“The combination of heartfelt lyrics, a lingering melody, and a tender croon are sturdy ingredients to a love song but Brooklyn via Gainsville, Florida outfit Conveyor turn that formula on its head with “Anne,” – MTV Hive
Following the huge success of Conveyor’s ‘Woolgatherer’ single from their self-titled debut album released July 17th, the band today premiered the swirling, breezy new love anthem ‘Anne’ on MTV Hive!
The success of Indy-based BONESETTERS hinges on their restrained and straight forward songwriting to create a fine balance of fast-paced alt-rock and acoustic indie folk. They stick to the essentials: guitars and drums with catchy vocal hooks. No superfluous effects or over-saturated reverb…a refreshing change in today’s indie music scene if you ask us!
Their debut album, SAVAGES, came close to never being heard when their previous label Mossback Records folded in early 2011, but with persistence and a successful Kickstarter campaign the band was able to drop the album last month. And thankfully so, for it has been a delight to our ears here at LHC. Grounded in a love for poetry and librarians, frontman Daniel Snodgrass delivers lyrics that are sincere admissions of ordinary life made poignant, sung with a voice that falls somewhere between Nathan Willet (Cold War Kids) and Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes). The instrumentation is clean and tight, with a few strings and horn arrangements to supplement their catchy riffs and melodies. Take a listen to “Maypole“ below and hear it for yourself.
Film IN music covered an acoustic performance of another one of Bonesetters’ standout tracks, “You Are Shaun Gannon”, which was filmed at Village Green Records. Just watch it out below. Currently the band is playing a string of shows throughout Indiana in support of the album with a spring tour in the works.
1/27 – Muncie, Indiana w/ Vacation Club, Everything NOW! + She Does Is Magic at Be Here Now
2/4 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ Helter Shelter w/ Bears of Blue + RiverDastardly
3/24 in Indianapolis, Indiana @ Butler University w/ Chandelier Ballroom
Today is Earth Day, and we couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate than with a new song by the eco-friendly band Big Tree. When Big Tree first reached out to The Lovely Hearts Club and sent us the single “This New Year” from their forthcoming album, we were immediately smitten. Their brand of sunny psychedelic pop, splashed with colorful harmonies and infectious lyrics, instantly had us thinking spring. Bandmates and friends Kaila McIntyre-Bader, Luke Bace, Colin Fahrner, Dan Pirello, and Laura Schwecherl met while studying jazz in college and, while Big Tree’s sound is more Fleet Foxes than Coltrane, their jazz roots are evident in the band’s complex rhythms and unique time signatures.
Big Tree completed their first full-length, self-titled album back in 2008, which they followed up with last summer’s shimmering gem of an EP, Home (here). To promote the EP, as well as their commitment to environmental sustainability, the band left their native New York last summer and toured out to California in a vegetable-oil-fueled tour van, purchased with the fundraising help of fans. They recently celebrated their triumphant return to New York, where you can catch them in a month-long residency at Pete’s Candy Store every Thursday throughout the month of June. The will also be giving “Grease Talks”— explaining how the tour van works and encouraging recycling and sustainability—throughout the month of April, at colleges and universities throughout the Tri-State
4/22 – Bronxville, NY @ Sarah Lawrence College
4/23 – Northampton, MA @ Smith College
4/23 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Skidmore College
4/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Jabberwocky Cafe
4/29 – Waterville, ME @ Colby College
4/30 – Easton, MA @ Stonehill College
5/1 – Worcester, MA @ Clark University
5/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
6/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store (themed residency)
6/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store (themed residency)
6/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store (themed residency)
6/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store (themed residency)
6/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store (themed residency)