Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Vérité continuing her domination female pop magic with yet another instant hit and the title track of her debut EP, "Echo". The track brings a simple sense in the production with a beat that's pounding the through the entirety of the listen as Vérité's pure-bliss vocals float above it like a gentle yet powerful breeze above the rolling hills. The track has its moment of chants-like singing that captures your body in a dancing frenzy controlling your body with its every move. There's no doubt that Vérité knows pop music in the perfect ways. Her hooks entrance you and her songwriting is unique, all of which combine with her astounding vocal talents to have you listening over and over again. Vérité debut EP Echo drops October 20th, and be sure to pay close attention as Vérité becomes one of the major highlights of CMJ in the coming weeks.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Grand Courriers are back with their second offering "Taking" and it was well worth the wait. Building off of some major classic indie rock, this duo defines themselves with something so familiar with their touch of Beirut folkiness, all while delivering a handful of roaring guitars that reach to the tallest mountain tops. Their sound is so rustic that you feel like your diving head first into a classic hit that had been pulled out from an entirely different decade, making their sound even more undeniably good. Immerse yourself below in your new favorite indie rockers below.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Vérité and Ayer made waves this year with some massive tracks coming from their front. This week the tidal wave comes stronger than ever with new comers Gemology hitting us with their debut "First & Last". This girl duo builds themselves on misty synth-pop vibes that bring a haze to the brightest of days. The verses are laced with an echoing beat all leading into a gust of breezy production in the chorus that blows you across the tops of skyscrapers letting time pass before your eyes. You'll be losing track of time with Gemology in all the right ways below.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Made In Heights finally return after making massive waves at the end of last year with smash-hits "Murakami", "Pirouette", and "Death". "Ghosts" is exactly what we needed to top off an epic week. The track dives right into high-intensifying percussion as the melody dances over every note with pin-point precision. The track is ghostly, but not in a haunting way. It's lightness takes you on an out-of-body experience, having laying among the clouds. Take yourself to new heights below, and be sure to add Made In Heights to our list of must-see acts at CMJ this year.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Laurasia add themselves to the top of that list. Building on robotic electronics from the very start, Laurasia brings the purest of vocals that glisten in the neon dusk in Hoodlem-like proportions. This duo brings out the midnight sun in the dead of night that's blinding to your eyes, but its slow fusion lets you see all the multicolored effects Laurasia crafts with each industrialized beat. Nothing can keep Laurasia underground at this point. They're an instant hit exploding up the ranks right before your eyes.
Fickle Friends head all eyes on them at the start of this year with the release of their debut hit "Swim". With their follow up "Play" pushing them even further ahead, it seems Fickle Friends took a few months away from releasing new music. Five months later, we getting their third single "For You", and it was well worth the wait. The track picks up exactly where this Brighton 5-piece left off, sending you all the indie rock vibes that border a futuristic touch with the playful synth work in the background. They instantly throw roaring guitars at you and then it all drops out as an 80s groove comes in, having your body rocking. It all leads to an earth-shattering guitar solo that will blow your mind and has you addicted to all things Fickle Friends. You're new favorite band awaits for you below.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Miami's Brika has been on our radar ever since she crossed our paths with her single "Expectations" earlier this year. Today, she's back with her latest offering "Options" that's proves exactly why we've been keeping our eyes on this one. Her vocals ring in your head like Vérité mixing with X priest X and topping herself off with a Meghan Trainor pop-tone, all as she fuses jazzy R&B melodies with the hottest electronics you could possibly think of. You'll find ourself falling more and more in love with Brika as she delivers the purest of pop while having you lost in a haze of the darkened synths that buzz in your ears. Get to know this Florida girl below as she proves that she's big enough to become a major contender in the indie pop scene.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Dubarrrys graced our pages with their perfect indie rockness that had us swooning over every single note, all leading to them playing our London showcase this spring. As the guys prep for the release of their EP, they dropped their leading single "Undress Your Soul" that's literal perfection. It's filled with trickling Young The Giant guitars swimming effortlessly with folky Ásgeir-like lyric. The track starts of soft spoken but all leads up to the final call where the production picks up and reaches towards the stars above. Press play below and ride through the night on this one.
J Tropic came onto the scene and blew us away with an instant throwback-sound hit "Love Up". After making a buzz, J Tropic disappeared for a few months, but today we get another show-stopping tune from this Brighton producer in preparations of his debut Love-Up EP dropping from our friends across the pond at Duly Noted Records. J Tropic drops you right into things as he brings an essence of Goldroom with his heat-seeker beats, all while featuring some stellar, star-shining vocals that glimmer in the realm of ASTR's galaxy. Get ready as we crown J Tropic as the next hot thing for electronic music with his dance floor ready tracks that are going to get your body moving. Dig into this pop treasure below.
Deaths have surely surprised us by literally blowing us away with their debut single "Lonewolves". It's got all that grime and grit that chimes in the realm of a Mother track, while pulling on the darkened beats of X Ambassadors. Deaths have done indie rock so right that it's perfect for pop by creating something that has an almost spirit-like touch. They have all the right hooks vocally and instrumentally that you'll have this floating around your mind for days, slowly causing you to go mad as they take you to a whole new alternative church on this track. Listen below and say a prayer, because communion is served.
Monday, September 8, 2014
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
"Warrior" will be available on iTunes September 15th.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Cathedrals, we get just that as they drop their debut EP on Spotify today, a week ahead of their 10" release on Neon Gold next week. The duo has been slowly putting together the pieces to this project, and today that final piece is delivered with "In The Dark", what we consider is their best work to date. The track sends you on a wild ride as the mystical spy-theme guitars roar in front a high-intensifying beat. Lead songstress Brodie's vocals soar effortlessly making all the right moves to catch your eyes before their gone, leading into a massive distortion effect that has you mind on full-on meltdown mode. Cathedrals are working their way up in the game, especially with a few top-notch performances in the coming months, which includes their attendance at CMJ this fall. They're hotter than ever and on their way to bringing their pitch black mystics into the lives of everyone they can. Walk into the dark with Cathedrals on this one.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Huntar ever since he dived onto the scene this spring head first sending a tidal wave crushing everything in its path. Today, we get what might just be Huntar's greatest work to date with "All That I Want", and it truly is everything that we wanted. Huntar reaches new heights with his production as it layers itself with an echoing bass that shines with the darkened SOHN-like synths and is embraced with vocals that soar beyond the edges of the universe. Using the pounding of tribal drums, you're instantly sent into a massive array of color and light as we find yourself sinking deeper into the mirror-realms crafted amongst Huntar's library of emotions. Prepare to be for a wake up.
Lovelife has been a band that's been around the block a few times, crafting a long library of excellently produced track that toy with electronics on ends we've never seen before. Like so many others in the industry, these guys know what they are doing, but it's rare to see a band come out stronger than ever with an acoustic set of their tracks. In preparations of their debut album and their tour with Alt-J, Lovelife is dropping Silk Road, a stripped back EP of the songs of their past and present hits. Today, we are happy to bring you the US premiere of the their stripped version of "Invisible" that's breaks down barriers in every way possible. The original track morphs with a high fluxing motion of electronics, but this stripped version keeps all of the emotion and expels it into the highest degree as the lyrics pierce your soul. The classic desert-rock, stripped-down production builds swiftly and rushes all of the cosmic emotions you could possibly imagine and more into your head. It's an ode to their past works as these guys push forward towards a new era in the workings of their debut album. Reminisce below with our premiere of a new take on an instant indie classic below, along with the stripped version of their latest single "Nova".