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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Contour

contour

Dublin duo Contour have release some new wicked and complex electronica with their new EP, 'Blessed with weird things'. Sexy vocals and bangin' beats.

Too cool.

Check it.










https://soundcloud.com/lyndons

Corina Seas



Cute, catchy and super sweet pop music from Corina Seas.







https://soundcloud.com/corinaseas

Oh, Be Clever




If you mixed up Billie Holiday, Eurythmics and Die Antwoord you might get something close to the sound that Oh, Be Clever is producing.

Catchy, fun and so very danceable.











https://soundcloud.com/ohbeclever

IN HOODIES



In Hoodies is a Turkish musician who I have a feeling you will be hearing a lot more from in the near future.

Outstanding work here.



Here is the video for 'She got caught'.



https://inhoodies.bandcamp.com/releases

http://www.inhoodies.com/













Ocean Alley



Sydney-based reggae-rock band, Ocean Alley, have just released a new single called ‘Muddy Water'.

They sound like a stoned version of Candlebox.

That's a good thing, I swear.

Dude, Just enjoy it and chill.





Here are a few more of their sweet tunes.





https://soundcloud.com/oceanalley



Rock Back For Nepal (Volumes 1, 2, 3)



Indie artist around the world unite again to help with disaster relief.

In their own words....

"Rock Back for Nepal is the first in a 3-part series of disaster relief compilations being released by U.S. indie label Patetico Recordings. The label is partnering with nearly 60 independent artists and several small indie labels around the globe to make this happen. They have all come together in order to raise funds for victims of the recent catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal. All money raised will go directly to the relief efforts.

The compilations are being supported by several luminaries of the independent rock and shoegaze scene, among others. "Whenever Tom Lugo reaches out to his musical family, you know it's for a crucial and essential cause. The Rock Back for Nepal CD compilation is no exception," explains Dean Garcia of seminal shoegaze bands Curve and SPC ECO. "I'm proud to be part of this relief effort / fund raiser for anyone affected by the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal and if I can help or contribute in some way to aid support and assistance to the many displaced people, I will without question. Please support this cause and donate as generously as you can” 

Perhaps one of the most renowned personalities in the shoegaze / noise rock spheres, Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers, Skywave) has also lent his support to the cause. “It is a horrible tragedy this destruction of culture and life. I feel lucky that I can use my craft and contribute a song to this fund to help them raise money for relief. If we can all do something to help and give relief for the people of Nepal we should do it now.” 

"Great to be among this sparkling array of brilliant artists, coming together for a great cause," says Marc Joy of Welsh outfit Lights That Change.  Alexx Kretov of Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma also expressed hope. "May the common freebie attitude towards indie music fall to the wayside. We hope people will support a higher cause by spending a few dollars and spreading this music far and wide." 

All three volumes are being released at the same time, and will be available through Bandcamp and Amazon.com exclusively, both digitally and on CD. The album artwork and design are by Gardy Perez.

The concept of the Rock Back compilation series was born in 2011, when disaster hit Japan and Tom Lugo, Patetico Recordings’ label owner acted on his empathy for charitable causes and non-profit organizations by reaching out to the community of artists he has in his network. They collectively put together a compilation and the profits were donated to relief efforts. The response was overwhelming, over 100 artists from across the globe joined in the efforts. What was to be a single CD compilation grew into the 8-disc compilation Rock Back for Japan. The compilation series hit the top 10 Indie Rock releases on Amazon.com’s chart for several weeks, with certain volumes holding the number 1 spot."

