July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
This is rather lovely. The first I’ve heard from Dublin’s Little Green Cars, this song has tons of charm, and sparkling harmonies that at times recall Fleet Foxes. There’s more power here though, with guitars that riff around thrashing cymbals. Definitely ones to look into further…
June 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
Beast Make Bomb are a four-piece from Brooklyn who describe their music as garage/rock/punk. Tracks like ‘1, 2, 3, 4’ and ‘Rough It Out’ fit this description, with fast drums and guitar riffs to match. However there’s definitely a pop melodic-ness to their songs, and tracks like ‘Coney Island’ will probably remind you of Best Coast, with a more cathartic approach and vocals that roll rather than attack. These 3 tracks are found on the Sourpuss EP, the older Skinny Legs EP is equally as enjoyable. Both are available for free via their Bandcamp.
June 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
I posted about Bon Accord’s Honeydew EP a while back, and now he (Michael Wright) is back with 4 new tracks on the True Delusion EP. The tracks carry on where the dreamy tones of Honeydew left off, and that is no bad thing. The tracks build and pulse, washing over your senses and immersing you in a hazy electro mist. ‘Glazed’ and ‘Take Comfort’ are my favourite tracks, well worth a listen. You can listen to all four tracks below, and even download them for free too.
February 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
Theophilus London has a new 5-track EP out, entitled Lovers Holiday. It features the track, ‘Why Even Try’. It has a sort of eighties smooth groove to it, which may sound off-putting but is actually pretty wonderful. The heavy yet cool bass is complimented by London’s easy flow, and finished off wonderfully by Sara Quin’s chorus. Quin’s vocals are always light yet powerful, and here they add a little emotional punch to this summery track. Stream the track below, if you like it you can get it for the small price of a tweet here.
February 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
This song is perfection. I’ve had it on constant repeat, and now the video has been released to make this Valentine’s Day almost bearable WHAAAAAT? A lovely gift from Young Turks, who are releasing the single today. Buy it on 7″ heart shaped vinyl here.
Jessie and Sampha have also put together this Valentine’s mix for The Fader, featuring tracks from Bill Withers, Royksopp, Actress and N.E.R.D. These two have MADE my February 14th!! Download the mixtape below.
February 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
You should go here and get Star Slinger’s Dollars to Pounds mix for The Fader. It’s fugging awesome.
Use it to soundtrack your weekend….guaranteed good times.
February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve been a fan of Visions of Trees for quite a while now, so it’s nice to see things coming together for them as a band. My laptop is littered with various demos, instrumentals and remixes that have turned up on various blogs over the past year, but things are now becoming a bit more structured for the duo (namely Joni Juden and Sara Atalar). They are set for their first official UK release on February 7th, in the form of tracks ‘Sometimes It Kills’/’No Flag’ (released on Moshi Moshi). ‘Sometimes It Kills’ is my favourite of the two, although my love for ‘No Flag’ is somewhat boosted by the fact that they recently mixed it with TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ (download below!). Watch the video for ‘Sometimes It Kills’ below, and pre-order the single here.