Monday, October 31, 2011

List: Creepy Songs For Halloween

"Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out" by The Antlers - Burst Apart
"The Layer" by Birthmark - The Layer
"Vampirer" by Caveman - CoCo Beware
"Shankill Butchers" by The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
"The Hazards Of Love 3 (Revenge!)" by The Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love
"Activa" by Deerhunter - Microcastle
"No One Does It Like You" by Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
"Pity Dance" by DM Stith - Heavy Ghost
"Worrier" by Glass Vaults - Glass EP
"Central And Remote" by Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
"Faded From The Winter" by Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle
"Leather Prowler" by Liars - Liars
"Sailing To Byzantium" by Liars - Liars
"No Barrier Fun" by Liars - Sisterworld
"Maybe Sprout Wings" by The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
"The Autopsy Garland" by The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
"Conversation 16" by The National - High Violet
"As I Lay My Head Down" by Other Lives - Tamer Animals
"Song For The Dead" by Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
""You Got A Killer Scene There, Man..."" by Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze
"The Gloaming. (Softly Open Our Mouths In The Cold.)" by Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
"All I Need" by Radiohead - In Rainbows
"I Say Fever" by Ramona Falls - Intuit
"The Forest Scares The Hell Out Of Me" by Say Hi - Ferocious Mopes
"Sallie's Heart Is Stone" by Say Hi - Oohs & Aahs
"Marrow" by St. Vincent - Actor
"Skip Divided" by Thom Yorke - The Eraser
"Iodine And Iron" by The Veils - Troubles Of The Brain
"I Saw The Dead" by Villagers - Becoming A Jackal

Friday, October 21, 2011

Glass Vaults - Glass EP

  • Black/blue dual color vinyl
  • Non-gatefold
  • No lyrics

  • Album Rating: 4/5 (Great)
  • Sound Quality: 5/5 (Perfect)
  • Packaging: 3/5 (Average)

Glass Vaults is a duo hailing from Wellington, New Zealand. They create music that is both beautiful and haunting, constructing hypnotic melodies and arrangements shrouded in a veil of unease.

On their debut EP titled Glass, the duo mixes organic and synthetic sounds masterfully, creating a unique sound that is sure to carry them to great places in the future. While I have to admit Side A - relying more on ambiance than melody - is a bit lacking, Side B more than makes up for this with it's ambitious, melodic and still haunting atmospheres. "Worrier" is one track Glass Vaults should truly be proud of. Hard hitting drums (that sound bloody fantastic on vinyl by the way) emphasize the loneliness of the lyrics and atmosphere. There are even some serious Thom Yorke-esque vocals toward the end of the track.

The vinyl truly sound amazing, the ambiance and especially those drums are really incredible. There are two versions, one pressed on standard black vinyl and one on split black and blue vinyl (as pictured).

The packaging is standard and does not come with lyrics but does include a nice full color image of the band on a large insert.