"Friends Of Friends"

Here is another great band to catch at SXSW today.  The cooly sly bravado of Hospitality’s front woman Amber Papini cuts through the noise of all indie-dom on their self-titled debut LP, out on Merge.  

Hurry up and check these guys out at 2:15pm today at Brooklyn Vegan’s free SXSW Hotel Vegan party.  Click through the flyer for full set times.

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New Myths

"False Gold"

Digging this Blondie-esq track off the debut EP.


PREMIERE: New Myths - False Gold

Get ready New York City, a brand new group of ladies have come out swinging, wielding some pretty powerful electro-rock tunes.  The band is comprised of sultry songstress/guitarist Britney Boras,diva drummer Rosie Glassman, and badass bassist Marina Ross.  Together they weave a tapestry with threads of ethereal vocals, aggressive, driving percussion and undulating subtle synths.  These ladies are bound to take the music world by storm.

Listen to their debut self-titled EP  here.


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"Don’t Just Sit There"

An engineer friend of mine tipped me off to the beautiful vocals of Brookyln four-piece Lucius last week and I have been blissin’ out to the catchy lead single ever since.     

You should grab their self-titled EP off their website and be sure to check them out this week during SXSW.  They are sure to generate some buzz.

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Yeah…this is rad.


Last year around this time, I discovered these Rochester, New York chillwaverz with their spicey hot 777777 mixtape. Calling them ‘chillwave’ might be selling them a bit short, tho.  They’re laying down smooth tracks that tap influences as varied as 90’s R&B to dream pop - done as glittery as gold MC Hammer pants on a Williamsburg hipster.

Koda Vista EP comes out on March 27th - you can pre-order it in various formats on Bndcmp. They be on Tumblr here.

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On May 29th True Panther Sounds will release SF trio Lemonade’s 2nd LP Diver.  If this first single is any indication of the record…I’m pretty excited.  

Drawing from a palette of early 90’s smoothness, “Neptune” is lush and open, the kind of music that makes relaxing actually happen.

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Beach House


Beach dropped a single today for the forthcoming album.  ”Myth” is a slicker more mature sound that is still, very much, Beach House and quite good.  




2:54 return to the U.S. this week, newly signed to Fat Possum, for Brooklyn Vegan’s SXSW show and some dates on both coasts.  Come check them out with me at Glasslands on 3/11.



This five-piece from Fresno, CA dropped their Diamonds and Pearls EP a year ago, but I just heard it a few weeks ago.  I don’t hear much straight up indie rock that I like these days.  Most groups sound like a hundred other bands that have come before and lean on that familiarity in lieu of being different.  

While Diamonds and Pearls finds the band sometimes sounding like a folkier Dismemberment Plan meets early Death Cab meets Band of Horses, the EP is exceptionally listenable.  The band frequently switch seamlessly from earnest acoustic folk arrangements into full modern indie rock bombast that is seldom heard in the indie rock genre.  

Why did it take me a year to find this?  Dont wait that long…press play.

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Germany Germany

“Disconnect” (ft. Steffaloo)

Here is a creeper that sneaks through the shadows of your room at night, into your bed while your sleeping, hovers over you, and then wakes you up to party only to turn the lights back off and disappear.

Germany Germany is Drew Harris from Victoria BC and he completely kills this track with the help of Steffaloo. Check more.

(Shouts to Dre for the tip)

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The Quiet Americans


This track is so cool.  I imagine this is the music you hear when the girl of your dreams walks through the door for the first time.  That mix of exhilaration in seeing the beauty of your future and the pinch of anxiety knowing you have to go make it happen.

Go listen to the rest of the Medicine EP at bandcamp.


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Diluted Giants


Dig this breezy number from North Carolina’s Diluted Giants.  Their No Good Asuras EP strikes me as a pleasant blend of White Denim and Ariel Pink…with moments of Chicago meets early Pink Floyd.  

You should really just press play and dig it for yourself.  Get it.

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Indoor Voices

"Nevers" (Loud)

Missed this brooding late-night jam from late last year.  

Check out the the Toronto groups entire LP over at bandcamp.

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Rebecca Peake

"Do You Still Love Me"

Rebecca Peake is writing a song a day for a year, from April Fool’s ‘11 to April Fools ‘12 and while the idea is certainly not new, it doesn’t really diminish the effort.  

I have only listened to small slice of her work but was quite impressed by the level of detail and sophistication that could be put forth with a days effort.  Some of the tracks I really dug were dark and dense but I thought I would post this little ode to The Shirelles “Will you still Love Me Tomorrow”.  Get it.

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Lush yet clear, nostalgic but forward thinking.  Vintage synths reign supreme again as Princeton based producer/artist TEEEL returns with his new LP University Heights out today 2/22.  Check it out over at his bandcamp or over at Synthemesc Records

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