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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Panda Elliot - Forastera



Here at alittlebitofsol I post what I like and that includes music from all over the world. Music without borders, so-to-speak.

I have no idea what Panda Elliot is saying, she sings in Spanish, but her music is energetic, fun and rocks!

The Argentine singer/producer has just released her newest album, 'Forastera'.

Turn it up!







BUY THE NEW ALBUM HERE!!!

https://pandaelliot.bandcamp.com/album/forastera

https://soundcloud.com/pandaelliot

Fjord



Say hello to Canadian dream-pop duo Fjord.

Sounds like a mix of Dido and Hybrid.

Groovy stuff.



Get their new EP here!!!


https://soundcloud.com/music-fjord

https://www.facebook.com/musicfjord

https://musicfjord.bandcamp.com/

Cable Street Collective



Imagine if Lilly Allen fronted a Paul Simon cover band and you might have an idea of what to expect with Cable Street Collective.

This London based collective makes African infused music that will make you "dance your ass off"!

Such great energy. This is fun, intelligent and smile inducing music!!!







Download 'Wasted Hours' HERE!!

Here is the video for 'Worth Fighting for'.



RECOMMENDED!!!

http://www.cablestreetcollective.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/cablestreetcollective

AZEDIA



London based musician Azedia has released a new album, 'Form'.

This is a fantastic mix of styles. Ambient, house and glitch all mix to form one staggeringly beautiful album.

Outstanding stuff. Truly.







Here is the video for 'Diving'.



Buy his new album HERE!!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/azedia

http://azedia.me/

https://www.facebook.com/Azedia

Missio



Seriously cinematic mood music right here.

Texas based Missio does a stunning cover of The Cranberries track 'Zombie'.



His original music is pretty sweet too.



Can't wait to hear more from him soon!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/missiomusic

https://www.facebook.com/MissioMusic

Varick



Not sure what you call this...alternative...darkwave.....electro....all I know is that is is AWESOME!!

Meet Varick. He's based in New York and he is making some freakin' bad ass music. Hints of Depeche Mode, Radiohead and Kenna.

See for yourself.







RECOMMENDED!!!

Buy his new EP HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/keithvarick

https://www.facebook.com/keithvarick

https://keithvarick.bandcamp.com/



Janne Hea



More amazing folk music from across the pond. This time it is Janne Hea, from Sweden.

Check out these striking, nostalgic, emotion filled tunes.







Hear more of her wonderful music HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/jannehea

https://www.facebook.com/jannehea


Monday, February 23, 2015

Beech Creeps




This power trio has punk attitude with loads of 90's college rock distortion. That may not sound like much to you, but it's a winning combination to me!!

Brace yourself.



Their debut self-titled album is out in March.

BUY IT HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/beechcreeps

https://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com/

LUNIVERS - HAPPY ROUTE EP



Found this little bit of eclectic electro-pop in my inbox and have had it on repeat all day.

Russian singer Lena Kaufman and the parisian film-maker DJ Oof, make up Lunivers. They make their music with field recordings of sea organ, kisses, film samples and vintage synthetizers. You could dance to this or get lost in it wearing headphones. It's wild and relaxed at the same time.

So good!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! 



Here are a few remixes of  EP tunes.





BUY IT HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/lunivers

https://lunivers.bandcamp.com/

Friday, February 20, 2015

Unnveig Aas



Unnveig Aas is an up and coming star in the Norwegian folk scene.

Take a listen to her newest song, 'How Long Must A Woman Mourn', and see why you'll be hearing her name a lot more in next few years.

Sensitive, passionate and poignant music indeed!



Here is the video as well.



https://soundcloud.com/uaas


BETS



Let me introduce you to the bi-coastal, all-girl, indie pop band, called BETS.  Their first track, "Don't Give A F#ck" is off their upcoming 2015 LP, 'Days Hours Nights.'

Combining 60's style pop (like Got A Girl) and modern day crooners (like Lana Del Rey or Jem), BETS is off to a good start with this intoxicating number.



Check out a few of their older tunes.





https://soundcloud.com/betsmusic

https://www.facebook.com/betsmusic

Hooka Hey



Fans of  The Black Keys or Queens Of The Stone Age will dig the blues-driven rock sounds of Hooka Hey.

This Texas quartet (by way of Paris) sure knows how to groove!







http://www.hookaheymusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/hooka-hey

Animali



It's been almost a year since I first posted about Animali and their brand of psychedelica, and low and behold they are releasing a new track that is as twisted and fun as ever.