VOLUME 1 features
SPC ECO (UK), A Place to Bury Strangers (USA), Ummagma (Canada-Ukraine), Lights That Change (UK), Sounds of Sputnik(Russia), Stellarscope (USA), The Manhattan Love Suicides (UK),Clustersun (Italy), The One2s (USA), Panophonic (USA), Death Valley Rally (USA), The Virgance (UK), Purple Bloom (Japan), Arirang (Italy),The Artificial Shadow Band (Puerto Rico), Kitsch (Panama), andRevolution, I love you (USA)

VOLUME 2 features
Malka (NYC-Peru), Asalto al Parque Zoologico (Argentina), Stella Diana(Italy), Chatham Rise (USA), Tape Runs Out (UK), Under the Wire(USA), Psiconautas (Puerto Rico), Car Crash Sisters (Mexico), Last Remaining Pinnacle (USA), The Narentines (Switzerland), Human Colonies (Italy), Sueño con belugas (Puerto Rico), Blackfeather JaneDead Parties (Spain-Australia), Estrella Oscura (UK), Mayflower Madame (Norway), and Los Sub (Argentina)

VOLUME 3 features
Novanta (Italy), Lunar Twin (USA), Joaquim Barato (Portugal-Peru), Withershins (USA), Un-Reason (Italy), The Long Knives (USA), Lazarus (USA), Salvia (Chile), This Forever Sky (UK),Clarence Mayhew (USA), Corrosive Water (USA), Sonora Coisa (Brazil),The Paper Road (Portugal), Hijos de Paul (Argentina), Drass (Argentina),Cthulhu Martini (USA), Fovea (USA), Matotumba (Puerto Rico),Bergegas Mati (Indonesia), and Get Lost, Wire Avenue (Slovakia)
 














BUY ALL THREE COMPILATIONS BELOW.

HELP SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE!

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/rock-back-for-nepal-vol-1

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/rock-back-for-nepal-vol-2 

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/rock-back-for-nepal-vol-3


Get more of Patetic Recordings music below.

https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/music




The Virgance



The Virgance is Nathan Smith, formerly guitarist with nineties UK indie band Ripley.

Paradigm 3 is an amazing sonic experience. Dreamy and blissful soundscapes that will transport you to your happy place. Such feeling and emotion conveyed in what some people call "noise". I call it beautiful.

Seriously great! Someone should get this guy a gig doing movie soundtracks.







"Oh my god. It's full of stars!"














https://soundcloud.com/the-virgance

https://thevirgance.bandcamp.com/

Sharkmuffin



Sharkmuffin makes amazing super-heavy, noise-punk-meets psychedelic power pop. They are like a modern version of Babes In Toyland.

Both are driven by powerful women and both can rock your socks off.

Their debut LP, “Chartreuse,”is out now.







Here is a video compilation of a few of their tunes.



RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/sharkmuffin

Loose Buttons



Loose Buttons are a little indie, a little shoegaze and a whole lot of FUN.

Just try to listen to this without smiling or bobbing your head.









https://soundcloud.com/sinsoftheloosebuttons

Vanessa Elisha




Here is an Australian import that might make up for Iggy Azalea.

Let me introduce you to RnB songstress Vanessa Elisha.





https://soundcloud.com/vanessaelisha



Ten Million Sounds



Yet again, time to focus on a record label that is doing amazing things. Bringing tasty and exciting music to your ears.

This time I would like to introduce you to Ten Million Sounds. These guys mainly deal with beat music...which I LOVE!!

Here is a taste of what they do.

You will thank me later.

Enjoy.











SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!

This album is sold on a name-your-price basis. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Action Against Hunger, a charity that is “committed to ending world hunger, and works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger."

Download their label compilation, 'Still',  HERE!!!

https://tenmillionsounds.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/tenmillionsounds

http://www.tenmillionsounds.com/

Magic Machines

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New music and videos from Magic Machines!!!

I love them so much!!









Get their new album HERE!! (name your own price!!)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/magicmachines

http://www.magicmachinesmusic.com/

Harrison Brome



If you are a fan of The Weeknd or The Neighborhood then you will love Harrison Brown. This 19 year old newbie is anything but. He has a lyrical maturity of someone at least 10-20 years older and the musical production skills of a veteran in the industry.

This is definitely someone to keep an eye on.







RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/harrisonbrome

http://www.harrisonbrome.com/


Zahed Sultan



Zahed Sultan is a electronic multimedia artist from Kuwait. His music has been licensed for television, film and music compilations.

Haunting vocals and smooth beats help convey the struggles, pain and life experiences of this amazing artist.

Truly "world" music. You don't need to understand the vocals to feel the music.









HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/zahedsultan

http://www.zahedsultan.com/


Eric Taylor Escudero

The Endless Sound Of Greatness (Single) cover art

Fantastic indie-folk from Eric Taylor Escudero.

Really moving and emotional stuff.

Perfect music to warm your soul when winter sets in.



Download more of his stuff HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://erictaylor.bandcamp.com/music

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sparkling Bits



Two guys, Hybr!dz & Kid Whisky who met trough a common love of music.They like to play beats, raw bass and old warm synth sounds.

 A strange blend, not easily definable, that they would love to share with you.









HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

DOWNLOAD A COLLECTION OF THEIR TUNES HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/sparkling-bits

T I O




Dim the lights...put your headphones on and get lost to some emotional synth-pop.







http://tiomusicforever.com/










The Big Sun



Berry and Richard are back with more super catchy and sweet pop tunes!







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

http://www.balloontwisterrecords.co.uk/

WITHOUT



More warm and fuzzy music to make you feel like it's summer when it's clearly not.

Great synth lines, groovy bass lines and slick beats.







https://soundcloud.com/withoutofficial/

Viola Beach




I was groovin' out to this in the car today. Made it feel like summer even though it was gloomy and rainy.

Get infected and groove to this!



https://soundcloud.com/viola-beach



MXXWLL



Loving this soulful and sexy future funk.

I think I hear some boots knockin'.





https://soundcloud.com/mxxwllofficial

http://mxxwll.com/

AFFAIRS



The  Uk based band Affairs met at Hull University, drawn together by their mutual appreciation of 80’s music, art, slick hair, tight jeans and loose hips.

They are a sharply-dressed quintet, who have earned a reputation for their moving and theatrical live performances, thought provoking lyrics and synth-based electro-pop rock.

Think Simple Minds mixed with Arctic Monkeys.

I bet they look good on the dance floor.







https://soundcloud.com/affairsband

Weesp



Weesp are some serious metal heads from Belarus.

They rock.

Think a cross between Tool and Linkin Park.







https://soundcloud.com/weesp/

http://www.weespband.com/













ROZES



Fans of  Lana Del Rey and Kiezsa will love ROZES.

Great voice and slick beats.










http://www.rozessounds.com/

https://soundcloud.com/rozessounds

Forebear


Forebear are back with new tunes!!!

This makes me happy.





Kaije



Mix Jack Johnson and Justin Timberlake and you get Kaije.

Great music and thoughtful lyrics.

This is really good!









https://soundcloud.com/weekendwarrior2

http://www.kaijetucker.com/













Con Kōan



Surreal soundscapes to spice up your life.

Dig it man.



I need MOAR now!

https://soundcloud.com/conkoan

Bad Blonde



If L7 and Nirvana had a love child it would be Bad Blonde.

As Tenacious D once said..."Warning! if you want your asses blown out stay in the room".

Seriously. RAWK!




RECOMMENDED!!

https://www.facebook.com/badblondemusic

http://www.badblondemusic.com/

Staffords



The Staffords have impressed me with their thumping track "Bother You". Using militant rhythms, synth loops and samples they have crafted a tune that will be enjoyed by almost anyone who has a pulse.

The rest of their music seamlessly flow between genres and they do each very well.

Turn this up!!







RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/thestaffordsofficial

https://www.facebook.com/staffordsmusic

Stray Echo



Super groovy indie electro-pop from New York based Stray Echo, which is the new project of  singer/songwriter Daniel Balk, formerly of The Postelles.





Lots of potential. I look forward to hearing more.

https://www.facebook.com/strayecho/

https://soundcloud.com/strayecho