On Sunday, yet again, all of us were thrown off in a somewhat interfering way: the twice-a-year, one-hour switch in time that alters our everyday routine in even the smallest way. The Fall Daylight Savings kicked in and left us all feeling a little hazy, drowsy, and maybe a little confused.
To complement the fog that probably clouded your entire Monday, I present you with some interesting, even brilliant, weirdo indie rock – thronging with hi-hats, hand claps, slo-mo/fast-mo sampling, and trippy reverberations – leading to an introspective, but flabbergasted after-feel.
The playlist below contains tracks with music videos that were all shot by Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson (excluding tack #2 & 3), the Irish visual arts-masterminds behind Feel Good Lost Films. They present their viewers with impressive and illustrious live visuals and designs that can attribute to the Feel Good Lost’s kaleidoscope-directing genius.
You can view all 40 of their music videos here: http://www.feelgoodlost.me
They have been lucky enough to film videos for songs performed by Zero7, Passion Pit, Keep Shelly in Athens, MMOTHS, Sun Glitters, Slow Magic and Daithí.
But, back on track – the combination of Feel Good Lost’s videos over the dazzling indie rock/chillwave tracks – it leads to the misty emotion that every student here is probably enduring…
Thanks to you, Daylight Savings.
Saturday Night people: a nighttime terrace experience filled with the people from Philly, who will encapsulate your mind with echoes, tokens of crazy sounds, and ‘dem trippy sentiments. They celebrate the sounds of Caribou, M83, and Animal Collective. Now you get the picture. Indie. Experimental. Uncanny. Freakin’ awesome. They have released two albums and are touring off their new album Soft Fall that released this year. Their previous album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, released in 2010 and is full of the dreamy music that just leaves you lost in thought. Their newly polished bliss-phsychedelia featured in Soft Fall is definitely an evolved sound of the duo, but they still stick to their roots in terms of their euphoric-pop sound.
Opening for Sun Airway, is Savoir Adore, a Brooklyn-based Indie duo that shall complement Sun Airway very smoothly. Savoir Adore is a mature and experimental group that brings forth that emotional pop like Sun Airway does, but with a boatload of dramatic and cinematic sounds. They have released two albums and two EP’s in the past 4 years, and are touring off their brand new EP, Dreamers.
Also opening is the sixtet that are Winnipeg natives. Yup…Canada…eh. They are called Royal Canoe. They devised a nice title for their newest EP, Extended Play, and are ready to blow your mind with their staggering drum beats that you cannot help but bob your head to. They have a formidable vocal set, speaking with an undertone of truth and power. And…two drummers. I’m more than excited to hear these Miike Snow-ish guys rock out. You guys should be two.
Come out to the Terrace at Memorial Union this Saturday night and watch this epic Indie-trio perform in front of Mendota. Or…in front of you, and behind Mendota. Either way, it will be a chronicle of indie rock that you cannot miss.
We, Madisonians, have experienced the cold weather creeping up on us first hand, and let me speak for everyone, it’s extremely inconvenient.
But it also means that we are pretty much smack-dab in the middle of Fall. Foliage, fleeces, and chills include what’s happening in Madison now.
But to accompany these seasonal sensations, here are those songs that fit perfectly under those crunchy, fallen, brown leaves that you just can’t help but step on.
These tracks bring out that autumn sensation, that first change in weather that we experience in the school year. So put on that fleece and hat, kick back on the terrace with your laptop, and relax to the “trax”. I present you with mostly indie rock, but with some folk and psychedelia.