Mr. Jones hails from Cardiff. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Welsh. The tiny little baby country is home to so many lovely things like Gareth Bale (COYS!), Los Campesinos and the characters from The Submarine. Add to this list "So Long". A jangly (not a real word, don't care) acoustic pop melody that deserves airplay and adoration. Listen and your peril as you will most likely fall in love. Siôn has an a - I FORGOT CORGIS COME FROM WALES. Best country every. It's been decided. Anywho, you can get this song by buying the [...]
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NYC-based producer Harry Fraud released this song with Earl Sweatshirt and Riff Raff early this morning. This is a preview of Fraud's upcoming EP with Scion A/V titled High Tide, dropping May 7th, which features appearances by Action Bronson, French Montana, Smoke DZA & more (via Pitchfork ).
Artist: clammyclams Title: Bookfiend ft. DOOM File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Rap
J. Cole wants everyone to know "that this right here is not a preview" for Born Sinner scheduled to drop on June 25th. Cole also wants us to know just about everything else in this highly introspective, thoughtful track. From "making it rain" etiquette to spending money on things near and dear to him, Cole pulls no punches on this track. He also has something fun to say about Tia and Tamera Mowry from Sister, Sister so keep your ears open for that.
Artist: Robin Thicke Title: Blurred Lines (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell) File Name: SoundCloud
They may have the worst name is history of bad band names based of Race Car Drivers, but this song is a jam. It reminds me a little bit too much of a Cobra Starship song that I can't quite put my finger on with just a touch of Magic Man thrown in there. But no matter. The song is pure dream pop and synth goodness. Patterns EP came out this week .
Weirdness and lovely pop angels made the love baby Empire of the Sun . I keep waiting for Wiz Khalifa to come in a rock my world, but we might have to wait for his input . "Alive" is a great pop song. While it fails to reach the loft heights of "Walking on a Dream," it's still catchy enough to rock the radio and spawn some mashups. The most likely incredibly weird Ice On the Dune comes out June 18th.
Touring to promote the release of their latest album Naomi , the folk-rock quartet set up shop at the Brighton Music Hall this past Sunday to perform a refreshing lot of foot-stomping melodies born from the evergreens of the Pacific Northwest. I was first exposed to The Cave Singers at the Newport Folk Festival this past summer. Mingling with the crowds on that Saturday afternoon, I stumbled upon lead-singer Paul Quirk sucking the life out of a harmonica while guitarist Derek Fudesco sat hunched over his instrument, effortlessly plucking [...]
I love this time of year. You wake up in the morning to the briskest of air only to be rocking a t-shirt mere hours later. The trees begin to bud, the daffodils and tulips peak their green heads out from beneath the mulch, and the old heater in my room stops its constant clicking and banging. What's that winter? The impending bully that is Summer is quietly beating you into submission? Music to my ears. It seems Catherine McCandless of Young Galaxy feels exactly the same way as she sings, "Here it comes again, the beautiful warm weather." Check [...]
Artist: YOUNG GALAXY Title: New Summer File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Alternative
Rogue Wave was just about the only band I listened to during the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college... which is very fitting as the band's newest single is entitled just that, "College." I wasn't a big fan of their last album Permalight , but the guys seem to be getting back to their old sound with this new material. Look for Rogue Wave's new album ( Nightingale Floors ) out June 4th.
Artist: Rogue Wave Title: College File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
It's officially at the point where I need to see Action Bronson and Ghostface Killlah in the same room. The vocal resemblance is eerily uncanny. This guy is just a rapping enigma and is just about ready to leave his imprint. If this spitting fire thing doesn't work out (which it most certainly will), him and Rick Ross need to do a buddy cop movie ASAP. Don't sleep on Lauriana either. I had a few "She definitely sounds like ____" moments with her. Still can't pinpoint it, but it's good.
FUNKY FRIDAY The Animal Liberation Orchestra is one of California's hidden gems. These classy dudes have been making music and putting on fantastic performances since their college days in Santa Barbara. ALO has reached that perfect level of success: they can tour the country, destroy clubs & theaters & festivals, but get to meet and mingle with fans afterwards. I've seen them play live about six times, and have chatted with them after every single show. That's a testament to their modesty and friendliness, two things that all bands should emulate. "Falling Dominoes" is off last summer's Sounds Like This , [...]
Ah, Rubblebucket. Where to begin? Wikipedia claims they are a "dance band that merges psychedelic indie rock and left field arrangements," and we all know Wiki is always right, so that description will do. To be honest, though, Rubblebucket is an anomaly. They are lead by trumpeter Alex Toth, who looks and acts like a man assembled from the spare body parts of Williamsburg's most eccentric hipsters. Lead singer and baritone sax player Kalmia Traver owns an infectious smile and serious collection of colorful leggings. I saw them last summer at Bonnaroo, and during "Came Out of a Lady," she hopped off the [...]
Most of our writes do a great job of introducing you (the reader) to great new music. I am not one of our great writers and am going to post something a bit old. We can call this Throwback Tuesday or something. I had the chance to catch the How To Dress Well / Sky Ferreira last night at Brighton Music Hall. Damn. Sky was ok. She did not seem that into the show to be honest. Anyone else have the chance to see her? Can you confirm if she is always is so surly. How To Dress [...]
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- Thundercat - Oh Sheit It's X
- The Dodos - Confidence
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
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- weareoliver - Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Smith Westerns - "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio)
- Mixmag - Perfectly
- Crystal Fighters - You & I (Gigamesh remix)
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