Here is another tune off their last EP. It's so good!



Check out more of their mind bending tunage HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/animalitheband

https://animali.bandcamp.com/

http://www.animalitheband.com/

Cara Mitchell - Dust To Dust



I've posted about 19 year old ingenue Cara Mitchell before and she's back with another cool indie-folk  pop song.

Such a great voice!



https://www.facebook.com/CaraMitchellMusic

AMZY



Fans of Young The Giant, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 will dig AMZY, a Colorado based band that has been making waves in their home state.

These guys make very catchy tunes. Very catchy. Just try to listen to these tracks without tapping your feet or bobbing your head.







https://soundcloud.com/amzyband

Forebear



OK...They hooked me with their cover of "Wandering Star", one of my FAVORITE Portishead songs, and after listening to their original songs....I am officially a fan.

Forebear are a four piece, making what can be described as cinematic indie music. The music is complex and intertwines classical sensibilities with intelligent lyrics and beautiful harmonies.







RECOMMENDED!!

Find more awesome tunes at their page below.

I expect big things from these four. Big things!

https://soundcloud.com/forebearband

Waterstrider



Waterstrider is a 5 piece indie band based in California. Sounding like a mix of Two Door Cinema Club and Radiohead, they are poised to make a big name for themselves in 2015.

Listen and see why!







BUY THEIR NEW ALBUM HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/waterstridermusic

http://www.waterstridermusic.com/

https://waterstrider.bandcamp.com/


Maybe The Moon



Here is a cool little downtempo pop duo. Their bio reads like a indie movie summary.

"2 lovers making noise.

Karmen Kimball and Alex Lasner met at a party on December 21st, 2012, the day the Mayan calendar had predicted the world was to end. That night, they struck up a conversation about their mutual love for Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, and realized they had both gone to the same elementary school, years before. They got engaged a few weeks later and, since then, they've been in the studio working on a batch of singles they plan to release over the course of 2015."

I hope they stay in love and keeping making their sweet tunes.





Download both HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/maybethemoon












The Big Sun




The Big Sun are an English duo (Berry & Richard) who make a mix of quirky indie-pop and electronica.

Check out their new single, "Ten Ton Truck".



Download it HERE!!

Here is another recent track, "Up Later".



https://soundcloud.com/balloon-twister-records


Monday, February 16, 2015

The Division Men



This Texas bred, Husband / Wife Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008. They are now based in Austin, TX. This is a prime example of  the kind of Americana/Country/Folk music that has been floating my boat as of late.

Their newest release, 'Under The Gun', is haunting, atmospheric and eerily romantic. Listening to this album transports me to another time and place. I really hope they get to do some soundtrack work soon as I could easily picture their music in a western or indie film.

This is my album of the month. 







Here is the video for "Criminal".



BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/divisionmen

http://divisionmen.com/

https://divisionmen.bandcamp.com/music

https://www.facebook.com/divisionmen

Arctic Maps



Arctic Maps are a Melbourne based duo who make blissed out electro-pop.

I've had this on repeat in the office for a while. Sooooooooooo good!



Really looking forward to more from these two.

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/arctic-maps

https://www.facebook.com/arcticmaps

ENL1TE & VALERIE BROUSSARD



Using a mixture of trap, indie and soul, Mexican producer ENL1TE  is crafting edgy and exciting tunes.

For his newest creations, he has enlisted the soulful voice of Valerie Broussard,





Check out more of his stuff HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/enl1te

https://www.facebook.com/ENL1TE

Hanetration - Acid Reflux EP

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I've been a fan of Hanetration and his drone soundscapes for a while and the man is back with another dreamy collection of "homeless drones"

This is perfect for those snow days when you just sip your coffee and stare out the window at the blizzard and ponder life. Or at least, that's what I do!

Enjoy!





Get the whole EP HERE!! (name your price)

https://hanetration.bandcamp.com/music

Tunedef

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Here is a fantastic album of high energy electronica that is sure to get your ass moving on a Monday!

It's got a little downtempo, a little duptstep and a whole lot of BASS!







DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE!!! (name your price)

http://bandcamp.sectionz.com/album/tunedef

https://soundcloud.com/tunedef-1/

https://www.facebook.com/TUNEDEF

Friday, February 13, 2015

Joman - Paddy's Theme: Ultimate Edition



I posted Joman's remix of Dayman a few years ago (HERE if you missed it) and at that point I thought to myself...Nobody can top this. Nobody else can make such an awesome It's always sunny in Philadelphia remix.

