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Laura K- an EardrumsPop Single

November 21, 2011

Another post nicked from the release from the EardrumsPop netable I work with….the full details are below but click here to get the three tracks along with the artwork!

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ePop018 – Laura K

COVER ART made by Sarah Lippett.
Visit Sarah’s website http://crayonlegs.com/
We have done an interview with Sarah, where you can read more about her and her art. You can find the illustrator interview here.THE BOOKLET is designed by Julia Pax and put together in InDesign by Andrej Dolinka.
View the booklet.

TRACKS:
1. Saboteur
2. This Happens Every Time
3. Beach Comber (Real Estate cover)

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE (ZIP)
Tracks 1 and 2 are written by Laura K. Track 3 is a cover of Real Estate’s song “Beach Comber”. More about this song further down on this page.
PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING? If you have problems downloading the single-zip, try downloading through this link instead.

 

Creative Commons License
This single is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Feel free to share it with your friends, play it on your podcast, use it on your mixtape etc, as long as it’s used non-commercially and as long as you do not edit the songs in any way. Please link back to this page if you use it online. Please DO NOT upload the full zip to your own server without our permission. Use a link to our zip instead.

 

ABOUT LAURA K

23 year old Laura K wrote her first song when she was 8, and learned to play piano 3 years earlier. Today, she writes lots of poppy songs and plays several instruments: keyboard, ukulele, glockenspiel and melodica, whilst also singing with her lovely voice. Her songs tell tales of love, life and heart break, yet she somehow manages to do it in an uplifting and amusing way. She used to live in Brisbane, where she played in bands like Roman History and Little Scout, but is now based in London. In addition to making sweet songs on her own, she also plays keyboards and sings backing vocals in Tigercats. She says that the coolest thing that’s ever happened to her was meeting Jarvis Cocker backstage at Leeds Festival, where he put her on the guest list for one of Pulp’s sold out shows at Brixton Academy. So, now you know Laura K. Maybe you should listen to her music?  www.laurak.bandcamp.com

A PHOTO INTERVIEW WITH LAURA K

The innovative website A NEGATIVE NARRATIVE make interviews with bands, but instead of answering with words, the artists have to take a photograph for each question. You can view Laura K’s photographic answers on A.N.N.’s website, or in the booklet for this single. Hope you enjoy them!

We are collaborating with A Negative Narrative on this single-series, and they have made photo-interviews with all our single-artists. Visit http://anegativenarrative.com/ and see more bands’ photographic answers to their interview questions.


THE COVER SONG:

We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention.

Laura K has chosen to cover “Beach Comber”, originally written and performed by Real Estate. The song can be found on Real Estate’s self-titled debut album (listen on Spotify)

THE COVERED ARTIST: REAL ESTATE

http://www.myspace.com/realestate

Real Estate is a psychedelic surf pop band hailing from Ridgewood, New Jersey now rooted in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The band was formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey by singer/guitarist Martin Courtney, guitarist Matthew Mondanile (Ducktails), bassist Alex Bleeker (of Alex Bleeker and the Freaks), and drummer Etienne Pierre Duguay (of [{Predator Vision]]) in 2008. In 2011 Jackson Pollis joined on drums.

After issuing singles on the Underwater Peoples and Woodsist labels, the band’s 2009 self-titled debut received an 8.5 rating and Best New Music tag from the Pitchfork Media website. Tours followed supporting acts such as Girls, Kurt Vile, Woods, and Deerhunter. In 2011, Real Estate signed with theDomino Recording Co. and plan to issue their sophomore record, Days, on October 18th, 2011.

Here is Real Estate’s original version of the song:

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Zenda Marie EP

November 21, 2011

I have been a fairly reflective mood recently and at those times I always go back to simple folk tunes on my ears instead of the more  convoluted math rock or electronica that usually reside there.

Zenda Marie have that simplicity and in such lovely measures- wonderful harmonies, slow guitar strumming and low electronica  that leaves you with the feeling of being in a meandering stream with the water slowly flowing over you.  You can buy/stream their self-titled EP over at their Bandcamp.


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Niamh Regan

August 30, 2011

An artist that has been on my ears over the past few months has been Niamh Regan.  There isn’t much information on her except that she is a teenager in Galway but I think that it’s better that her song’s speak for her rather than a long and wordy bio.

There are only two tunes up on her Breaking Tunes page at the moment and such a delight on the ears they are!  Two Seeds and Said To Me are warm and heartfelt and delivered with a clear and robust voice that will leave you hooked pure and simple.

