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Mt. Wolf

I know of two Mt. Wolf's. One is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania. The other is a band from London and that's the one we're climbing here in Big Sonic Heaven. Both Mt. Wolf's are pretty in their own way, from what I hear, literally. But let's focus on the London based Mt. Wolf. I don't know much about the band except they're pretty new and they have two […]

todayMay 17, 2013 8


Introducing Everything By Electricity

Ok, I'm diggin' this band right outta-the-box! Everything By Electricity is a new London-based trio consisting of Yulia on guitar, keys and vocals, Dima on drums and Gaétan on keys and bass. They're so new they launched their Facebook page just 3 weeks ago. The band is named after this quote from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea... "There is a powerful agent, obedient, rapid, easy, which conforms to every use, […]

todayMay 16, 2013 19


Introducing Los Détroit

Imagine the dry heat of Santa Ana winds blowing over the icy Detroit River, the dissonance of post-rock interlaced with lushness of dream pop. This is Los Détroit. With rebirth-ed members from Detroit to Los Angeles, a dream-rock collaboration emerges. Mariam McCarthy of Silent Violet, Michael Carian of Au Revoir Borealis join Jill Marklin and Michael Lloyd of The Insyderz. Yep, I took that word-for-word from their site cuz I'm […]

todayMay 16, 2013 14



SPC ECO (Pronounced Space Echo) has been gracing Big Sonic Heaven since their inception back in 2007. SPC ECO is Dean Garcia from one of my favorite bands, Curve, and his daughter Rose Berlin. I've had the pleasure of talking to Dean over the years about Curve and SPC ECO and I'm so happy he's still at it. The thick production style going back to Curve days is a grabber […]

todayMay 16, 2013 40


Dream Pop From Chicago: Panda Riot

Panda Riot was first heard in Big Sonic Heaven back in 2008. Since then they've been hard at work with a new album, Northern Automatic Music, released earlier this year. Panda Riot formed in Philadelphia while Brian Cook and Rebecca Scott were working on some short films. Soundtracks turned into songs and Panda Riot was born. After moving to Chicago, they expanded the band and in 2011 dropped the Far […]

todayMay 15, 2013 103


New broaddaylight Out Now

broaddaylight, formed in 2005, is James Eakins (guitar, synths, and electronics), Henry Bennett (guitar) and Sarah Eakins (vocals). Inspired by artists Robin Guthrie, Brian Eno, Robert Smith, and Slowdive, they set to work on their debut ep the bell jar (independent release, 2005) looking to create a vertical colored world of sound. After a handful of shows the band started receiving airplay around the world and gained a cult following. […]

todayMay 15, 2013 17


The Ocean Blue Are Back

Fourteen years later and The Ocean Blue are back! I've rifled through the new album Ultramarine, which was released in March, and so far so good. The lead single/video is catchy and clean. The album moves nicely as always with The Ocean Blue and I'm able to soak it in easily. Melodic, breezy, guitars and synths. You know, the stuff we love and expect from The Ocean Blue. They've had […]

todayMay 15, 2013 24


Azure Blue New Album Out This Month

Azure Blue is the solo project of Tobias Isaksson. Isaksson has been working for years as a talented songwriter and a colorful profile on the Swedish pop scene. Although his old bands Irene and Laurel Music attracted worldwide recognition he has been enjoying a new start with Azure Blue. The first track I heard from Azure Blue was Catcher In The Rye. A melodic dreamy power-pop song that really caught […]

todayMay 7, 2013 13

Film & TV

Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep along with countless amazing music videos, has created another lovely dreamy film, L'Écume des jours, or Mood Indigo. It's an adaptation of the French 1947 Boris Vian novel translated in English as Foam of the Daze. (Now I'm going to have to be one of those people who reads the book after they see the […]

todayMay 1, 2013 34


Harold Budd New Album In June

I was first introduced to Harold Budd way back there in the mid 80's. 1986 to be exact when he collaborated with Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie & Simon Raymonde (aka Cocteau Twins) on the album The Moon And The Melodies. To this day it's still one of may favorite releases. It's so freaking gorgeous! Fast forward to present day and many, many albums and collaborations later and we have a […]

todayApril 30, 2013 12