Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday Listening - Neil Halstead

I've become a bit jaded with new music lately, as you may have noticed from my lack of posts.  Nothing seems to be jumping out at me this year like last year's Wyldlife, Yuck, and Laura Marling records did, and a good chunk of new music I am finding only leaves me feeling...meh.

Then I revisited a blog post from last month on one of my favorite music spots on the internet, Fuel/Friends Blog.  Heather's music curation is always somehow right in tune with whatever I'm feeling at that moment, and somehow I missed this particular post originally, so when I stumbled on it I just sort of knew it would reawaken my musical soul.

Neil Halstead's "Full Moon Rising" is off his forthcoming album out in September.  With its Nick Drake style comforts, it left me with a satiated feeling, like finally eating a decadent meal you've been craving for awhile.  You can check out the full track over at Fuel/Friends Blog here.

After reading up more on Neil, I decided to check out some tunage from other bands he's belonged to, namely Mojave 3, Slowdive, and other solo works.  Here are some of the tracks that reawakened my musical spirit.

Got My Sunshine - Sprout Official Soundtrack

Two Stones in My Pocket - Sleeping On Roads

Sleeping On Roads - Sleeping On Roads

Between the Bars - Seasons

Bluebird of Happiness - Mojave 3