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Weed Diamond & Supergoose – a Beko digital split

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Downloads

It’s not every day that you see a group from Denver release a split with a Hungarian band… on a French label. Well, today is one of those days: Weed Diamond and Supergoose (a self-proclaimed “New Wave Death Pop” group from Badacsony, Hungary) find themselves matched on his week’s release from Beko. This is not the first time the French digital-only label has released material from a Denver group; Woodsman appeared on Beko 34 which was released back in March.

The two tracks from Weed Diamond are far softer and more ethereal than Supergoose’s contribution; although all four songs are worth the free download. “M. Pyres Got It Goin’ On #2″ sounds as though it could be on a Patient Sounds release with its emphasis on reverb-drenched vocals and lo-fi guitar tone. “Tragic Hair Improv #4″ is a free form dream-pop number with multiple layers and airy vocals floating through the track.

Download Beko 58

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Weed Diamond: Goodiez + new demos

by on Aug.30, 2010, under Album Reviews, Downloads

The background on this post is a little strange, so let me begin by explaining. A few months back I found myself in Fort Collins at The Lowkey for a Julian Lynch show. Lush Cola (aka Weed Diamond’s Tim Perry) opened and I picked up a copy of his tape after the show. Tim also happened to give me a rather peculiarly wrapped CD with the word “Goodiez” scrawled across the disc.

Upon listening to the four track demo I determined this release to be some of my favorite material from Weed Diamond yet. For those familiar with WD, Goodiez is more along the lines of the Snowmelt/Oklahoma 7″, and less like Sweater Kids; the tracks are awash in surf-reverb (akin to Real Estate or Desolation Wilderness). For those unfamiliar… it sounds like music from a band with the name Weed Diamond.

In addition to Goodiez, two new demos have surfaced online via the Weed Diamond Facebook page.”Chalice” is a laid-back number, while “Field on Fire” is far more upbeat (definitely my favorite of the two). It’s unclear when WD will be back to playing shows and releasing records (as indicated by some rather cryptic Facebook posts). In any case, these new songs are certainly worth a listen.

Download: Goodiez | “Chalice” | “Field on Fire”

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The Westword Music Showcase 2010 ballot

by on Apr.27, 2010, under "Best of" Lists, Blogs

Last year, when SLS was still in its first stages, we got a big boost from local music journalist Dave Herrera at Westword when he asked me to nominate 20 bands for the 2009 showcase. A year has passed and once again I was asked to nominate 20 local bands that had made an impression on me. In the spirit of transparency, I’m going to list the bands I nominated. I decided to choose acts I had not previously  nominated.

Be sure to check out these groups (even if a few didn’t make the final list) and vote for your favorites by clicking here.

In no particular order… Tim’s picks for the 2010 Westword Music Showcase:

Woodsman
Houses
Achille Lauro
Candy Claws
Tjutjuna
Old Radio
Hello Kavita
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Knew
Fissure Mystic
M. Pyres
Arliss Nancy
Fellow Citizens
John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light
Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man
Paean
Pretty Lights
Eleanor
Weed Diamond
Flashbulb Fires

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