As summer comes to an end, one can’t help but reflect. The Islanders’ summer would have not been at all the same without Guards’s E.P. The ep is light, breezy, summery blah blah etc. but it had a distinguishing factor that made it special… legitimate songs. Most summer tunes are repetitive and float in one ear and out the other, which is nice but there is something about a collection of songs that are groovy and bouncy but also catchy and structured that makes it noteworthy. While almost every song is worth listening to, Resolution of One is the brightest and the one that really captures the everything that was summer ’10.
Sometimes harmonies can make or break a song, and in the case of Ghost Animal’s Change Your Mind, the harmonies just kind of work. It’s hard to explain why a song is good, but with this song all of the components compliment each other really well. The vocals are perfectly mixed right in front of the guitars, which are layered in a manner that fills out the song. Technicalities aside, it’s a fun song that is ideal for a fall mixtape.
Loop worthy songs are kind of hard to come across, so when one stumbles upon a song like this, it’s especially exciting. Internet Warrior is a psychedelic tune, but it has a distinctively modern scandinavian post-rock sound. The usage of chord changes taken straight from the Beatles circa 67, plus Bjork style production, makes for a song that is both easy to listen to, yet captivatingly complex.
Being stuck on an island is kind of a bummer. If you happen to be in that situation and have wifi, this is the hookup. All kidding aside, we are going to attempt to provide you with fun things to listen to while avoiding insanity. Music is possibly the best way to pass the time, and it’s also pretty tight. At the end of the day, we are just posting and promoting music we enjoy.