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David Vandervelde – One More Time

I have a soft spot for dreamy pop songs. As noted many, many times here in the past, I am a nostalgic sort so it should come as no surprise that anything that is at once contemporary and referential of hazy memories and half-dreams would be my jam. I bought the Julie Cruz album, for heaven’s sake!

David Vandervelde’s new LP Shadow Sides has those elements. It’s warbly and wobbly and a bit out of focus, but the colors come through vibrant and rich. Yes, like a Polaroid. I am guessing that’s by design because his aural style is so clearly defined and consistently applied it can’t be by mistake.

Dig this track, “One More Time” and lament your 8th grade break up all over again.


Stream the whole album here.

Fun with Forkcast, Round 9

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: just because it’s been months since we’ve done a Forkcast update, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention.

Tobacco ft. Aesop Rock – “Dirt” from Fucked Up Friends, due later in 2008

Wolf Parade – “Call It a Ritual” from an upcoming full-length, title TBD, due 06/17/08 from Sub Pop

Architecture in Helsinki – “Like It Or Not (El Guincho Remix)” From the Like It or Not EP, forthcoming from Polyvinyl

Radar Bros. – “Slack Motherfucker”

Os Mutantes – “Mutantes Depois” from a forthcoming album, expected in late June 2008

Free Kitten – “Seasick” from Inherit, due 05/20/08 from Ecstatic Peace

Stereolab – “Three Women” from Chemical Chords, due 08/18/08 worldwide (except for the U.S.) and 08/19/08 in the U.S. from Duophonic UHF Disks/4AD

The Chap – “Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley” from Mega Breakfast, due 07/01/08 on Ghostly International

Lots more after the jump…

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David Vandervelde – The Moonstation House Band

vandervelde-moonstation.jpgDavid VanderveldeThe Moonstation House Band (Secretly Canadian)

Every fan of rock should go through an obligatory T-Rex phase and, if the moment suits you, the aforementioned phase should take you through the trifecta Bolan landmarks of Electric Warrior, The Slider and Tanx. It might even take you through the film Born To Boogie which wonderfully documents the height of T-Rextasy and captures Bolan at that perfect apex, immortalizing him as that sexy legend who whimsically tiptoed his way into stardom and influenced countless musicians.

David Vandervelde has done a lot more than merely picking up a few T-Rex album that document his own Bolan phase; he’s picked up a few instruments and barricaded himself in Jay Bennett‘s studio to record the most honest-to-god T-Rex album since Dandy In The Underworld.

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