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Music Supervisor's New Additions
By Lisa on Feb 27, 2010 | In Music Licensing and Placement
We?re pretty sure that we (meaning, really, Optic Noise) have just turned ten. Or maybe it?s nine. Evidence pointing to this vague suspicion: 1. We?ve just finished our 30th compilation; 2. It?s kind of been a really long time since we?ve been licensing music (or ?pitching the tunes?, or ?plugging the tracks? or whatever the kids are calling it these days) and 3. We just ate an enormous piece of cake that, aside from birthday associations, made us think that perhaps we should take a walk tomorrow at the very least.
We've also heard that there is some sort of music convention or other that is taking place in, of all locations, Austin, Texas, and so we thought we?d go. Okay, it?s been a couple of years since we?ve been, and it?s time to partake in some BBQ, grape Nehi, free beer, sun and?if we?re really, really lucky?seeing you.
In the meantime, here?s our latest round, all of which we hope you?ll love, want and need.
Check them out on our home page and enjoy.
CURTAINS FOR YOU
We do like us some Northwest. The band?s Seattle-based label Spark & Shine reports that Curtains For You are the nicest guys ever. Ever. They also have recorded a great album lush with power pop gems ala Jellyfish, soaring harmonies, thickly layered instrumentation and all. Confident, celebratory and rich in melody.
BILLY & DOLLY
Billy & Dolly?s debut lays ground for a refreshing renewal of power pop ala Big Star, Material Issue, The Posies and all others of that ilk who have gone before them. Bright and jangly, with a sweet musical straightforwardness, the San Francisco based group creates some sunny lightness.
IVES THE BAND
Big lush, and beautifully produced, Ives The Band offers a Coldplay-esque depth to its pop forthrightness, complete with grand builds and waves of melodic confidence.
While Joe Purdy comparisons come to mind immediately, Simmon?s ultimately personal and intimate stylings are his alone. Simmons? folk ballads are sweetly atmospheric and quietly up close and intensely private.
ALSO WONDERFULLY WORKABLE AND REALLY, REALLY GOOD:
Cool, soaring alt rock from Rock Paper Pistols, lovely acoustic quietude from Portland?s Downpilot, classic rock inspired Lonely H, new release from sultry Boston-based Kim Taylor, and more loveliness thrown in.
Okay then, see you in Austin.