stream: Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
The Year of Hibernation tells the story of a young man and his fears, problems and emotions. Youth Lagoon recorded the LP in his bedroom yet it speaks to the world thanks to its fragile topics and beauty. Out on September 27, but you won’t have to wait another week to let The Year of Hibernation blow your mind as you can stream it in its entirity above.
YOMAHA - “Bob Dylan in the 80’s”
I’m quiiite pleased to introduce y’all to the super-solid-goodness of YOMAHA, a debut project from Alaskan-turned-Boston-dweller/ABADABAD drummer/real rad fella, Josh Northcutt. Rumor has it he shall be releasing an EP of this american folk excellence sometime in the colder months ahead…& until then, we shall wait impatiently. NO PRESSURE, JOSH. Three cheers to Josh for choosing SoundCloud over Myspace, follow it HERE.
This is absolutely awesome.
PS. I know Skilled Labor has been a blog full of afternoon reblogs lately. Work has been nuts.
Cass McCombs played some new songs for Pitchfork TV. Check it out!
Click on through to head on over to bandcamp and hear a whole slab of tracks that make up the immense The Noise From Ridgewood benefit compilation for the effort to restore Silent Barn.
Quilt, “Penobska Oakwalk”
Quilt, a Boston based band of awesome people, just became my favorite Altered Zones find in a very long time. Their self-titled will be released on Mexican Summer on November, 7th. For some lovely words on this track, “Penobska Oakwalk”, take a looksee at my Visitation Rites editor Emilie Friedlander’s post on AZ.
Mood Rings “Promise Me Eternity”
Check out this hazy, pop gem by Atlanta’s Mood Rings. “Promise Me Eternity” sways and strums along on a blanket of fuzzed-out guitars and hi-hats.