Friday, November 28, 2014
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Robyn Sherwell released her latest single "Islander", and it is by far one of our favorite tracks releases this year. From the very start you're caught in the pounding of drums echoing among the mountain tops as Robyn's vocals rain down from the sky above in a euphoric manner similar to KT Tunstall. It's when tribal vibes combine with the harder rock elements that the skies open and a downpour of indie decadence drowns you. It's another smash added to her growing repertoire of luminescent pop hits. Press play below and let the rains pour down.
Fickle Friends have been on our radar for almost a year now, and we are patiently waiting for this Brighton band to make their US live debut after their signing to Crazy Heart Records. This week Fickle Friends drop a visual for their latest single "For You" that clearly shows all of their potential to break out as game changers in any pop showdown. It's their upbeat energy that catches your attention in their music and this perfected video, but when you dive below the surface you get this bitter-sweet taste from the lyrics and visuals that dive into heartbreak sending all of the emotions running around your head. Be sure to keep your eyes on this 5-piece band as they have plans to make their US debut this next year. Big things in store, but for now take a ride on the emotional roller coaster above.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
It was only two months ago that we met Billy Who in the audience at one of our shows and in the moment that we knew big things were going to come this Stockholm duo. They came fast onto the scene with their Scandi-pop debut, and they return stronger than ever with "I Clean My Face". From the very start your hit with ice-covered beats leading into the seductive vocals of Olivia Sandell that take you to newer heights. The production resonates with every pop hit that's surfaced from this snow covered land. It's each darkened, electronic hit that you'll find Billy Who captures a cross between ASTR and Marlene caught in the icy tides of a rushing ocean. Dive into the frozen waters of Billy Who below.
This year we have seen a massive rush of indie pop acts coming from our home territory of the Midwest ranging from the likes of Bora York and Gosh Pith. Today, we bring you Detroit-based duo Sleepless Inn with their debut music video for "Karol Simon". With the primary focus being lead songstress Laura Finlay, you are pulled into the inner workings of a hazy vortex of neon colors that'll have you stuck in a state of hallucinations. It builds onto the Phantogram-like production that plays in the back seat of the sky-soaring vocals. Just one taste of this duo and you'll be caught in their addictive, multi-colored flux. If you're dying for more you can find more of their music here, for now press play and feel that lucid high above.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
GRRL PAL, another one to add to that list of Aussie goodness, with their second single "Paradise". Their electronic production instantly rings with the likes of Lauraisa doused in vocal touches of Cults mixed with Crystal Castles. It's with each pulsating synth that you are pulled deeper into their electronic vortex of neon colors. GRRL PAL make sure to take you on a trip and send you miles into space. Take that journey below.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Oyinda had every single person at our CMJ showcase entranced as she tore down the house with her blazing live set all in preparations of the release of her debut EP (out today). This also marks the release of "Restless", the final song from the EP, that flows as thick as a raging river below the still surface. It's Oyinda's delicate lyrics combined with her show stopping voice that hypnotizes you into a BANKS-like daze and has you gasping for air as she pulls you deeper into her sound. Something tells us Oyinda has a lot more up her sleeve for 2015. For now, jump head first below.
Back in July there was quite some noise coming from Fantastic Fantastic as they dropped their vintage-disco debut that was the best soundtrack for any grooving dance party. After leaving us for a few months, these guys are back with new B-side, "The Night", off of a single being releases this coming January. Fantastic Fantastic pick up exactly where they left us this summer with some burning synths that rush through the city streets setting fire to everything it touches. It's their disco feel that has us reminiscent of all hits back in the 70s and has us craving more from this nighttime blazing duo. Get that heat wave below.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Love & Other Crimes from none other than the land down under with their debut single "Pray Woman" that shows us that pop music may be a big down there, but rock is still very much alive. Love & Other Crimes very much remind us of the older rock vibes that have been around for decade, which feeds all of our inner desires. It's when these guys also lace this older sound with elements of the new, your body doesn't know what is happening, but you're covered in heroin-laced lyrics that haunt every thought in your head. You'll find yourself craving more with each listen. Press play below and feed your addiction.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
We've been keeping our eyes on JMR this year as he continues to amaze us with each release. His lyrics flow off the tongue like the truest words from within that make your heart weep tears of joy. Today, we bring you a look at an unofficial video by Dillon O'Neal for JMR's latest release "Shivers" that's a perfected visual component to this already sexy track. The video is perfectly crafted to move with the flow of the track, taking things to an entirely new level. It builds on the lyrics pulling in on hazy colors that are dimmed yet vivid to your imagination. Dillon O'Neal clearly shows his excellence at his craft of photography and video in this perfect compliment to an already stellar track. Dive into it all above and be sure to keep your eyes on JMR and Dillon O'Neal. Big things to come from both.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
What do you get when you mix a Norwegian background with the sounds of the UK? You get the mountainous sound of Ingrid Flosland. Today, we are premiering her latest single "Dare To Believe" that's powerful while remaining delicate with her perfected pop vocals. It's the roaring production that dives into the sounds of Daughter while giving us that nordic pop element that shines brighter than the sun. It's with the racing beat and the strumming of the guitars that you're lifted higher towards the sky with all of the dreams laced in between Ingrid's lyrics. Rise above it all with the premiere below.