Best New Music: Abbe May – “Design Desire”

Artist: Abbe May Album: Design Desire Release Date: July 8, 2011 Homeland: Perth, Australia Featured Tracks: “Mammalian Locomotion” (Remixed by Tame Impala) “Taurus Chorus” I’m having a love affair with Australian music scene of late and have been particularly obsessed with Perth-based blues rock goddess Abbe May. I’ve been anxiously awaiting her solo debut for…oh, […]

Obsession :: Abbe May – “Design Desire”

Artist: Abbe May Album: Forthcoming Release Date: May 2011 Homeland: Australia (Perth) Track: “Mammalian Locomotion“ (original) “Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker & Cam Avery of Tame Impala) Remix” God this Aussie effing rocks. I’m head over heels in love with her rock and roll swagger and have been highly anticipating her forthcoming LP, entitled with the same name, […]

One to Watch: Abbe May – “Mammalian Locomotion”

Artist: Abbe May Album: Forthcoming Release Date: May 2011 Homeland: Australia (Perth) Track: “Mammalian Locomotion“ (original) “Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker & Cam Avery of Tame Impala) Remix” Dang. The Australian invasion continues. This week it’s Abbe May – a gritty, bluesy, rock n roll throw down. “Mammalian Locomotion” is a track off her forthcoming LP due […]

The OCMD :: Bands to Watch in 2011

As much fun as year end ‘Best Of’ lists are, I find the new artists releases starting in January even more exciting. For me, wrap up lists are more about catching what you’ve missed. But from now until SXSW in March there is always a building crescendo of album releases and buzz. It’s a busy […]

The Handsome Family – Honey Moon [Album Review]

Artist: The Handsome FamilyAlbum: Honey MoonFile Under: Alt -CountryFeatured Tracks: “When You Whispered” Recent reviews of The Handsome Family’s 9th release, Honey Moon, seem to suggest this record is a refreshing collection of uplifting love songs.  Having enjoyed the dark tones of the previous 8 wrist-slitters, I was worried.   I put Honey Moon on for the […]