Released on February 16, the album A Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls is already everywhere in the social media. Another beautiful record delivered to us by the label 4AD, home of trendsetting artists like Bauhaus, the Cocteau Twins, the Pixies or Lisa Germano, to name but a few.
Bands like Turvy Organ put all of their music on SoundCloud for free streaming without limits (no 30-second previews like others). Why do they do it, when there are no direct revenues for most artists on that platform?
While our artist of the week, Denver’s own Turvy Organ are actually in the studio to record their new album, we still have their fantastic debut The Soft Light to enjoy.
Turvy Organ, our featured artist of this week, is not only a fantastic band when it comes to songwriting. No, they also take care of their visuals and shoot their music videos themselves. A great inspiration for other independent musicians, for sure.
This week’s featured artist is the Denver based band Turvy Organ. They declare themselves being mostly influenced by Conor Oberst and the Bright Eyes. But it is undeniable, that their roots go back to the British Indie-Pop of the 80s. Bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, Edwyn Collins’ Scritti Politti and the Pastells come to mind quickly.
Sorry men, the music year 2018 belongs to the women. At least when you look at this year’s line-up of Eurosonic Noorderslag. Probably the first festival of the year, the trendsetting happening in Groningen, Netherlands, offers a stage for more than 100 emerging bands from all over Europe. And surprisingly many artists were women.
Foto: Jorn Baars ©
A Song A Day is an excellent source to find new music, we use it a lot. At the end of the year, they curated a special best-of, with albums that have something to say about the not so easy year we just finished.