Well...I was kinda right.

Here is his remix dedicated to"The Bar".



Here is the EPIC video to go with it.



Here are a few of his other tunes/remixes which you may enjoy as well.











HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/djjoman

http://www.facebook.com/jomanmusic

http://www.jomanmusic.com/

Sound Remedy - We Are The Dream (Molina Remix) EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE!!



I've posted a few of Molina's mixes before but this one really knocks it out of the park. So laid back and still super groovy. This is by far the best remix of "We are the dream" I've heard so far.

He was also cool enough to allow me to premiere the track here!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!





Here are a couple of his other remixes if you missed them before.





RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/molinavs

https://www.facebook.com/molinaofficial

Monday, February 09, 2015

pom​Deter - Loser Kanye



PomDeter has done it again. Last year it was the "Call me a hole" mash mixing Nine Inch Nails and Carly Jepsen.

Now he is summing up how many of us feel after Kanye had his little fit last night.

I present "Loser Kanye".


Here is the above mentioned "Call me a hole" as well.


Download both of those and more of his fun and very amusing work HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!




Sunday, February 08, 2015

Black Surf



Black Surf is a little bit grunge, a little bit punk and a whole lot of AWESOME.





Here is the video for "Are we getting closer?"



DOWNLOAD THE EP FOR FREE HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/blacksurfmusic


BAD LIFE 2014: FREE COMPILATION OF THE YEARS BEST

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Bad Life is one of my favorite labels and if you take a listen to their year in review compilation, you will see why.

Here is a taste.







Tracklisting

1. Astro Zu - Sungod Ft. Tusks
2. D/R/UG/S ft. Fé - Overcome
3. Attaque - Change Your Mind
4. Dems - Got No Brains
5. Fever Trails - Fever Trails
6. Raving George - Slaves
7. Symmetry - Delay Modulation
8. Luke Walker - Represent
9. Fé - Time (Larse Remix)
10. Gilmer Galibard - Point of Entry
11. Astro Zu - On and On (Slugabed Remix)

Download it HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/bad-life

http://www.bad-life.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wearebadlife





Gladson



Gladson, a 23 year old DJ/Producer from London, has been trying to make a name for himself  lately and is well on his way with this nifty little number.



I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.

https://soundcloud.com/gladsonpro

Mallory Scott



Mallory Scott makes some fantastic, dark, angst-ridden electro-pop.

I've had this on repeat over the weekend. Seriously good stuff.







His new EP is out now.

Download it for FREE HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/malloryscott

http://malloryscottmusic.com/

CHASINADREAM



Ronald Pelzer aka CHASINADREAM is a German born Composer, Music Producer and Remixer.

Here is one of his originals.



Here area few of his remixes.





https://soundcloud.com/chasinadream














Thursday, February 05, 2015

Madelyniris


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Madelyn Munsell, based in St. Louis, makes genre mixing indie-pop. At 21 years old, this talented young woman is already writing, producing, singing and playing many of the instruments on her first release. She is setting the bar pretty high already.

Listen and hear the talent for yourself.







Download the EP HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://madelyniris.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/madelyniris

Le Noire



Le Noire are yet another California based rock band but they are more grunge than blues and have a wicked female front-woman who can seriously wail.

Think Gwen Stefani fronting The Pixies and you'll be close to the awesome RAWK they produce.



I'm really diggin' this one.

Looking forward to hearing more from these guys!

https://soundcloud.com/lenoireofficial

THEM HOWLING BONES



Them Howling Bones are a, LA based, blues/garage rock band.

These guys really get down and dirty.

This is by far my favorite track on their new EP.



Check out the rest of the self-titled EP HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/themhowlingbones

http://www.themhowlingbones.com/

Handbook



Handbook is a music producer from York, United Kingdom. He began making beats on an MPC1000 in his bedroom in 2010 after being inspired by artists such as J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Free The Robots.

Enjoy these choice beats!



Download it HERE!!

Here are a few cuts from his album 'Olden'.





Download it HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/handbook

https://handbook.bandcamp.com/

Organised Scum

Kind of Wild cover art

Organized Scum are a lo-fi three piece from England. They make very quirky but heartfelt songs.

Their new album, 'Kind Of Wild' is out now!

Sample it for yourself.







BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!

https://organisedscum.bandcamp.com/releases

https://soundcloud.com/tom-duggins-1