Juno + Autumns + Slow Hands + H & K
I was going to save this Juno song for the perfect ending for a mix because I think it blows a lot of similar bands like Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, etc out of the water if you compared best song to best song. The recording of the vocal could be one of my favorites, the builds are not too drastic but still have these epic parts to them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
How did I miss The Autumns? probably because i’m not a fan of the guys vocal but lyrically and sonically they’re outstanding, what do you think? I can’t imagine how they sound now though.
Tom Croose’s partner as Worst Friends goes under the name Slow Hands, he’s a classically trained guitarist that makes slow house/disco that pretty much sound like it’s inspired by Sade which might be the best direction for the future of slow disco and comes so natural to Ryan’s style of making music.
This Herrmann & Kleine song could calm anyone with its digital fake waves in the distance, child toy melodies, and dreamy keys, all that comes to mind is taking a calm nap in a foreign city.
Juno – The Great Salt Lake / Into the Lavender Crevices of Evening the Otters Have Been Pushed[audio:lavender.mp3]
The Autumns – The Garden Ends[audio:ends.mp3]
Slow Hands – Fast Tongue[audio:tongue.mp3]
Herrmann & Kleine – Sitting Next to You (closer)[audio:nextto.mp3]
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Zach Burson says:June 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm
I’ve listened to The Autumns for a few years now and they have some really gret cd’s. I bought a couple EP’s about 2 years ago with some excellent singles. They also did an excellent cover of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” from The Smiths; probably one of the best covers I’ve heard in a long while. I believe they play live in the Los Angeles area @ Spaceland. If you ever get a chance to see them live, I say go for it!
Bryn says:June 19, 2009 at 1:14 am
hmmm, the Juno song isn’t bad, but I can’t really say it tops a lot of Explosions, Mogwai, or Mono songs. The lack of diversity, and that by the end of it I was a bit tired of the voice didn’t make it appeal to me nearly as much as other post-rock bands out there.
dau-al-7 says:June 19, 2009 at 2:04 am
i forgot how much i loved herrmann & kleine. fast tongue is really good too.
Jeff says:June 19, 2009 at 5:07 am
I agree w/Bryn, too much jabber, not enough heaven scraping instrumental choruses.”Life takes you where it goes”? OK…I need to come to that conclusion without the song giving me the answer.
Chris Stevens says:June 19, 2009 at 11:26 am
that Juno song sent a pleasant shiver through me
Fernando says:June 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm
I’ve also been following the Autumns for a few years now. You should check out their sophomore LP In the Russet Gold as it was produced by Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins fame. All of their LPs are good and demonstrate musical growth from the more straightforward shoegaze/dream pop of Angel Pool. An excellent live band if you have the chance to see them.
BrettAndrewMiotti says:June 22, 2009 at 7:51 am
I’m late on this… but LOVE LOVE LOVE Juno and was kind of shocked to see them on here while catching up on posts. A Future Lived In Past Tense is one of my most favorite albums EVER! (And of course the record that this song appears on isn’t far behind.)
BrettAndrewMiotti says:June 22, 2009 at 7:52 am
… not to mention their badass cover of DJ Shadow’s “High Noon.”
Amir Thompson says:June 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Incredible tune. I enjoy listening to it!