The UK’s Deadpoole has really been honing his beat-making abilities.
His latest EP, done in collaboration with ThinkZebra Apparel, is half-parts chill half-parts wonky and absolutely perfect for those late night moods. I also love the little bits of sampling he peppers throughout his tracks. Check out the free 6-track EP, Underwater Skies, and head on over to his bandcamp page for more releases.
A smooth downtempo rhythm alongside almost indiscernable vocals makes for a slow burning and mesmerizing track.
I love the spooky and somewhat tribal lead Antwerp creates into the fluid beat laid down slightly before the 1 minute mark in his single, “Maze.” His manipulation and overall control is mind-melting and a beautiful thing.
Good god. The combination of Jacques Greeneand How to Dress Wellis a lot for my ears to comprehend. The build-up is absolutely wonderful, filling the track out to just over 4 minutes. “On Your Side,” eventually turns into an all out house banger leaving you wanting even more. Listen below and get the rest of your fill here.
In perfect Monday fashion, the day was a whirlwind of highs and lows. Trophy Wife finally released their debut album, and then quickly laid their band to rest.
Parts of my life I can conjure up exactly what I was listening to then – I live my life by short-periods of musical obsessions and Trophy Wife’s sound easily depicts my immediate post-grade life. The Oxford-based trio created a dark, electronic pop sound. Each chord, effect, you name it sounded clean and exact. They garnered a lot of attention with their single, “Microlite,”and eventually started touring the UK with Esben and the Witch.
Slowly but surely new music emerged and our ears were left with the Bruxism EP, enough to satisfy our wants for more. Rumors swirled around last year about a full length finally being completed but nothing ever came of it. Now here we are, late spring of 2013 and the band has released their debut album – 3 years after appearing onto the music scene. It’s sad to see a group you made sure to keep on your rader slip away, but releasing the self-titled album for pay what you want was a fabulous career-ending move.
Listen and download the 11-track release below and if you’re based in the UK make sure you head out to one of their final live shows.
The London pop duo, Thumpers, croon love stories amongst heavy dance rhythms, searing synthesizers, and one of the catchiest choruses you will ever hear. Their new single, “Unkinder (Tougher Love)” is a bit melancholic in content but will still make your limbs feel restless.
Watch the video above and be sure to mark your calendar for the release of their debut EP, Unkinder, through Transgressive Records.
Simply known as Laurel, this singer-songwriter has quickly gained the attention of many with only two singles released. Well produced, and mostly heavy on the lovesick content – Laurel’s sound is easily accessible to listeners. As she’s currently working hard at getting a debut album out soon, I’m hoping we get a few more singles out of her – perhaps some remixes as well…
Ok. I’m a little disappointed I missed Little Green Carsat Coachella this past year. C’mon though..a 12:30 set on the very last day. Unfortunate luck.
But! The Dublin group filmed their latest video for song, “Big Red Dragon,” while they were recently out debuting their sound on this side of the pond. Check out all of the footage of them traveling around the States above, it’s actually pretty adorable.
Also be sure to grab the pre-order on their first official release, Absolute Zero, which is due out this July. And if you haven’t downloaded your own copy “The John Wayne,” you can have your second chance here.
With heavy shoegaze tones and textures alongside rough and raw guitars, the group’s effect is an immediate wall of sound for your ears. I can only imagine seeing these guys for a night set with some crazy lights. Although the band’s lineup has changed a number of times, the sound has remained pristine over the years.
With Sweet Heart Sweet Light having been dropped around this time last year, I’m hoping to see if there will be any new material played for this upcoming festival season. Check out the group’s single, “Hey Jane,” below (yes, that is their album artwork) and be sure check out this weird promo site I found.
Today’s Sunday Listening is brought to you by guest poster, Corey, who has connected your ears to a majority of the Bruce Springsteen related content that’s been featured before on this blog. She’s kindly taking the reigns today.
Swim Deep is self-described as, “Birmingham boys making sun kissed noise.” This UK band has held my attention all weekend as I approach a dreary spring break in Philadelphia.
The track “She Changes The Weather” off their upcoming album Where The Heaven Are We hit me hard. The soft background noise of people talking, the looped sounds, and the steady build up make for a perfect Sunday sound.
Their videos are equally as vibrant as the sound they produce.
I love the grouped vocals, the foot-stomping percussion, and all of the added layers in between. Listening to their single, “John Wayne,” almost feels momentous with the slow build that tears wide open right before the 2 minute mark. It’s a bit folky then turns into a quick tempo-indie rock track. I am officially obsessed.