New music from the Cincinnati band Why? The new album is called Moh Lhean. The lead singer, Yoni Wolf, is one of my personal favorite songwriters of all time, and this new album sounds really good. Moh Lhean takes on a more sentimental tone overall. The one critic that I have is that the songs are pretty formulaic and have the same song structure for most of the album. Though that does not diminish the sound quality or the record. Why? creates each song with a sort of nostalgia or sense of reflection that makes Moh Lhean very enjoyable. My favorite track is the closer “The Barely Blur”. Why? is on a national and international tour all the way through June this year, make sure you catch them at Treefort Music fest this year as well!
Music from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The band is called Walrus and their latest release is Goodbye Something. Walrus has a groovy psyche-pop noise to them. Catchy guitar riffs, along with some flying vocals and excellent drumming, Goodbye Something is a well put together EP. I really like the surf vibe to Walrus as well. They go on tour in February in Ontario for a couple weeks, and will be Treefort Music Fest in March. Check them out.
Some awesome electronic music out of Provo, UT. They are called New Shack and their latest release is called Eingang. This duo out of Utah has a great sound of darkwave synth-pop. Most of their tracks have a slow burning beat with a lot of lush and flourished synthesizers over top. The vocals are also breathy and sensual that lure the listener into each song. New Shack has very well built songs that are very beautiful and groovy. My favorite track is “Dead Lips”.
Happy 2017 everyone! To celebrate the new year there is a new wave of artists for Treefort 2K17. This announcement includes Touché Amoré, The Coathangers, Kishi Bashi, Lizzo, Kate Tempest, Dead Meadow, AJJ, Alvvays, Sonny & The Sunsets, and more! Check out the rest of the lineup here. We will be posting some lesser known bands that you’ll want to catch this year.
Tickets are still available and will increase starting March 1st, so make sure you grab one here.
Treefort Music Fest is one of the fastest growing music festivals that are out there. Every year it seems to get better and better, and I personally cannot wait until the end of March to go party in Boise, ID. Stay tuned for more excellent bands that will be playing at the festival.
Here’s another artist who is going to be at Treefort 2017. They go by Elvis Depressedly, and their latest release is called California Dreamin’. Elvis Depressedly has a very chill, lo-fi glam-pop sound to them. California Dreamin’ is the type of EP that makes you want to curl up with a hot cup of booze and stare reflectively out of your window. The undertones of each track gives a slight dizzying sensation that creates a sense of something just out of reach. Elvis Depressedly has a great catalog of songs that are all around two minutes long, but I have to say my favorite is “Angel Cum Clean”. Definitely excited to see these guys at Treefort next March.