Dreamy and sultry, with echoes of classic British folk-rock, "I Think I Knew" finds Cate Le Bon sailing through a contemplative duet with Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius.
With a throbbing but airy electronic soundscape behind him, Jamison (no last name) of Abbotsford, British Columbia's Teen Daze sounds like he's headed straight into the heart of a lovelorn dream. And the sound of "Listen" will take you with him.
"Chairman Meow" may have a silly title, but it also has an irresistible rhythm and a subtle pop hook. You can hear how much fun Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion had recording it with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone.
Fall may be settling in, but there's still time to enjoy the summer, and "Kidnap Me," the latest from Philadelphia's Cruiser is a choice soundtrack for these final, carefree days in the sun.
As good and catchy and sunny as "Make It Together" may be, it really sounds nothing like the ethereal, psychedelic country for which the Beachwood Sparks are so revered. Dating from the band's earliest days together, the heretofore unknown track is a lovely way to close out the summer.
With a deceptively spare arrangement of piano, bass, horns and drums, "Four Months to Kill" by Finnish singer and songwriter Astrid Swan has a tempting sound to match its story of love gone darkly wrong.
Despite early morning rain, day two of LouFest proved to be a beautiful day to see live music in Forest Park.