Blame Cambodia for Dengue Fever. After Ethan Holtzman’s visit, he fell in love with the music styles of the country. On his return, Ethan recruited his brother Zac to form a Cambodian rock band. When they finally found their vocalist, she might as well have had a halo overhead. She was the missing piece to […]
School of Seven Bells is a family-run, Brooklyn band including identical twins, Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (also of On!Air!Library!), and honorary kin, Benjamin Curtis (formerly of Secret Machines). The threesome has somehow created an experience of daintily rocking out; a celestial, yet down-to-earth sensation for its listeners.
Say “hello” to LA-groomed DJs, Realboy (Austin Jacobsen & Daniel Gomez). Starting off as graffiti artists, the duo traded vandalizing streets for rocking dance floors, a wise decision on their part–if anyone’s asking for my 2 cents. So far, a label has yet to snatch them, but I have no doubt that won’t be the […]
Feel like dancing? I’ve got just the thing for you. That’s thanks to a rockin’ collaboration by UK hit-makers, The Count & Sinden and their London neighbors, Mystery Jets. The joint effort resulted in “After Dark,” a bohemian 80’s era track packed with club-ready beats and a rowdy, indie feel. The audacious twosome describes it […]
Australian Sarah Mcleod brings a sexy dark side to Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” that even Luke Skywalker couldn’t resist. Her dazzlingly smoldering string riff slowly climbs to an intense, musical peak with increasingly rapid beats creeping in all the way up to the end–where the cover pleasantly surprises you with an electronic climax.
Ben L’Oncle Soul is aptly named for his tenderly expressed lyrics and blend of the blues, gospel, and a bit of sweet-sounding rhythms. No doubt, his touring days with the Fitiavana Gospel Choir may have had something to do with it. L’Oncle Soul (aka Benjamin Duterde) shot out of the landlocked city of Tours, France […]
The Yoshida Brothers are a duo from Hokkaido, Japan. They specialize in playing the shamisen but are also famous for taking the traditional art of shamisen playing and adding modern touches to it. If you have never heard of the shamisen, just think of it as kind of like a Japanese banjo. They have been […]
As the summer arrives and things heat up the Montreal smooth synth-sters, Chromeo return with some wise words to save some electricity with their first single “Don’t Turn The Lights On” off of their upcoming album “Business Casual”. The song sounds like their take on Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” which is […]
Baths is 21-year-old Los Angeles resident Will Wiesenfeld and he is about to drop his debut album, Cerulean, on July 6th via Anticon. Over the past several month Baths has taken the music world by storm. Whether it be local papers, Pitchfork’s “Rising” status or even a piece on NPR’s All Things Considered… Baths seems […]
There are times when a band will come around and produce an amazing sound in an original way that people look at it and think, “Damn, why hasn’t someone else thought of this before?” Big Gigantic is one of those bands. The duo of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken have combined their mulitple talents together […]