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Producers Joel Ford and Ian Evans have a new project under the name of Airbird & Napolean . They will be releasing a new single "In the Zone" b/w "Special" via Cascine on May 21st. We have the smooth summer jam "In The Zone" featuring vocals from Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone. Sit back and put this one on repeat.
Artist: CASCINE Title: Airbird & Napolian - In The Zone File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Former Hoosier greats and now San Francisco-based glam-rock-fuzz-bombers, Burnt Ones have released their new album, You'll Never Walk Alone through Burger Records. You can order the vinyl, a gatefold color LP, from Burger Records and stream the entire album over at Ad Hoc . This new video for " Web " is directed by Rob Williamson, and is best viewed with red and blue 3D glasses.
Icelandic twins Pascal Pinon released their new album Twosomeness this past February via Morr Music . Extremely intimate, the album was recorded in a bedroom studio in a place they shared in Iceland. Their name is a play on the freak show from early last century named Pasqual Pinon, meaning two-headed Mexican. In their latest video for "Bloom" the pair are placed in front of a colorful backdrop with their images floating in and out. It was directed by photographer Alísa Kalyanova. [...]
Wild Nothing is releasing his new EP, Empty Estate , on May 14th via Captured Tracks . It was recorded this past January in New York with the help of Al Carlson. We already got the video for one of our favorite songs this year "A Dancing Shell," now listen to all seven songs that makeup the EP in full. Dare we say, this might be Tatum's best collection of songs to date. Find the stream below.
Golden Youth is the musical marriage of singer/songwriters Stephanie Lauren (vocals, keys) and Kyle Monroe (guitar). According to Monroe, the project is "based on a friendship." The craft large sounds using unconvential instruments such as flutes, vibraphones, and timpani's. Their live show even larger with five musicians backing the pair to bring to life thier creations. On May 28th, they will be releasing their debut album, Quiet Frame; Wild Light , via Slospeak Records . "Brother In The Morning Light" is sunshine in [...]
Artist: My Old Kentucky Blog Title: Golden Youth - Brother In The Morning Light File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Orchestral Pop
Lauryn Hill is back with a fury in her new song that dropped over the weekend. Apparently all it took was legal troubles regarding unpaid taxes to light a fire underneath her and bring her back to proper form. "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)" is a commentary on the the injustices of our time and the money-driven world we live. We can only hope this is a taste of what is yet to come. Listen below.
Guitar-driven garage rock is really starting to make its way back into the forefront of music as of late. With a landscape dominated by synths the past couple of years, more traditional bands took a back seat, but no more. Leave it to Adult Swim to put together a compilation of the best and brightest simply titled Garage Swim . It features the likes of Bass Drum of Death, Apache Dropout, Thee Oh Sees, JEFF The Brotherhood, Black Lips, King Khan and The Gris Gris, Mikal Cronin, Mind Spiders, Weekend, [...]
Artist: Williams Street Records Title: Garage Swim File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Garage Rock
With their sophomore LP Death Wish which just dropped April 9 th 2013, Twin Tigers , a stark, edgy band hailing from Athens, GA are pushing their brooding, angsty sound into even darker, sonic territory. The first track, also titled "Death Wish" shows singer/keyboardist Matthew Rain, guitarist Forrest Hall, bass player Aimee Morris and their new drummer Logan Hornbuckle dialing down mopester influences like The Cure and ramping up shredded-nerve influences like Bauhaus and Nine Inch Nails. And as sinister and ominous as that may [...]
Artist: Twin Tigers Title: Death Wish Link Text: Twin Tigers -Death Wish File Name: 05-Death-Wish-1.mp3 Bitrate: 112 kbps
From Brooklyn via Boston comes Dirty Fences and their latest track "White Lies" off their recently released full-length Too High To Kross . I can’t help wondering if the spelling of the album title bears any homage to Red Kross, a band from whom Dirty Fences draws influence, along with CBGB’s-era Stooges and Johnny Thunders. And it might be just me, but I detect more than a smidgen of KISS tossed in for good measure. Given that, Dirty Fences still delivers their very own take [...]
Artist: Dirty Fences Title: White Lies Link Text: Dirty Fences - White Lies File Name: 08-White-Lies.mp3 Genre: Rock Year: 2013
After a crazy year, Brooklyn's MS MR are just one week away from the release of their debut full-length Secondhand Rapture via Columbia Records . To get everyone buzzing about the release, the pair are streaming it in full via Hype Machine. Find the stream below along with the pretty great remix of the song the started all, "Hurricane," courtesy of CHVRCHES.
