So I’ve heard around 14,563 songs so far in 2013, and I can safely say that out of all of them, nothing has blown me away more than Lexy & the Kill ’s official debut single “We Can Dance Alone”. After you regain consciousness followi ng one listen, be ready to take an hour out of your day to put this on repeat. While I’ve already shared my unabashed love for this group, my infatuation is taken to new, unreachable heights with this. Gigantic, pounding drums lay the groundwork for this explosive runaway romance as it prepares us [...]
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Arguably, North London’s Wolf Alice are the most talked about act currently in England and for many good reasons. Following up their hitmaker “Fluffy”, is this brand new single “Bros”. This is without question, their best song to date, and I believe this is the track that will made take them international superstars. Their tender, yet overly infectious blend of grunge-pop is on full display here, making us fall harder in love with Ellie Rowsell and her warming vocals every second. This band is the one, guys. Pre-order [...]
Artist: Wolf Alice Title: Bros File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Even though this track was released several months ago, we must never let the face of instant buzz get in the way of finding a brilliant song, no matter how old it is. Pigeons and Planes got us hooked on British singer/producer Bipolar Sunshine . This utterly unique blend of reggae, indie-pop, and hip-hop yield a powerful message that feels as if it’s reaching millions of people. It’s something that needs to be heard to understand the whole picture and how much of a big deal this can be.
Artist: Bipolar Sunshine Title: Fire File Name: SoundCloud
Indie Babe of the Week London singer-songwriter Misty Miller is gearing up to release her second EP Next To You on May 19th, and today we have a stream of one of it’s track, the rollicking “Anything For You”. Sending off lots of Ida Maria vibes, this infectious bit of garage-rock is just too good for one listen. It’s delightful, frantic energy will win you over within seconds. We see this one hitting the film trailer circuit hard in the coming months. [...]
Artist: Misty Miller Title: Anything for You File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: miguelofficial Title: “How Many Drinks Remix (feat. Kendrick Lamar)?” File Name: SoundCloud Genre: R&b
Any day I get to hear the luscious vocals of my forever crush Zooey Deschanel, I’m a happy camper. So it brings great pleasure to share the latest She & Him track “I Could’ve Been Your Girl”. Even though, it’s about missed opportunities and heartbreak, I can’t help but smile throughout to the mid-tempo swoon. The new record Volume 3 will be out May 7th on Merge.
Artist: MergeRecords Title: She & Him "I Could've Been Your Girl" File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Producer Boy In A Kung Fu Movie (awesome name) has sent over his debut track “Change You”. Light as the clouds, and inspiring to the highest degree, this is your musical meditation for the day. This emotive journey can only be capped off by a quote from Bruce Lee that the producer handpicked himself. “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Be water, my friend”.
Artist: Boy in a Kung Fu Movie Title: Change You File Name: SoundCloud
Rochester NY group Joywave have just debuted their sprightly new tune “Tongues”. This shimmering slice of electronic-pop is pure brilliance and ready for any dance floor across the universe. The silky smooth vocals of Daniel Armbruster play so perfectly next to the glitched up synths that fill up the air within seconds. The band’s new mixtape 88888 drops next week.
Artist: JOYWAVE Title: Tongues (feat. KOPPS) File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Finland’s greatest hope to take over the world, Satellite Stories have dropped their uptempo new single “Scandinavian Girls”. I hate always bringing up the Two Door comparisons with these guys, but I just mean in as a compliment to show how big this band can get. Pure infectious indie-pop that has the potential to make a whole demographic of ladies get very upset. The single will be out June 17th in the UK on Tri-Tone / PIAS. Stay tuned for an album afterwards.
Artist: Satellite Stories Title: Scandinavian Girls File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Indie pop
Swim Deep have released this wonderful clip for new single “She Changes the Weather”. No longer are these boys throwing around paint or horsing around in malls, as the B-Town group have matured up and tell of a gorgeous love story. Directed by Georgia Hudson, this superbly shot video is only appropriate for the band’s best song to date. The debut record Where the Heaven Are We will see the light July 29th.
