For those who haven’t been lucky enough to listen to the Forgiveness Rock Record, please hear this. The tiny intricacies of this track demand a careful ear in order to fully realize the brilliance of it all.
Bradford Cox is one of the most prolific musician working today. After his band, Deerhunter, released their best album yet he still found time to put out four bedroom recorded albums for free on his website. Wild Love is the best cut from those recordings. Lose yourself in the straightforward lyrics... Read more »
Yacht house is one of the newest, trendy, house spin-off genres. It reminds me of Homework-era Daft Punk, condensed, then bred with the type of music that used to play on 102.9 in the late 90’s. It has a glossy feel, but isn’t flashy, more airy, think of that scene in “Waltz With Bashir” where... Read more »
Alex Zhang Hungtai, a Montreal-based musician playing under the moniker Dirty Beaches, makes ghostly atmospheric songs that have been categorized as the ever growing in popularity genre chillwave. “Lord Knows Best,” a cut from his upcoming full length debut, shows off his craftsmanship as a producer,... Read more »
“All Die Young” is the centerpiece from their new album and is a flat out masterpiece. The extremely mature lyrics, easily some of the bands best, say that the youth die when they become mature. It is a tantalizing subject and the Smith Westerns take it on head first but they aren’t afraid to have... Read more »
This is perhaps Beirut’s most accessible and most popular track. The muted horn section signature to the Beirut sound appears throughout this track, and adds a distinctly vintage feel. If you’ve never tried out Beirut before, this is a great place to start.
A blast of superficial, disingenuous, bass-slapping, house goodness. What differentiates Denmark’s Eumin and Chinon from their French counterparts like Kavinsky and Justice is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Their pursuit isn’t about trying to look cool or attaining musical fulfilment,... Read more »
With a bare electronic guitar, vocals sounding like Tom Waits crossed with Kurt Cobain, an insanely contagious slow burning hook, and loads of talent Zoo Kid sets out to make one of the most impressive songs to come from London in a long time. Oh, and the kid is only 16. Wow.
A short, sweet, piece of indie rock that is guaranteed to get your foot tapping, or your money back. Treat yourself to this one, it sounds good, feels good, and is shallow enough not to drown in.
This may be the indiest song I’ve ever heard, and I don’t know whether or not that’s a good thing. With vocal shimmers and catchy minimalist riffs, the High Highs are ripping off just about everyone (Fleet Foxes, Broken Bells, Iron and Wine) who has ever had their music played at an Urban Outfitters.... Read more »