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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Benjimanji



Pop music that will fill your heart and make you smile.

Think Bend Folds Meets Talking Heads.

Yeah. I thought you would like that.







HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/benjimanji

http://www.benjimanji.com/





HOLY OYSTERS



I hope that this tune is just a tease of things to come from Holy Oysters.

This kicks so much ass!!!



http://www.holyoysters.com/

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Emily Clibourn




Fans of Florence, Duffy, Lorde and Lana Dey Rey should get ready for Emily Clibourn.

She is what Lana is trying to be...except she doesn't have to try. She just oozes cool and this girl is talented as hell!

I think, if promoted correctly, she could be bigger and outlast a lot of those ladies as well.

See why for yourself.











I LOVE THIS!!

BUY HER ALBUM HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

http://emily-clibourn.webflow.io/

https://emilyclibourn.bandcamp.com/releases

Astropol



Astropol is a Stockhom based "astro-pop" threesome (Bebban Stenborg, Björn Yttling, and Smash) that make trippy, heartbreak filled pop music.

Stenborg, the lead vocalist, is known for her work with the indie pop band Shout Out Louds and Björn Yttling is the Björn from Peter Björn and John.

One of my favorite albums of 2015.





HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!

http://www.astropolmusic.om/

https://soundcloud.com/astropolband

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Adult Bodies



Adult Bodies brings Steven Wilkin together with young up and coming producer Matthew Kiernan.

The results are pretty damn impressive.



This brings them together with the recently mentioned Beca.



RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/adult-bodies


WINDS AND WALLS



Indie-pop act from New York. Catchy lyrics and super sweet music.

Winds & Walls is a band made up of a brother-sister duo and their friends who want to share their journey in life through music.







https://soundcloud.com/windsandwalls

http://www.windsandwalls.com/#polaris-1

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Buzz Records





Buzz Records is a Canadian-based independent record label with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.

The label evolved out of the underground performance space, The Garage.

They have an amazing line up.

See for your self.















Here is my personal favorite off the labels roster.



http://buzzrecords.ca/

https://buzzrecordsto.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/buzzrecords

The A&R Department



Here is another label that really turns out some great music.

The A&R Department is an Australian based record label that promotes and develops independent Australian music.

Here is just a sample of what they offer. Truly a wide variety and mix of styles.



















HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/the-a-3

http://theaandrdepartment.com/

Greg Uhlmann



Greg Uhlmann (from Fell Runner) has recently released his first single under his own name. It was co-produced by Tim Carr (The Americans, Fell Runner, HAIM) and features some amazing Los Angeles musicians.

Really beautiful.



I am really looking forward to more!!

https://soundcloud.com/gregory-uhlmann

https://www.facebook.com/gregoryuhlmannmusic

SKIES



Very cool indie-electronica from this Kent based Duo.

Awesome builds and harmonies!





http://www.skies.band/#/home

Beca



Check out New York-turned-LA electro pop artist Beca.

Hits all the usual marks....cool female vocals, catchy electro-pop and loads of sweet remixes.

Here are a few of her originals.







Here are a few of those sweet remixes I mentioned.







http://www.becadreams.com/

https://soundcloud.com/becadreams









Friday, December 25, 2015

The Noise Figures



The Noise Figures play a very distinctive fuzzy sounding rock, similar to The Black Angels.

This duo, yes just two people made this, are very skilled at what they do. I've been blasting this in my car over the last week. Really gets me pumped up.

Turn this up!





Here are a few of their older tunes.







RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/thenoisefigures

http://thenoisefigures.bandcamp.com/





ZAFLON



Zaflon is a Producer/DJ/vocalist from London. He produces other artists as well as making an OUTSTANDING mix of electronic music styles.

This really blew me away. Like blending Amon Tobin with Future Sounds Of London.

Seriously some of the best electronica I've heard in years.

Here is his newest release.



Here is the tune 'Nightmare Division' just by itself.




Here are a few of his older tunes.







Here is my personal favorite so far.

I LOVE THIS TRACK!!



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

BUY HIS NEW EP HERE!!!

https://zaflon.bandcamp.com/releases

https://soundcloud.com/zaflon





Thursday, December 24, 2015

Love Nor Money

 

Kick ass electro-pop from three lovely ladies. I present Love Nor Money!

Think Haim meets Rudamental.

Turn this up!





Here is 'Shake Me' performed live!



RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/lovenormoney

http://lovenormoneymusic.com/

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The British IBM




The British IBM have a brilliant new album out, 'Psychopaths Dream in Black and White'. It's a crafty blend of indie-folk akin to Belle and Sebastian or The Magnetic Fields. They also LOVE vintage computers.

This a emotional, quirky and utterly charming album.

You should really buy this.

Like now.









RECOMMENDED!!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/thebritishibm

http://thebritishibm.com/

Kat O1O



Kat O1O has made an album of praiseworthy nu-jazz. She plays all the instruments and sings...is there anything this auteur can't do?

