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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Formation







This south London twin duo sure are making  a name for themselves with these sweet tunes.





Here's a sweet remix of 'Young Ones'.



Here is a fantastic remix they did for Shura. I LOVE this one.



RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/formationmusic

http://www.frmtn.com/



Hillström & Billy



Fantastic Americana from a group of Swedes!!







HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/hillstr-m


Marie Davidson



Marie Davidson sure does makes some wicked experimental electronica. Very trippy.





Here is the video for Balade Aux USA.



https://mariedavidson.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/marie-davidson-1


Adia Victoria



I can only describe this as quirky Americana with a hint of blues. It's sooooooo good.

See for yourself.







Here's a live video for 'Howlin' Shame'.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/adiavictoria-1

Hawk



I've posted about these guys before but they keep turning out great stuff and I have to keep posting about them.





Here is the video for "Clock Hands".



https://soundcloud.com/hawk_official

www.hawkofficial.com

Gaze

adolescent cover art

Here's some cool lo-fi chillwave from a budding 17 year old producer, Gaze. If he's doing this well at 17, I can't wait to hear what he is doing in 10 years.

The kid has skills.

Check it.







https://gazemusic.bandcamp.com/album/adolescent


Rakunk



Looking for a band to play your summer festival? Rakunk has that college rock sound that you know and love from your youth (ok the late 90's and early 2000's, but still).

When you hear it...you'll know what I mean.

These guys rock. Fun stuff.





https://soundcloud.com/rakunk

http://rakunk.com/




We Do This



We Do This is a very cool indie band from southern Australia. Hints of shoegaze and a touch of punk.

I dig it.







https://soundcloud.com/we-do-this

http://www.wedothis.net/

Viet Cong - "Silhouettes" (Official Video)



Cool band. Cool video.



http://www.flemisheye.com/viet-cong

Brooklyn Doran

There's A Light On cover art

Jazzy Folk. I like it. A lot.

I think you will too.





Here's the video for 'There's a light on'.



https://brooklyndoran.bandcamp.com/album/theres-a-light-on

http://brooklyndoran.com/

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Skilla



Skilla is a 5 piece female band from Sweden who make heartfelt and mature pop music.

These ladies have loads of talent and I can't wait to hear more!







RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/skillaordie

https://www.facebook.com/Skillaofficial

http://skillatheband.com/

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Mini Dresses



I'm in a reflective mood today so here is another great band making dreamy pop. I present you Boston's Mini Dresses.

These guys could do the soundtrack to the new Twin Peaks show!

Hit play and dream away.





Download their EP HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/minidresses

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mini-Dresses/140857762737485

Deepfieldview



Here's a lovely bit of shoegaze/dream-pop from Deepfieldview.

The story behind this music is so sad and beautiful.

In their own words...

"Danny Lackey brought out the best in all whom he touched. He helped coalesce the shoegaze resurgence with his work for the blog When The Sun Hits and gave those of us who are drawn to that strain of early 90s dream pop a soft place to land. But Danny's pure enthusiasm for shoegaze extended to his own music making and resulted in his ongoing project Deepfieldview. 

I met Danny in person at the XD Records festival in Chicago in November of 2011. Danny had been diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier that year and his ability to play had been affected. So when he woke up from surgery and felt his left hand working again he dove into his music with fiery purpose. He told me this story in Chicago and I was so deeply moved. We'd already collaborated on the track "21 Grams" and I vowed on the spot to help him bring his musical vision to life. 

He reached out to Eric Matthews of Cardinal, Joey Levenson of SPC ECO, Anna Bouchard of Drowner and Nancy Nieland, my partner in Her Vanished Grace, to help. His compositions, which he created with layer after layer of spiraling guitars over dark drum loops, became a setting for us all to work together. With Danny's encouragement we made many of them into songs with vocals and lyrics. The project was not finished when he passed away in early 2013. As the year progressed, Danny's wife Barbie found the strength and inspiration to write her own beautiful songs with his music to complete the picture. So we now present a definitive collection of Danny's vision of Deepfieldview, shepherded to completion by those who loved him. 

Many of the tracks were created around Danny's demo mixes; we didn't have access to the separate tracks. But this music is full of his spirit and vibration and was a total inspiration to all of us involved. You can hear his life energy coming through, bringing us all together.

~Charlie Nieland, June 2014 "

You really can feel the soothing vibes coming through each track. So dreamy!







BUY IT HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://dpfieldview.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/deepfieldview

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

POWERS



I've been listening to this in the car with the windows down and my fingers tapping on the steering wheel. Awwwww yeah!

Perfect summer music!







http://givemepowers.com/

https://soundcloud.com/givemepowers

GRRL PAL



Say hello to GRRL PAL, an electro-pop duo, that writes, records and produces their music from a bedroom in Perth, Western Australia.

You are going to fall in love with them soooooooo quickly! I promise.



Download it HERE!!!

These two are my favorites at the moment.





So catchy and groovy!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/grrl-pal


Kool Head



This is sublime electro-hip-pop!

Kool Head is a duo that hails from Brooklyn and Atlanta. They make some very kick ass music that jumps genres and will you get up and get down!

In their own words..."Imagine Cameo singing over the soundtrack to Drive."







HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/kool-head

Fallulah



Loving this. It's been around for a year but it's new to me and I've got it on repeat!

The original.



The remix.



