Posts Tagged ‘alt punk’
Swamped today. While I work I am listening to The Barlights, a UK band I ran across last night.
They describe themselves as New Wave/Country. New Wave as in ‘it’s the late 70′s, early ’80′s- what can we call punk so the radio will play it‘, not the generic label american press and companies slapped on every band in the late ’80′s. I am assuming this of course, but their music has that fusion sound of alt-punk/alt-country that I really like so it seems reasonable.
I picked up three advance singles off their new CD If It Wasn’t For The Light, The Dark Would Have Killed Us from Emusic. My favorite is Start Our Days but Ticking and Honest Misbehaviors are good as well.
Video of Ticking:
You can pick up the advance singles from Emusic or Amazon. I am not certain when the CD release date is. The label says 4/5/2009 but that may be a UK date. I am still hunting for a US date.
I picked up ‘The Magician’ by Ghost Buffalo. It is a big change from their first release.
While there are still bits of country peeking out, notably on ‘Choke’, the sound is harder and more rock and punk. (With the exception of ‘Just a Thought’ which sounds like the band was temporarily possessed by Pink Floyd)
Overall the music is darker (although I thought tracks like ‘Ruin Everything’ from the first album were kinda dark) and the songs tend to stand out. My favorites are Fire Walk With Me’ and ‘Gold Disease’.
I love Marie’s voice and think the new direction of the music makes her sound even better. Definitely worth buying.
You can listen to tracks from or purchase The Magician on Emusic,
on the Ghost Buffalo Myspace page,
or over on Suburban Home Records.
You can also watch the new video for Gold Disease on youtube.