Germans and Marlene ∞, to put together an amazing show, I feel like Oblivious Pop is on the right track to helping artists. 2013 is now reaching its final hours, but after looking back on how successful everything has been this past year I believe that Oblivious Pop is in the right mindset to further expand itself. I'm currently working on ideas that are going to push Oblivious Pop to the next level. I've set some new goals for Oblivious Pop to achieve in the next year and I hope that all of the viewers who love Oblivious Pop will stick with us as these changes occur throughout the year. I couldn't do this without the help and support of everyone I've met and haven't met. To all of my friends in the music industry that have helped me out this year, thank you! I also want to thank the people who work at Hype Machine. I've been an avid follower of their site, which has introduced me to the music blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Adding Oblivious Pop to their site has been a major help with everything. I look forward to the next year of music. So much phenomenal music is being released, and with our plans in London, 2014 looks like it will be epic. Oblivious Pop will be there to help bring this music to as many people as it possibly can. I also cannot wait to have all of these ideas that are just floating in my head become reality!
With this, I give you our final offering of 2013. This is our NYE Essentials Vol. 1 playlist. It features a rocking set of songs that will help you party your way into the New Year. All of these artists on the playlist are major inspirations behind the music that I feature on Oblivious Pop. I hope that you enjoy, jam out, and share this with your friends and family. Enjoy the rest of 2013, and may you all stick around and enjoy 2014 with Oblivious Pop!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Lorde, the seventeen-year-old girl gone superstar in a matter of months, is prepping for her first headlining tour this spring which will sure push her further ahead in her career than she has even been. Lorde, being as amazing as she already is for a seventeen-year-old, she is hitting the road with another soon to be massive super star Lo-Fang. Lo-Fang, or Matthew Hemerlein, has been classically trained in violin, cello, bass piano, and guitar, all of which shine through in his songs. Lo-Fang has his debut LP coming out this February and has worked long and hard with Francois Tetaz (Gotye producer) to make things on his debut LP the best it could possibly be. Clearly having a worldly sound, Lo-Fang has used his travels to different parts of the world as his inspirations to his music. After listening to #88, and his other releases, Lo-Fang will win your heart over and have you dying for more.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Instead of creating a list of the artists that we think are going to be huge in 2014, we decided to compile a playlist of their music for your ears. Take a listen below to artists who have been hard at work in 2013 and are continuing their hard work into 2014.
One of our favorites from London, Laurel, has had quite the end of 2013. With the release of her debut single "Fire Breather", along with a B-side "The Desert", and a cover of Dan Croll's "Home", this girl is setting herself up for a very successful 2014 packed with nothing but amazing opportunities. Just over a month after her debut release, she gives us her video for "Fire Breather", which paints the perfect compliment to this fiery, drum-driven song that screams to the darker side of pop.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Swedish super-star Frida Sundemo gave the music world an early Christmas present yesterday with her new song "For You, Love". With a humming synth and a light dance beat under her flowing lyrics on the verses, the song builds to a chorus with glittering synths and a sultry sax that makes you feel like you're on top of the world soaring endlessly over oceans and mountains. We love the folk style of her lyrics, while infusing her music with an electronic sound. Overall, Frida Sundemo is electric and elegant all together.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
About a month after dropping her debut single "Sadie", upcoming UK artist Manou gives us her first music video. Keeping things on a simplistic level, Manou keeps the viewers' appeal with the tropic feel. With the aquatics in the background, Manou looks flawless throughout the entire video. Watch the video above and be prepared to be awed by this video that compliments her debut oh so well.
Today, we bring you the first installment of Explorations with "Explorations: United Kingdom" in celebration of the showcase we are currently working on in London for Spring 2014. As we continue to work out this project and all of you wait for more updates on whats going on, sit back and take a listen to some of the artist that are doing some amazing things over in the United Kingdom.
Friday, December 6, 2013
We're happy to announce today about out future plans for Oblivious Pop. Oblivious Pop will be making the journey to Europe this Spring. During our time there we will be exploring the music scene over there, working to bring you new and upcoming artists for your listening pleasure. Along with this comes our biggest announcement yet. Oblivious Pop is working on booking a London showcase featuring artist from the U.K. In order to make this possible, we launched our Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds to make this the best show we can. If you're interested in donating or for more information, please click on the widget below to go to the official Indigogo campaign site. From there you can check out our perks for donating and be part of something special. We greatly appreciate any help. Stay tuned for further updates on the showcase. Hope you have a happy and safe holiday season!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
5. Haim - Days Are Gone
There's no doubt that this sister trio has been the hot pick of this year. Hitting up the festival circuit this summer, the girls prepped for their debut album Days Are Gone, which truly set them as the queens of indie rock.
4. Betty Who - The Movement
3. St. Lucia - When The Night
2. MS MR- Secondhand Rapture
*btw MS MR is a band you must see live!*
1. Lorde - Pure Heroine
If you haven't heard the name Lorde yet, then you must have at least heard the song "Royals". Sixteen-year-old, New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor has been this year's break through artists. After releasing her first EP over a year ago, Lorde's music has slowly surfaced to the highest rankings of pop. This summer, her single "Royals" went viral, receiving enormous airplay and ultimately leading to sold out shows across the U.S and singing a multi-million dollar publishing deal with Songs Publishing. Lorde has come so far and the persona she emits is so perfect. Lorde has won the gold for 2013!
Take a listen to our playlist of this years Best of 2013:
Monday, December 2, 2013
It's times when we get a double punch when one of our favorites reworks another one of our favorites, creating pure gold, that we love. This time Lovelife has remixed our new favorites We The Wild on their song "Body Electric (Blue)". Taking We The Wild's original X Ambassador, indie rock/pop sound and add their own touch, Lovelife throws in soothing synth feel slowing it down to their signature chilling vibe. Building from the verse, the chorus sends a frozen feeling into your soul, creeping from the inside out, overcoming your entire body by the last few seconds. Lovelife clearly knew what they were doing when they decided to remix We The Wild and we are happy they did so.