Waste Not, Want Not: 8/5/2013

Pop PollSo I’ve been falling behind on my daily slew of email press releases. Every weekday there are at least a dozen new bands, tracks and album that get announced and shared, but I tend to limit myself to a maximum of one thing per day, and even then I don’t always have the time or energy to put something up every day. I do, after all, wish to hold on to whatever shred of sanity I have left.

As a result, a lot of stuff gets left behind — a lot of stuff that is actually fantastic and worth sharing — so every now and then, I’m going to put together some of the best of my backed-up inbox. Here’s what you might have missed over the last few days: Continue reading

Blue Hawaii – “Reaction II”

Blue Hawaii“Reaction II” is the name of Blue Hawaii‘s latest single from their sophomore album Untogether, out now on Arbutus, and the theme in general is VHS dream world. To be honest, the idea of a “waking dream,” as romantic and as it seems, is kind of terrifying. Think about the random jump cuts, the naked auditorium speeches, the sudden inability to run or jump or speak. It would be like living in a David Lynch movie, which probably wouldn’t help anyone with any anxiety issues. Continue reading