I was instantly struck by the heavy sound that just two people can make together.
Bombay Show Pig is Mathias Janmaat and Linda van Leeuwen, a Dutch duo with an incredibly tight, complimenting sound. I can’t get over their single, “Timewaster,” which is classic, driving indie rock with enough lo-fi on the vocals to keep me content. Grab your copy below and be sure to check out the rest of their debut album, Vulture/Provider.
It’s a bit unfortunate that these two have slipped under my radar. But I can’t let that bring me down. Their music blends some of my favorite sounds and makes it completely irresistible.
14th is a duo hailing all the way from London who specialize in creating sultry vocals over heavy, club-like beats. With only a 3-track EP to their name, the group has been working hard on fleshing out their sound with their quick sound. They’ve been hitting festivals and other shows hard, I’m quite curious to see what’s next.
BONUS: Just take a concentrated listen to that 90′s influenced beat in the background of the chorus. Enough said.
A beautiful direction that the Brooklyn group, Preludes, have recently taken. “Dresden” is the brother and sister duo’s latest single which is full of slow-churning adorable melodies with a dream-pop glaze overtop. I’m always a big fan of boy/girl vocals and that push pull feeling.
I’ve featured songs from this duo long before but I have really hesitated hyping up their most recent album, Paradise, like the rest of the music blogosphere has already done since it’s September release. I like to let the album settle into my iTunes, see the bigger picture, and distance myself from the criticisms until I’ve had enough time to give it a solid listen.
Well, Paradise is fucking good people. In this particular track it’s all about anthemic guitars that contain a driving momentum that seems to just build and build and build..it’s fantastic. It’s a sweet message that makes me smile.
It really doesn’t get much more “jangly” then this. Count Fleet are a laid-back duo from California who produce surfy folk-rock with lead singer Elliot Glass’ voice drawing crazy similarities to Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man on Earth). The two recently dropped their Stay Here/Favorite Fiction 7″ and have just gotten off a quick West Coast tour for support. If you’re in the area, expect more shows soon. If not, well then I’ve got you covered with song, “Stay Here,” which is rich with sunny boy/girl harmonies.