More Music from the Inbox, 19 June 2013: Morning Shakes, Ancient River, Empire and More

By Larry Lootsteen

Artist: Morning Shakes, “Where’s The Day Gone”

Album: Summer Nostalgia

Let’s start where I often do.  Liverpool!

Sounds like:  A bit of The Smiths, perhaps [With key issues. – AC]



Artist: Ancient River , “You”

Album: N/A

How can you not like a band that describes themselves as psych/shoegaze/wall of sound/swamp rock?

Sounds like:  A melting pot of punk, rock and indie.  [Good music for the next True Blood soundtrack. – AC]



Artist: Empire, “Daybreak”

Album: N/A

London band with some cool acoustics going on and a great vocal.

Sounds like:  Funky-folk

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream it here.


Artist: Rykka, “In Love With Woe”

Album: Kodiak

Hailing from Vancouver, this incredibly talented artist (who formerly toured as Christina Maria) has taken a new direction.  [Anyone else hear elements of a young Sinead O’Connor here? – AC]

Sounds like:  Dark folk and noise


[And here’s the whole album. -AC]


Artist: Archery Guild, “So Seeka – Boyly Girl”

Album: Din

This, ummmm, rather large collection of artists [There are nine members. – AC] is based out of Montreal.  Well-worthy of your attention.  [Buzz band at recent NXNE. – AC]

Sounds like:  A train speeding from one ear to the other

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream it here.


Artist: About, “Shame”

Album: Nirodha

In a twist this band is releasing sets of very small albums.  This song is from the third album in the tetralogy.  Their live show is a combination of the music with projections.

Sounds like:  The 1920’s called and wanted an upgrade

Link/Listen/Watch:  Stream it here.

Alan Cross

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