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 […]
Listen to “Rose Mary Stretch” here BUY HERE The first 3 seconds of “Rose Mary Stretch” beguiles the listener, planting electronic expectations of the likes of Justice, but then comes the rapid switch up into a happy guitar-filled and lighthearted indie pop-rock treat.
Listen to “Today Is Our Life” here BUY HERE Memory Tapes is New Jersey-native Dayve Hawk, a man that musically knows the art of rolling ranging tempos, genres, and moods into one track. From the slow, yet steady 1st verse uprising to meet a surprisingly climactic chorus, to a radically trembling electric guitar serenade, to […]
Listen to “Towers” here BUY HERE Glorious, Bon Iver. From the heavenly falsetto harmonies to the folk-rock break downs and violin-made apexes, ears go paralyzed with pleasure from Justin Vernon’s stunningly beautiful and intimate music. It is rare to find such a raw and gorgeous collection of songs found on his newest gift to the […]
Listen to “Always Everything” here BUY HERE Iceland’s Sin Fang is lead singer of band, seabear, and sure knows how to make feel-good soft sounds of whimsicality. Redefining vocal harmonies, his buoyant and cross-faded melodies are sung with an energy so lively in nature that it seems animalistic–especially with the chants.
Listen to “Sweet Louise” here BUY HERE “I just fell in love, and I couldn’t help myself.” My sentiments exactly for The Belle Brigade‘s “Sweet Louise,” gem of a track. There is an overwhelmingly beautiful feeling created by this folksy Fleetwood Mac-esque group. The organic, guy-girl harmonies are sweet on the ear riding on an […]