Listen and let your troubles be swept away

As Kat says, she makes music to "massage the mind".

Indeed.







Soooooooooo good!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://kato1o.bandcamp.com/music

https://soundcloud.com/kato1o

http://kato1o.com/2012/

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Neon Hitch



Neon Hitch is an English songstress and makes what she calls a "Gypsy pop".

I have a feeling we will be hearing a lot from here over the next couple of years.

Listen and see why for yourself.











Here is the video for 'Yard Sale'.



RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/neonhitch

http://www.werneon.com/



LGHTNNG



LGHTNNG is a synth-pop outfit from The Netherlands.

Fans of Chvrches will love this. I know I do!

They have a new EP, 'Night Change Days'.





Here are a couple older tunes.





BUY THE EP HERE!!!

https://lghtnng.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/lghtnng

Monday, December 21, 2015

Miss Geo



Miss Geo is an electro-pop duo from Boston.

Imagine a female MGMT and you have a good idea of the vibe they put out.

Dig it! I sure do!







http://www.missgeomusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/missgeomusic

Milo McMahon



Milo McMahon is a 28-year-old singer, songwriter and producer based out of Montréal, Canada.

He makes a salty mix of funk, folk and rock. He even doe stand up comedy in his spare time. I don't know how funny he is but the guy can play, write and sing!

Check him out!







Here is the video for 'All or Nothing'.




BUY HIS NEW EP HERE!

http://www.milomcmahon.com/

https://soundcloud.com/milomcmahonmusic

https://milomcmahon.bandcamp.com/

Emily Ann Laliotis



Emily is a folk singer/song writer with an amazing voice. At 19, she is singing with the intelligence and soul of someone beyond her years.







Here is  the video for 'Welcome Home'.



I hope this is the beginning to a very long and memorable career.

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/emily-ann-laliotis

http://emilyannlaliotis.com/


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Yumi Rose



Yumi Rose is a 17 year old savant producer making incredible chillwave/future funk music. He is also part of the Future Society Collective.





I''m LOVING this!!!

 Here are a few tunes from his album 'I want you' released in April, 2015.







DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE HERE!!

Here are a few tracks from his 'Peach EP' released in August, 2015.







DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE HERE!!!


RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/iamyumirose

https://yumirose.bandcamp.com/

https://futuresocietycollective.bandcamp.com/music


It is rain in my face



 'It is rain in my face' is the musical project of Mat Jones, who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is also one half of the ambient electronica group Pressed And.

Seriously cool lo-fi indie folk.







DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE EP HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://pressedand.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/itrains

https://itrains.bandcamp.com/music

the wild woods



The Wild Woods has beguiled me with their crafty, skillful and ambitious style of electro-pop.

Their music leans a bit more on the electronica than the pop...which to me is great.

The beats and synths are lovely and when they add vocals I am utterly ensnared.









HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/the-wild-woods


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Folded Like Fabric



This UK based duo make extremely beautiful music that fuses RnB and electronica with extremely skillful instrumental work. Mix that with thoughtful lyrics and you get very intelligent and exciting music.







https://soundcloud.com/foldedlikefabric

Rachel Taylor




Rachel Taylor mixes folk, Americana and country with surprisingly upbeat and lively results.

Think Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn blended with a modern alternative edge.

Super chill and relaxing. Very introspective sounds.







Here is the video for 'Magnetic'.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

http://www.racheltaylormusic.com/

Friday, December 18, 2015

Zyxz

Delta Mornings cover art

Zyxz has made an superb album of abstract and other worldly chill-wave.







This would be perfect in some dark noir anime film.



https://zyxz.bandcamp.com/releases

Ransom and the Subset



Ransom and the Subset is an indie-pop band based in Seattle. Their new album has loads of well crafted melodies and infectious hooks. Pure power pop music.

This just makes me smile.







BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

https://soundcloud.com/SubsetMusic

https://ransomandthesubset.bandcamp.com/music

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A R I Z O N A



These three Jersey boys make some addictive and very radio friendly indie-dance music.

Just try not to tap your feet and smile when the drop kicks in.







This is a sweet cover of  the classic Chris De Burgh tune" Lady In Red".



Here is the video for 'Let Me Touch Your Fire".



http://www.soundcloud.com/thisisarizonamusic

Lola Blanc



This raven-haired singer and songwriter crafts mischievous and eclectic pop music.

Here is her updated cover of 'Whatever Lola Wants'.



Here are a few more of her infectious tracks.







Here is the video for 'Bad Tattoo'.



https://soundcloud.com/lolablanc

http://www.lolablanc.com/

Paul Bohak



Here is some really classy Americana-pop from Paul Bohak.

Cool guitar work and catchy melodies.

I can imagine driving through Montana (where Paul currently lives) and having this playing in the car. Perfect driving music. You can get lost in the music while you contemplate life.

Our you can just dig some cool tunes.

