Posts Tagged ‘Folktronica’
Coleman Hell (aka the guy who wrote that banjo-sampling “2 heads” song) has released his debut full-length SUMMERLAND. Coleman‘s track “2 Heads” became a monster song after he put it up on Spotify and now he’s got a whole bunch of new songs for his fans.
I hung out with Coleman for a bit right after his soundcheck. (You can hear him catching his breath at the beginning of our chat because he had literally run offstage.)
What weird object from Bjork‘s live show does Coleman want to put in his own show? Which sitcom star does Coleman have a huge crush on? What dark hip hop secret do I drudge up from his past? How does this secret involve Bill Murray? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Thunder Bay born Coleman Hell is another internet music success story. He put his banjo-infused dance track “2 Heads” on Spotify and soon it was at the top of the streaming service’s charts. Before he knew it, Coleman Hell had an international record deal with Columbia Records.
I hung out with Coleman for a bit right after his soundcheck the last time he was in Vancouver. (You can hear him catching his breath at the beginning of our chat because he had literally run offstage.)
What weird object from Bjork‘s live show does Coleman want to put in his own show? Which sitcom star does Coleman have a huge crush on? What dark hip hop secret do I drudge up from his past? How does this secret involve Bill Murray? How is Coleman still just a small town boy from Thunder Bay? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Coleman Hell, Coleman Hell EP (2015) “2 Heads” (mp3)
2) Coleman Hell, Coleman Hell EP (2015) “Take Me Up”
3) Coleman Hell, Coleman Hell EP (2015) “Sitcom”
4) Coleman Hell, VENA EP (2014) “All the Monsters”
5) Burnz N Hell “Bill Murray” single 2010
6) Coleman Hell, VENA EP (2014) “Venezuela” (mp3)
ALL songs CANCON
Coleman Hell is back in Vancouver opening from Twenty One Pilots at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Monday, April 11th. See you there!
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Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based music prodigy Mikey Maramag. His unique blend of dreamy folktronica, chill wave and psychedelic pop has garnered him a unique following of trendy bloggers, esteemed critics and hype machine fanatics.
Early last month, Maramag released his Boracay Planet EP via Lavish Habits. Named after one of the top vacation spots in the Philippines, Boracay Planet is a tranquil representation of a sonic paradise. Much like his debut release Summer Heart, his latest effort is technically stunning, with complex textures that layer electronic beats with eery vocals and organic instrumentals. Yet, Maramag never loses sight of those pop sensibilities that make his music relevant across multiple genres.
In you’re digging his new sound as much as I am, come by Fortune Sound Club on Saturday, November 10. Blackbird Blackbird will be taking the stage for an early show with Teen Daze (DJ Set) and Noble Oak. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at Beatstreet, Highlife, and Red Cat Records. Doors at 8:00pm.
We’re also giving away a pair of tickets and all you gotta do is email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name and telephone number. You must be attending the facebook event page to qualify. Contest ends Monday, November 5 at 5:00pm.
posted by @clarkbs
Do a search of Blackbird Blackbird on Hype Machine and it won’t take you long to realize this artists potential. Based out of San Francisco, Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of Folktronica wonder kid Mikey Maramag. Fusing together organic sounds with ghostly vocals, Maramag creates something that is both futuristic and yet still oddly familiar.
Perhaps Maramag’s greatest strength is his ability to produce music that can be understood by numerous audiences. Unlike most electronic artists, Blackbird Blackbird never loses sight of those pop sensibilities that help to invite lovers of other genres to listen and like what he eventually creates.
Summer Heart, Maramag’s debut album, received critical acclaim upon its release in December of 2010. He’s now gearing up to drop his highly anticipated sophomore EP later this month, and right afterwards he’ll Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club.
According to UK’s Creatabot, when Maramag’s performs “…you become part of the sounds that he hears personally to himself in his mind.” He’ll be taking the stage with Vancouver favorites Teen Daze (DJ Set) and Noble Oak on November 10. Doors at 8:00pm and you can cop tickets online or at Beatstreet, Highlife and Red Cat.
posted by @clarkbs
How many of you can imagine completely changing your life?
This is what Ember Swift did. For years, she carved out a name for her politically-conscious, alternative folk band called Ember Swift–yes this band was named after Ember herself, but it was mostly a partnershp between Ember and violinist Lyndell Montgomery). As a folk duo, Ember Swift earned fans all over the globe–until one day, she realized that it was not enough.
Ember decided that she needed to pursue her degree in Asians Studies and she gave it all up to make a pilgramage to China. The partnership known as Ember Swift did not survive, but she had followed her heart and a new musical venture was born. Ember created Lentic, a burgeoning folktronica project inspired by her love of China and a longstanding fascination with electronic music.
Ember Swift will be at the Railway Club, March 25th. See you there!