Manchester’s Mount Fabric are set to launch their newest single “Heuristic Fits”. The driving, rhythmic sound is punctuated by a hypnotizing riff that sinks itself into your mind. As the track is about how the human brain is unable to fully comprehend the meaning of life, the off-kilter experimental rock gives us a passageway into the more darker, unknown mysteries of the universe. The single will be out next week on Crystalline Records.
Artist: Mount Fabric Title: Heuristic Fits File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Moody Rock Year: 2013
Never thought I would ever see the day when Manchester Orchestra and Grouplove would collaborate on a track together. But then I remembered of a little thing called Record Store Day where the most unlikely of splits and teaming ups happen and it all made sense. The track “Make It To Me” is an electronic genre-blending extravaganza that really compliments the strengths of both bands at play. The expert pop sensibilities of Grouplove coupled with the dark, introspective lyrics from Manchester really give this a unique spin. [...]
Artist: "Architect" Title: Frightened Rabbit & Manchester Orchestra File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: Canvasback Title: "Make It To Me" - Manchester Orchestra & Grouplove File Name: SoundCloud
Always one to keep you guessing of his latest creative style, Theophilus London heads down a mysterious and soulful path on new single “Rio”. Getting the Menahan Street Band to provide this 70’s era smoothness, sets the most comfortable of backdrops for Theo to croon over. Listen to the sly magic below.
Artist: TheophilusLondon Title: Theophilus London ft. The Menahan Street Band "Rio" File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Soul
It is just glorious out these days, I can think of no better way to celebrate than the new The Knocks + St. Lucia single “Modern Hearts”. This is pure beach-going affair that is only made better by the buttery smooth vocals of St. Lucia’s Jean-Phillip Grobler. The single will be out April 16th.
Artist: The Knocks Title: Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia File Name: SoundCloud
Sudbury, Canada group The Almighty Rhombus has sent over their VHS-style clip for their recent single “She Didn’t Want Me’. This group is clearly all about good times, and the infectious riff coupled with the sunshine-bright vocals strongly support their case. We even love them playing off the old Tombstone Pictures logo.
Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat slow things down a bit on new single “Only In December”. While this might not as immediately infectious as previous single “Bloom”, the expert pop stylings are all still intact as these gorgeous melodies pulsate every which way. The synths working in an almost psychedelic fashion weave in and out, before eventually taking over proceedings. This track confirms the band can change their sound anyway they want and still sound mighty fine. Taken from the band’s upcoming album The Last Blue , out May [...]
Artist: Gypsy & the Cat Title: Only In December File Name: SoundCloud
The Dream is not one for cuddling. In fact, if you expect any foreplay with Terius Nash, you will be severely disappointed. The R&B star makes that point very clear on the sensual and direct “IV Play”, the title track from the upcoming album of the same name. After a listen, you might be all worn out from all the intensity of the lyrics at play.
Artist: The-Dream *Def Jam* Title: The-Dream "IV Play" File Name: SoundCloud Genre: R&b
The always cool lo-fi rockers of Bass Drum to Death have returned with their raucous new single “Shattered Me”. It’s brass, loud and so much fun. John Barrett now seems ready to bring an anthemic element to his outfit, and we strongly endorse this. The new self-titled record will be out June 25th on Innovative Leisure.
Artist: Bass Drum of Death Title: Shattered Me File Name: SoundCloud
Fans of LCD Soundsystem should definitely take note in Mac Welch project Frugal Father . Deep, punctauted synths fill the murky landscape as Welch’s let us know quickly of his soon to be signature baritone vocals. The very witty lyrics will also help the James Murphy comparisons flood in, but everything remains more contained on this. Stream the two debut tracks: “Red Headed Hipster” and “First Trim” below.
Artist: Frugal Father Title: First Trim File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Cool!
Artist: Frugal Father Title: Red Headed Hipster File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Cool!
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