From where: Southern California
In the ballpark with: The Zombies, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, The 13th Floor Elevators
Describing words: Surf, Sun, Sand, Scuzz and Vans (The transportation type, not the nice pumps!)
Wanna see: The Shacklewell Arms (London) – 10.12.2012
How can I consume: CD / LP out today
Where can I be their friend: Facebook
Footnote: Everything is shit in the UK, in the winter – this album is quite obviously a better place to be.
Who are Halls: Halls is Sam Howard
From where: South London
Sound like: The XX, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Sigur Ross
Describing words: Sad, Swelling, Peaceful, Open, Eerie
Where be they: Rough Trade East (26th October)
One sentence: If you like minimal-schminimal and are either sad or happy then you are confused – and therefore you’ll like the gloriously warm organ and dullish but perfect vocal that is interpretable in so many ways.
How can I consume: Digital, CD, LP
Where do they live: Facebook
Footnote: Out today on glorious vinyl.
Author: Laurence Smith