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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ingrid Michaelson

Hortlax Cobra



Hortlax Cobra is the alter ego of Peter Bjorn and John’s John Eriksson.

Dark synth-pop, sultry female voices and sweet grooves. A perfect mix!







https://soundcloud.com/hortlaxcobra


Body Cheetah



This is a very wild and out there experimental psychedelic rock beat tape from Body Cheetah...and I love it.











DOWNLOAD THEIR LATEST ALBUM HERE!!!

https://bodycheetah.bandcamp.com/music

Matthew Barber & Jill Barber

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Happy Mess

Foresteater



Foresteater is a brand new project from singer/songwriter Michael J. Protocollo from Flagstaff, Arizona.

Great indie-pop.

I am looking forward to more!



http://foresteater.com/

https://soundcloud.com/foresteater

Tara Rice



Tara Rice makes what I call dark country. Soothing yet sinister.

She can lull you to sleep or wake the dead with her siren songs.







BUY HER ALBUM HERE!!

RECOMMENDED!!!

https://tararice.bandcamp.com/

http://www.tararice.com/

Hestina


Belong from milissa orzolek on Vimeo.

Powerkompany



Marie Davon (Venice is Sinking) and Andrew Heaton (Packway Handle Band) joined forces to create the Athens based Powerkompany.

Think a little Goldfrapp, Blondie and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

So good. She's got an amazing voice and the production is second to none. They wear their influences on their sleeves but still manage to sounds unique!

Pure retro-pop bliss!

One of their tracks asks "Do I have to dance all night?"

Yes, yes you do if you are playing a Powerkompany record!











HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

http://powerkompany.com/

https://soundcloud.com/powerkompany

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Larkin Poe

The Gills



The Gills are a Nashville band that is a little rockabilly, a little punk and a whole lot of fun.







Here is the video for 'Rubberband'.



http://www.thegillsmusic.com/

https://thegills.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/thegills

Ben Watt

Skinshape



I am mad at myself for not posting about these guys sooner.

Oracolo, their latest album, is seriously one of my favorite albums ....period.

It was in my top 20 from last year, which I never got round to posting.

Every time I listen to it I love it more.

Truly a beautiful record.











BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!

https://beatnikcreative.bandcamp.com/music

https://soundcloud.com/skinshape

Monday, April 25, 2016

You Are Number Six



You Are Number Six (Theo Lefebvre) is a French Musician, singer song-writer from Montpellier who makes new wave indie-rock.

Great vibe to these tracks. I can see them being used in a movie someday.

Moody and cool as hell.







RECOMMENDED!!

https://soundcloud.com/you-are-number-six

https://youarenumbersix.bandcamp.com/

http://www.you-are-number-six.com/

Great American Canyon Band

Sound of Ceres



Karen and Ryan Hover, of Candy Claws, formed Sound of Ceres in 2014 as a duo in collaboration with members of the Apples in Stereo and the Drums.

This is some of the best dream-pop I've heard in a long time.

Completely enchanting and ethereal.







HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY THE NEW ALBUM HERE!!!

https://soundofceres.bandcamp.com/

http://www.soundofceres.com/

Starwalker

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Coathangers

Laura Gibson

RIP - Prince



He was truly a unique voice. He will be missed.



Dan Franklin

The Best Ride Of Your Life cover art

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based singer/producer/songwriter/composer/multi- instrumentalist.

The Best Ride Of Your Life is a collection of songs about Dans' experiences over 13 years in the trenches playing music at a major theme park. This musical journey takes listeners though a huge mix of genres and Dan shows mastery of each.

Think of this as the soundtrack to a Tony award winning play you've never seen.

Dan has seriously pop skills!







Here is a live performance of 'Ain't this the life'.



BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!!

RECOMMENDED!!

https://danfranklin.bandcamp.com/releases

http://www.danfranklinmusic.com/

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

My Bubba

18h15



Hypnotic ambient electronica from Paris.

Beautiful and otherworldly soundscapes!









RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY THE NEW ALBUM HERE!!!! (name your own price)



https://soundcloud.com/18h15

https://18h15.bandcamp.com/

The Mynabirds

Winterpills



Winterpills are a Indie-Folk band from Massachusetts, They are known for their haunting melodies and deep and moving music.

Really beautiful stuff.







RECOMMENDED!

BUY THEIR MUSIC HERE!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/winterpills

http://www.winterpills.com/

Tasty



Here's another cool label, Tasty, Just like their choice sounds!















https://soundcloud.com/tastynetwork

https://pro.beatport.com/label/tasty-records/29836

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Greasy Slicks

Tom's Story



Found this the other day while surfing through Bandcamp's site.

