Posted by Jakub

2 of the most talented unsigned bands right now I know are ARMS and Perfume Genius, both cover their respective sounds in very graceful ways. ARMS has plenty of excitement coming from each track that will hopefully kick off a few outdoor parties with friends this summer, preferably at a summer cabin by the lake. Todd puts the right amount of drive behind Emily Sue Pt. 2, it excites me the same way as when I first heard Broken Social Scene. If you like it then you should definitely download it here for FREE, the band is giving away their EP today as a nice prep for SXSW.

Perfume Genius touches on a Red House Painters sadness, really tells a story nicely though. You see songs like this don’t make it to the radio and I don’t get why, so much more there to enjoy that has character over someone else writing a song like this thats in a professional studio with the best equipment ever surrounding them.

The Sight Below makes beauty and misery work on a pristine level, he makes a grey day rich and a loner feel powerful I bet. If you’re a high end dark art boutique and don’t have this playing in the store then you might as well be selling rainbows and playing Lady Gaga club mixes.

When I saw Noveller play last month I was very impressed not only by her sound but how she creates it on stage, she has more pedals than some girls have shoes and gently loops her sound while playing her 2 guitars with bows, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SEEING LIVE.

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5 Comments Leave A Comment


Dave Curry says:

March 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Jakub, thanks for the music posts, as always I seem to discover a new band when surfing the iso50 blog that I would have never found otherwise. Enjoy ARMS and will definitely keep up with the blog!


Ott Luuk says:

March 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I like the selection in general but the Red House Painters reference on the Perfume Genius song irks me in a bad way. Just can’t make that connection. It does remind me of Casimir Pulaski Day by Sufjan Stevens, though.

The Sight Below is great.


Dan says:

March 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I follow Ghostly pretty closely but have somehow missed The Sight Below… reminds me of a David Lynch soundtrack. Nice picks, as always!