Looking forward to many more but for now the YouTube she posted of a new song will have to do…

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Seeping Into Cinemas- Dour Hour

March 14, 2010

A wonderful tune for a Sunday morning from Seeping Into Cinemas– low key vocals with subtle guitar, drums and keyboard to ease you into the day. Directed by Killian Broderick and featuring the striking Maya, the video is as much a pleasure on the eyes as the tune is on the ears…

Dour Hour

You can get the single on iTunes and while there are no gigs listed on their MySpace, they are popping up now and again around Dublin so keep your eyes peeled.   Betamax Format (who’s members comprise part of Seeping Into Cinemas) is also popping back up now and again on the gig circuit so keep them doubly peeled…sounds painful but worth catching them both!

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The Riptide Movement- Alive Inside

March 7, 2010
Back from their tour of France, The Riptide Movement, one of the busiest gigging groups I know, will be having some gigs to showcase their new tunes from the forthcoming album Hot Tramp.  If you haven’t come across their tunes before you should check out their MySpace to stream a few from their previous album What About The Tip Jars??
Dates- catch them if you can!

For a taste of what to expect check out the zombietastic video for

Alive Inside…

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Villagers- Becoming A Jackal

March 7, 2010

Becoming A Jackal is a new tune from the forthcoming album from Villagers and a stunner it is- directed by Ferry Gouw it is not just an audio treat but a visual one as well.

Becoming A Jackal

The single will be available on 7″ with the track Twenty-Seven Strangers on April 17th (Record Store Day) and both will be available for download on April 26th.

Always good to hear Conors voice and if you want to drown your ears with it you can get Hollow Kind from Road Records or checkout their songs on Breakingtunes or MySpace.

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Willful Endeavorment

February 24, 2010

I’m not sure if that title is grammatically correct but it pretty much sums up what I mean.  I have been very busy lately on some old endeavors but some new ones as well so finding the time to post here has been like trying to find the door to a different dimension.

Quite a bit of my spare time has been Between Two Waves over at Eardrums Pop with three excellent music people- hopefully in a few weeks time you will hear the fruits of those endeavors!

What the blog doesn’t show at the moment is how much new music I have been listening to and how many new albums I have had on repeat.   There are so many good new tunes out at the moment- both submissions and new finds that have been titillating the ears and I will post soon.

A quick thank you as well for those individuals who nominated me in the best music blog category for the 2010 Irish Blog Awards…while I haven’t had a lot of time for here it’s nice to know that the efforts are appreciated.

For your eyes and ears is the excellent tune and video from one of my favs Dark Room Notes-enjoy!

ELM

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Competition- David Bazan At Whelans

February 9, 2010

Competition time!  This time for American singer song-writer David Bazan (of Pedro The Lion) in Whelans on Thursday February 11th with support from Postdata.

Thanks to Foggy Notions I have a double pass up for grabs for the gig- simply answer this question:

What other band besides Pedro The Lion was David Bazan lead singer of?

Hints here.

Answers to tenacioustimothy[at]gmail.com with Bazan in the subject line by 5 pm on Wednesday the 10th of February and the winner will be picked at random.

For a taste of his sounds click below…

Bless This Mess

The Man In Me

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Sleep Thieves

January 31, 2010

Ahh it’s always great hearing a familiar voice in a new group…especially when the voice belongs to Sorcha Brennan and is surrounded by some nicely crafted electro tunes!

Sleep Thieves have a very catchy sound indeed and even with the dubious sound quality of Twisted Peppers upstairs room where I first caught them, you can hear the promise of a great electro vibe.  They will be having a full set in Whelans on the 24th of March along with Nakatomi Towers who are another excellent electro group that you should catch.

You can have a listen to the tunes from their ep It Was Only A Satellite at the excellent site for Irish bands Breakingtunes and check out their last.fm page for a download of the track City Lights.

City Lights

You can also download Make Your Move or stream it below- my favourite at the moment and I am really looking forward to some new material from them this year.

You should also check out the other groups Sorcha has sung in:  Butterfly Explosion and little xs for eyes– both of which will be having new tunes in 2010.

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Alcoholic Faith Mission

January 14, 2010

How many Danish groups are good for your ears?  It’s a question I have asked myself on more than one occasion and of course the answer is there are never enough!

The Alcoholic Faith Mission might have actually started in New York but their sound is Scandinavian through and through- glorious harmonies and varied instrumentation that come together to form a whole that is not only spectacular but becomes an addictive drug on the ears.   An interesting twist to the name and their own words sum it up best:

Suddenly before them was big neon cross. This was a holy congregation called Apostolic Faith Mission – and this was just like booze is to the alcoholic, they thought. A true mission to withstand an empty existence; an Alcoholic Faith Mission.

For those users in Spotify countries click below for their latest album

Alcoholic Faith Mission – 421 Wythe Avenue

For those un-Spotified you can listen to We All Have Our Shortcomings below or you can visit RCRD LBL for the stunning tune Nut In Your Eye and the slower and nicely sampled Time.

Alcoholic_Faith_Mission-We_All_Have_Our_Shortcomings

No official videos just yet but they have done a handmade road trip film for Guilty Scarred Eyes

For more information and details on how to get the album visit their label Pony Rec.