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, June 14th, 2016
While starting a new job, I surprisingly was still able to find some new music to assemble in a list for y’all. Starting off with a bang, we have a really original track from Local Natives that really doens’t sound like anything they have put out before. Very exciting. Moving on to new Angel Olsen as well that swells with such intensity like only she can. “Still gotta wake up and be someone” basically summed up my entire Tuesday, so I have enjoyed this track solely based upon that line…and then some.
Vince Staples has been killing the game, and with the wondrous jams of Clams Casino, one can do no wrong. Hard hitting rhymes killin’ it!
Dâm-Funk? DAMN FUNK! Sounds like something out of the 80’s and there is nothing wrong with that! It’s so infectious and I actually never want it to stop. This new album from this artist will certainly be much anticipated by yours truly!
Jumping towards the end of the list we have two new tracks from newly released albums, one being from Peter Bjorn & John’s “Breakin’ Point” and the next being from veterans Garbage’s “Strange Little Birds”. The former being a glitchy dancy track and the latter being hard, proggy track that can rival any NIN track. These peeps definitely got it dialed in and this album is complete proof of that. I can’t get enough of it.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Warning: I did not put Radiohead on this playlist. Read into this as much or as little as you like.
Hey there, we have some great chill, electro-indie songs for you this week! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because last week, we were bestowed some great new music from Los Angeleno outfit Local Natives. A very important band to me with local ties, they return after 3 years of silence with a song called “Past Lives” that very much reminds us why we fell in love with them in the first place. This song is so emotive and authentic and I fell in love. While it is a great song, I feel like there is sooooo much more to expect from these guys and this is simply a teaser for more greatness on their forthcoming third release.
Going to a song called “Iris” by Detroit natives Valley Hush, it starts very quiet with some Caribbean drums to set the mood right and then explodes into a beautiful soundscape of percussion and synth barraging you from every angle. I love it! Next song I’ll feature is from an old timer here on LRDC called Com Truise. Somehow an EP he released snuck past me and I’ve chose the final track from that to put on our list. Every time I catch a new track from this guy, I feel like jumping on a light cycle and hitting “the grid” and this song screams, “du Zirconia,” screams that more than ever! One song down from this is a beautiful track from Mexico’s Coma Pony that is 100% chill and aptly described by their Facebook page as “lovely.”
Okay, now let’s get weird…well, not that weird by PC Music’s standards, but this prog-y track from Danny L Harle is especially killer because he’s borrowed the wonderful vocals from Caroline Polachek of Chairlift. This song will no doubt be in heavy rotation for me this week.
Finishing out strong we have two great songs and the first is from an indie act by the name of Bantug and is set to invade my ear drums for weeks to come. This song, “Wine Beeline,” is just so catchy and it’s all-in-all a really airy and refreshing song. And last is a song off of Roosevelt’s new album that, from the sound of the rest of the singles, is going to slay your eardrums with groovy, baby making music.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Getting tired of replaying the last albums from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, and Local Natives??? Well, fret no longer! We got some fun synth-pop here nice and fresh for you! With many resemblances to Passion Pit’s “Manners,” “Atlas” still seems very new and the all the synth textures make this track feel very light and new. Take a couple listens to this (and their other track “Honey” and catch this electro-wave before you miss it!
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
I heard this band for the first time yesterday and I instantly thought of Local Natives. Their frontmen have similar voices except The Neighbourhood has a more free-flowing way of delivering the lyrics. This song, their single, has gotten some buzz on YouTube (amassing over 1 million views, quite an impressive feat for a band without a full length release). Their almost hip hop feel comes from frontman’s roots in the LA hip hop scene and it creates a surging beat with unadulterated indie musicals behind him. The track above is laden with innuendoes and this makes for a good song to get the mood right with a special someone, but it is the drums about a minute in that get me every time. So great! Check out their other videos (like “Female Robbery”), they are great and all done in the same high-contrast black and white. Enjoy.