Blood Red Shoes … In Time to Voices … 2012
Duo between two quickly-rising musicians, Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter. This is beautifully textured, yet has a breathing room that keeps it relaxed and full of exciting potential. I’m digging it.
RIYL Band of Skulls, The Kills, My Bloody Valentine
JJAMZ … Suicide Pact … 2012
Super-group made up of James Valentine (Maroon 5), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kelly/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion, and Z Berg (The Like). It was formed after a karaoke night in Hollywood. Fun, upbeat pop with driving female vocals and a nice, mellow tone.