Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Music Notes: Kodacrome, Davy Jones, Janis Joplin, Elsie

This months Music Notes pulls together further observations, reviews and  cool stuff from several decades of music from me to you to check out.

Kodacrome - Perla EP Reviewed

First off, my review for Kodacrome's debut EP Perla which is released on March 27th 2012.

Kodacrome are a fabulous fusion of three individual talents consisting of Elissa Pociask, Ryan Casey and Phil DaRosa currently emerging from the San Francisco music scene.

Perla fuses a cool mix of soundscape electronica with Elissa's breathy lyrics and you can find out more about the band (as well as claim a free Mp3) by visiting their website. In the meantime check out the band in action in the above video!

Davy Jones Remembered

I was really saddened to hear of the passing of Monkees singer Davy Jones earlier this month. I have been a fan of The Monkees since childhood and remember watching constant reruns of The Monkees TV series throughout the 1970s and 80s on the BBC.

My big Monkees memory has to be catching Davy, Micky, Peter and Mike live at Cardiff CIA on their 30th anniversary tour back in the 90s with Rachel.

Read my mini-tribute to Davy on Retrospace and look out for more Monkees posts in coming weeks.

Elsie Says Time To Go With Interactive Video

Here's a different take on pop videos. Hot on the heels of her track The Assassin, Elsie has released an interactive pop video to accompany her track Time To Go.

Subtitled How To Handle A Sex Pest, the YouTube based video sees Elsie adopt several methods of dispatching unwanted attention.

Comical and ingenious, this is well worth checking out!

Big Brother and The Holding Company - New Live Album

As much as I love the music of the 1960s I still find it refreshing to make new discoveries from this era. One artist I have to confess I've never listened to much until recent times is Janis Joplin so I've been quite excited to hear two new Joplin related releases.

Big Brother and The Holding Company Live At The Carousel Ballroom captures Janis Joplin with all her electrifying presence only weeks before embarking on a solo career in June 1968.

You can read my review of Big Brother and The Holding Company Live At The Carousel Ballroom  here and there will be a further Janis related review next month with a look at the newly released Pearl Sessions.

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