On The Verge
Intense Dream Pop
“A friend of mine lent me a box set a few years ago called Mondo Morricone, which is three CDs of [film composer] Ennio Morricone’s work,” recalls Greg Hughes, multi-instrumentalist and chief songwriter for London’s Still Corners, in regard to the creative touchstone for their cinematic Sub Pop debut, Creatures of an Hour. “It was a big basis for [the album] in terms of vibe and atmosphere. I never gave it back.” The group just wrapped a short winter tour in the U.K. Live, these young Brits take their Ennio-inspired dream pop to another level of intensity, bolstered by an intricate gear combination that Hughes utilizes for his guitar, which comes across like the Cocteau Twins channeled into one of Yo La Tengo’s Painful era monitors. “I use an America Deluxe Telecaster and I put it through an API Lunchbox that goes into a 527 compressor, and it really thickens the sound,” he reveals. “I also use a few tape plugs by Nebula for further saturation. The amp I use is a Fender Blues Junior, which I also love. I’m sort of a Fender nerd.”
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
Dame shares a song from her new EP Preventions of Heartbreak.
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
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