Check out the video and EP for "Drones" from electronic duo Night Drive. These guys aren't doing anything new, but what they are doing, they are doing really well. Like an electronic/synth extension of White Lies, circa 2008. Enjoy...
Remember Dent May? Harlem-based songwriter Jesse Thompson has been regularly rolling with them since 2008, and he has released earlier this year another solo EP as Tommy Toussaint, his oh-so-sentimental vintage-pop moniker. Called "Computer Snacks", this incredibly tight and outrageously ignored opus is a collection of unapologetically romantic songs "heavily informed by an extensive use [...]
New video from Young Galaxy for their single “New Summer” is as haunting and profound as the track that inspired it, depicting a slow-motion breakdown of the end of life as we know it. The video comes with an announcement of a North American tour, although there are currently no east coast dates announced. Check [...]
Get breezy with the video for "Huddle" from LA synth-pop duo Kisses. Enjoy...
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The new single from Austin natives The Black and White Years comes as a precursor to their newly finished third full length album. The track, titled “Just Like Old Times,” features a relaxed mix of the shoegaze and singer/songwriter genres. The low-synth melody is cute, subtle, pretty, and shoe-staring worthy all at the same time. [...]
Rock'n'roll darling and cow-boy gear lover Hanni El Khatib has just shared via Esquire his brand new video for the lovely "Penny". Directed by rising French talent Simon Cahn, who has recently wrapped up a short film with Spike Jonze, Mourir Auprès de Toi, the video further explores Hanni's seemingly boundless American inspiration, and gives us a sneak peek of what [...]
Everyone is going bananas for Daft Punk's Random Access Memories but I am cynical about it. I agree with Sasha Frere-Jones, “The duo has become so good at making records that I replay parts of “Random Access Memories” repeatedly while simultaneously thinking it is some of the worst music I’ve ever heard.” Even though I [...]
In addition to having the hottest bangs ever (Chan Marshall, is that you?), SF-based singer, songwriter & producer and personal favorite Amanda Harper makes an extremely soothing and delicate brand of synth-pop with her über-under the radar electronic project, Running In The Fog. She has recently released this slinky, laid-back little gem called "Silver", and is [...]
Secret Circuit, aka LA’s Eddie Ruscha Jr, makes tender and psychedelic electronica. With songs titles like Nebula Sphynx, he is a bit of a California psychedelia cliche but somehow his whole aestheticis refreshing. His tracks are breezy and dancey with none of the uptightness that surrounds the current house and techno scene. This track, Higher [...]
Friend of the site John Jagos of Brothertiger fame, has launched a cool new indie-rock project. With breezy guitars reminiscent of of Real Estate or The Smiths, Jagos takes his new band Seafoam down the path of 90s esque, jangly alt-rock. Enjoy and stay tuned, as we hope to hear much more from the band [...]
For the common folk, a full moon generally conjures up cerebral depictions of pagan worship, howling (were)wolves, and aged cheese wheels. Though for many cult music fiends, South Asian travelers, and audacious festheads alike, this monthly lunar phenomenon instead evokes a distinctive obligation to dance unremittingly to the grandiose neon synth tunage catered by some [...]
Junip released one of the most unique records so far this year, and the band has continued to keep my attention with every single and every video so far. Naturally, I am very excited to see what their live show brings as the band is playing on June 15 at 930 Club with Quadron and [...]
In case you needed more reason to love Mac DeMarco, here's an intimate live recording of "Still Together" brought to you by Your Truly in partnership with Rdio. You can listen to the four-song Rdio session here.
New release from DC's All Things Go Records! The video for The Colourist’s new single “Little Games” shows the band taking conventions of suburbia by the hose and washing it away with its copious running water. The tune itself is pop-y and peppy and fun. The single is off their new 7”, out last week. [...]
One of our all time favorite DC bands has dropped a new single. Another solid, earnest pop song, ready for your Summer make out session. Get breezy DC... Get breezy world... Long Walks On The Beach | 1st Times (You and I)
Indie rock icons Say Anything just kicked off their "Rarities & More Tour" last night in Deep Ellum at the legendary venue The Door, and the ecstatic, pumped up energy emulating from a packed house filled with adoring fans made for quite an amazing night. They were complemented wonderfully by Tyler, Texas' sibling-group darlings Eisley, [...]
Know when a song is so good and hits you so right that you actually cannot wait to wake up in the morning just to play it again? By the first fifteen seconds of Jungle's "Platoon", you shall experience it, too. I have been totally smitten (and slightly obsessed) with this sultry, groovy and soulful [...]
I don’t want to compare TEEN to the Dirty Projectors for fear of people thinking they’re a DP sound-alike, or evoking thoughts of TEENS as unoriginal, for neither of these things are true, but there are certain aspects of TEEN and Dirty Projectors that are certainly worth comparing. Firstly, they both have killer songs featuring [...]
So maybe you’ve (I certainly haven’t, but still…) grown tired of the whimsicality of Wild Nothing/Craft Spells bands, the brattiness of Nathan Williams, or are merely always on the lookout for quality (as I am) sun-soaked pop. Whichever state you happen to be in, as the latest ambassadors of (hehe) summer tunes, The Post Nobles [...]