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.



My Week In Review - April 6th - 12th

It's that time of the week again. You know, that re-occurring Sunday feature where I collect all the tweets that best represent how I spent my non-sleeping, non-working time. There's plenty of things to click on below, so get your clicking finger ready.

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 - 14

It's Saturday. Again. Which means I've gone and grabbed 4 pieces of ear candy from my Bandcamp Collection and laid them out on the table below for you to enjoy.

These songs are what I imagine a lot of men's inner dialogue would be if you took them out to the middle of nowhere and left them alone to think on things awhile. Favorite track: Ben.

I don't know if there is such a thing as a more catchy album then this one. Favorite track: Television.

If you don't happen to have a shy & talented housemate secretly making music in the next room… you can put this album on and pretend that you do. Favorite track: stalemate.

You can always count on Audio Antihero to only be putting their name on something that is special. And that's what this album is. A special, proper 'album' album. Favorite track: Stomach Pit.

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).


Shimmering Stars - Lost & Found Sounds

Shimmering Stars have a great old-meets-new-in-the-garage-for-a-jam sound. And lucky for us, they've recently found some lost examples of that great sound and put them together on this great collection of new demos and orphaned older recordings. Which you can (and should) add to your collection for whatever price you fancy (but remember to keep this in mind when pondering whether to put in a monetary amount).

I'd write some more about the album, but let's be honest… it's Friday (and at least in Nottingham, it looks like the sun is going to be out all day & I've got the day off work) who really wants to waste time reading some guys thoughts about why an album is excellent, when all that is really required is for you to press that play button? Plus, the band give a little track by track run down over on their Bandcamp page, and when you add them all up, it kind of works out to the equivalent of me writing another couple of paragraphs (did I mention the sun is out in England and I have the day off?).

So just go get this album. And make sure you've pressed the 'follow' button on their Bandcamp page so you'll be one of the first ones to know when their new album drops later this year (cause you're probably gonna want to get that as well).