Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Angelus - The Other Side Of The Mountain

The Angelus is a Texas-based trio that shows up with a pretty impressive and dark sweeping epic of a release with There Will Be No Peace. Dark, brooding and intense, yet rhythmic and intricate. They tie together a set of songs that arc across a dark sky, filled with a pounding drum beat and colored by the lonesome cry of vocalist Emil Rapstine. Each song carefully segues in to the next, completing the cycle.
Here’s a song of reaching the bottom and seeing…. something…
The Other Side Of The Mountain :

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gregg Allman - Floating Bridge

Well, there have been far too many R.I.P. postings these days, haven’t there? This time, it is Gregg Allman, one of the driving creative forces behind the Allman Brothers Band. They certainly had more than their own share of misfortune, heartache and tragedy, incredibly well documented in After The Crash. I have always been a fan of his, but especially when he really got down and dirty blues. His 2011 release, Low Country Blues, was one of my favorites from that year and the lead single, Floating Bridge, is an amazingly heart felt and bluesy song that I still can’t get enough of!
Gregg Allman - Floating Bridge (Savannah Rehearsal Sessions) from Rounder Records on Vimeo.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Flashback Friday - The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Today, a spectacular new collection was released - a special Anniversary edition celebrating 50 years of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. You can get it in various flavors, but they all have specially remastered versions of the album and they can include outtakes, practices, rehearsals and the like, showing the creative process of these Fab Four geniuses. I know what I'm asking for Father's Day!

Here's the trailer (there's trailers for everything these days!) for the release:

And here's a couple "Takes" from it:

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.