Need some 80s inspired, lo-fi at times, hi-fi at times, electronic soundscapes? Check out Modern Witch. That’s a great name for this band. The vocals are appropriately creepy but set to the modern sounds of possibly circuit bent electronics, drum machines, and beautiful synths.
I wouldn't be terribly surprised if the Slow Burn EP from A Mouthful of Thunder actually was released back in '95 as it states on their Bandcamp. I also wouldn't be shocked if it were recorded and released this year as a kind of fruitful retrospective on a sunnier time. Either way, fans of the Doug Martsch camp of guitar-based songwriting ought to check this Denver trio out.
Is it too early to begin making New Year’s Eve plans? I don’t think so. If I were going to be in Denver this New Year’s Eve, I would probably try to go see The Devil Whale, Pink Hawks, Royally Out, and Paper Bird at The Oriental Theater on 44th Avenue.
Most Americana groups content themselves with putting out records and playing shows, but Denver's Paper Bird demonstrates a little more ambition than most. They've gone ahead and composed a full-length ballet in collaboration with Ballet Nouveau Colorado. I have no idea what Carry On looks like when performed, but its organic, well-crafted musical half sounds mighty nice on its own. Check out 'Sounds Like Rain' below, and catch Paper Bird at the Oriental Theater for a New Year's show at the end of the month.