Truth be told, I started Aimless Skylarking mainly as a way to get photo passes. Since I was going to lots of gigs, combining music and my photography hobby just made sense to me. After buying tickets and sorting out arrangements, I'd contact the artist/band or their press agent and request a photo pass with an offer of a few free photos for social media while I built my portfolio. I heard lots of no's along the way though, which was no big deal to me. You can't hear a no if you don't ask.
Anyway, over the course of my first year here, Aimless Skylarking has morphed in to something I wasn't entirely prepared to handle. Now I am overwhelmed with e-mail and messages from artists and publicists requesting reviews or inclusion of their material on Aimless Skylarking. Believe me, it is a good problem to have considering the email inbox was old Mother Hubbard bare those first few months. But it also means I am behind. And I am fine with that, speediness doesn't mix well with my aimless and skylarking personality. Besides, I like to think that popping in a few weeks after the press buzz of a hot new single is just as beneficial. Today's Song of the Day is one of those cases.
The Luxembourg Signal's press agent sent me their debut LP going on two months back, and I'm just now getting around to writing about their lead track, 'Distant Drive'. The band features members who have been playing together for years as part of several different bands -- Johnny Joyner, Beth Arzy and Brian Espinosa started The Luxembourg Signal with Betsy Moyer and Ginny Pitchford. Their debut LP is out now on Shelflife Records, 10 perfectly crafted pop songs in all. I want more!
'Distant Drive' is a cool summer night dreamy shoegazy pop masterpiece, stream it below, it's the Song of the Day!