post-audiofeed jams that may not be related to audiofeed (single reviews)
Turnover – “Super Natural”: A few TU readers had some opinions on the song. TU photographer Michael Buchsieb chimed in saying the song has a “…super 80’s feel. It seems like their sound somehow mellowed out even more and is less poppy. Very easy listening and catchy.”
Abby Jeffers agrees with Michael, calling the song “very chill. It’s velvety and hazy, like thick, dreamy indie pop but it’s definitely not hard to get through. Sturdy but not rigid, sort of what I expected but somehow even warmer and richer.”
Finally, Lena D’Amico says the song is “what daydreams are made of.”
Astari Nite – “The Girl Who Tried”: Listening to a post-punk track by a band whose name is a play on words seems oddly appropriate on an evening (now early morning, I suppose) following 4th of July fireworks. The wistful song suits the summer well and seems to breathe nostalgia and emotion. Fans of New Order will be into this. The vocals are slightly reminiscent of Blackstar era Bowie. Eerie and foreboding.
Days Are Done – “Colours”: This song occupies a space between The Civil Wars and Bon Iver’s “For Emma…” era. I recently read a comment on a music video on YouTube that said “this makes me feel something I can’t explain.” That something is what I look for in all music I listen to, really. But especially folk music. I don’t really want to be bowled over by melancholy or sappiness – just seeking that intangible feeling. And the unique combination of voices in this duo seems to do just that.
Able Baker Fox – “Purple Mountain”: Having just left a festival with lots of heavy alternative music, it only seems appropriate that I react to a song from a post-hardcore band. Signed to No Sleep Records, nonetheless. The vocals of the group, made up of members of Small Brown Bike and The Casket Lottery, are kind of shrill and desparate – par for the course for the genre, but nonetheless compelling. The song is aggressive yet good for zoning out to. I like that sort of versatility.