Fernando – White Trees (video)

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Fernando Viciconte is currently on a European tour and will be the opening act on Richmond Fontaine’s Finnish dates this week. That’s a mighty good reason to post this excellent new music video White Trees. It’s an outtake from his latest album Leave the Radio On that is out now on Decor / Fluff & Gravy.

Fernando Website

And do not miss these concerts. Fernando is currently touring the country with one of the best bands of the past 15 years.

Richmond Fontaine & Fernando Finland Tour:

April 5th Korjaamo, Helsinki
April 6th Telakka, Tampere
April 7th Gong, Turku

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Steven James Adams – Ideas (video)

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Back after a small Easter break. Watching hockey playoffs will take a lot of the spare time during the coming weeks, but I do have plans to write a lot of blog posts during this final year. Incredible amount of great releases have just been released or will be released during April. I need a 2nd job to buy everything I want and an extra month write about them all. So I can’t feature everything, but I try to write about the ones I love the most.

Let’s kickstart this with a fairly new Steven James Adams video Ideas that I just watched several times. His new album Old Magick has been out for almost a month on the great Fortuna POP! label, but I still haven’t heard it. So this is also a reminder to myself. This is something that I need to listen. Steven is a a great British songwriter and someone that I’ve listened to for over 10 years I think. The Broken Family Band was a big fave during the mid- and late 00s. After that it was Singing Adams and now Steven James Adams. Different names, same brilliance. I hope I manage to write more about this when I’ve heard the whole thing. At least Ideas and the earlier single Togetherness are both wonderful. This is Ideas.

Steven James Adams Website

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Frontier Ruckus – Sad Modernity (video)

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Something to watch while waiting for the fifth Frontier Ruckus album to drop into our hearts later in 2016. There’s a new music video for the song Sad Modernity that is an outtake from their previous masterwork Sitcom Afterlife. Frontier Ruckus and Cheers. Now that’s my kind of combination. Recently Frontier Ruckus has pretty much been my favourite band in the world. Partly because my all-time favourites The Posies and Teenage Fanclub haven’t released anything new in a while (but both will later this year, so there will be some tough competition for Ruckus. Not that music is a competition). Anyway, this is all for now. This is Sad Modernity. Cheers.

Frontier Ruckus Website

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Nada Surf – Rushing (video)

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Time to take a step backwards and get to back to the basics of my music taste. Ok, Nada Surf might not be one of the most important bands in my life, but I’ve listened and loved them for fifteen years or so. Especially Let Go is a perfect album in my books and even just the whole idea of having Nada Surf around to comfort me makes a few clouds dissappear. It’s always love when they are around and I love them for it.

Nada Surf just released a new album You Know Who You Are and it’s another great addition to their catalogue of the finest kind of melodic pop music. My early favourite has been this song called Rushing. Perhaps partly because of this cute video. Watching it makes me love life and all the other cliches that might sound naiive, but are still true. I found out that Matthew Caws co-wrote this one with Dan Wilson so that might be another reason why I’m feeling strangely fine while listening to it. This is Rushing from the new Nada Surf album that is now out on Barsuk/City Slang.

Nada Surf Website

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