My Week In Review - April 13th - 19th

It's Sunday again… but not just any Sunday, it's both Easter and 4/20. Which, if you think about, it was probably when Easter fell on 4/20 that the whole rabbit hiding chocolate around the house to mark to the son of a god coming back from the dead tradition first began. Also, it's another edition of 'My Week In Review'… so start scrolling and clicking and kill a little bit of your day with some of the things that I killed a bit of my week with.

Alright… meet you back here, same time next week. But remember… if you follow HI54LOFI on Twitter / Tumblr Facebook, you'll be able to catch most of the above type things in real time. Which means this weekly recap will become a reminiscing thing, and who doesn't like to reminisce?



Four From My Bandcamp Collection - 15

It's Saturday again, so if you've been here before, then you should already know the drill. But if it's your first time here (welcome & shame on you) then what you'll find below today is something that happens every Saturday on HI54LOFI: I've gone over to my Bandcamp Collection and picked out 4 albums that I think are totally worth your time. So give them a listen and then maybe, just maybe, add them to your own collection (it is Record Store Day after all… and isn't Bandcamp kind of the world's best record store?)

Short and sweet (there are songs longer than this entire EP) and so perfectly lofi, this is exactly the sort of thing that will always end up on repeat in my headphones. Favorite track: sharp attack (stupid facts).

Song, By Toad —both the blog & the label— is one of the good ones. This sweet label sampler is just one piece of evidence that supports the previous sentence (check their website for even more pieces). Favorite track: Virgin of the Birds - Ilona You Should Still Be My Vampire Attendant.

I always go in to listening to a Swedish band expecting it to sound lovely. This EP reinforces that positive stereotype. Favorite track: A Silver Line.

There are little winks to Chad VanGaalen on here, and that ain't a bad thing. Favorite track: memorial ten count.

Hope you find the time to give all 4 a proper listen, cause if you do, then the next logical step would be thinking about adding them to your own collection (if they're not already in there). And then remember come back next week for the exciting continuation of this weekly feature (or you can check out / follow my Bandcamp Collection and stay one step ahead of these posts, if that's your bag).


The Shivers - Phone Calls

When I was putting together the latest episode of 'Mix Tape Radio', I knew that I was going to be using a track of this Shivers’ album… I just wasn't sure what song to use. Why? Well, there are a lot of great songs on here.

I ended up going with Shave Yr Brain, as it seemed like the right choice to open up Episode 33 and it was my initial favourite track… but the more I listen to this album —which came out way back in 2010, but I guess I slept in that year, cause I've only just started getting down with this album a couple of weeks back— the harder it becomes for me to pin down a favourite tune (for example, when New Direction hits the 2:37 mark, that's some pretty headphone pleasing stuff).

Which I guess is the true sign of a great album. Lots of great tunes. So you should probably just go get the whole thing.