Pre-Order ‘Fragrant World’ HERE With fame and success, artists tend to become lazy and dependent on the resources that so rapidly become available to them. Third and fourth albums may take on vapid pop arrangements and leave the studio work to others, but Yeasayer stands out from the bunch as always.
BUY HERE Long-loved Swedish sibling duo, The Knife ditched steel drums and synth-pop for an opera studio album, last we heard. Turning a blind eye to the charts and focusing on a less conventional work of music, Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson (aka Fever Ray) partnered with the Danish performance
BUY HERE UK pop duo, Summer Camp has returned with their energetic new EP, Always, out July 10th via Apricot Recording Company/Moshi Moshi. 80’s electro at its core, title track, “Always” maintains a purely fun, uptempo beat to match the optimistic lyrics: “We’ll always be together! We’ll always be together!”
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE British babe, Charli XCX steams up the airwaves with her raspy pipes and grimy, girl-powered love songs. With a tone reminiscent of Metric’s Emily Haines, the 19 year old displays a maturity beyond teen years with a personalized sensibility for her own synth-laden species of emo-pop.
BUY HERE Somewhere in the air of Nat King Cole’s Nature Boy and the musical stylings of Matthew Bellamy (Muse) emerges a David Longstreth biggie, Gun With No Trigger, as Dirty Projectors sends a post-dated gasp with a sneak peak of their album Swing Lo Magellan (out July 10 on Domino Records). Feverish, frank and always sound forward, the […]
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Listen to “Open” here BUY HERE In a three-prong music weapon of romance, deception and soft porn, the Los Angeles indie no-names of Rhye, slice into an artist’s dessert with their new release, “Open.” While the violin and flute serve as a backdrop to unisex vocals, the music project lights up audiophiles (not to mention with […]
Listen to “Finding Reasons” here BUY HERE The muscles of electro-rock are contracting under the epithet New Build. The anatomy: LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip. Al Doyle, Felix Martin and Tom Hopkins have rolled out their debut 12-track album, Yesterday Was Lived And Lost this month (mastered by New Build and Club Ralph). They further […]
Listen to “Flutes” here BUY HERE Hot Chip‘s last album release, One Life Stand felt more like a one night stand. We loved them and we never heard from them again. It has been two slightly painful years without the indietronica touch of Hot Chip’s deft rhythms, but Joe Goddard,