So stoked every time I get to hear an album I'm excited about. Little Dragon has been one of my favorite bands since I first heard of them. I'm a huge fan of their first two albums and am happy to say that I enjoy their latest, Ritual Union. It's not as poppy/catchy as the others but still a very solid album in total. Yukimi's voice always puts a smile on my face. I'm going to go watch their show at the Roxy on the 15th. I can't remember how many times I've already seem them but if you're looking [...]
Hey guys! Sorry about the lack of posting. It's not because I'm neglecting you, it's because I recently started a new full-time job and for the time being that was taking the majority of my focus. Well since we're on the subject.. here's an artist that I've neglected to post about that has deserved mention in our humble blog: ANORAAK!! I've mentioned his work in previous posts and I would even go as far as to say that his newest album has been among my favorite that have been released in the past year. I love it. It has so [...]
Summer solstice means the official first day of Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the season I most look forward to every year. When I was a kid I remember looking forward to all the horseplay that Summer vacation entailed. Now I get to look forward to countless pool parties, cocktails, and producers coming out with their summeriest jams. If you frequent Pete Tong's show on BBC Radio 1 , then you will be familiar with this track. So far it's the hottest one I've heard this summer and will surely be played in beaches, boats, pool parties, [...]
Always a good time at the RVCA in-store events! Cruise out for an epic Saturday afternoon (6/25) with Catwalk + Cold Showers. FREE BEER provided by Kona Brewing CO. Check past events here . FREE ALL AGES. Catwalk - Please Don't Break Me Catwalk - One By Words Oxnard, CA. Cold Showers - I Don't Mind Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles, CA. Drug Cabin - Whatever Never Nathan Thelen (Moonrats/ex-Pretty Girls Make Graves) is doing some pretty awesome stuff under the name Drug Cabin . Summer is calling, feeling it.
San Francisco, CA. Thee Oh Sees - If I Stay Too Long The hardest working band in the garage, John Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees just released Castlemania another noisy/beautiful LP to add to their ever-growing discography.
I recently made a post including this guy with a remix of one of his tracks from the latest kitsune compilation. I have to give them his own feature though because he's been my latest favorite. The blend of indie-pop with melodic dance is an instant formula for my affection. T.E.E.D. has been hard at work releasing various EPs and singles that have all been solid gold. The latest single, Trouble, takes the cake in my opinion.++ Check it out. iTunes | Soundcloud | Facebook Totally [...]
I've supported Portland music since I first got introduced to indie rock and the growing movements happening in my great hometown. Yacht is another iconic band that has put Portland on the map for their emergence as a music city capital. Yacht's forthcoming album, Shangri-la , is a testament to the undefinable style that the duo have managed to concoct; very reminiscent of the city's character.++ Check out a few selections here and be sure to snag the album when it's released. June 21st via DFA . Purchase | Facebook | [...]
Los Angeles, CA. Black Elephant - Four Years Gorgeous female drummer playing with 3 dapper gentlemen. Black Elephant sound as good as they look! Lurk here . photo: Matt Grote
Los Angeles, CA. Cold Showers - I Don't Mind Increase volume, light something on fire, and turn off the lights. I Don't Mind the A-side to the new Highlands EP. BUY it here .
Mix Chopin is an awesome tender-aged Disco-House producer based out of Toronto. He is both resurrecting and progressing the genre in one fell swoop. His forthcoming Love Story EP is being released by Shiny Disco Club in France this summer. His sound definitely melds well with our style here at Bootsnkatz, so we are excited and grateful that he took the time to converse with us.++ First off, you’ve been known to use several analogue synths and instruments into your productions. What does your home studio look like? [...]
Hey, why not? Yesterday I posted part 1 of Poolside's debut mixtape. The 2nd installment was just released on their soundcloud an hour ago. I figured I'd post the follow up, so here it is. If you haven't yet heard the 'Day' portion I would recommend doing so. You can find it in our previous post . I'm really digging this one, perhaps the other portion was merely an appetizer.++ Poolside - Night mixtape by Poolside Music Cheers++ Vividid
Here is the first installment of a two part mixtape from the boys of Poolside . There was a lot of stir from my original Poolside post of the rough mix of their now instant hit. I hear they're top 40 in Belgium! I recently met their manager who is founder of Echo Park Records , as well as in charge of all the fun Rhonda nights, super all-around rad dude. I'm going to work with him to get you guys exclusive content from his artists in the coming months. In the meantime chill out to [...]
Today I'm going to talk about an album that I've overlooked until recently. I checked out Boombox's latest downriverelectric per a friend's suggestion. This friend knows me very well, because I instantly dug the smooth and groove vibes the album puts out. Good riffy guitar hooks and a grooving bass are pretty much the framework of my musical taste, not to mention innovation and originality.++ The album certainly projects all of the above sentiments in a friendly and modest timbre. I highly recommend snagging this entire album. Purchase the album here . [...]
There's a new kid in town. He is another pioneer of Los Angeles breaking in this new Slow-motion/Paradise Disco. His first few tracks are quite good which can only be an indication of what is to follow. His track, 'When You're Out' is able to put all the hustle and bustle of this great city to a halt. He is currently working on an album. Keep up to date with him to be among the first to hear. Kauf is the freshest of the fresh, so get it now++ Facebook | Soundcloud [...]
A single from one of the greatest bands of our generation needs recognition from our site. One of the tracks features David Byrne of the Talking Heads. Arcade Fire has always been the band that I claim that I saw them when. Right as their debut album was released they played a show at a tiny venue in Portland called the Viscount (now Bossa Nova). They were opening for the Weakerthans at a 5 dollar show that didn't even sell out. They played an AMAZING show and afterward Regine sold me their T-shirt. Now everyone is putting them at the [...]
I took this snap of Bit Funk during his last show at the Avalon with Treasure Fingers and Grum . He recently posted a new remix of his upcoming single by Ghosts of Venice . It isn't the first time they've exchanged remixes, he did his own rendition of their song 'Her'. Stay posted for an interview with Stephen, I even managed to snag some video of the performance.++ I'm really looking forward to the release of his EP, I got to hear some tidbits while we were jammin' for a bit back at my house. [...]
So it wasn't doomsday afterall. The dreaded and prophesied rapture just ended up being a hoax and we have another shot at redemption. Recently on my radar has been the latest Kitsune compilation. They are on their 11th edition. The ones that have preceded this one have just been terrific. They are always a great resource of upcoming indie acts. They're always fun, poppy, and fresh. This edition is no different. Bootsnkatz friends Beat Connection are featured in this compilation, as well as some of our other favorites like the Magician and Cosmonaut [...]
The Rapture was officially the first indie concert I went to in my now decorated prowess. They will always hold a very special place in my heart. After seeing their AMAZING live show, I became an instant aficionado for indie rock shows. It is only fitting that I be listening to them on our last day here on earth. If the Earth indeed will cease to exist today, we may as well go out with a bang. If you are regretting never having seen them live during our short lives, we can only hope that tomorrow brings redemption. I give [...]
I remember seeing SebastiAn as one of the opener DJs for Daft Punk's Seattle show in 2007. His new album, Total , will be released through Ed Banger May 29th. Featured in it are the vocals of Mayer Hawthorne and MIA. There are 22 tracks in Total, including several interludes. His hit song 'Ross Ross Ross' makes an appearance in this album. Be sure to get your hands on a copy of the album when it releases. If you're into the harder/ intricate/chopped up stylings of French Electro House, you will certainly enjoy this album. I [...]