The backstory alone should tell you something about Breathe Owl Breathe‘s relationship with the unexpected: primaries Micah Middaugh and AndrÃ©a Moreno-Beals were born in Southwest Asia and South America, respectively, but they met in a Dairy Queen parking lot; the first time drummer Trevor Hobbs met Middaugh, they turned a party full of strangers into an improvised zombie movie. Continue reading…
Given the slightest provocation, most people can’t wait to tell you about their favorite bands, albums, or influences. But when we asked Leicestershire, England’s Olivia Broadfield to compile this list, she demurred. “I don’t really have a very cool taste in music, but then neither is my music very cool, so I guess it makes sense. I managed to refrain from writing down Britney but only just.”
If you listen to her music (MP3: “Dont Cry“), you can tell that the modesty is unwarranted. Her style is a cross between (good) Regina Spektor and Feist, with a dash of electro-pop. A pianist since age six, and a self-taught guitarist since age 13, she also prides herself on her strong DIY ethic, which is impressive considering the richness of her sound. Olivia Broadfield’s debut album Eyes Wide Open is out today on Vagrant.
Poetic Memory is a regular Owl and Bear feature in which musicians disclose their influencesâ€”whether it’s albums, songs, artists, or something random. If you’re interested in being featured here, send us an email. Continue reading
Owl and Bear writersâ€™ favorite albums of 2007.
VHS or Beta, Feist, and the Hives played the 94.9 Anniversary Bash at 4th & B in downtown San Diego.