Based out of Montréal, Canada, Homeshake is the solo project of Peter Sagar, former guitarist and keyboardist for Mac Demarco. Homeshake’s musical style consists of indie pop and alternative/psychedelic rock, and is characterized by slow, dreamy beats and downplayed vocals.
Originally from Edmonton, Peter moved to Montreal in 2011 “for a cheap place to play music with some friends.” Using the move as an opportunity to leave behind his previous project Sans Aids and start fresh, Peter began writing and recording songs that blended the 60s and 70s Memphis soul sound of Hi Records artists like Ann Peebles and O.V. Wright with the melancholy guitar-driven songwriting of the 50s balladeers like Roy Orbison.
The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha(guitar), the band included D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current lineup including Corgan, rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Chamberlin.
Like many contemporary alternative bands, The Smashing Pumpkins utilized shifts in song dynamics, going from quiet to loud and vice versa. Hüsker Dü's seminal album Zen Arcadedemonstrated to the band how they could place gentler material against more aggressive fare, and Corgan made such shifts in dynamics central to the pursuit of his grand musical ambitions. Corgan said he liked the idea of creating his own alternative universe through sound that essentially tells the listener, "Welcome to Pumpkin Land, this is what it sounds like on Planet Pumpkin." This emphasis on atmosphere carried through toAdore (described as "arcane night music" in prerelease promotion) and the Machina albums (concept records that tell the story of a fictional rock band).
Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a touring act, the project consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). Previously signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.
Psychedelic music (sometimes psychedelia) covers a range of popular music styles and genres influenced by the 1960s psychedelic culture, asubculture of people who used psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybinmushrooms, mescaline and DMT to experience visual and auditory hallucinations, synesthesia and altered states of consciousness. Psychedelic music attempted to replicate the hallucinogenic experience of using these drugs or enhance the experience of using them. Psychedelic music emerged during the mid-1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United States and Britain.
Kevin Parker– vocals, guitar andkazoo(2007–present) Jay "Gumby" Watson– drums and backing vocals (2007–11), synth, backing vocals and occasional additional guitar (2012–present) Dominic Simper – bass (2007–10), guitar and synth (2010–present) Cam Avery– bass and backing vocals (2013–present) Julien "Frenchie" Barbagallo – drums and backing vocals (2012–present)
Kevin Parker – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keys (plays all instruments on almost all recordings) Jay Watson – drums, keys, guitar Dominic Simper – percussion, bass, guitar, effects
My Favourite Albums
Currents (2015) Psychedelic , Pop , Disco , R&B , Synthpop 01. LetItHappen
''' Currents follows the progression of someone feeling like they are becoming something else. They 're becoming the kind of person they thought they 'd never become. ''
Psychedelic rock ,psychedelic pop,neo-psychedelia
01. Be Above It 02. Endors Toi 03. Apocalypse Dreams 04. Mind Mischief 05. Music To Walk Home By 06. Why Won't They Talk To Me 07. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards 08. Keep On Lying 09. Elephant 10. She Just Won't Believe Me 11. Nothing That Has Happened So Far 12. Sun's Coming Up
Jack Tatum (whose full name is John Alexander Tatum) previously played in bands Jack and the Whale and FACEPAINT in the college town of Blacksburg. He began recording under the name Wild Nothing in the summer of 2009. Emerging at a time when a handful of C86-esque groups were in vogue, Tatum's demos garnered attention in indie music circles with a cover of Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting." Tatum signed with the Captured Tracks record label after the success of these demos, and began touring with Haley, Goodman and drummer Max Brooks.
Wild Nothing is an American indie rock/dream pop band from Blacksburg, Virginia, formed in late 2009 by Jack Tatum. During live performances, Tatum is joined by additional musicians, currently Nathan Goodman (guitar), Jeff Haley (bass), Matt Kallman (keyboards) and Jeremiah Johnson (drums).
Life of Pause (2016)
To date, Wild Nothing has released three studio albums, Gemini(2010), Nocturne (2012) and Life of Pause (2016), and two EPs, Golden Haze (2010) and Empty Estate (2013).
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Their debut album Leisure(1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish(1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape(1995). In the process, the band helped establish the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rivals Oasis in 1995 dubbed the "Battle of Britpop".
In recording their follow-up, Blur(1997), the band underwent another reinvention, showing influence from the lo-fi style of American indie rock groups. The album, including the "Song 2" single, brought Blur mainstream success in the United States. Their next album, 13 (1999) saw the band members experimenting with electronic and gospel music, and featured more personal lyrics from Albarn. In May 2002, Coxon left Blur during the recording of their seventh album Think Tank(2003). Containing electronic sounds and more minimal guitar work, the album was marked by Albarn's growing interest in hip hop and African music. After a 2003 tour without Coxon, Blur did no studio work or touring as a band, as members engaged in other projects.
Blur reunited, with Coxon back in the fold, for a series of concerts in 2009. In the following years they released several singles and retrospective compilations, and toured internationally. In 2012, the group received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Their first major release in twelve years, The Magic Whip (2015), became the sixth consecutive Blur studio album to top the British charts.
Turnover are an American rock band from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Formed in 2009, the band is signed with the Run for Cover Records label. Turnover has released two albums, two EPs and a handful of singles. The band has toured extensively, both in America and internationally, usually as a supporting act.