Electronic, Fav Tracks

Tycho – “Montana”

No Comments 22 January 2014

will be releasing a new album entitled Awake on March 18th via Ghostly International.  We’ve already heard the title and lead track from the record now we have a new single “Montana”.  The song isn’t a stretch for Hansen’s project carrying the same ambient glow as his previous releases, but it has tinges of indie guitar pop in the vein of that much of his work doesn’t.  Overall it’s an extremely enjoyable track increasing our anticipation for the full length.  Pre-order Awake HERE.

Fav Tracks, News, Synthpop

Keep Shelly in Athens – “Old Time Glory”

No Comments 20 January 2014

released this track in homage of the departure of longstanding collaborator and singer, Sarah P.  She’s leaving is order to focus on her other projects.  Sarah and RΠЯ have worked together as a duo since 2010 so it will be interesting to hear future recordings sans Sarah P.  A new KSiA album is to be announced later this year.

Electronic, Fav Tracks

Treasure Fingers & The Knocks – “DYWT”

No Comments 08 January 2014

Two of our favorite producer outfits and teamed up for this smooth little number asking “Do You Want To?”  The answer is yes guys, whatever it is, we’re in.  The track is up for free download on SoundCloud HERE.

Electronic, Fav Tracks, Indie Pop

RAC – “Tourist (ft. Tokyo Police Club)”

No Comments 17 December 2013

just released the collaboration with StB fav for streaming on SoundCloud and we thought it was due time to post about the excellent EP.  ”Tourist” fits perfectly next to the smash singles already released “Let Go” and “Hollywood” featuring Kele and MNDR and , respectively.  The Don’t Talk To EP is out and available for download everywhere.  Enjoy!

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock

Gardens & Villa – “Bullet Train”

No Comments 21 November 2013

’s newest single “Bullet Train” is a real earworm (in a good way).  The track slinks through the haze created by wavey synths and reverb-laden guitar subtly digging further into your head hook by hook.  By the end you’ll be singing along and you don’t even know the words.  The song is featured on the band’s second album Dune, due out February 4th on Secretly Canadian.

Fav Tracks, Synthpop

Carousel – “Into The Night”

No Comments 20 November 2013

LA synthpop duo are back with what may be their best work yet, which is saying something about the up and comers who have been dominating Hypem and other music blogs for the past year.  Lyrically the guys stay on common ground, driving off “Into the Night” with a new fling, but musically they have really tightened to basically hit nothing but that nostalgic sweet spot for 4 minutes.  Great music for your hump day.

Fav Tracks, Remix

TLC – “Waterfalls (Bixel Boys Remix)”

No Comments 18 November 2013

The work their magic yet again, this time on the classic “Waterfalls”.  The guys bring new life to the 90′s jam with their unique percussion while leaving the most recognizable elements, like those horns, intact.  Bixel Boys prove again that sometimes the best remixes are the most subtle.  Grab the free download below!

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, New Artists, Shows

SWIMM

No Comments 11 November 2013

Saturday night took The Satellite stage in LA alongside Big Tree and headliner .  Aside from their set being fixed between the two formidable acts, one could have mistaken their confident and energetic live show as the headliner.  Formerly Le Blorr, is the newest incarnation of Florida natives and high school friends Chris Hess and Adam Winn.  The five-piece took the stage amidst a DIY set full of glittery space age wrapping paper (or spaper as my buddy dubbed it) to a growing crowd.  Though the band only has the 5-song Feel EP to their name they filled their time slot to the brim playing the whole record and more including personal favorite “Wanderer”.  Their unique blend of shoegaze, brit and 70′s rock–that can only be classified as good ol’ indie rock–was very well met by the audience that seemed to mostly be awaiting the headliner.  The crowd was quickly won over, encouraged by SWIMM’s impassioned performance.  What may have made them all the more likable might have been lead singer Chris’s humble crowd interactions.  For all their stage charisma the band was extremely thankful to the audience and genuinely excited to share the stage with bands they respected, which was refreshing.  All in all, SWIMM put on an amazing performance that lived up to the hopes of those that came to see them and won over new fans song by song.  If you haven’t heard the Feel EP, you should check it out, it’s a must listen of 2013.  And if this band comes through your town you should be going.

Fav Tracks, Remix

The 1979 – “Girls (The Knocks Remix)”

No Comments 06 November 2013

Something to liven up your hump day.  One of our new favorite bands of 2013 remixed by one of our all time favorite production outfits.   take ′s sugary pop ballad “Girls” and shove it straight into the middle of a dance circle.  The NYC guys have a knack for making remixes not sound like remixes and more like a new production all their own.  Enjoy, oh and free download!

Electronic, Fav Tracks, Tours

Darkside – “Paper Trails”

No Comments 23 October 2013

Fresh off the release of their great debut album Psychic, (the duo of producer and guitarist Dave Harrington) have announced a tour for 2014.  Check out the dates below.

One of the highlights of the album is the slow burning guitar driven Paper Trails, featuring ethereal vocals from Jaar.  The guitar lines definitely call back to Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmore and make the point that Darkside probably got their name from the Floyd’s classic album.

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