“There’s A Blue Bird In My Heart is a stunning work.” —-read it all HERE!
“BOTTOM LINE: bentcousin brings those shaded feels that help you remember all the good times in the summer, so seek em out on Team Love Records and be the fun you want everywhere!”
“Press play on your copy of Dangerous and you enter Michael Jackson’s decade of noisy music-making. The record begins with the sound of breaking glass, a sound heard again on a number of its tracks. His next album, HIStory, opens with what could pass for a futuristic engine misfiring as it starts up, followed by an explosion and Jackson’s muffled shriek. Invincible, likewise, with ominous low rumblings and a series of electronic bombs dropping. Although we’re swept right into the wicked groove of “Blood on the Dance Floor” without noisy preamble, the next track on that EP, “Morphine” is introduced by start-stop buzzings, bangings, and electronic tappings from which the funky, hard, industrial groove appears (it’s almost always that kind of groove that emerges from these noises—hard from hardness, noisy from noise)…..”
“Beauty cozying up to brutal sounds like just the ticket for Mission music festival Phono Del Sol, which Wye Oak and S.F.’s Thao & the Get Down Stay Down co-headline, at Potrero Del Sol Park. Known for its skate park, history of free punk and metal shows, and proximity to the Tiny Telephone recording studio, the rolling hills of controlled greenery overlook the forking feeder onramps to Highway 101 and Interstate 280 and a lingering still-scruffy, semi-industrial atmosphere.”
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“Being in a band stunted our growth [laughs]. We were able to be kids — catered, driven around, here’s everything you need to party. We’re still the same in that respect, but I was just really impressed with how the band performed and played in the studio this time. And I’m getting more comfortable with myself as far as writing, and I’m getting older. I’ve always had doubts about myself writing as a young guy, ‘cause I like old men that write.”
“"Eons," built on dusty arpeggios and the quiver of singer Nate Lacy, is a house with a fire inside of it, a quietly urgent album that demands a close listen."
“A mixture of sounds that would please any fan of Bon Iver, early The Shins, Sigur Ros or Peter Gabriel, Mimicking Birds is a band whose sound captures the surroundings and attitude of Lacy when the songs were written — slightly dark, moody and contemplative.”