Wow. That’s all I’ve got to say. The new Young Galaxyalbum is absolutely on.
Maybe it’s the fact that the band actually went to Sweden, part-Mecca for electronic music, to produce their newest album, Ultramarine. Being in foreign territory, perhaps it was easier to expand the mind. Either way, there’s still the shimmering layers, pounding rhythms, and of course, those vocals from Catherine McCandless.
Due out internationally on April 27th via Paper Bag Records, you can stream the entire album via Pitchfork. Although, I say after checking out only a few of the tracks below..I’m ready for the pre-order.
Trap music and everything right, Keys N Krates, hit the percussion super hard and snappy. This Toronto trio have finally find the key ingredients for their sound with their latest EP drop, Lucid Dreams, which is nothing short of a complete banger.
Making moves over the past couple of years with their relentless energy, eclectic individual styles and backgrounds, and just the right blend of hip-hop and electronic – Keys N Krates have elevated their craft.
Listen to Lucid Dreams in its entirety below and be sure to grab the free download off of their Facebook. Enjoy.
Philadelphia-local, Skeleton Lipstick, fell into my inbox seemingly out of nowhere the other day. I just can’t keep up with this city.
Gritty 80′s-styled synths glaze over your eardrums smoothed out by glo-fi beats – and trust me, it completely comes together. There’s a lot of things I want to ask the man behind this synthwave project. More specifically, how are you producing this wonderful music and performing Maxillofacial surgery at the same time? Well, perhaps not at the same time. But still.
This is what I love, when artists give me a little context to work with. Not everything is a mysterious secret. Skeleton Lipstick is a working professional who manages to make some impressive electronic music that takes our ears decades back in time. His apparent skill for life balance allows him to creatively stretch his mind when he’s not performing his grueling 9-5. How cool, right?
The song above is a teaser for the new album. It does not appear on the album. I took the 10 tracks from “glows then melts” then cut them up, and organized the chaos into a NEW promo track! Every sound in the song (except the vocals) is a loop from one of the ten tracks on “Glows then Melts.” Nothing too special, just a little bonus song I worked up in an hour so. Head over to AIRLINES TAPES bandcamp for the real songs!
Energetic electric guitars, snappy percussion, and catchy choruses make my limbs want to get up moving. Young Lyre’s quick debut, Night Swimming, is just enough to get my ears excited about this New Zealand 5-piece.
For fans of Two Door Cinema Club, you will not be disappointed. Young Lyre has that smart indie-pop sound alongside tight instrumentation that adds up to an unbeatable combination. Listen to Night Swimming below and grab your own copy here.
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Grab a handful of his music below and be sure to keep this gentleman on your radar.
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.
I feel like my ears have struck gold. Meet Vindata, a duo based out of LA who take the title of remix artists to a whole other level.
Just like the way I fell in love with RAC in the past, these guys pick fabulous songs that already stand out on their own and then just add that Midas touch. They keep things intact yet imprint their own deep and diverse cache of influences onto each particular track. And they can even produce some originals.
Listen and download below. Make sure you check out more of their music on their Soundcloud page.
Rich Aucoin is sincerely the embodiment of pop music. I’m also extremely happy he popped up on my shuffle the other day. This Canadian can bring the energy, simple fact.
With a natural yearning to be surrounded by many, Aucoin blends the line between himself and his audience – providing the electro-dance soundtrack of course. I love his feel-good music, the fact that his last EP contains over 500 different guest musicians, and the convergence of many different sounds within his own eclectic indie-pop style.
Check out a couple of his tracks below and be sure to grab his latest release, We’re All Dying To Live, here.