The down-tempo number “We Must Go On” is an uncharacteristic direction for Derek Vincent Smith (a.k.a. Pretty Lights) that deserves further exploration. Download “We Must Go On” over here and if you had any hopes of catching PL in Colorado anytime soon, you may have to travel to exotic destinations like Chile, Brazil and Ozark, Ark. to get your fix.
Cobraconda is “Back in Black” with new video and mixtape
The high jinx continue with Cobraconda in its latest video for “Back in Black” from “THA CARTER XXVII,” which you can download here. As a result of the production of the video below, a new level of creeper status has been discovered.
The Lumineers are (finally) releasing a full length
Look out, world. April 3 marks the release date for a self-titled debut album to come from the Lumineers. The front porch heroes also mapped out a US tour from the latter part of March to the end of April that will take the trio from sea to shining sea. If you missed them on NPR’s World Cafe, don’t fret, you can listen to their piece right here.
Vices I will miss
Sad news from the Vices I Admire crew. The two founding members of VIA, guitarist Mickey Dollar and drummer Mark Towne, have decided to walk away on good terms. The other two members Dave Curtis (singer) and Daniel Battenhouse (bassist) will continue to carry the torch in the name of VIA. A farewell show is scheduled for March 30 at the Marquis Theatre. If you missed it, Steal This Track featured VIA last month that you can check out right here.
Vices I Admire “Hero”
Petals of Spain flirt with “Lady Luck”
The video for “Lady Luck” by Petals of Spain was shot at the classy Hotel Boulderado. The jazzy pop kids exhibited what happens when you mix booze, gambling, fast women and cake.
Air Dubai wants to turn the “Lights Down”
Check out the magic with the behind the scenes action from Denver kids Air Dubai from their “Day Escape” recording sessions with the cut “Lights Down.” It’s off the new album that has been getting some love from the Hollister “Spring Preview 2012” playlist. Speaking of love, Denver’s India.Arie recently tweeted (above) about Air Dubai. Good to see local artists reppin’ each other as always.
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.