Archive for August, 2015

August 30, 2015
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Earlier this year, an Australian act named Life Is Better Blonde blew me away with an intoxicating debut single named Mine, which reminded me of both James Blake and Chet Faker. Well, he’s back, and he follows it up with another spectacular song named Follow Me. A touch of gospel, plenty of striking piano, that phenomenal voice, finely textured production, and a rousing performance make Follow Me a fiercely moving experience. Once again evoking James Blakes’ soulful piano ballads, Follow Me also reminds me again of Chet Faker, with a touch of Jack Garratt and some James Vincent McMorrow. This one will haunt and torment your heart and soul, in such a divine and sublime way.

August 30, 2015
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London by way of Australia newcomer Nick Kingswell has me fully riveted and entranced with his new single River Runs Red, a song that, despite its mellow countenance, is a gut wrencher of sorts. River Runs Red is a soulful alternative tune with a dramatic, fiery dose of emotion. The song is devoutly hopeful in a sorrowful and tragic manner. Nick’s voice is captivating, with how effortlessly smooth and earnestly touching it is, while River Run Reds’ production is incredibly expansive and gripping. River Runs Red leaves me hungering to hear more from Nick Kingswell, and to learn where this story goes.

August 30, 2015
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RAC is all geared up for a slew of festival dates soon, and in between that, all the remixes he thrills our ears with, and the production work he does on other acts’ music, Andre Anjos is unleashing a fabulous new original on us, too. Revel in the rich synthpop opulence of Can’t Forget You, which features guest vocals by Los Angeles based pop starlet Chelsea Lankes, also a much IHM praised talent. Chelsea Lankes and RAC is a heavenly union, delivering a weightless and slick blend of dance rock and electropop to soundtrack the memories left behind from summer’s glorious run. Snag the tune now, on iTunes.

August 30, 2015
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Fine Print are back with another fine one. This time around, the UK duo drop a grooving jam named Really, and it’s really really good. Their lusciously smooth electronic pop is infused with sexy R&B and funk. Upbeat and snappy Really is off the duo’s self titled EP, just released on B3SCI and available on 10″ vinyl or digitally

August 30, 2015

If it’s radiant and bright, catchy and effervescent synthpop music you crave, then it’s prime time to lose your heart to City City’s new music video and second single Moving Through Life. City City says that the song captures the essence of their self titled debut album, “a pull between nostalgia and an urge to move forward, detailing a tipping point between complacency and restlessness”. On the single, the band explores the fact that as we get older, we just “move through life” on autopilot. They’ve successfully encapsulated those thoughts and emotions on the lavish yet sentimental song with its lush synths and wistful lyrics. The video for Moving Through Life uses color and movement to symbolize the deep meaning of the song. City City’s debut LP is available now on iTunes.

August 30, 2015

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The Young Wild have just embarked on a North America tour with ZZ Ward, and though I’ve shared Not A One before, in light of this news, the fine tune demands a re-share. Not A One is the Los Angeles based band’s endearing debut song, a melting alt pop anthem. It emits rays of warm California sunshine while its stomping beats and hand claps beckon all to join in and wax nostalgic and bittersweet as one. Not A One is available now on iTunes. The band is currently working with producer Kevin Agunas (The Lumineers, Black Keys, Cold War Kids) on a debut album to be released in 2016. Stream Not A One on Spotify above, and Soundcloud below.

August 30, 2015
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Not only has solo Alaskan project Avid Dancer announced a new tour, but he’s also unleashed an incredibly catchy and terrific new single named I Feel It to follow up on his excellent debut album 1st Bath from earlier this year. On I Feel It, Avid Dancer reflects on a girl he was dating and the love he was experiencing from her, proceeding to write and sing as openly and honestly about the situation. It’s about as personable as it gets when an artist reveals such depth of emotion on a song, and it’s palpable on the glowing song, a synth tinged alt pop jam that literally beams with pleasure and contentment. Avid Dancer will be touring across the US this fall.

August 30, 2015
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Driving bass line and scuzzy guitars make Ghosts In Pocket’s new tune Barberton immediately hooking, while its darkly infectious melody and baritone vocals sink the song’s fangs ever deeper into my soul. Barberton is an atmospheric, expansive post-punk explosion of sharp percussion and complex layers of bold instruments. It’s a song for those of you, who like me, love music from bands like Interpol and Editors (particularly earlier Editors). Barberton is the title track from the Los Angeles based rock band’s new EP, due out October 9th. The song is named after a town in South Africa, with mountain ranges 3.5 billion years old, among the oldest in the world. There’s indeed a certain a worn and archaic quality to Ghost In Pocket’s new song.

August 30, 2015
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Missouri’s Foxing revealed their first single from their upcoming sophomore album this past week, and it’s one of the best pieces of indie rock music to have surfaced in this month. They go very atmospheric and much mellow on pensively simmering The Magdalene. Its gorgeous, ambling guitar gives off the melodic ambiance of lulling but profound post-rock. Foxing’s new album, Dealer, will be released on October 30th on Triple Crown Records.

August 28, 2015
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Disarm You, featuring Ilsey, is one of several incredible tracks Kaskade has been revealing off his AUTOMATIC album, out next month. But guess who’s remixed the already magnificent tune and transformed it into the most majestic, cinematic, and moving experience, ever? Denver’s ILLENIUM, that’s who! And we all know what to expect when an ILLENIUM track comes our way… the most spectacular melodic dubstep, charged to the fullest with intense emotion. ILLENIUM’s remix of Disarm You tugs at every thread of every heart string. There’s nothing left to disarm after. Snag the track for free, here.