Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Dang, so I’m a day late, but better late than never. And boy, do I have a list for you. It’s dynamite and we’re starting off strong with a song from an individual that goes by Grenda out of TJ, Mexico! It certainly doesn’t sound like it’s from a guy out of Mexico, but rather straight from a dream. It’s smooth and beautiful. Moving on, the next two tracks from Weaves and Manwomanchild are pure, indie-pop tracks that I really was happy I found!
Following these is another killer track from Local Natives fully building the suspense and excitement for this upcoming album! I literally cannot contain my excitement, but I must, there is music to write about! We have some cool returns from artists we haven’t heard from in a while, including Pixies, Crystal Castles & Tycho. They are all very different tracks, but if you’re fan of any or all of these artists, their newest tracks will be right in your wheelhouse!
Skipping ahead a bit, we have another dreamy track, and this one is from French Indie outfit Tahiti 80. It’s straight jams and I really can listen to this song over and over and over again. This really applies to their whole album that was released last Friday and is called “…And The Rest is Just Crocodile Tears.” Keeping with the dream-pop, we go a bit psychedelic from the solo project of Jay Watson (of Tame Impala & POND) called GUM. It totally has some Tame Impala vibes with a bit of Panda Bear’s weirdness. I like it! Now, last up is a LOOOOOOOONG track. I do not say this lightly, as it is almost clocking in at 21 whole minutes. MAN, is this song a good one. Literally, all the way through, so go ahead, give it a listen and see what I’m saying. I really can’t get enough! It’s certainly sounds like a couple songs strung together yet it remains pretty cohesive. There’s a bit of 80’s sci-fi with some crunchy synth and some funk thrown in for good measure. While my girlfriend just told me to turn it off because it’s annoying, I think it’s totally cool!
Enjoy, dudes and dude-ettes.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
This week, for your listening pleasure, we have some great, funky tracks, pop anthems, chill vibes & full on bangers to get you through a week that may be following a hard weekend of drinking and debauchery. I hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
So, like me about 30 minutes ago, you probably haven’t heard of this band. That’s totally understandable as the members have kept the project under wraps for at least the past year. What this project is consisted of is one-fifth of The National (Matt Berninger, vocalist) and one-whole of Ramona Falls (Brent Knopf, also previously of Menomena). Have you ever wondered what The National would sound like if they got dropped into a vat of some funky juice? It’s safe to say that Brent’s experimental roots have slathered this song in funk, but as a perfect complement, Matt’s voice takes you straight into outer space in a rocket ship of silky vocals and a dancing bass line.
This cheeky lyric video tells a lot about the duo and how much fun they have already had and will inevitably have on this project. It’s great to see a different side of Matt Berninger that recalls a youthful airiness that will fit right in to your summer playlists that you’ve been rocking the past couple months. Plug in some head phones and enjoy this gravity-defying track as EL VY coaxes you to “Return to the Moon.” Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
So I’ve basically listened to this album non-stop for the past couple days. It has such great replay value. Wild Nothing seems to have a familiar sound much like Cut Copy, only throw in some more 80’s inspiration and take out a little of the funk. It definitely makes for a mellow feel and this song best exemplifies that. All the echoing vocals and reverbed guitars almost make you feel like you are listening to the album in a large hall or underwater. This all makes for a quite surreal experience and I have found it is best listened to in the background. This is a killer jam so enjoy.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Never have I been so enamored by electronic music until I heard Com Truise. So original yet so familiar; to me he is the Johann Sebastian Bach of the electronic world. Okay, okay, it’s not that good, but it’s damn catchy and all of his tracks stand out from the next which is very hard to come by with electro producers now-a-days. I have heard this song a couple times on the radio and you better believe I crank it up to 11. Follow the funk that is Com Truise as he attempts to melt your circuits.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
These haunting beats and twangy guitars are super catchy. James Pants, multi-instrumentalist solo outfit, has the formula worked out for some extremely infectious and unique tunes.