Awesome instrumental Math-Rock from Philippines-based Tom's Story!







BUY THE ALBUM HERE!!

https://tomsstory.bandcamp.com/music


Ramsey



This impressive debut from this LA-based songstress has truly blown me away.

Mix pain, anguish, music like Flume and vocals like Jessie Ware and you get something close to the sound of Ramsey.

Intoxicating Electronic Trip-Pop. Chilled out beats and dark bass mix with vocals of a siren to create a genuinely unique sound.

Soooooo good!









Her sound is provocative, gripping and enchanting.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

https://ramseysound.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/ramseysound

http://www.ramseysound.com/

Slow Turismo

Umoja

Je - Ka - Lo! cover art

I love some good Afro-funk and I can't get enough of good House music.

Combine the two and I am in heaven!

In their own words...

"This first release, Je – Ka – Lo!, compiles a serie of 6 re-edits with a focus on African flavours. Nigerian highlife, funk from Ghana, Mali music, Carribbean heat, it’s all in the blender. Combining modern production with feel and groove of the originals, this collection offers delight for both listener and dancer."





This is sooooooo groovy!

RECOMMENDED!!!

BUY IT HERE!!!! (name your price)

https://soundcloud.com/umojaworldwide

https://inirecordings.bandcamp.com/album/je-ka-lo

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Jan Blomqvist

Flyying Colours

Deltino Guerreiro



I like all kinds of music. I also have a soft spot for African rhythms and beats.

Hailing from Mozambique,  Deltino sings in English, Portuguese and Macua. He mixes the sounds of Mali, Gambia and others along with his own to craft something truly unique and all his own.







BUY HIS ALBUM HERE!!!

https://deltinoguerreiro.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/kongoloti-records

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Frøkedal

Mimi OZ



Do you like Country? What about Jazz? Maybe you like Blues?

If you like them all, you will love the whimsical style of Mimi Oz.

This is great and lots of fun.










https://soundcloud.com/mimioz

http://mimioz.com/

Vanilla



I am a sucker for some instrumental hip hop and Vanilla is making some of the most spectacular beat tapes I've had the privilege to hear. Exquisitely picked samples and super chill vibes in each and every track.

I can't recommend this enough.

Perfect for lazy Sunday drives ....



or laying your lady down by the fire.



This is what it's all about.

DIG IT!!














HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

PURCHASE/DOWNLOAD ALL OF HIS AMAZING MUSIC HERE! (buy them and support him but if you look you can find a link to the free downloads on each of his pages)


https://vanillabeats.bandcamp.com/music

https://soundcloud.com/vanilla

Friday, April 08, 2016

Yara




This 19 year old singer has more emotion and talent than many two or three times her age.

I look forward to seeing what she does in the future,

One to watch, for sure!



http://yaramusic000.com/

Guts

Exmagician

Fay Hield

Rocky Nti



Fresh indie-pink form London based Rocky Nti.

Driving bass lines, great melodies and SO. MUCH. ENGERY!



Just try to listen to this without tapping your feet or bobbing your head.





HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

http://rockynti.com/

https://soundcloud.com/rockynti













Sturgill Simpson

Zara Kershaw



Let me introduce you to Zara Kershaw. She makes.....amazing music. Her own description says it best.

"Zara possesses the lyrical power of Adele, the innovative aspect of Lorde and the dark side of Lana Del Rey.".

Seriously. She is really that good.

Listen and see for yourself.





Here is a breathtaking cover of the Beach Boys.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/zarakershaw

http://www.zarakershaw.com/

Thursday, April 07, 2016

HATY HATY

Ray LaMontagne

Kabiria



Loving this retro synth-pop from Kabiria.

The PR description is hilarious and accurate.

In their words...

"KABIRIA is the music playing in Kate Bush’s headphones, as she rollerskates along the Santa Monica pier in her daisy dukes and a Dr. Dre crop top. Applying the future to nostalgia: G-funk, synth pop, 90s electronica, trip hop and dreamwave – each find their way into KABIRIA‘s sound. Splitting time between the lush evergreen forests of Vancouver Canada and the urban palm trees of Los Angeles creates contrasting perspectives where Ice Cube, Portishead, and Phantogram intermingle with Washed Out, Grimes, and Goldfrapp."

If I still went to a Roller Rink on Friday nights (like I did as a kid) this would be blasting from the speakers all the time.









RECOMMENDED!!!

http://kabiria.co/

https://soundcloud.com/kabiria