Archive for August, 2012

Sleep Alone remix and 2 parts of a 4 part 2DCC documentary

August 31, 2012

Two Door Cinema Club announced a great deep house remix of their new hit single Sleep Alone. It’s titled the Whatever Whatever Remix. Also, they have a 4 part documentary they are releasing part by part. Right now, 2 parts are out for viewing pleasure on Youtube. Stream the remix and those first two parts of the doc below and try to get your fill of red hot awesome Irish band 2DCC! They’ve done a superb job on their sophomore album. They’ve solidified their status as here-to-stay dance-punk rockers.

Sleep Alone (Whatever Whatever Remix): http://www.twitmusic.com/embed/songs/two-door-cinema-club-sleep-alone-whatever-whate

What We See documentary parts 1 and 2 (out of 4, last two yet to be released):

Geographer on Noise Coalition Live Sessions

August 31, 2012

Here’s a great live recording of San Francisco indie band Geographer performing Lover’s Game in a studio for Noise Coalition Live Sessions. The song is undeniably the most dance-y and catchy tune off of recent album Myth, though I personally like other tracks on the album more. As great of a tune as this is, it’s not as groundbreaking as some of their other songs where the electric cello takes a stronger role and Michael Deni’s voice soars over a greater range. I still like it, but it sounds like many other synthpop bands’ tunes. Still, I really enjoyed watching them perform it live in this video, and it’s great to see Michael Deni’s eyes. I feel like I’ve only seen him in sunglasses for months, since I keep catching them at daytime music fests! 

OFFICIAL VID: Zebra Katz – W8WTF

August 31, 2012

Zebra Katz is back with a new dark video. The New York rapper was very polarizing when his track I’ma Read dropped early this year. Some people hated I’ma Read with a fervor. There’s no denying the artist has a sound that stands out and also fits the general penchant for dark, atmospheric music these days. It’s creepy and haunting. In fact, W8WTF is pretty much witch house with some distorted flow, which makes perfect sense to me. I’ve often explained to friends that witch house (or drag or darkwave or whatever you prefer to call it) sounds very much like hip hop but much more chopped and screwed, or much more glitchy, or with distorted vocals or no vocals entirely. Stream W8WTF and its video below… it’s sick, super thick, syrupy stuff.

August 31, 2012
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New Orleans indie synth rock band Generationals are working on a new EP. They gave away their last EP for free and it was pretty good stuff. The first preview off the new EP is the single Lucky Numbers, a very chillaxed synthpop track. The new EP drops on October 2.

OFFICIAL VID: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Stars

August 31, 2012

It’s an early afternoon filled with great female power ballads. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ back too with new album The Lion the Beast and the Beat. Recently, the new video for single Stars was released. It’s a gorgeous, grand alt-country track.

OFFICIAL VID: Tori Amos – Flavor

August 31, 2012

With an album in the works titled Gold Dust and a new single titled Flavor, Tori Amos is about to plunge into the limelight and into everyone’s hearts yet again. Yes, that’s right, she’s back! Gold Dust will be her THIRTEENTH album. What a career. What a musician. And zomg, does she sound incredible in Flavor. Chills. Mad chills. Whoooooo. So nice to hear her voice again. Is that some harp I hear in this lush, enchanting, orchestral tune mixed in with the piano and other instruments? Is she going on tour soon??? *gasp*

DJ, Ease My Mind live in studio

August 31, 2012

Wow. I was sharing a few videos of Niki & The Dove performing live in a studio on the Facebook page. But the moment I started listening to this version of DJ, Ease My Mind, I was blown away. It starts out incredibly haunting. It’s beautiful. It’s amazing. Then it bounces right into the album cut’s high energy tribal Swedish pop sound. Love it. They’re one of the bands I’ve been a huge supporter of for close to a couple years now, and just a few weeks ago, they finally dropped their debut album Instinct. It was not disappointing and well worth the wait. I’m waiting for October when I get to see them live in San Francisco. Oh, how I love good Swedish electropop. 

New Capital Cities

August 31, 2012

Altar TV did a segment on rising indie popsters Capital Cities, and they performed a brand new song in the footage that I’ve never heard before despite seeing them live quite a few times. Hopefully, a debut album will be on the way next year and maybe this track will be on there. Here’s Chartreuse, a very bouncy electropop track. It’s high energy and super fun, as is always true of Capital Cities’ music. And of course, the horns sound great. Is Sebu’s beard even longer than before?

Leftover I’m With You RHCP trax

August 31, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing a series of songs leftover from their I’m With You studio recordings that didn’t make it on their latest album. There will be about nine total two-sided singles. I’ll aggregate youtube streams of the first four they’ve released so far here for your listening enjoyment. I personally like the last two more than the first two. They’re all relatively chill tunes. I can see why they were not included in the final I’m With You cut.

OFFICIAL VID: The Veronicas – Lolita

August 31, 2012

The official video for The Veronicas’ return single Lolita is out today. As said before, the song didn’t completely impress me from the get go. Those first few bars of the song sound like a gazillion other EDM songs out right now. However, as the song progresses, the strong harmonizing vocals of the sisters goes from 0-60 in record time and the catchy, high energy chorus kicks in. The progression of the chords and melody are very signature and typical The Veronicas work, and it’s a song that’ll quickly drill itself into your head and get stuck. You still can’t compare this track to some of their older songs that were far better, but it’s a very decent tune once you get past those first few hurdles. And, as always, the sisters shine the most brightly when they perform acoustic renditions of their songs and you hear their voices crystal clear. I’ll tack on the acoustic video I posted last week again below. I’m waiting for them to go on tour once the new album drops so that I can catch them live. It’ll be fun, but I pray they’ll do some acoustic songs in their set! The Aussie rock duo look as beautiful and hot as ever with their raven hair and supermodel looks.