Broken Social Scene — Pacific Theme

Kale Walch

April 23, 2011

Filed under Featured Songs

This bright instrumental from the critically acclaimed indie/surf rock band serves as a nice introduction for those who may have not heard the band. Although not all of their songs are instrumentals, they all have the same high... Read more »

Forever In Armitron — BOAT

Kale Walch

April 22, 2011

Filed under Featured Songs

This band produces music from an age-old genre: Trying-to-imitate-The-Cure-rock. There’s nothing wrong with that, but is it too much to ask for originality once in awhile?

Ten-Twenty-Ten — Generationals

Kale Walch

April 21, 2011

Filed under Featured Songs

The Generationals here touch on various aspects of different genres without straying too far from their indie roots, or sounding too novel. Clever lyrics top off this tight track.

Guilty Girls — Buffalo Tom

Kale Walch

April 20, 2011

Filed under Featured Songs

Sometimes we all need some ear candy to take the edge off. You won’t find that here. Nope, there’s not a lot to be had from this track, perhaps a catchy guitar riff or two. Hey enjoy it, even though no one else will.

Trembling Hands — Explosions in the Sky

Logan McMillen

April 19, 2011

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With distant chants, a snare heavy drum beat, and a smooth, sigur ros-esque guitar motif, this track is a chillwave masterpiece.

The Greeks — Is Tropical

Logan McMillen

April 18, 2011

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With clean arpeggiated rhythms, 80’s type vocals, and a catchy beat, “Is Tropical” releases a stellar debut with “The Greeks.”

Embody — SebastiAn (DJ Premier Remix)

Logan McMillen

April 17, 2011

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With vintage vocoder lines, impressive turntablism, and 90’s throwback hip-hop beats, the DJ Premier remix of SebastiAn’s latest calls to mind greats like Steinski and DJ Shadow. Worthy of multiple listens.

Ransom — Pendulum

Logan McMillen

April 16, 2011

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The definition of drumstep. Thematic string hits cascade into a completely over the top drop, all making for a satisfying, danceable tune.

Anything New — Bibio

Logan McMillen

April 14, 2011

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Sliced up synth jabs, intricate hi-hat work, and cheesy 80's vocals make for an all around rewarding listen. A bubblegum-pop gem to kick off springtime.