Weekender: Floaty Feeling, Blue
Sometimes it’s great to discover a band that is totally unique in every way and sometimes it’s equally awesome to find something that’s both new and yet has that familiar feeling. This week, I’m kicking off the 2016 recs with two of the latter. First up is Weekender out of Philadelphia led by Derek Sheehan. Their just-released second EP is Floaty Feeling, Blue and while it is evocative of recent psych-pop favorites featured here, the songs, the energy and the sound just click. Weekender is definitely a band to check out and keep your ear out for.
Old Man Canyon: Delirium
Another brand-new-to-me early-year discovery is Old Man Canyon who operate in a similar sonic space as Weekender, as a sort of mix of Tame Impala and Portugal. The Man. Thankfully for me, those are two of my favorite bands of the past five years. Led by Jett Pace out of Vancouver, they just put out their debut LP, Delirium and it’s been steadily growing on me more and more on me with each listen with their dreamy, psychedelic synth swirl backing. And while the sound may be a bit familiar, it’s the incredibly strong debut of a band with a promising future.
Watch multi-cam footage of the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Trey Anastasio going to work on “Mountain Jam” in New York City on Saturday night.
Members of the Heartbreakers discuss the loss of Tom Petty and check out what Petty’s manager said about what was in the works for a ‘Wildflowers’ tour.
Canadian icon Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip has died at age 53.
Organizers of Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya added a handful of acts to the 2018 lineup and unveiled video featuring a highlight from 2017.
Umphrey’s McGee has announced their 11th studio album ‘it’s not us’ and confirmed a tour in support.
Hot on the heels of a sizzling Fall Ball, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead have added nine dates to their early 2018 touring schedule.