History from Stockholm's Molly Nilsson was one of the more grossly unappreciated albums from last year. Her music paints in cold tones and her vocals are reminiscent of Nico or even a female Matt Berninger of The National. In fact, her sound as a whole has many of the same elements of The National. On June 21st, Nilsson will be releasing her fifth and latest album The Travels via Dark Skies Association/Night School. The first single from the LP is pleading [...]
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"Wings" from Brooklyn's Haerts is easily one of the best tracks you will hear this year. All you have to do is listen to our Sirius XMU radio show each Tuesday and you will hear that song as a constant in our rotation. We, now, get another equally captivating song titled "All The Days." Stevie Nick anyone? Expect an album from the group later this year, but in the meantime stream their latest below. Previous:
Artist: HAERTS Title: All The Days File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Artist: HAERTS Title: Wings File Name: SoundCloud
It is truly hard to believe that Andy D could be any raunchier, but he ratchets it up a notch in his new video, " Nasty ." Andy once agains brings plenty of flesh and sweat as he outlines all the "nasty" he does and is gonna do to his counterpart, Anna Vision. Oreo Jones makes an excellent workout party for the D as well. Andy D released Warcries this past January through Rad Summer Records .
Sombear is the new musical project of Minneapolis’ Brad Hale (of Now, Now). The project serves as an outlet for his love of dance pop and house music during his younger years in the late 90s and early 2000s. He will be releasing his debut, Love You In The Dark , on July 23rd via Chris Walla's (Death Cab for Cutie) label Trans-Records . As an introduction, he has released the title track to the LP. There is something cold and dark about the track that just [...]
Artist: SOMBEAR Title: Love You In The Dark File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Pop Year: 2013
Hanging Gardens , the debut LP from Classixx , has only been out a week, but various tracks from the fantastic release have slowly been infiltrating our various mixes for parties and outdoor get-togethers, lately. The album serves as the perfect compliment to any and all things summer. To build on the momentum of the release, the Los Angeles pair dropped the new and non-LP cut "Valley Vacation." It is a mesmerizing, synthed-out instrumental. Stream it below.
Artist: Classixx Title: Valley Vacation File Name: SoundCloud
While I have never really been able to get into the HBO show True Blood , their latest soundtrack for the series is something to get behind. Scheduled for release on May 28th via ATO Records , it features the likes of My Morning Jacket, Deep Valley, The Flaming Lips, and Warpaint to name a few. Additionally, everyone's favorite down home mamajamas Alabama Shakes are contributing a new one titled "Pocket Change." It is a simple little throwback ditty that would be perfect to throw on for your next [...]
Artist: Alabama Shakes Title: Pocket Change File Name: SoundCloud
Here's the playlist from today's My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU , Channel 35! Tune in to channel 35 on either SIRIUS or XM at Noon ET or 12am ET/9pm PST each and every Tuesday! Night Moves - Country Queen National Park System - Eggsong Har Mar Superstar - Lady You Shot Me Postiljonen - Supreme [...]
Only a year after their last release, San Diego rockers Crocodiles will be releasing a new LP titled Crimes of Passion on August 20th via Frenchkiss Records . Sune Rose Wagner assisted with the production duties on this release. "Cockroach" is serving as the first glimpse into the new release. The guitars punch on this cut with a ferocious combination of garage and surf rock trademarks. Stream and download the song below. Crocodiles - Cockroach
Artist: Crocodiles Title: Cockroach Link Text: Crocodiles - Cockroach File Name: CrocodilesCockroach.mp3
Portland's Pure Bathing Culture , the duo of Daniel Hindman and keyboardist Sarah Versprille, have announced their forthcoming debut LP, Moon Tides , via Partisan Records (US)/ Memphis Industries (UK). The album will follow-up their enjoyable self-titled EP from last year. The first single from the new release is "Pendulum." There is something very familiar and comforting about the song, almost like a caress to the face with every listen. LIsten below.
Artist: Pure Bathing Culture Title: Pendulum File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
You will not find a lot out their about the band Badlands , but their debut song "Sleeping Beauty" is good enough that I am sure this will not be the case for long. Entrancing vocals with longing lyrics ("Here forever, I'll dream of you"), hazy guitars, piano, and a drum beat of so many great songs of old make this song hard to resist. It is a beautiful piece of pop that has us looking forward to more from this mysterious band. Stream and download the song below. DOWNLOAD: [...]
