Listen to “All There Is (Feat. Steffaloo)” here Jeremy Malvin, aka Chrome Sparks is the Michigan boy–emphasis on boy–and beat master responsible for “All There Is,” a twinkle-happy track with a cool demeanor. The 20 year old from Ann Arbor may look like jail bait, but creations are beyond his years. The spliced up collaboratation […]
Listen to “C’era Una Volta” here BUY HERE In a little studio in romance-filled Paris, France, Nicolas Sfintescu and Ezéchiel Pailhès go as Nôze. There, lyrics of love (and lust), pumping pianos and loony horns resonate with an unlikely jazz-meets-electro flair. The French-men have a knack for gypsy jazz, and even a bit of reggae.
Listen to “Gene Ciampi” here BUY HERE Twin Sister is the Brooklyn-based quintet who are learning to perfect the moods of romanticism and 80′s nostalgia by way of western atmosphere. Lead singer, Andrea Estella and her airy voice maintains a free-spirited, French cafe feel throughout “Gene Ciampi,” the single
Listen to “Fair Warning (Oliver Remix)” here BUY HERE Many have come to love Penguin Prison aka Chris Glover for the disco that he has proven undead. The New Yorker keeps up an energy as vibrant as his city and has another pulsating single up his sleeve, remixed to an at-times ethereal effect. What catches […]
Listen to “Starry Eyes” here BUY HERE To make a cover your own is an accomplishment of its own. To reincarnate is a whole ‘nother cup of tea. London-based Veronica Falls revived Rory Erickson’s punk song, “Starry Eyes” into a shiny, new and improved version complete with a lighthearted and love bitten twist.
Listen to “All Eyes On You” here BUY HERE The name is not coincidental. St. Lucia is a relaxing, romantic getaway in the Caribbean, but for our purposes is more importantly the inspiration for which the South African artist titled his project. In Brooklyn, frigidly missing warm exotic summers, the HeavyRoc Music man took on the […]
Listen to “Tongue Tied” here BUY HERE GROUPLOVE. Is it a lifestyle? Is it an orgy? Or is it those playfully energetic sounds you hear coming from your satisfied stereo? What it is: Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd, Andrew Wessen and Ryan Rabin–5 pretty youngsters that by the stars of fate met on the island […]
Listen to “New Year” here BUY HERE Cooler than Iceland is its own musical product, FM Belfast. The Reykjavik natives began as a studio project producing a Christmas LP for their friends who gladly received the gift and then begged for more from the couple, Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir and Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson. As its fan […]
Listen to “Maniac” here DOWNLOAD HERE The eclectic and sometimes beautifully awkward Clap Your Hands Say Yeah five-some are back. “Maniac” and fellow single teaser, “Same Mistake” off the to-be-released album, Hysterical debuts a more tame version of lead singer, Alec Ounsworth’s typically pubescent and off-kilter vocals–which I must say are sorely missed. However, the revisited take […]
Listen to “The Bay”here BUY HERE Since 1999, Metronomy has had hits and haven’t missed. The UK-lovin’ foursome paid homage to their homeland by releasing their new album, The English Riviera in the UK only this spring forcing those abroad in the US and elsewhere to wait until July 26th. I suppose they predicted poor […]
Listen to “So American” here BUY HERE Man, oh, Portugal. The Man. Is it the Alaskan air you were bred in? Is it the small town musicophilia? Is it your hippie roots? I don’t know what gives you that stand-out flair, but if you can’t tell, I’m more than smitten with your newest single, “So […]