Kevin Morby, known for being the bassist of Woods and for being the leader of The Babies, began his solo career in 2013 with the release of Harlem River (Woodsist, 2013). A debut album based on a melancholy and warm folk-rock that led the New York musician, singer and composer to success. A tremendously special, magical and simple sound that has been exploited and experimented in his last two albums, Singing Saw (Dead Oceans/Popstock!, 2016) and City Music (Dead Oceans/Popstock!, 2017).
Kevin Morby has released this year an ambitious new album called Oh My God. The follow-up to 2017’s City Music is a double-LP concept record that brings the Los Angeles folk rocker’s religious imagery to the forefront.
Beirut, the musical project led by Zach Condon, announce the return of its magical folk of Balkan reminiscences with epic sections of winds. After several years of silence and with No, No, No (4AD, 2015) as the last recording reference, the Santa Fe band will release in 2019 their fifth studio album Gallipoli (4AD, 2019). An album recorded between New York, Berlin and Puglia that presents, according to Zach himself, a more “extreme” approach to their sound making imperfections part of the songs. This friday in concert at Vida Festival.
Love hurts and Marlon Williams knows it. After having experienced a breakup with Aldous Harding, the young New Zealand singer-songwriter could not avoid a broad palette of mixed feelings from taking over his second studio album, Make Way For Love (Dead Oceans, 2018). Desire, infidelity and lust, among others, converge in an album where Marlon speaks honestly about his relationship using both his mature and privileged voice -similar to crooners such as Leonard Coehn or Elvis Presley- and rock, folk or country. This friday at Vida Festival.
Temples were and continue being one of pop psychedelia great promises. As if blessed by the halo and grace of Tame Impala, the formation lead by James Edward Bagshaw debuted with a brilliant Sun Structures (Heavenly Records / Pias, 2014). An album that showed British band’s sound: luminous melodies, rhythms inspired by the sixties and clear references of neo-psychedelia. Despite having set the bar very high, his return four years later with Volcano (Heavenly Records / Pias, 2017) exceeded all expectations. A second album that strengthened his sound by adding a good dose of synthesizers and showed that their excellent debut was not a stroke of luck.
Temples have announced details of a new album. The now-trio will release ‘Hot Motion’, their third full-length and follow-up to 2017’s ‘Volcano’ on 27th September. They’ve also shared the title track from the album, about “the tensions of desire, dreams and nightmares,” alongside a video. Very soon at Vida Festival.
Soledad Vélez, Chilean singer-songwriter based in Valencia, began her career in 2010 with Four Reasons to Sing, a debut EP that showed a personal sound close to folk and eclectic rock. A style that little by little she has left behind to get into the most vintage electronic music. Proof of this is her latest album Nuevas Épocas (Subterfuge Records, 2018), an album sung entirely in Spanish and that stands out for the use of synthesizers and keyboards. This summer at Vida Festival.
Known for their memorable live shows and their controversy, Fat White Family returns after three years of silence with a new studio album Serfs Up! (Domino Records, 2019). An album that continues with that dirty rock that navigates between post-punk and the psychedelia of previous albums like Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum Records, 2016), but adds a more danceable touch with the use of synthesizers, as it’s shown in their first single “Feet”.