Link Text: DOWNLOAD: Badlands - Sleeping Beauty File Name: 01_Sleeping_Beauty.mp3
Artist: Badlands Title: Sleeping Beauty File Name: SoundCloud
Smith Westerns' highly-anticipated new album, Soft Will , will be dropping on June 25th via Mom + Pop Music . The first single was the wistful teenage anthem "Varsity," now we get the disillusioned cut "3am Spritual." It was the first song written for the new LP and discusses the feelings involved with heavy touring and trying to get things back to normal after returning home. Stream it below.
Artist: Smith Westerns Title: "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio) File Name: SoundCloud
90's rock revivalists Splashh will be releasing their debut LP, Comfort , on June 4th via Kanine Records in the US, but in the meantime the band has given everyone a taste to get them through with a single "All I Wanna Do" b/w "Today (Fade Away)." After hearing the a-side, we now get a stream of the equally strong b-side "Today (Fade Away)," which will also serve as the first single from the debut album. [...]
Bankrupt! , the latest from Phoenix has been out for a bit now and one of the standout tracks is "Trying To Be Cool" that the band has been parading around to live television performances. Recently, San Francisco's Silver Swans revealed their atmospheric reworking of the song taking away some of the "cool" vibes of the song in favor of a more relaxed vibe. You can stream the remix below and download it here .
Artist: Silver Swans Title: Phoenix "Trying To Be Cool" (Silver Swans Remix) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Cool
London trio London Grammar released their first video for the beautifully morose "Wasting My Young Years." In the visual, we see bodies floating around, most likely to symbolize in someway floating through life and wasting away their time on this planet to fit with the song theme. It is gorgeously shot in black and white with shakey camera movement. The Wasting My Young Years EP will be out June 16th through Metal & Dust Recordings.
Denmark's MØ is proving once more she is no one trick pony with now her fourth song released "Waste of Time." While she has been lumped in with several other female indie pop artists of the moment, MØ is slowly separating herself with the consistent quality of her songs to date. Listen to the track and watch a video for the song below. "Waste of Time" will be released on the 7th July 2013 through Chess Club Records / RCA Victor .
Recently, we got the title of The Weeknd's new album named Kiss Land . Well, we didn't have to wait too long to get new music from the release. Abel Tesfaye has dropped the title track to the forthcoming album. Don't fret, it is another great one from him. A 7-minute song with all sorts of twists and turns that makes it feel like two songs in one. Listen below.
Birmingham, AL native Duquette Johnston has seen a lot during his time. He was a founding member of such bands as Verbena and Cutgrass and shared the stage with such influential acts as Pavement, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Strokes, Jesus Lizard, amony many more. On May 21st, he will be releasing his fourth album, Rabbit Runs A Destiny , via Pipe and Gun / Communicating Vessels . On this record, we see a departure from the more straightforward, acoustic [...]
Artist: duquettejohnston Title: Cherry Blossom File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Alternative Year: 2013
Mayer Hawthorne is going next level on his new LP, Where Does This Door Go , out July 16th via Republic . He enlisted production assistance from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Greg Wells, Jack Splash, among others. Hawthorne described the LP as "Steely Dan meets the Beastie Boys" and “a journey into the unknown." Sounds intriguing, right? The first single, "Her Favorite Song," enlists the help of Jessie Ware and was produced by Oak of Oak & Pop. Listen below.
Artist: Mayer Hawthorne Title: Her Favorite Song File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Yacht Club Music
Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker has rebooted his project Alex Bleeker & The Freaks and will be releasing a new album, How Far Away , via Woodsist on May 28th. On the release, he has recruited members of Real Estate, Mountain Man, and Woods to assist. The project is easy listening as you'd expect from a member of Real Estate with more Earthy tones scattered throughout. "Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)" follows this line of description. Late 60s/early 70s influences can [...]
Artist: Alex Bleeker & The Freaks Title: "Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)" File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Rock
Artist: ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS Title: Don't Look Down File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS Title: Leave On The Light File Name: SoundCloud
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- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- The Dodos - Confidence
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Smith Westerns - "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio)
- Mixmag - Perfectly
- Pure Bathing Culture - Pendulum
- Jacques Greene - On Your Side ft How To Dress Well (Radio Edit)
- The-Dream *Def Jam* - High Art ft. Jay-Z
The Weeknd - Kiss LandJulia Holter - World (Official Video)Washed Out - Paracosm (Official Album Trailer)She & Him- I Could've Been Your GirlAction Bronson - "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" (Official Video)