Captured Tracks

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This one is capital-P Pleasant and now I want to jump in my car and drive somewhere sunny and warm. Molly Burch started stockpiling goodwill when Captured Tracks released her Downhearted 7″ over the summer, and “Try” is the first track released from her upcoming debut LP Please Be Mine. It almost makes too much sense that Burch is labelmates with fellow soft-psych goodnik charmers Widowspeak, doesn’t it?

With every new preview DIIV gives us of Is The Is Are, it becomes more apparent that the band is fulfilling the potential hinted at 2012’s Oshin

The few bits of DIIV’s upcoming album that have spilled out have both been quite good.

hi. so, first, i want to say… there are two songs on our new DIIV album, “is the is are” with a person’s name attached to them… which doesn’t rly mean there are two songs ABOUT these two people, as much as they may partially be, it just means that in my head, there’s something about that person that I just can’t disconnect from the song.  grant is one person. roi (pronounced row-EE) is the other. you likely don’t know them.  or maybe you do?  needless to say, i love them both with all my heart.  roi’s song, aka “bent”, used to make me feel sad, lonely, and terrified… but circumstances have changed, and now the song makes me smile… laugh even. the primary struggle of this song now exists (hopefully forever) in the past.  roi’s song isn’t really ABOUT roi, just as grant’s song isn’t about grant.  roi’s song is about a lot of people, including myself, and our struggles along the path to clarity, sanity, and sobriety. roi’s song is also the second public taste of our new album… dopamine was the first. dopamine was an extension/exploration of the sounds we explored on “Oshin”, reimagined. roi’s song extends the sounds further… it removes the vocal reverb that has graced all our previous output, it places lyrical content at the forefront, and it starts to hint at the more diverse sonic palette that defines “is the is are”… it is a diverse record, it is a happy record, a sad record, a happysad, sadhappy, mad, glad, quiet, mad, dark, glad, poppy, fast, slow, heavy, fast, peaceful, angry, chaotic, beautiful, lost/found, ugly, dry, wet, fuck, fast, dead, heartbroken, in love, loud, quiet, loud, loudquiet, quietloud, happy, mad, quiet, fuck, and loud record. please like it. please love it. do you love me? DIIV is the real me. fuck, xo cole

New feature here on the blog, we’re gonna try to focus on live videos every Sunday to get things ramped up for the radio show. So here goes: let Widowspeak lull you into a blissful state of euphoria with a live rendition of “Gun Shy”, and then tune into WRCT (www.wrct.org) at 9PM tonight so Jim and I can finish the job and put you completely to sleep.
When I describe Widowspeak’s music as “pleasant”, I worry it might come off as condescending, but I assure you I mean it in the best way possible. Their new LP, All Yours, is out 9/4 on their longtime home, Capture Tracks.
Oh, what’s that you say? You demand even more new Widowspeak music? Settle down, you weirdo, and listen to this:
As with most music, noisy Medicine is the best Medicine. “Move Along…” starts off pedal to the metal, and stays there until about halfway through, where the song settles into a nice psychy groove without sacrificing any volume. Everything I’ve heard off of the trio’s upcoming album Home Everywhere has recalled the band at its Buried Life-best.