A blissed out end to Monday, ‘Emkay’ from the new Bonobo record The North Borders. Make like these people and shuffle!
We’re on the cusp of the weekend! Today I have the pleasure of bringing to you my first artist submission in a while, having fleetingly stopped asking bands for their suggestions due to a lack of time and whimsy. I realised last week that it’s the best thing about being a blogger, gathering other people’s stories, et voilà we’re back on track.
I discovered Toronto’s Decades this week via an email from their label, the teeny White Girl Records. Music which is easy to listen to it’s difficult to plug the four piece in to a genre, strands of punk and garage rock emerge in their older tracks while a preview from their debut beams with well crafted chillwave.
After I heard and liked their music bassist Greg Peters sent through a story about a long time loved band, Blonde Redhead.
Decades Play…Blonde Redhead
My favorite band of all time would have to be Blonde Redhead. They kind of float in and out of my life at random but when I start listening to them they always take me back to that place I was when I discovered them and I end up playing one song over and over which is Misery Is a Butterfly.
The band formed in the early 90’s, I think they have always been way ahead of their time. They are one of those bands who are hard to pin down, “Nu gaze”, “electronica”, “indie rock”, “experimental”, “psychedelic”, but really I think they are just writing whatever music comes naturally to them. The music they create between the three of them is incredible, everything they do is perfect and absolutely beautiful.
Decades debut LP is released on April 30th, check out some of their tracks below.
The intensely eighties video for writhing new single ‘In Sequins’, shot through a purple tint and featuring some truly excellent sequinned leggings.