Posts Tagged ‘60’s’

April 28, 2018
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A “Wonder” indeed is this new tune from Australia’s San Mei, who partnered with Oscar Dawson to produce the new single. A dream-like haze is met by fierce, gusty assertion on the psych washed rock meets grungy guitar pop song. San Mei, aka Emily Hamilton, achieves a very striking fusion of sounds on the track. The artist began her musical journey at the keys of her family piano, and as can probably be gleaned from her latest single, she inherited her dad’s love of the Beatles and his penchant for 60′s pop. San Mei’s lissome voice and a heavy blanket of rich smoldering guitars create a gloriously heady contrast on Wonder, leaving us, as previously mentioned, in awe-struck wonder.  She explains: “The new single ‘Wonder’ captures the classic butterflies moment when someone unknown to you captures your attention, and you’re not sure why. It’s about that person becoming a mysterious daydream to you, wondering who they are, what they’re about, and that feeling of not knowing if you want them to become anything more than some intoxicating illusion.” You can also stream Wonder via Spotify, here.

October 30, 2017
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Let’s head down the coast to sunny Los Angeles for a charming new gem from Veronica Bianqui, a new garage pop and indie rock talent on our radar. She combines dynamic vocals with a 60′s inspired guitar riff on catchy chugging, crunchy curling Victim, a song about drug addiction. With the growing opioid epidemic in the US and the recent untimely death of her sister at the age of 35, Bianqui is donating 100% of the proceeds from this song to Harm Reduction Coalition. 

September 28, 2017
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Brighton indie rockers White Room recently signed to legendary Liverpool label Deltasonic Records, and they’re certainly hitting the ground at breakneck speed after closing the deal. Tomorrow Always Knew is one of two tracks they dropped last month that caught my attention immediately with its 60s psychedelia and sleek vibrant, vociferous spinning riffs. It came accompanied by a heady companion named The Blue which you can stream below, a very Jagwar Ma or Temples meets Pink Floyd like dazzler (it basically name drops Pink Floyd, after all). Before I could share the duo of tunes with you today, White Room also shared yet another new track named Cable-Built Dreamland, which just dropped 9 hours ago, so we’re going to tack on that splendidly propulsive, spacey chugging treat below, too. All these magnificent songs come from White Room’s new double EP, Eight, a collection of songs that “interlock conceptually, comprising similar themes such as forward thinking, hope, positivity and escape.”

March 11, 2017

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Maggie Horn’s bright tinkling Sorry emanates vintage charm. It’s the sort of heartwarming nostalgic pop that came out of the 60′s. Its golden chimes and brassy sass remind me of long silent Madeleine Follin lead indie favorites Cults, whom I happen to miss very much. Sorry arrives as the companion to They All Say as a AA-single. Stream that jangling below. Both perky hooking tracks are out now via il Brutto Records. Snag them from iTunes, here. An alternate stream for Sorry off Soundcloud can also be found below.

January 16, 2017

Not only is the music video for Brooklyn project Deidre & The Dark’s new song a total vintage throwback charmer, but Which Way itself is a sugar coated spiral back to the 60′s. Psychedelia abounds on this sublime draught of glamorous nostalgia. Both the song and its video tend to remind me of some of Toro Y Moi’s earlier groovers, in particular Say That, minus a large swathe of its electronic effects and with the addition of that honeyed jangling charm oft associated with 60′s girl groups. Which Way is available now as a single from iTunes.

January 8, 2017
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Louis Schefano, a much respected musician who’s considered a seminal figure in the Birmingham, Alabama indie rock scene having been a founding member of Remy Zero, Little Red Rocket, and Verbena, and more, is preparing to release his first full length solo record, Opposite Side Of The World. He invites us into that world with album single Come To Think, a jingle jangling, warm bopping alt rock piece bleached in 60′s sunshine and drenched with pensive brooding. Come To Think is thoroughly hooking and irresistibly charming, like a surfy, poppy cocktail made out of The Strokes, the Zombies, The Shins, and the Beatles… leaving me insanely curious to hear the rest of that solo debut, set to arrive on February 17th. You can pre-order Opposite Side Of The World from Flower Moon Records, here.

December 6, 2016
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Los Angeles’ Carneyval and Jackson Breit make a dashing team on retro flavored swooner It Ain’t Love, a brassy track that blends 60′s soul with funky dance. Not only does Jackson Breit turn in a smoldering performance on vocals, but he lends his trumpeting skills to the hooking jam, too. Producer Carnevyl’s smooth dynamic production even sports some airy light, summer breezy moments. Though It Ain’t Love seems to be about heartbreak and disappointment, it sure lifts the spirits and leaves me swaying my head in giddy bliss. 

December 1, 2015
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I’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time now, tormented by a hunger for new Misun. The Washington, D.C. alt and electro pop band make their return with a glossy gem named Give It Up, a fine follow up to their kaleidoscopic Feel Better EP earlier this year. Give It Up is a wonderfully infectious, delightfully effervescent tune from the genre defying band, who hoists along some Lucius like 60′s soul and Misterwives like indie pop on the gem. Misun emits playful rays of sunshine and oozes saccharine grit on Give It Up, which will be out on a double AA-side from B3SCI Records, pre-order here.

September 23, 2015
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Now that I look back on their songs, it’s obvious how fitting Black Honey’s band name is the perfect for the music they deliver. Sludgy garage psych, sugary soul, and 60′s pop blend together seamlessly on their smoky, sultry tunes. Latest single, Corrine, is a prime example of that composite sound I’ve come to love so much about the four piece from the UK. It’s deliciously hazy and woozily heady. Black Honey explains that the song is about a “complicated and romantic friendship, honoring regret and nostalgia in equal measure.” Corrine gets a physical release via the band’s label, Foxfive Records, on October 23rd.

September 9, 2015
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I Can See You thumps and sashays with a rich and opulent swagger. It’s the latest synthy thriller from Australia’s Favored Nations, who blend some 60′s flavored disco with plenty of funky dance rock glamour on the jam, one just as thrilling as it is soothing, like a sexy, satiny wild child of Beach Boys and Chromeo. I Can See You will be on Favored Nation’s debut album, The Great Unknown, out October 2nd via Antler Records.