Okay, after a solid week of SXSW coverage, it’s probably time for something new.
And what’s better than my favorite series, Recommenders, where some of 70/day/wknd’s favorite bands recommend new bands for us to check out.
This edition is a particularly exciting one because it’s coming from Bells Atlas, a band I first learned about from the TRAILS AND WAYS edition of recommenders.
As Miley Cyrus would say, “It’s pretty cool.”
Our latest round of recommenders coming from Brooklyn’s Life Size Maps, who have a slew of killer music for us to check out. And don’t forget, their most recent EP Excavate, which has been on repeat over here, is still available for free download over at their Bandcamp.
In the latest edition of my favorite series, Oakland-based TRAILS AND WAYS has a couple of bands that they think you should be spinning.
TRAILS AND WAYS, the band that brought you “Mtn Tune” and the best cover of “Sure Thing” you’ve ever heard.
Photo by Peter Lee
Today, I’m introducing a new series on 70dayweekend, joining the vaunted ranks of throwback thursday, better late than never, and take cover. The series, recommenders, will feature music recommendations from some of my favorite bands and artists.
Why ask bands for recommendations? It’s not that I think musicians as a group tend to be the most well-versed in the latest releases. If you’re looking for that, music-obsessed bloggers like myself are probably your best bet.
But, in my experience, they tend to give fantastic music recommendations. My theory is that, as creators of new music, musicians tend to consume and experience songs in a slightly different way than the rest of us. Which, in turn, leads them to recommend a band or album which quickly turns into your new favorite.