Sir Sly-“High”

If you’ve been following Sir Sly for a while, you may have been pleasantly surprised to get an e-mail last week from Hayden Copley describing the events leading to their latest single, “High” (it’s pretty funny, so I’ll include it at the bottom). I was excited to hear that the group is back and releasing new songs, and equally excited that the latest is really … Continue reading Sir Sly-“High”

Sir Sly-You Haunt Me

IMG_0371.JPGSir Sly‘s full-length has been one of my most anticipated records since I first heard their EP last year. From the very first note on that four-song release they did a great job of creating a foreboding atmosphere. Their music exists in the dark spaces that most pop songs don’t dare to venture. Whether or not You Haunt Me could live up to my expectations was a big question, and it wasn’t immediately answered.

When I saw the tracklist for this new record, I was crestfallen. Not only do they use all the tracks from the EP here, but they make up four of the first five cuts. Not since the mini-album A Balloon Called Moaning turned into The Big Roar have I been so annoyed with the recycling of music. They’re re-ordered here, and the title track breaks it up so they aren’t all in a row, but it’s still a letdown. Continue reading “Sir Sly-You Haunt Me”

Emptying My Inbox, part 1

I get a lot of music submissions every week, and I’m grateful that bands and artists are seeing out my opinion (and the little exposure that provides). I really like listening to everything and getting to know the bands that send me stuff. One thing I don’t really dig is reviewing singles. I’ve mentioned this before, but anyone can strike gold once. I want to … Continue reading Emptying My Inbox, part 1