Thursday, February 10, 2011

Two If By Sea

I don't even need to be witty with the title on this one.

Two If By Sea is a long distance project between Teresa Daniele (formerly of The Haircuts), Lisle Mitnik (Fireflies, Very Truly Yours) and Kevin Clark (Homeville Circle, Wooden Owls). Lush would be a pretty good way to describe the 5 track Staysail. It's also a pretty good...ehh...what's that acronym "RIYL?" The Field Mice covering The Softies wouldn't be a bad summarization either (or maybe the other way around?). If that doesn't entice you, maybe talk of jangling guitars, swirling soundscapes, and breathy vocals will. If you're still thinking "eh, not for me," then you're a lost cause anyways.

Scoop up a 7" from February Records and get ready spend way too much time watching some grooves spin.

While you're at it, give the video for the opening track "Apron of Flowers" a watch/listen.

How does it feel?

Boy, it's a good thing I don't have to deal with deadlines at work, because I sure am lousy at making them.

V-Day, and the equally popular Desperation Day came and went (all the while most of this was sitting as a draft ready to be posted, but I digress), and some unfortunate souls were undoubtedly alone. Do not despair pop losers, for The Bynars have you covered!

The first single from their forthcoming album was equally lonely on the 14th and looking for love. Luckily, your chance to find each other hasn't passed, as it's available as a pay-what-you-will on their bandcamp.

"How Does it Feel to Be In Love" takes the Boston band's patented rockin' synth-pop sound and turns it up to 11. That's more drums, guitars, and synths to boogie on down to, even if you have to do it by yourself. Heck, even that body pillow you dressed up like Buddy Holly's going to want to cut a rug, so finding a real, live partner shouldn't be too hard.

No .mp3, but this sure is nifty!