Yeah, yeah, I know. I haven’t written enough lately. I plan to change that this week. In the meantime, maybe this sixteen songs will hold you over until the next post.
- Clifffs, “I’m Your Ghost”
John Dufilho not only gave yours truly a shout-out from stage after playing this song Friday at Three Links, but he even gave me permission to declare this as my theme song. Score one for The Ghost!
- Alexandria Rhea, “Anything Else”
Shameless GOBL plug #1: Ms. Rhea will be holding her Dallas CD release show Friday night at Opening Bell Coffee. I think Alexandria Rhea needs to be on the radar of anyone who cares about local music. Her talent exudes through every song off of Naked Soul, and I hope that everyone who reads this will take the time to check her at OBC.
- Kinsley August, “Stay the Night”
I noticed that when Kinsley August performed during the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, his set really grabbed the attention of audience members. I even had someone come up to me after the set to rave about him. Dude’s doing something right for sure.
- Somogyi, “Got No Doubt”
I featured her song “Wait for You” on a previous Ten for Your Attention. At the time, she was using her full name, Ashley Paige Somogyi. She’s now using only her last time, and her album Hopeless Romantic shows there’s reason to be hopeful for her musical career. Somogyi has a lovely voice, and her indie-folk-poppish melodies are quite lovely as well.
- VVOES, “I’ll Never Be Good”
VVOES are definitely gathering more and more buzz with each passing day. Their EP Get Your Life shows that this is one case where you should believe the hype.
- The Crystal Furs, “Tunnel Vision”
Power pop fans rejoice! The Crystal Furs make their Dallas debut Thursday at Three Links opening for the one and only Dressy Bessy. Cantina rounds out this killer lineup.
- Emmeline, “Mine”
Shameless GOBL plug #2: I’ve curated a pretty dang amazing lineup at Cafe Bohemia if I do say so myself. Jeremiah Jackson from Tyler kicks off the show at 6, followed by Camille Schuh at 6:30, Sea.shell.ski at 7:15, the ever fabulous Emmeline at 8, and Bunnifly wraps up the night at 9. Oh, and Emmeline fans just “might” get to purchase a special live track of hers tomorrow. Watch this space.
- Pageantry, “Vicious Wishes”
I think I’ve already said that I feel this is Pageantry’s best work to date. And at risk of being redundant…
- Ask for Joy, “Pinprick Eyes”
Just a little slice of shoegaze heaven here. That’s all.
- NeonNoah, “Atlas”
This is a quite interesting track. The bass line in the beginning is in sharp contrast to the light, almost dreamy feel of much of the rest of this song. Curious to see what this act does next. “Atlas” certainly shows a load of promise.
- Signals and Alibis, “Whistleblower”
You know what’s cool? Signals and Alibis are playing a CD release show at Dada, along with Public Love Affair, Paper Saints, and Little Science. You know what’s not cool? The fact that it’s up against my birthday show August 27th at Double-Wide.
- Midnight County, “By My Side”
Shameless GOBL plug #3: I’ll be DJing again at the next Deep Ellum Outdoor Market on August 20th. Word is that Midnight County will be playing. I’ll bring y’all more details soon.
- Jane Ellen Bryant, “Twenties”
Is it just me, or is Austin singer-songwriter Jane Ellen Bryant just begging to be played on the radio with this track? This song could easily be a hit, and it’d deserve every bit of success it got.
- Ronnie Heart, “Smoovie”
Because hipster kids need to dance.
- The Cover Letter, “Paris (Texas)”
Shameless GOBL plug #4: don’t forget about my birthday bash August 27th at Double-Wide. The Cover Letter are coming up from Austin, Birds of Night are coming down from Denton, and Cut Throat Finches are coming over from Fort Worth. And Veronica Young will bring the hangovers from Dallas. Oh, and Double-Wide has $2 Lone Stars and $5 Crown. And this Ghost loves Crown, just so you know.
- The Slack, “What’s to Come”
Today there was supposed to be a Slack reunion, but alas, Chris Holt had to cancel. So instead, you’ll just have to listen to this song and think of the promise of what’s to come. See what I did there?