Music Monthly: October

Won’t lie, this hasn’t been the best month for me in terms of listening to anything particularly different. In part because I’ve been listening to a couple of the albums I mentioned in my last round up. Namely TWIABP – Harmlessness and Shit Present. That doesn’t mean I’ve completely neglected it though. So without further ado:

Foxing – Dealer

Sad music all round this month. This is the second album from this lot, and it’s a superb follow up to The Albatross (which is one of my favourite sad albums of the last few years). Perfect for both sunny autumn days and dark, dank misty autumn nights I highly recommend this album. The whole album just feels like a step up from Albatross and has a generally “bigger” and more mature sound. I’ve still not seen this band and missed them in the summer when they came across with Tigers Jaw because of a family wedding. They’re high on my “must see” list.

Further Listening:
The Medic (Albatross)
Bloodhound (Albatross)

Owen – Discography

Mike Kinsella of American Football is quite a talented chap. Those who listen to anything sad/have listened to the emo genre in the last 15-20 years will have undoubtedly heard him in at least one of his guises. Owen is the most prolific of these. His charming and often witty vocals accompanied by the gentle noises he takes out of his guitar. He’s a firm favourite of mine for this time of year (and in general to be honest), and I have a playlist of his whole discography which I tend to just stick on random. You can find his artist page here, and below is his cover of Against Me, which is by far one of my faves.

Further listening:

Too Many Moons (Ghost Town)
O, Evelyn (Ghost Town)
I Got High (L’Ami Du Peuple)
Good Friends Bad Habits (New Leaves)

Pentimento – I, No Longer

The new album from the New York boys came out a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been intermittently listening to it. I’ve been wanting some new sad vibe type stuff and got a bunch of recs from other people on facebook recently. This came out at just the right time to help with that. They’re a band that I really want to tour across here sometime soon, after seeing them in the states a couple of years back. I’m still surprised they’ve not made it across. But they are a band you should definitely have on your radar if you’re into bands like Taking Back Sunday or Polar Bear Club (to me they’re half way between the two).

Further Listening:
Just Friends (Inside The Sea)
The Bridge (Pentimento)
It’s OK (Pentimento)