Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wild Cub


The Nashville group Wild Cub is an electro pop duo consisting of singer Keegan Dewitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock. Wild Cub released their debut LP Youth back in August. 

Youth is a wealth of unexpected sonic experiences. Intricate blends of musical inspirations and soulful vocals that effortlessly pull you into Wild Cub’s welcoming haze. -KickKickSnare

Here is my favorite track from Wild Cub's debut LP. "Thunder Clatter" is a fast paced folk tune, and gives off an indie pop feel with positive vibes, setting a bright and uplifting mood with its bouncing beat. Listen below:




You will also want to check out, "Straight No Turns," another track from the album Youth"This is a straight up smooth dance jam...Wild Cub takes their time easing into the bulk of this track, slowly but surely layering each effect on top of each other until soon you have a thick and lustrous dance track on your hands." -Indie Shuffle

Listen below:




You're feeling it. So, purchase the album Youth from iTunes here


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Abadabad - All The Bros Say




Transitioning now from my recent spurt of synthpop posts, to a song that just makes me feel comfortable when I listen to it. Abadabadone of NME’s Top 100 New Bands for 2012, has a sound that fits into the surf-rock genre, producing sunny, vibrant grooves that give you a dream like feeling. 

Listening to "All The Bros Say" will have you wishing it was summer again. Luckily for us here in Texas, and I say lucky because I am not a fan of the cold, we are still experiencing shorts and t-shirt weather. For the rest of you, this song will help you dance through the cold and have you looking forward to the warm months ahead. 

"All The Bros Say" is a hazy, reverb heavy track with sun-kissed guitar strums and emotional lyrics. Listen to it below:



Abadabad's debut EP, The Wild, has a vintage feel and is full of jangly, spacey vibes, stream it here

Excellent News! The entire the EP is available for FREE, download it here. Just click the green download button. 



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

AlunaGeorge




AlunaGeorge is an electro-soul duo from UK with Aluna Francis on vocals and George Reid in music production. This newly formed group, together just barley a year, have been creating an abundance of infectious mixes fusing Francis’ sweet contagious vocals with George's hushed electronic techniques. 


You can expect their full-length debut album in June of 2013.

It has been a big year for AlunaGeorge. They have already been named in the longlist for BBCs Sound of 2013 and nominated for the Critics Choice Award at next year’s BRIT Awards. Also,
 BBC and Hype Machine have revealed AlunaGeorge as the most blogged-about artist in the UK in 2012. The list includes names like: #3 Lana Del Rey, #21 The xx, #22 SBTRKT, and #25 Grimes. See the full list here


Here is one of their newest releases, a very sexy chilled out R&B/pop tune. 

Listen to "Watching Over You" below:




"Your Drums, Your Love," released earlier this year, combines smooth R&B and soulful electro pop. Watch the video below: 




They have quite a bit of remixes on the band's soundcloud, including one from Friendly Fires, listen to them all here.


If you want to see AlunaGeorge live, you can view their European tour dates here.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Body Weather




I considered sharing this electro duo over summer, but was still on the fence about it until now. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. I'm talking about Sunless '97 and their uniquely catchy song "Body Weather."

This upbeat tune "is five minutes of impossible catchiness––it initially seems impossible that something so strange could be so catchy, but lo and behold." -PMA

Keeping in tune with a sexy and weird theme, "Body Weather" starts off nice and slow with drifting ethereal sounds and builds into a wonderful uplifting crescendo with astonishing psychedelic vocals before introducing a gloriously intertwined Saxophone solo. 

Listen to "Body Weather" below:



You can check out some of their other music on the band's Facebook page here

Let me know what you think, leave a reaction or comment below. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ghost Loft




Los Angeles based producer Danny Choi is the guy behind the Chillwave / Sexwave act known as Ghost Loft. His music fits into the emerging Hip-Hop / PBR&B genre (think The Weeknd) but with more of an ambient, ethereal sound (think JJ). 

It's that combination of slick and simple yet intelligent beats that make up "Seconds."


Ghost Loft has released just 3 singles so far, "Seconds" is my favorite of the the tracks. You can listen to them all below:






Ghost Loft remains unsigned, for now, and Choi is waiting to design more music before he sets out on any live shows.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

David Wax Museum





The David Wax Museum is a band from the Boston area that fuses the sounds of traditional Mexican folk music and Americana.

New York Times writer James C. McKinley Jr. described the band's style as "a lively and rustic cross-border mix: lonesome Appalachian harmonies over mariachi horn lines and rhythms you might hear at a rural dance in Veracruz or San Luis Potosí."

Below you can watch the two new music videos for folk band David Wax Museum's new single, "Will You Be Sleeping."