It's a win either way.








https://soundcloud.com/paul-bohak

http://paulbohak.com/

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mixed Blood Majority



Mixed Blood Majority is Crescent Moon (of Kill The Vultures) and Joe Horton (of No Bird Sing) and producer Lazerbeak (of Doomtree).

They make some of the most original hip-tronica I've heard in years.

Insanely awesome production, insightful lyrics and fresh as hell!!!







Here is a live performance of 'Blinded'.



BUY THE NEW ALBUM HERE!!!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/mixedbloodmajority

https://mixedbloodmajority.bandcamp.com/


Gnoomes




I stumbled upon this during my most recent sojourn through Bandcamp.

Gnoomes is an amazing dream-pop shoegaze (or stargaze, as they call it) outfit from Russia.

This is really amazing stuff. There new album has 4 tracks...two of which are over 13 minutes of sonic beauty.

Here is an edit of 'Roadhouse'.



Here are some of their older tunes.








BUY THERE NEW ALBUM HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/gnoomes_band

https://gnoomes.bandcamp.com/music

Gabrielle Papillon



I think I will call this "Epic" folk music. It's just much more grand than the folk I am used to and that is a good thing.

Here is just a taste of her new album, The Tempest of Old.



BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

 SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/gabrielle-papillon

http://www.gabriellepapillon.com/

https://gabriellepapillon.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Years and Years



Years & Years are a British electronica trio founded in London. The band consists of frontman and keyboard player Olly Alexander, bass guitarist Mikey Goldsworthy, and keyboardist Emre Türkmen.

Years & Years' music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and 1990s house elements.







Here is a live performance of 'Desire'.



https://soundcloud.com/yearsandyears

The Cranks



The Cranks are twins Connor and Haley Gowland and Alex Markoski.

Super sweet indie-pop that is catchy as hell and a LOT of fun.







Here is the video for 'Circles'.



http://www.thecranks.com/TheBand.html

https://soundcloud.com/the-cranks

Monday, December 14, 2015

Poison Ivory



LA based Poison Ivory is sultry and stylish. She seamlessly mixes RnB with Electro and Soul.

She's also somewhat of a performance artist as you can see in her videos.

Check out this little bit of crazy awesomeness.







Really loving this!!

Here is the video for 'Mr Wonderful'.



Here is the video for 'Little Piece Of Heaven'.

POISON IVORY- LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN from ZAEBEARPHOTO on Vimeo.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/iampoisonivory

http://iampoisonivory.com/

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holy Monitor



Holy Monitor is from Greece and they play a blend of psychedelic space-rock.





 RECOMMENDED!!

These guys are far out, man.



Get their new EP HERE!!!

https://holymonitor.bandcamp.com/music

https://soundcloud.com/holymonitor




















https://soundcloud.com/holymonitor

Iiris



Iiris Vesik, an artist better known as Iiris, is an Estonian singer-songwriter and stage actress.

Iiris is frequently compared to artists such as Björk, Florence & The Machine, Kate Bush and Regina Spektor, whilst she herself describes her music as "a beast made of pop, with electronic legs, alternative feathers and natural instruments as hands".

All I know is that she is captivating and I can't wait to hear more from her very soon!







Here are a couple of live performances of this amazing little pixie.





HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

http://www.iirismusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/iiris

Five Pound Opinion



You mixed Gravity Kills, Queens of The Stone Age and even a little Scorpions you might end up with something that sounds like Five Pound Opinion.

Five Pound Opinion is a heavy rock band that was formed in upstate New York by Jon Statham.

Pulsating beats, cool vocals and driving guitars equal a rocking good audio experience.









https://soundcloud.com/fpotauntcaress

Jack Kotz



Jack Kotz is a multi-instrumentalist who crafts trippy and dreamy psychedelic lo-fi adventures in sound.

Perfect soundtrack for taking a drive on a sunny winter day.











HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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

https://soundcloud.com/jackkotzmusic

https://jackkotz.bandcamp.com/

Le Galaxie



Le Galaxie are an electronic music band based in Dublin, Ireland. They make really slick and groovy Italo influenced electro-pop!

Here is one of their newest tracks.



This is one of my favorite artists, Black Devil Disco Club, remixing ' Put The Chain On'.



Here are some of their older tunes.







https://soundcloud.com/le-galaxie

http://www.legalaxie.net/

Little Fevers



"Sweet and crunchy" pop-rock indeed!!!

These guys are great and I really love the 90's college rock/shoegaze pop sound.








Here is the video for 'Bones'.





http://www.little-fevers.com/

https://soundcloud.com/user-234748651












Sleepy Hahas



If you like Depeche Mode and Tame Impala then you should LOVE the Sleepy Hahas.

They make a wild mix of psychedelia and electronic tinted rock.

Here is the video for 'Deep River'.











RECOMMENDED!!!

https://soundcloud.com/sleepy-hahas

https://sleepyhahas.bandcamp.com/