Hide And Seek Radio

Snow Patrol has a new album out entitled ‘Eyes Open’ and as far as an indie-rock album goes, this is some pretty cool stuff. The lead single “Hands Open” is a fast paced alt-rock radio friendly track with a very catchy chorus that sets the theme of the album. But slowing it down is the mellow “Chasing Cars”.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers also have a new album out. ‘Stadium Arcadium’ is a duel disc feature full of songs RHCP is famous for. Californication has consistently been my favourite album and ‘Stadium Arcadium’ is very different as it goes back to the roots of the band; but no more tube socks. The lead single “Dani California” is that taste of California that’s on every album but “Hard to Concentrate” is the song that stood out most for me. Kind of sounds like a good road trip/beach song.

Imogen Heap, the one half of Frou Frou, makes the electronica genre actually bearable. Or perhaps she’s a musical genre all unto herself. ‘Speak For Yourself’ is the sophomore album from Heap who is well know for the song “Let Go” on the Garden State soundtrack under her band Frou Frou. On her own now she delivers a set of amazing tracks that are haunting and beautiful. She is more or less a one-woman band with a voice that is simply stellar and musically addictive lyrics. I’ve put up 3 tracks just because she’s that good but also it’s a pretty good sample for those unfamiliar with her music. So give a listen to “Goodnight and Go”, “Hide & Seek” and “Just For Now”.

Lastly, two good songs I’m into these last few days are “Boston” by Augustana and “Can’t Breathe” by Keith Varon. The first is a piano driven song about change and the latter sounds like a good song for the month of May.

You can check them out this week on The Black Iris Radio.

“Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before.
The takeover, the sweeping insensitivity of this
still life.”

Hide & Seek – Imogen Heap

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