"Each music video represents a dreamscape for one of the band members. The result is a trippy, beautiful and slightly unnerving journey into the world of Suz and David -- the duo that makes up David Wax Museum. These videos are unbelievably cool and the net effect is more like a short film than a music video. Check out both parts." - Mashable

Part 1:


Part 2:


Get your free download of this song from the band's website here.


They have a bunch of tour dates coming up in 2013 so be sure to check them out here.


So, after seeing these videos, along with Twin Shadow's approach to creating music videos, what do you think of the way indie acts are breaking ground with music video direction and design? Let me know in the comments. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Future Screens


Future Screens are an up-and-coming Indie flavoured SynthPop group from Brooklyn

Listen to their debut single 'Don't Stop' below. It's got that hazy synth bass and chillwave vibe with an infectious melody. Neon Gold says, "It's a near-perfect wedding of Manners-era Passion Pit and the blissful etherea of The Sound of Arrows."



Did you dig it? Get your free download of this track from the bands Facebook page here

You can also check out the tour dates here. They will be playing at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY on January 4th. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pacific Air




Update: KO KO, a band I shared with you back in Mayhas signed to Universal Republic and changed their name to Pacific Air. So if you didn't catch it the first time around here is your chance to listen to 'Float'. It is such a lovely song you don't want to miss this one! 


Random side note: there are some pretty cool electro and chillstep remixes to this song if your into that and in the mood for browsing YouTube, it puts a nice little uppity spin on the song.



Here is another romantic tune from Pacific Air, listen to 'Roses' below. 

Also, fans of Passion Pit are in luck, because they’ll have Pacific Air opening for them. Full tour dates can be found on the bands Facebook page, and they are pairing up with some pretty awesome bands like Two Door Cinema Club, Walk the Moon, and Ra Ra Riot, so check it out! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Twin Shadow


















Twin Shadow — a.k.a. Dominican artist George Lewis, Jr.— produced and released his latest album, Confess, this past summer. Lewis gained inspiration for the album after experiencing a motorcycle accident in Boston, which is reflected in the video below.

And this is pretty cool... two of the albums songs, "Five Seconds" and "Patient", were transformed into a music video saga which drew inspiration from Lewis's novel Night of the Silver Sun. 


The A.V. Club calls Twin Shadow a formidable 80's-nostalgist, and describes the album as filled with Morrissey-esque yelps and Human League-worthy choruses, but Twin Shadow manages to digest his influences rather than simply replicate them.


Listen to "Five Seconds" below:  


Watch the official video

Check out the tour schedule here.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tame Impala


What I'm loving right now: Tame Impala and their new album Lonerism.

Pitchfork describes it perfectly, "The first sound you hear eerily resembles a smudgy RZA sample sputtering into motion, but it opens up into one of Kevin Parker’s effortlessly floated sky-scraping choruses, one that has an entire city’s worth of life churning beneath it-- a thoughtfully wandering bass line that hardly ever repeats itself, watercolor splashes of organ and keys, and drum fills that switch patterns every refrain. The chorus keeps repeating itself like someone keeps hitting the restart button, but spotting the differences surrounding the melody is a game for the ears. When it’s over, the song practically nudges you to start it again, since there are always more details to catch."

Listen to “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”, my favorite track from their new album Lonerism, below:


A lot of their shows are already sold out, but check out the tour dates here.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sweater Weather

Here is a cute little love song, and this guy (20-year-old Jesse James Rutherford) has a supper sexy voice.

Check out The Neighbourhood's "Sweater Weather," 'a sweetly romantic, indie R&B anthem dusted with a hip-hop lite verse capturing love in its glorious small moments below.' 

...is it just me or does this guys voice sound just a little bit like Mike Posner??



if you enjoyed that one^^, you might also want to check out "Female Robbery." Listen below.



COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD SOON! check out the tour dates here.

>> Download both songs for FREE from earmilk here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Take A Walk




Here is Passion Pit's "Take A Walk" from their new album Gossamer available July 24th.

Of the album, frontman Michael Angelakos explains, “on Gossamer there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely, which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with.” -PMA

Check out their tour schedule here


Download "Take A Walk" on iTunes here.  (As heard in the Taco Bell commercial 2012.)

Also, check out "I'll Be Alright" from the upcoming album.



Pre-Order Gossamer on iTunes and get "American Blood" the exclusive pre-order only track here


Passion Pit: Gossamer Tracklist

01 Take a Walk
02 I’ll Be Alright
03 Carried Away
04 Constant Conversations
05 Mirrored Sea
06 Cry Like a Ghost
07 On My Way
08 Hideaway
09 Two Veils to Hide My Face
10 Love Is Greed
11 Its Not My Fault I’m Happy
12 Where We Belong

Monday, June 18, 2012

Energy Could Be Our Closest Friend



This is "Energy Could Be Our Closest Friend" from the psychedelic synthpop bandLola Kite out of Amsterdam. 


If you are near their area, check out their tour schedule here. 





download from iTunes here

Friday, June 15, 2012

Anchor


 



















Here is my favorite track from the Portland-based group, Tu Fawning's latest album, A Monument"Anchor" breaths an awesome epic feeling with its oscillating keys and folk influences.  


Check out their upcoming tour schedule here





You can purchase A Monument from iTunes here

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Astrology
























Happy Hands Club is a Swedish group that reminds me of Bombay Bicycle Club. This song, "Astrology" with indie-pop influences of electro and shoegaze will not disappoint!


 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Constellation



'Constellation' by Waterstrider is beautiful, listen below... and when you love it get the FREE download of this track here


"Ranging from melancholic and dreamy to foot-­‐stomping revelry, Waterstrider fills their songs with sincerity, sadness, and joy. Sweeping three part vocal harmonies and addicting African guitar licks abound. This is music you hear while exploring a windy beach or stumbling out of a tangled forest into a fire dance of magical creatures. Waterstrider is rhythmic nature pop played with soul."


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dante Elephante


I love Indie Surf Rock, it sets the mood for summer and no matter where you are you can expirence a few minutes of tropical bliss. 

I recently discovered Dante Elephante from Santa Barbara, California and here are a couple of my favorite songs:

"All the Time"



"Heartbeat"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Casa Del Mirto



If you like the the intimate and introspective tunes of Italian Casa Del Mirto, download the tracks from their new EP for FREE here.

"The Sun"


"Thwarted" 
>> I feel like this song could have been apart of the movie Drive's soundtrack.


"The Haste"

Friday, May 25, 2012

Had It All

Cousins Chris Holland and Tim Commandeur from Sydney make up the indie pop group Colour Coding. "Had It All" is feel-good summery track from thier debut EP 'Proof' which can be purchased on iTunes here.

Kinda sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Dom, Friendly Fires

Listen to Colour Coding's "Had It All" below:

Purchase from a physical copy of 'Proof' from thier website here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mr. Quiche

Mr. Quiche Cover Art


Wait for 0:50... so worth it! This is the latest tune by L.A. trio Wildcat! Wildcat! "Mr. Quiche" blends electronic overtones with indie rock harmonies that connect with a sexy R&B beat.


Download the track from Soundcloud, and watch the video below:





Link to FREE download here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Float



It's been far too long since my last post, and this time I am bringing you a song that's a little different from my usual sound, but this song just makes my heart happy :). This is the brother duo of KO KO and their debut EP, Float. California natives, Ryan and Taylor Lawhon combine intimate lyrics and strong catchy melodies to create a light summery sound.

Listen to "Float" below:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Unless You Speak From Your Heart


Sounds Like: MGMT, Neon Indian, and current tour mate M83. Check out thier tour schedule here.

Porcelain Raft released their debut record, Strange Weekend, this January. You can listen to their full album on FaceBook

Here is the newly released single from thier LP, "Unless You Speak From Your Heart".


Purchase Strange Weekend on Amazon and iTunes.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

21st St Co-op SXSW Showcase

Check out this awesome line-up!! Including Grimes, Pictureplane, and Delicate Steve.

South X Smes Shout 2
Friday, March 16, 2012 6:00 PM
21st St Co-op
707 W 21st St

RSVP here: http://rawasfuck.com/sxsw/

Monday, March 12, 2012

Check out Under The Radar's Free SXSW Party! Amazing Line-Up!


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Free Topshelf Records SXSW Showcase

Topshelf Records 2012 SXSW showcase


Check out their Facebook for more info.


When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
      5:00pm - 2:00am @ Gypsy Lounge
      1504 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3306


No Badges or RSVP required.
All ages, FREE. 


The Line-UP:


INSIDE:
8:00pm - Pswingset
8:40 - You Blew It!
9:20 - Look Mexico
10:00 - Jack & Ace (Bob Nanna & Lauren Lo)
10:40 - Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
11:20 - Slingshot Dakota
12:00 - Mansions
12:40 - Hellogoodbye

OUTSIDE:
5:30pm - TS & the Past Haunts (Travis Shettel of Piebald)
6:10 - A Great Big Pile of Leaves
6:50 - Young Statues
7:30 - The Clippers
8:10 - Code Orange Kids
8:50 - Former Thieves
9:30 - The Saddest Landscape


Free screen printed posters courtesy of Liberated Images screen printing.
Free 7-inches with tracks from You Blew It! & The Saddest Landscape courtesy of Gotta Groove Records.
Free Grillo's pickles all day, while they last.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Free Shows at Mohawk and Club DeVille SXSW '12!



"The Barbarian Group & Tumblr are partnering up for the first time ever to take you on a Robotrip. It’s gonna be big. Two venues big."

NO RSVP NEEDED, get there early!

When:   March, 12th, doors open at 6PM
Where:  Mohawk (912 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701) &
        Club DeVille (900 Red River Austin, TX 78701)

*The Mohawk & Club DeVille are located side-by-side on Red River St, nestled between 9th & 10th Streets*

The Line-up:

DeVille:
Tim Sweeney
Mathew Dear

Bear In Heaven
Orthy
DJ Mike Simonetti

Mohawk Outside Stage:
WAVVES
Kool Keith
Japandroids
Sleep Over
House DJs: Members Only

Mohawk Inside Stage:
Beach Fossils (listen
here)
Oberhofer
The Young
Grape St
The Sour Notes


Brisk Iced Tea Showcases Star Wars’ Influence on Pop Culture with Art Exhibit at SXSW

Special Performance by JUST BLAZE

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Stop by the Brisk Bodega Cantina, located at Molotov Lounge (719 W. Sixth Street) for the Brisk Bodega Party featuring Star Wars-inspired art and sip on some complimentary cocktails. Featuring original artwork from Pose, Tristan Eaton, DualForces, EyeOne, Leo Eguiarte, Mark Dean Veca, Artek, and Jasper Wong.

When: Monday, March 12 from 5:30pm - 12am

Geeky Beach Party SXSW '12 Free!


FREE drinks at the 3rd Annual Geeky Beach Party SXSW '12  !

When: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 2:00 AM (CT)

Where: Roial Nightclub
120 W. Fifth Street
Austin, TX

Saturday, March 10, 2012

FREE Arcade Party SXSW 2012 Day Party Featuring Chairlift

FREE Eventbrite Arcade Party SXSW 2012 Day Party Announced Featuring Chairlift.

When: 1:30 PM-6PM, Wednesday, March 14, 604 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701

RSVP here!







Lineup:

2:00PM – 2:30PM: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA (listen here)
2:50PM – 3:20PM: RUBBLEBUCKET
3:40PM – 4:10PM: GARDENS & VILLA
4:30PM – 5:00PM: YOUNG MAGIC
5:30PM – 6:00PM: CHAIRLIFT (listen here)

"Enjoy snacks from the airstream trailer, drink “adult” beverages provided by The Side Bar, and hit the arcade with your friends. There will also be t-shirt screenprinting and a photo booth."

Live Graffiti Gallery Party

FREE drinks and spray cans!

When:  Friday 3/9, Saturday 3/10, Sunday 3/11, Monday 3/12
       Nightly 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: East Side Drive In (click here for directions)
       1001 East 6th St. Austin, TX 78702

RSVP HERE!


 (PIC by CA)



Check thier Facebook wall for more details.

SlokeOne, Frenemylife, Micca Toone and Mez One will be creating an Aerosol masterpiece at the Trover urban art gallery.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nicolas Jaar, Grimes, Purity Ring, and Charli XCX Performing at Official Pitchfork SXSW Showcase

Hey Everyone!! Sorry for the delay... wow, midterms and discovering unique, new music for SXSW do not mix so well :)! But I have something great for y'all...


This is Pitchfork's, Official lineup for SXSW 2012, including sets by Nicolas JaarGrimesPurity RingCharli XCX, and Fiona Apple. Happening on March 15 at Central Presbyterian Church, 1200 E. 8th St., Austin, Texas. "Only SXSW badges and wristbands will be admitted."

Set Times:
8:00 p.m. Fiona Apple
9:30 p.m. Charli XCX
10:30 p.m. Purity Ring
11:30 p.m. Grimes
12:30 a.m. Nicolas Jaar


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Okay, so now I really want to introduce you guys to Grimes! This is "Oblivion" from her forthcoming album Visions, which exudes dream pop and electronic elements creating an atmospheric sound.


Read about behind the scenes details here. 


If you enjoyed that, and are looking for something a bit more creepy with an abstract/ artistic french vibe, check out "Vanessa".
Read about the Pitchfork interview with Montreal electro-pop prodigy Claire Boucher here.


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Here is "Belispeak", a track from Purity Ring (as previously featured on Kayla Nicole)


If you are into something a little more 'Pornstep' check out Purity Ring's "Lofticries".



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Finally, here is UK based singer- songwriter, Charli XCX!

Here is the synth-pop track, "Nuclear Seasons"

**Click here for a FREE mp3 of "Nuclear Seasons"!**


Let me know what you guys think, who are you looking forward to seeing at SXSW 2012??