I was introduced to AgesandAges by my lovely friends at Terrorbird Media, who almost always seem to deliver something I will like. Borne of Portland, Oregon, they’re a little bit country, a lot a bit indie pop, with happy twee clapping and stomping, made all the more effective by the fact that there are seven of them all joining the party.
“Bar in Amsterdam” is the opening track on Katzenjammer’s debut album Le Pop, released in September 2008 in Norway, and nominated for a Spellemannprisen (the Norweigan version of a Grammy), before it made it’s way to the US in 2010. Three years later though, these ladies are still not getting the recognition they deserve.
Recently I’ve been coming across a slew of songs that I absolutely love – some for the lyrics, some for the emotion conveyed, some because a quirky sound tossed in when you least expect it – that didn’t necessarily fit into any sort of mixtape I had in mind, nor did I really want to force one. In my opinion, these songs are just so great they deserve their own shoutout. Individual track features, however, are not what Tadpole Audio is currently known for, so I tossed and turned and it finally got to a point where I threw up my hands and just said, “I gotta tell people about these!” And so, Neat Tracks has been born.