Beneath you will see Indie on the Transfer’s compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences within the state of Georgia, serving to bands and musicians improve their business data, broaden their networking attain, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours. Backed by an all-star forged all through the day, Mumford & Sons sometimes rose to the (overwhelming sense of) occasion, and even the Johannesburg lads made the considerable effort to fly in and to take to the stage, performing a few tracks together from the, just released, mini-album.
From the opening bars of The 1975” (a reworked model of the monitor that opened their gold-certified, self-titled debut album), to the rough-demo acoustica of She Lays Down,” to the monster earworms Love Me,” She’s American,” The Sound,” and This Should Be My Dream,” to the ineffably beautiful ballads Change of Heart,” Anyone Else,” and Paris,” to the fragile and poignant Nana” (which Matty wrote about his grandmother’s dying), to the troubled self-inquiry of Please Be Naked,” Lostmyhead,” and the title track, to the reckless candor of The Ballad of Me and My Mind” and Loving Somebody,” the album is a journey of twists and turns.
This fluidity is obvious from the rolling explosion of the title-track, where White’s thunderous rhythm seems to urge, and be urged along in turn, by Xylouris’s chugging lute-rock riff, pirouetting melody and hovering vocal. A Million is the rest of that world: the millions of people that we will by no means know, the infinite and limitless, every thing outside one’s self that makes you who you’re.
The band’s beloved ’80s sonic palette dominates the brand new songs, with echoes all through of Peter Gabriel, Scritti Politti, INXS, Hall & Oates, and Tears For Fears; however there are other reference points that darken the brew — each Lostmyhead” and the title monitor have a Sigur Rós-like expansiveness and complexity — testament, as is the entire album, to the position performed by George Daniel, a sonic architect of extraordinary inventiveness and ambition, with whom Matty wrote the album.
We have discovered so much over the past few years, and that experience enabled us to make this music. Automobile Seat Headrest’s conceptual ambition and gorgeous songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording, the dimensions of Toledo’s imaginative and prescient going far past the constricting “lo-fi” time period.