She needs to release some new stuff RIGHT NOW!

http://www.fallulah.dk/

https://soundcloud.com/fallulah

















Monday, April 06, 2015

Your Underdog



Fans of Surfer Blood and Vampire Weekend should dig Your Underdog.

I'm hooked. I need more stat!!!



Download it here!!

https://soundcloud.com/yourunderdog

https://www.facebook.com/YourUnderdog

PowerDress



Here is a cool house track from London based PowerDress.



Here is a remix from Linier.



My favorite remix is from the Mumbai boys!!!!



https://soundcloud.com/iAmPowerdress

https://www.facebook.com/IAmPowerdress

FUCK ART, LET'S DANCE!



Fuck Art, Let's Dance! is an electronic act from Germany. Fans of Klaxons and Bloc Party should pay attention.

This is just damn good music.







Here is their video for 'Atlas'.



BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/faldmusic

http://www.faldmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/faldmusic

The Bluebeaters

Everybody Knows cover art

If you love reggae, ska and R&B then you will love The Bluebeaters!

Been rocking this around the house all day!







BUY IT HERE!!! (out in mid April!)

https://bluebeaters.bandcamp.com/album/everybody-knows

https://soundcloud.com/recordkicks

https://www.facebook.com/thebluebeaters

Bronnt Industries Kapital - Turksib

Turksib cover art

I'm a soundtrack man and I've been around Russian stuff my entire life so this project is quite interesting to me.

In their own words...

"Turksib is the fourth long player from Bristol-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Guy Bartell, AKA Bronnt Industries Kapital. The album marks Bronnt’s first full length release since 2009’s Hard For Justice (released on Berlin’s Get Physical Records), praised as a “pumped up and muscle-shirted Eurodisco epic” by The Wire. 

Turksib is taken from Bartell’s soundtrack to the acclaimed Russian film of the same name (1929, dir. Viktor Turin), commissioned by the British Film Institute and released as the centrepiece of The Soviet Influence: From Turksib to Nightmail, a collection of films looking at the influence of Soviet propaganda on British filmmaking. 

Turksib explores the clash of man, nature and machine in the building of the massive Siberia - Turkestan railway (one of the great achievements of the first Soviet Five Year Plan) through one of the most inhospitable deserts in the world, and is a picture of the civilisation of man versus the savagery of stark nature. Bronnt’s soundtrack takes a similarly epic sonic journey, pitching the metrical, electrical roar of industrialisation against the primitive folk drones and interwoven melodies of the natural order."

This is some great deep thinking music.









BUY IT HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://iownyourecords.bandcamp.com/album/turksib

Saturday, April 04, 2015

HOLYCHILD



They call it "brat pop", I just call it fun and infectious.

Get down to this!







RECOMMENDED!!

http://www.holychildmusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/holychildmusic

Chelsea Lankes



Chelsea Lakes is a pop star on the verge of making it "BIG".

If this kind of pop was on the radio I'd listen more.

Here is her newest single and a cool remix.





I personally dig this older track.



I know I'll be hearing more from her soon!

https://soundcloud.com/chelsealankes

http://www.chelsealankes.com/

Line & Circle




Line & Circle makes great music. There are hints of REM,  Kitchens Of Distinction and The Lemonheads to name a few but they really have crafted their own sound.

Listen and enjoy!





Here is one of their older tunes.



Their self titled EP is out now!

BUY IT HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

http://lineandcirclemusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/lineandcircle

The Phantoms



The Phantoms make a cool mix of shoegaze and rock.

Their sound in their own words...."What Oasis would have sounded like if they listened to The Doors instead of The Beatles".

Regardless of the influences, They can sure rock!



Download it HERE!!






https://soundcloud.com/thephantomsuk

Fuzz Culture



Fuzz Culture is a very inventive electronic duo from New Delhi.

I hope you enjoy their brand of crazy as much as I do.









https://soundcloud.com/fuzzculture

https://www.facebook.com/fuzzculture


FANTASMA - new music



Here are a few new tunes from one of my favorite acts right now.





Here is the video for Shangrila



https://soundcloud.com/fantasmaofficial


















Shirley Said



Say hello to London based electronica duo Shirley Said.

This is sweet headphone music.

I'm drifting away in the blissful abstract sounds as I type this.

So good!





Here is their most recent tune, 'Salvation'.



Download it HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/shirleysaid

Tenderly - On & On (Tenderly Remix)



This one gets the head bobbin'. Tenderly have done it again.

Classy as hell.



DOWNLOAD IT HERE!!

https://www.facebook.com/tenderlymusic

https://soundcloud.com/tenderlymusic

LUXXURY



Turn the volume up and rock out to this great weather with some equally great remixes from LUXXURY!!



Download it HERE!!



Download it HERE!!







RECOMMENDED!!!

http://www.luxxury.com/

https://soundcloud.com/luxxury

Carousel



Enjoy the soothing electro-pop sounds of this California based duo, Carousel.

Here are a few of there original tunes.







These are a few of their remixes.







Here is the video for 'Another Day'.



I love this awesome cover of Robyn's 'Dancing on my own'.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

http://www.carouselmusicpage.com/

https://soundcloud.com/carouselmusicpage

ELEL - Debut EP



I said (last year) that you'd be hearing more from ELEL and I was right. They are poised to make 2015 the year of ELEL.

Their new EP dropped a few weeks ago.

Check it out.





BUY IT HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/el-el-3

http://elelmusic.com/