Posts tagged "listen"



Let’s start off the week with this great percussive 80’s-inspired summer jam from California sister-trio Haim.  It’s clear and tight production feel like a welcome respite from a seemingly universal assault of woozy, verbed out groups.  

According to their bio, they cut their teeth playing with their parents traveling band, reminiscent of The Kings Of Leon story.  Well, they are on their own now and have released a three song EP you can grab for the price of your email at their site.

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Pure Bathing Culture

"Ivory Coast"

Excited for this release.


This dreamy single from Portland duo Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille is hittin’ the spot right now. Gauzy white sunshine and pastel blossoms. You didn’t know you needed an anthem for springtime, did you?

Their brand new self-titled EP comes out on May 22nd on Father/Daughter Records - you can pre-order the vinyl right here.

Ian McGlynn

Gold Morning Mend (TEEEL Remix)

Got this wonderful spring jam from TEEEL last week.  Rarely do I think remixes elevate the song past the original, but I think TEEEL nailed this.  Really great vibe and really great pocket, well done.  Slightly reminiscent of this smash from Filter years ago.

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Night Panther


This is pretty dope, like a lite Toro Y Moi


Look at this cover art!  Just look at it!  ”The sexy” is feelin’ you, bb. But don’t take this tongue-in-cheek artwork as a joke. While it may be “fueled by sex, synths and Phil Collins,” duo Farzad Houshiarnejad and Mike Cammarata are zoned into a sound that feels about as velvety as their jackets. This is hot pop. Look out for more from these Philly boys soon.

Heard that people “flipped their shit” at their debut house party show a couple weeks ago, so I highly advise that you catch them tomorrow night at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly opening for We Are SerenadesStay up to date on their Tmblr.

Royal Canoe


Caleb from Epic Concoction turned me on to this 6 piece from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Their 4 song Extended Play, available at their bandcamp, is a clever blend of aesthetics and genres executed with a confidence and expertise usually reserved for more established groups.  

Reminiscent of a more jubilent Grizzly Bear, the 4 song EP is quite the impressively solid effort.  I highly suggest you check it.

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Tropic of Pisces


Check this electro-tinged tropical summer jam from Matthew Scheiner’s (Mon Khmer, Oberhofer) Tropic of Pisces.  Look for the forth coming Marking debut EP and check the other single, the bubbly ”Symmetry

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"Settle Down" (FAKE Remix)

Here is a chilled out reworking of Kimbra’s Settle Down which seems to convey the opposite of the original’s message…  

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Jessie Ware

"Wildest Moments"

This is just brilliant.  The next Del Rey?


"All Too Real"

Just plain fun.


One-man production multi-tasker Darren Harts creates radio-friendly electro pop from his Melbourne bedroom studio, but his energetic, sustained hooks are more than capable enough to stand toe-to-toe with the best from VHS or Beta or Friendly Fires.

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Slow Magic

"On Yr Side"

Check the new single from everyone’s favorite purveyor of never ending summer sunshine. 

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Vintage-inspired with modern execution, I am totally digging this slice of Itali-disco instrumentalism from Norwegian group Atella. Get it.

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James Brown

"Living In America"

What better way to celebrate our independence than with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

Little known fact: 4 of the top 5 highest grossing sports movies of all time are the first four Rocky Movies…a real american story.

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Tame Impala

"Apocalypse Dreams"

Oh what’s that?  There is a new Tame Impala track and it’s already been minted by the big dog blogs?

Yeah, I’m posting that anyway ‘cause I’m a straight fan of Tame Impala and it’s the first single off their new Lonerism LP out in October on Modular. Trade your email add for it.

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This Dan Auerbach produced track came out last fall, but it’s perfect summer listening. Check out their Shakedown LP out on Collective Sounds.

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Zulu Pearls

"Magic Tricks"

Berlin via Washington D.C. based Zach Van Hoozer aka Zulu Pearls sweeps in to the US this week to play a few East Coast dates including two In NYC.  Tonight you can catch them at Bowery Electric and tomorrow at Glasslands.

Their new LP No Hereos No Honeymoons,  is an infectious bit of 70’s inspired slacker pop, it really compliments a sunny day of drinking.

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