New Music Excess

Sarah McLachlan – Laws Of Illusion

Posted in Adult Contemporary, Pop by newmusicexcess on July 6, 2010

Sarah McLachlan - Laws of Illusion

It’s good to see that local gal, Sarah McLachlan has a new long player out. The recently released (on the 15th June 2011) Laws Of Illusion is her 7th studio album:

  • 1988 – Touch
  • 1991 – Solace
  • 1993 – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
  • 1997 – Surfacing
  • 2003 – Afterglow
  • 2006 – Wintersong
  • 2010 – Laws of Illusion

It’s on Spotify, so if you have it, you can check it out at – http://open.spotify.com/album/0eeRKrhPyIAOxK2zemQiWd

Track Listing:

  1. Awakenings
  2. Illusions of Bliss
  3. Loving You Is Easy
  4. Changes
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Rivers of Love
  7. Love Come
  8. Out of Tune
  9. Heartbreak
  10. Don’t Give Up on U
  11. U Want Me 2
  12. Bring on the Wonder
  13. Love Come" (Piano Version)

Reviewed at:

Genre(s):

  • Pop
  • Adult Contemporary

Similar Artists:

  • Tara MacLean
  • Jann Arden
  • Jewel
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Paula Cole
  • Heather Nova
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Indigo Girls
  • Shawn Colvin

Further Information:

Website – http://www.sarahmclachlan.com

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/sarahmclachlan

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/sarahmclachlan

Twitter – http://twitter.com/sarahmclachlan

Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_McLachlan

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Bands To Watch 2010: Calories

Posted in Alternative, Bands To Watch, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock by newmusicexcess on January 10, 2010

 calories

Info:

  • Three piece rock band from Birmingham, UK.
  • Genre(s): Alternative, Indie, Lo-Fi, Noise, Pop, Rock.
  • Ex-Distophia members.
  • Line-up:
    • John Biggs – Guitar/Vocals
    • Pete Dixon – Bass/Vocals
    • Tom Whitfield – Drums/Vocals
  • First live shows in June 2008
  • Next gig: 5 Feb 2010 The Victoria – Birmingham (Split 7" Launch)

 

Releases:

  • Debut album Adventuring released 09/03/2009.adventuring
    1. A Bear A Bison
    2. Caught In The In-Between To Encounter A Deer
    3. Adventuring
    4. Fragile Numbers
    5. Oh K.S.S.T.
    6. Drugged
    7. Same Ideals
    8. (See You On The Expedition)
    9. Forests Of Varg

 

  • Let’s Pretend That We’re Older EP released 09/11/2009letspretendwereolderep
    1. Let’s Pretend That We’re Older
    2. Arm A Leg
    3. Expect The Language
    4. Hands Off

 

 

 

Upcoming Releases

  • Split 7” with William in early February 2010
  • Habitation album due early 2010

 

Links:

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Githead – Landing

Posted in Dub, Experimental Rock, Pop, Post-punk, Shoegaze by newmusicexcess on January 7, 2010

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Track listing:

1. Faster
2. Take Off
3. Before Tomorrow
4. Landing
5. Ride
6. Over The Limit
7. Lightswimmer
8. From My Perspective
9. Displacement & Time
10. Transmission Tower

Landing by Githead is a melding of music into a smooth, steady reliable delivery. With drums and bass providing the solid framework over which the guitars can layer their melodic chimes and accents, atop this rides the almost dispassionate vocals. After several listens it certainly makes me want to check out the record collection for My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Curve, Ride, Stereolab, Bolshoi and a bit of Wire.

Reviewed at:

The Onion – http://www.avclub.com/articles/githead-landing,35684/

Dusted Magazine – http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/5367

Pop Matters – http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/117288-githead-landing/

Drowned In Sound – http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14860/reviews/4138380

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The Postmarks – Memoirs At The End Of The World

Posted in Indie Pop, Pop by newmusicexcess on January 2, 2010

Track listing:

51NHrPw3ngL._SS500_ 1. No One Said This Would Be Easy
2. My Lucky Charm
3. Thorn In Your Side
4. Don’t Know Till You Try
5. All You Ever Wanted
6. Run Away Love
7. For Better… Or Worse?
8. I’m In Deep
9. Thorn In Your Side [Reprise]
10. Go Jetsetter
11. Theme From “Memoirs”
12. The Girl From Algenib
13. Gone

The Postmarks’ second proper full-length album, Memoirs At The End Of The World, transports you to a 60’s spy movie via it’s epic, cinematic and multi-instrumental arrangements. Lush, mysterious and smooth pop orchestrations and vocals help impart a film score ambiance.

Reviewed at:

No Ripcord – http://www.noripcord.com/reviews/music/postmarks/memoirs-end-world

Pitchfork – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13355-memoirs-at-the-end-of-the-world/

All Music Guide – http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hnfyxzr0ldke~T1

Under The Radar – http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/memoirs_at_the_end_of_the_world/

The Onion (A.V. Club) – http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-postmarks-memoirs-at-the-end-of-the-world,32081/

 

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