Friday, September 28th, 2012
In Other Words
Taken By Trees reveals Other Worlds
Amanda MarsalisCognizant, perhaps, of the fact that Other Worlds, her third album as Taken By Trees, comes out the exact same day that her North American tour supporting both it and Jens Lekman begins – that’d be next Tuesday, October 2 – Victoria Bergsman has thoughtfully made the album available to stream in its entirety; you can hear it over at Prefix.
It’s a record that keeps the wanderlust feel of its predecessor, East Of Eden, as filtered through Bergsman’s signature shy, sleepy vocals. But where that album immersed itself in the sounds and spirit of Pakistan, Worlds draws influences from a variety of places, from the Mediterranean to Caribbean to South Pacific, to create a gentle, yet danceable aural vacation.
Taken By Trees are at The Phoenix on October 4. Work has a brief Q&A with Bergsman.
Stream: Taken By Trees / Other Worlds
Room 205 has poste the third and final video from their session with I Break Horses. You can also just stream the audio of the session via Soundcloud if you don’t want to deal with the… interesting camera work.
Video: Sigur Rós – “Ekki múkk”
Still Corners have released a new single to precede a Fall European tour. It’s pretty.
Paste is streaming Don’t Be A Stranger, the new album from Mark Eitzel, ahead of its official release date next Tuesday. He’s at The Rivoli on November 28 and another career advice video is up at SF Weekly.
A couple of noteworthy support acts announced this week – Jason Lytle will be peddling his new solo record Dept. Of Disappearance at Massey Hall on December 5 before Band Of Horses take the stage. The album is out October 16, and a new song is available to stream.
Stream: Jason Lytle – “Get Up And Go”
And DIIV are back again, warming up for Japandroids at The Phoenix on December 11.
MP3: DIIV – “Sometime”