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Songs of the Week: July 8 – July 14

If you were slackin’ this week, let’s catch up on the best of what you missed! Songs of the Week, July 8 through July 14 edition.

1. Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red & Blue (Passion Pit Remix)

Plain and simple, this one is just a proper jam. Portugal is a great band, and with the help of Passion Pit, this remix is impossible to not dance to. It’s a struggle to stay sitting just to write this post, to be honest. I saw Portugal a few years ago at Lollapalooza and have been a fan ever since–the combination of them and Passion Pit on this one is almost too much for my weak heart to handle.

2. Ghost Beach – Moon Over Japan

This is pretty much the music I would expect Passion Pit to create if they were to experience with serious hallucinogenics. Jordan calls them indietronic (indie + electronic) which I guess makes sense, but if I had to put a label on it, I think I’d call it Triptronic. It makes me think I’m Mario gokarting down rainbow road on a quarter ounce of mushrooms. Ya know?

3. King Krule – Easy Easy

I’ve seen King Krule‘s name before, but this is the first time I’ve ever actually listened to his music, and I really dig it. The minimalist, hip hop influenced (I think?) rock that he’s making is simultaneously niche and accessible. His ability to evoke emotion through such barebones musicianship is quite impressive. There’s beauty in simplicity. Well if you’re going through hell, just keep going.

4. Beach Vacation – I Saw You

So it’s no surprise here that this song sounds tailor-made for the beach. Perfect song for cruising in a Jeep Wrangler, or better yet, a Land Rover defender, just all around a pretty perfect summer sound. Beach Vacation is a definitely a newcomer to keep your eyes on.

5. as†ronomyy – Things I’d Do For You

This is also my first time hearing as†ronomyy, and to me it kind of sounds like The Weeknd meets Schlomo. Floating, ethereal, mysterious, the artists describes the track as “an escapism song, which is why it sounds a little dreamy and otherworldly.”  This is a name we will be seeing in the future, I am sure.


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Ghost Beach – Moon Over Japan [Video & MP3]

Warning: Things will get weird. Not like weird,  weird like NSFW weird, but more like go trip some acid and watch this video weird.

Indietronic (indie+electronic) group Ghost Beach released a new single, and some interesting, accompanying animated visuals to go along with it. I’m not sure how to explain this, but “Moon Over Japan’s” video paints a touching love story between a male, and what seems to be a female. Like I said, it’s a touching love story with a sharp surprise ending so I highly encourage you to watch and indulge yourself into the voice that is Josh Ocean. No word if this is a hint at new project, or just something to hold fans, like myself, over in the meantime.

P.S. – I would never wish this love story upon anyone.

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Ghost Beach – Tear Us Apart

Ghost Beach has this thing where everything they put out can soundtrack your ultimate holiday. Fall break starts today for me, and you better believe I got some Ghost Beach on repeat. “Tear Us Apart” features an electric ’80s inspired backdrop for lead singer Josh Ocean’s powerful vocals.

P.S. It’s also pretty rad that the duo got a cosign from B. Davis herself.


When I got my shit down and I’m ready to start, I can paint my picture in the vein of your heart

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Ghost Beach – Been There Before

Ghost Beach released a brand new single today called Been There Before and I’m quite thankful for it.

Past few days I’ve been struggling to find some new quality music. Outside of Channel Orange (which I’ve listened to approximately 32 times fully), I’ve been pretty bored with my library. I know I’m not the only one that goes through this, but have no fear! Lydia saved yesterday with this, and today, Ghost Beach emerges as the clear winner for saving this day (and the next).

Compared to their last single, Miracle, this is just as good. One of those jams where I wish it was in Rock Band so I could voluntarily be the singer and woo’ everyone over with my smooth, Frank Ocean-esque, vocals. Don’t lie, we’ve all ‘Been There Before.’


(if you haven’t noticed, I like sharing YouTube videos)

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[Premiere] Ghost Beach & Trails And Ways – Getting Different

We like Ghost Beach at Sunset. We also like Trails & Ways. I want to say I organized this little “get together,” but sadly, I had nothing to do with it. I’m just the guy on the keyboard premiering this to you.

Ghost Beach hit me up a few weeks ago saying that they got together with Trails And Ways and decided to do something different. Ghost Beach remixed Trails And Ways “Nunca” while Trails And Ways remixed Ghost Beach’s “Miracle.” Each group adding their own touch to their respective singles. And it’s crazy. Both these groups have such different sounds that it’s pretty cool to see what they did with each others tracks. Peep it below!



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Ghost Beach – Miracle

In March, I professed my love for Ghost Beach’s song “Faded” and came up with a new genre called indietronic. I’m sticking with my indietronic (indie + electronic for those that don’t know) on how to describe these guys. THIS IS SO GOOD.

Yup, this is going on my “long car ride” cd.

Ghost Beach – Miracle

P.S. – At around 2:14, it reminds me of this awesome movie.


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Ghost Beach – Faded

New single from Ghost Beach. Do I call this indie? Do I call this electronic? Maybe indietronic? I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that this is a piece of noisy work. The type of work you just love to vibe too. It’s like a bagillion types of noises thrown together, like a Jackson Pollock painting. Cool.

Summer nights cruisin’ with your best friends, faded, of course. Is it summer, yet?

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Ghost Beach – First Time

With a touch of Faded Paper Figures and a misting of Holy Ghost, Ghost Beach brings the party to the ephemeral shoreline in a big way. Check out their website for some free downloads, “Like” them on Facebook… do whatever you have to do, just make sure you keep an eye out for big things from this NYC duo.

MP3“First Time” – Ghost Beach


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