Artist: MS MR Title: Hurricane (CHVRCHES remix) File Name: SoundCloud
Troupe Gammage (vocals/keys), Nick Hurt (guitars/vocals), Joey Delahoussaye (bass/vocals), and Jake Stewart (drums) are the members that make up Austin, TX's SPEAK . They have been together since back in 2008 and have been opening for Ra Ra Riot, recently. Their latest song is the immediate "Peaks" whose initial pieces came together for Gammage while the band was rolling through the Rockies, hence the name. Stream it below and get a 320 kbps download here .
Artist: SPEAK Title: Peaks File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Art Rock
We posted about Philly dreampop duo Lockets the beginning of last year for their video for "Catch Me" off their Camera Shy LP. The pair specialize in romantic synthpop drenched in 80s nostalgia. They are releasing a new 73 via Beautiful Strange this summer and have released the beautifully soaring a-side "Surrender." Listen below.
Artist: Lockets Title: Surrender File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Pop
Americana act Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons has been around since their formation in Columbus, OH in 2009. Since the formation, they have released four EPs with the most recent, Nowhere is Now Here , being released this past December via Vital Music. Perley's influences are of all the names you would want such as Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, Billie Holiday, Holly Golightly, Wanda Jackson and it shows with her intimate vocals laced with wonder, romance, and heartbreak. In the video for the melancholic "Brooklyn [...]
Link Text: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons - Brooklyn Girls File Name: Angela-Perley-and-The-Howlin-M oons-Brooklyn-Girls.mp3
Last month, Rochester, New York band, Joywave reworked and reintroduced material from their debut EP, Koda Vista , and free released it as the 88888 mixtape . The first single, " Tongues ," is a wonderfully infectious Hot Chip-inspired track that also features Rochester DJ KOPPS. MP3: Joywave - Tongues (Feat. KOPPS)
Artist: Joywave Title: Tongues Link Text: Joywave - Tongues File Name: JoywaveTonguesfeatKOPPS.mp3
Artist: JOYWAVE Title: Tongues (feat. KOPPS) File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
It has been a whirlwind past 6-months for Indianapolis' Lily & Madeleine . Since posting their first song "In The Middle," they have went blew up on Reddit, sold-out multiple MOKB Presents shows, and signed with Asthmatic Kitty to re-release their gorgeous EP, The Weight of the Globe , in June. Not a bad half-year if you ask us. Today, they revealed another video for "Tired" from their White Arc studio session in Bloomington from late last [...]
Small Black are back with a new album, Limits of Desire , via Jagjaguwar on May 14th and ready to leave the tag of chillwave band behind. The first taste was with "Free At Dawn" back in February and its airy, romantic tones. This week, we have the song "No Stranger." Dreamy, soaring, hazy, and any other cliché description of music at the moment can describe this song and that is not a bad thing. Stream it below. [...]
Artist: Small Black Title: "Free At Dawn" (Official Audio) File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Toronto's Tom Avis (Farragoes) and Odie Ouderkirk (Powers, The Ghost is Dancing) comprise the musical duo known as Miss Elizabeth . We introduced you to the pair back in January with their hazy, anthemic song "Richmond Girls." Their shoegazey synthpop sound is drenched in heavy nostalgia and teenage exhuberance influenced by the likes of Cocteau Twins. On May 19th, they are set to release their Lugar EP. The EP contains the previously mentioned "Richmond Girls" and this glistening and soaring second single "Ein Weißwein" [...]
Artist: Miss Elizabeth Title: Ein Weißwein Link Text: Miss Elizabeth - Ein Weißwein File Name: MissElizabethEinWeibwein.mp3
We fully enjoyed the no nonsense approach of Nude Beach's 2012 release II . There was a take it or leave it honesty about the record that resonated with each listen. The band is following up that release on July 9th with a new 73 “What Can Ya Do” b/w “I’m Giving Up” via Other Music Recording Co . We have the excellent b-side from that release, "I'm Giving Up." The song is infused with jangly layering of [...]
Artist: Other Music Recording Co Title: Nude Beach I'm Giving Up File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Rock
- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- Thundercat - Oh Sheit It's X
- MS MR - Hurricane (CHVRCHES remix)
- Say Lou Lou - Fool Of Me Feat. Chet Faker
- flightfacilities - I Didn't Believe feat. Elizabeth Rose (Extended Version)
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- mariahcarey - #Beautiful
- The Dodos - Confidence
- weareoliver - Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
- Mixmag - Perfectly
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