Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sera Cahoone - Always Turn Around

Lovely guitar and a lovely voice make for a lovely track. This is Sera Cahoone, formerly of Band Of Horses, who just came out with her third solo album, a slower more introspective sound now that she has moved off of Sub Pop Records. Each song on this album, From Where I Started, is a deep, introspective look at life. She has surrounded herself with some solid musicians and really digs down into her folk roots.
This is Always Turn Around:

As a bonus track, I really find the even slower, deeper and perhaps sadder song Not Like I even more haunting:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chris Cornell - Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

Sad news today in the music biz - Chris Cornell died last night after a concert. No word on the cause yet. He was best known as the leader of the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden, as well as a later group Audioslave. But I really liked his solo work best. His 2015 album Higher Truth was excellent, with the highlight being the album opener, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart. Great song backed by an even better video, complete with Eric Roberts as the guy in the middle. Give it a listen:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lekky - Driving Ahound

Some days. Some weeks. Some months. The world just needs more twee. If this video by Lekky doesn't make you smile, you had better check your pulse.

Driving ahound from Films In A Bag on Vimeo.
Pun intended.

Elliott and me driving around, having our adventures!

All footage has been recorded with a GoPro Hero 3 White on board our car.
"Driving ahound" song Written by Ilektra Poirazoglou | Orchestrated and Produced by Ilias Pantoleon

You can listen to the song here:

and you can get it on itunes and apple music as well!

all video & audio © films in a bag 2016

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries

I’m working on my Editors’ Choice April Playlist and I see that the latest album by Fujiya & Miyagi is on there. Despite being their fourth album, it is self-titled - odd. 
I'll probably posting lots more from this list, but in the meantime, it brought to mind a favorite song of theirs which has an amazing video. Check out Ankle Injuries, from 2006’s Transparent Things:

Monday, May 1, 2017

More from The Courtneys II

Sorry, I have to repeat myself but I just can’t stop playing The Courtneys second album, The Courtneys II. I love pretty much every song on it and I wake up with a new earworm from it every morning these days. So I am going to throw a few more songs out there for you to join my my very ear-wormy-ness.
The second song on the album is Country Song and it has my favorite chorus, and it wraps up with some lovely sounding fuzzy guitars backed by a steady beat.
It is followed by the slithery guitar rhythms of Minnesota, but it is the drum beats get into my head and won’t go away.

Then the bass guitar and the drums get it all started in Tour, which reminds of The Motels for some reason.

Finally we have the magnum opus of the album, the nearly 7 minute long Lost Boys, an ode to the 80s flick of the same name, where Jen Twynne Payne sings about her vampire teenage boyfriend who hasn’t aged since 1986. The video is pretty good, even if it is a slightly abridged version of the song on the album.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Mavericks - Damned (If You Do)

The Mavericks are one of my favorite old timey sounding bands around today, bringing in music from all kinds of genres, but especially the Cuban rhythms of their native Miami. They are unabashedly fans of the jumping jive sound and they can really get you moving. Their song What You Do To Me from 2015’s Mono was one of my favorite singles from that year.

They have a new album out called Brand New Day and it is even better than Mono. While Easy as it Seems is a typical Cuban rhythm toe tapper, I am really in love with the slower, more sensuous burner Damned (If You Do). Check it out.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lydia Ainsworth - Wicked Game

This is, so far, my "Cover Of The Year". From Lydia Ainsworth's March 2017 release Darling of the Afterglow, here she is covering Chris Isaak's Wicked Game. Here it is slowed way down and made even more creepy. The rest of the album is pretty solid too.