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Day Joy – Purple

Day Joy, Purple, Go To Sleep Mess, Small Plates Records, dream folk

I have sat and listened to this song on repeat for close to 45 minutes (2x). Day Joy is here.

You know there are those moments where it just clicks. Where you realize a band will go. Purple is that moment for Day Joy. Purple, with its simplistic and enchanting melody, evokes bittersweet emotions of your fondest moments. Soothing and steady, the percussive and stringed elements assure you that you’re heading in the right direction, yet there’s apprehension of the cool, dark unknown which lies ahead.

“As the season is turning purple” – It’s a known factor. The seasons change. Years come to their calculated end. All we can do is reflect on the moments that have brought us here and know that cycle repeats. Day Joy just hopes the next cycle betters the last.

Day Joy – Purple

Day Joy’s debut LP is set for a February 12 release via Small Plates Records.

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Flavor of the Week: High Highs

High Highs, Once Around The House, Horses, High Highs band, Small Plates Records

With that perfect dosage of mesmeric, folk and indie pop, High Highs have the power to leave the listener in a dream state. You will feel like you’ve been transported back in time to some vintage, sepia-toned love story. Close your eyes and enter a world developing around your own choppy cut, late-summer-sun vintage montage.

New single Once Around The House is the first off their to-be-titled upcoming debut full length. You will definitely be reminded of Fleet Foxes and more recent Bon Iver when listening to this track. The folksy introduction gives way to an upbeat crescendo of sound. All highlighted by High Highs core rattling harmonization. Horses is perfect. The guitar, the harmony…ahh! It gets me every time. If you aren’t just smacked in the face with nostalgia from this song, you might want to see about some therapy. Just my unprofessional opinion.

These guys from New York (by way of Australia) are propped by Small Plates Records; an indie label collaboration between my two favorite music blogs, yvinyl & I Guess I’m Floating. It’s my secret ambition to work with these guys / someday be recognized on their level. Seriously though, check out the blogs and this label. RIF would be stuck in yesterday without the constant inspiration I receive from their content.

Be on the lookout for High Highs debut which is tentatively set for January 2013. As always, stay in tune with Concert Pulse for updates on tour dates. Enjoy.


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