving Up", "Heart" and "No One Needs To Know". Take a listen and mark the date on your calendar.

"Giving Up"

"Heart"

"All The Days"

"Wings"

"Call My Name"


Album cover pic from Facebook.

October 20, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Day 2 Band 4: Lucero

Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
I was supposed to go see Memphis' Lucero the last time they were in Toronto but I never got myself together to go. I made right with Lucero on Day 2 of Toronto's Riot Fest.
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Lucero took to the stage on a glorious day and brought their unique blend of blues and rock, mixed with bits of country and punk, combined with musicianship, attitude, guitars, horns and honky tonk piano. Great stuff!
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesLucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Here's a smattering of tunes from their set.

"The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo"

"Nights Like These"

"Women & Work"

"Darken My Door"

"The Last Song"

Did anyone else notice the alligator by the drummer?
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Lucero at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

October 19, 2014

Ex Hex

So I'm sick home with the flu. I don't even have the energy to edit photos. Ex Hex music is trying its best to pump up my energy levels. Seems like the kind of music that could do the job, if only the flu weren't more powerful. Great stuff! The music; not the flu.

Ex Hex is Mary Timony's latest project which puts her guitar playing and power pop sensibilities front and centre. Here's Ex Hex' videos for "Waterfall" and "Hot and Cold" along with album tracks "Beast" and "Don't Wanna Lose" from Rips.



Pic from Ex Hex.

October 18, 2014

Something From Nothing - the first track from Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters' newest album, the Butch Vig produced Sonic Highways, comes out on November 10. The first episode of the accompanying HBO TV series launched this week. The first episode was on Chicago and this track is the feature tune for the first episode. The song is called "Something From Nothing" and it covers pretty much the full dynamic range of a rock song. I'm looking forward to this album and I might even go see them on their next tour.

Check it out:


The HBO series just started, too. Looks pretty cool.


Update: The Foos just released the proper video for "Something From Nothing", so here it is. It will look pretty familiar if you saw the first episode of the HBO series.


Pic from Facebook.

October 17, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Day 2 Band 3: Nostalghia

Nostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Nostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The band is Nostalghia. They take their name from singer Ciscandra Nostalghia's surname. They're based in LA and I got to experience them on sunshiny day 2 of Toronto's Riot Fest.
Nostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Nostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Nostalghia is an emotional and passionate trio. Their music is a moody counterpoint to the bright sunshine featuring orchestral sounds and soaring vocals. This was their first time in Toronto.
Nostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesNostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Their album Chrysalis is out now. Check out some tunes from their setlist.

"Sunshiny Milk"

"Cool For Chaos"

"Stockholm Syndrome"
Nostalghia at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures