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Something clicked for Crystal Fighters on this album. I mean, you know a band is confident in their album when the four lead singles are the first four songs of the project. The bottom six tracks continue the jam streak for the band from London (via Spain).
Pre-order Cave Rave a week before its release here.
Also, thanks to DIY, you can follow along with the band’s track-by-track review of the album. Continue reading “Crystal Fighters – Cave Rave [Album Stream]” »
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros has always been one of those bands. They would fit right into Andy Samberg’s Independent Spirit Awards monologue (watch here), where he compares The Lumineers to Mumford & Sons. It’s all kind of fun and kind of true that there is a growing affection for cookie cutter bands with beards and hoedowns and dustbowl era clothing. But Edward Sharpe has always been sort of ahead of the curb with fresh takes on old timey folk music. “Better Days” is from their self-titled album which will be out July 23rd. And gosh darn it, they are more hippies anyway.
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Bel Air is a side project of Michael Belsar, an independent artist based out of Australia. He chose a really difficult name to Google without seeing Will Smith’s face. Luckily, the two songs that he has released so far are really good and also very different from each other. “Song A” is a subdued tune with forlorn lyrics and a mesmerizing, airy backdrop. “Taste” is a dense and stadium-ready jam with crunchy guitar and more forward vocals. Let’s just hope these songs get big enough for a “Bel Air” Google search to be feasible.*
*Google is not paying me to name drop them in blog posts (yet).
[via Crack in the Road]
This new Doley Bernays song sounds a bit like the new Kanye West material, which is amazing because he had to have written it well before he heard that. Maybe that speaks to where Doley Bernays head is these days. Both the songs below work to push the envelope–I mean, “Raise Your Weapon” samples Deadmau5. This sort of beat selection and apparent mindset is refreshing in a growing industry of clichéd, robotic rappers. Also, Doley was part of one of my fav moments on Twitter.
— King doley reelife™ (@doley_bernays) May 21, 2013
I’m sitting here on a bus texting a friend about potentially making a visit to Santa Barbara this summer and asking myself why I don’t take advantage of living in California more often. And just then, “LA” Beach by Radiation City came on in my SoundCloud stream. Irony aint dead. This is one of those truly summer tunes–with its incredible harmonies and change-ups in instrumentals–that makes me itch for the beach and the warm weather. I might have just been convinced to bite the bullet on that Santa Barbara trip!
I’m not better now
Ah. Another Daft Punk album means at least one trillion remixes, samples and mashups, right? It’s tough to sift through them all, with so many trying to piggyback off the wonder duo’s influential sound.
Don’t fret though, this one’s a keeper. Chicago mashup machines The Hood Internet reunite Yeezus and Daft Punk for this blend of “Good Life” and “Doin’ It Right”.
Check the tasty results below.
After their earth-shattering debut at the beginning of the year, Kids of the Apocalypse sort of went into hibernation. Five months into the year, they have returned with a fantastic, official remix of London Grammar‘s song “Wasting My Young Years,” taking it to whatever world the kids are from and keeping it there. This collaboration makes me suspect the two projects lie under the same management (or something like that). Either way, KOTA still has one of the best band websites ever.
P.S.: I posted some other London Grammar tracks, including the original “Wasting My Young Years,” because for whatever reason (laziness), the British trio has never been formally introduced on the site!
[via Hilly Dilly]
Mikhael Paskalev is an Norwegian pop artist that
marches dances to the beat of his own drum, literally. Everything in this video is so well executed from the black-and-white aesthetic to the slow motion destruction. His dancing is contagious and him being pant-less is definitely comparable to Tom Cruise’s iconic dance scene in Risky Business. But really, this is its own creative entity and will most likely have you grinning from cheek to cheek–unless you’re made of stone. Sorry that I am like a year late on this one.
Stream more Mikhael Paskalev tracks below, and look out for the steady rollout to begin for the U.S. release of his first album What’s Life Without Losers, which does indeed feature a female nipple on its cover. FYI, the first single from the album is “Jive Babe.”
Also, you can watch the singer jam with his live band, performing the title track from the debut album, at the bottom.
I have no idea who Jaymes Young is, and I don’t know if I want to know. His music can speak for itself. “Dark Star” is an entrancing debut single that is dark and haunting and rich and gritty in a similar vein as The Neighbourhood except with more electronic buzz around the production. The song does its job by striking the listener’s curiosity and exciting them for what is next in store for this artist.
UPDATE: Jaymes Young used to go by Jaymes McFarland (based out of LA). Listen to an old song of his here.
After touring extensively over the past few years, The Neighbourhood is finally going on their first national headlining tour. They are bringing a few friends with them–friends who happen to also be some of our favorite artists, including Lovelife, The 1975, and JMSN. Icing on the cake? The guys are releasing three limited split 7″ singles with their friends; these will be available at every show.
The NBHD has never been shy about their hip-hop influences. “West Coast” marks the return of lead singer Jesse Rutherford’s rapping (previously known as Jesse James) and truly is a sun-kissed, summer jam. Lovelife’s ”Every Minute” is a silky smooth, dramatic taste of indie rock witha falsetto bit that will change your life. Thank God for bands that care.
I’m so West Coast, it’s a goddamn shame
Two days ago we introduced you guys to Wolf Colony, and now the duo has hit us with a brand new, free single from their upcoming EP which will be out later this summer. Gosh, “Youth” is another jam. It is the perfect example of music and lyrics complementing each other so well. Download the track below and follow along with the lyrics that will take you straight back to your childhood.
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