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LRDC This Week New Music Playlist 5/24/16

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Are you “Ready For This”, because were kicking this off real official-like with a track from Weird Together. It’s truly a fun song and by the looks of their Facebook blowing up, it’s helping out on some growth for the band. Next up is a song I’ve been hearing on KCRW for the past couple days and everytime I heard it, I just fell in love with it all over again. It’s an amalgam of a whole bunch of different instruments and movements and it’s beautiful. Kind of odd that it’s a song called “Satan”, so basically…I like “Satan.” Thanks D.D Dumbo, I’m going to hell for you!

Skip a couple songs and you’ll hear some powerhouse female vocals that will leave you speechless. The first comes from a duo called Ardyn and I’m getting a Florence & The Machine vibe from their new single “Over the River.” It’s definitely a song to put in heavy rotation. While you’re at it, go ahead and add the next song by Broods as well. “Couldn’t Believe” is the second track we’ve heard from their new album, and reception has been pretty positive. So much anticipation, I’m certainly enjoying what I have heard so far!

Next up is one of the many songs that I enjoyed from the newly released Grateful Dead tribute 3xLP (entitled “Day of the Dead”) that was put out by some members of The National. This track is Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s take on “Shakedown Street” and their sound just works so well for this era of GD. Running up to the end of the list, we have a killer track from a group called Swim Good. For a second I almost thought this song was new material from Phoenix. It has personality and while it’s got some fidgety textures to it, it sounds so crisp, clean, and cohesive. Looking into this track, I wasn’t actually able to find much on Swim Good other than he is a producer from Toronto and his label keeps incorrectly tagging a pop-punk band from the UK with the same name. I’m sure they are enjoying all the extra plays on Spotify as this song somehow made it on the same bands page on here! Luckily, I do the hard-hitting snooping for you and found this write-up on the man, named Jon Jasper-Lawless. Closing out on a strong track, we have one that soars by a man out of Brooklyn named Charlie Mischer recording under the moniker Paideia. Guys, this track BANGS, it just keeps going and going and building and slaying my eardrums with beautiful, heavy synth.

Have a great night!

Greg

 

 

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 5/3/16

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Happy Tuesday! Let’s get on with some new music!

The first track struck me immediately. It’s from a band called Darling James and it’s infectious as hell. Take a bit of Miike Snow mixed with a little bit of Tame Impala and Passion Pit and you have “The Itch.” There is so much to love, except for the fact that the band only has two songs on Spotify. I’m stoked for more. Jumping into the next song, we have an up-and-coming solo act called Thai Mason with a stellar track called “Look Up.” This cat has some great flow and he reminds me of a slower, chiller Dizzee Rascal.

Skipping a bit ahead, you’ll see a song by Operators, and if you remember them from the last time I featured them, I’m guessing you are as hooked as I am. This song is glitchy and sonorous, with a heavy, driving beat. Check out the rest of their album as well, because seriously, they’re all as good as “Control.” Going ahead to a song by Manuel Darquart, it shouldn’t be any wonder why I included this on my list. Funky & heavy on the synth? That’s made for LRDC. This New Zealand electro-duo just slay, so keep you ears and eyes on them.

Ending on a high note, I have a song by White Balance that may not be new, but chances are you may have missed it like I did. This song has playful chimes resonating behind some simple drums with cute vocals and with this, these Finns stole my heart. What a great way to end out another stellar week of great music.

Enjoy!

Greg

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 11/17

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

This week is such a treat for you and you don’t even know it yet, but you’re about to! We have some BIG returns from some bands we haven’t heard from in a minute. The first and most important is going to School of Seven Bells with new music coming from one half of their band, Alejandra Deheza. After losing Benjamin Curtis, her good friend and bandmate to lymphoma, it’s hard to deny that this music that will be released going forward means a ton to Alejandra and the fans (including me). Getting to the track, it’s exactly what you would expect from SVIIB and while their music is often emotional, this is will really tug at your heartstrings and “you’ll fall in love again.”

Okay, pull yourself back together, I’m so sorry to start you off on such a down note! Let’s steer from the sad and focus on the hopeful, and this will come in the form of a new track from The Big Pink called “Hightimes.” This is the first new music we’ve seen from the English duo since 2012 and I’m absolutely stoked. The first song I heard from them is a banger, and while this doesn’t hit quite as hard, it’s freaking beautiful and I love it.

I’ve been prone to man crushes and oftentimes they aren’t even based on looks. Oftentimes they are based on the amazing thing that I’m hearing the man produce. One such example of this is Rostam Batmanglij (I know, winner of the sickest name ever, right), and his several projects. Some you may have heard of, like Vampire FREAKING Weekend and a personal favorite of mine, Discovery. He has teamed up with Ra Ra Riot (like he did for Discovery with Wes Miles) to make a silky smooth track called “Water.” I’m also fully aware that I always feature some sort of track that has to do with water, but maybe this is what makes them amazing, you ever think of that? Excited to hear from both of the contributing parties to this song as this may be the closest I’ll get to Discovery for a while.

Honorable mentions are as follows:

Givers – “Bermuda” – This band is it, they have such a dialed in sound with a great mix of synth, unique percussion, all with a traditional rock band set up. Looks like this is their first new music since 2011 and as I’m finding them just now, I have to say “it’s about damn time.” I would really love to see them perform their stuff live.

Bibio – “Petals” – Bibio has now made it back to the list. I actually had to into the wayback machine to see that I had actually posted on them in ’14. The same sentiment I have for him still stands, the music this man produces I can only compare to a beautiful painting full of texture and color.

Classixx ft. T-Pain – ” Whatever I Want” – Chill, islandy synth with the auto-tune king himself on the track? I’d call it a winning combo AND Classixx is from Los Angeles, so good ish all around! This one is going to be in my rotation for a LONG time.

Missy Elliot ft. Pharrell Williams – “WTF (Where They From)” – New freaking music from Missy??? She’s still got it!

Enjoy, party people!