Heron & Crane – Firesides

Heron & Crane’s Firesides is a collection of dreamlike keyboard-driven psych-pop tunes that feel charmingly homemade and also instantly familiar. The Charlottesville, VA duo of Dave Gibson and Travis Kokas commandeered vintage synths to create catchy lo-fi soundscapes that feel like warm but faded memories of summers past. The aptly-named “Surf Trials,” invokes ’80s beach scenes andContinue reading “Heron & Crane – Firesides”

Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird

Chris Rosenau of Collections of Colonies of Bees and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso have welded together two vastly different musical elements and created something very fascinating and very exceptional. In a daring (and some may say even a controversial) move, the duo here combined atmospheric acoustic fingerpicking with dazed synth improvisations. While uniting aspectsContinue reading “Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird”