Posts Tagged ‘cold war’

October 26, 2017

The Cold War is a long gone dilemma of the past, yet it almost feels like we’re on the cusp of a new one with much of our international affairs in constant disarray these days. I suppose it’s more than fitting that we take in a searing, gripping alt pop ballad named Cold War. Utah based quartet Foreign Figures has released a music video for their restlessly entrancing single, which will be on their upcoming EP, Overzealous. It’s with much zeal that we dive into Cold War’s dark brooding, thunderous pounding soundscape, from which comes an empowering message to be true to ourselves. Missio and Sir Sly alt vibes abound on this bold sonic squall. Grab the song from iTunes, here. For yet another fierce taste off Foreign Figures forthcoming EP, stream new single Adan below.

September 29, 2017
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Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali, was a legend in the ring. Cautious Clay, on the other hand, is quickly proving his promise as a legend in the alt R&B scene. Cold War may only be his first single, but this Brooklyn by way of Cleveland artist oozes talent on his first eclectic offering. Cold War is a diverse mixture of hip hop beats, smooth brassy soul, and buttery R&B pop, with an airy pensive texture and plenty of nuanced detail. There’s even a fastidious synth line that reminds me of early Grimes, but paired with bluesy riifs and coated in a grainy clinking varnish. Cautious Clay brings together the organic urban allure of NoMBe with the cool saunter of Nick Murphy on Cold War, which feels more like a warm assault of the heart than anything tepid and rigid. You can stream Cold War via Spotify, here.

September 13, 2017
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We’ve been ravenous for new music from Los Angeles based Norwegian electronic whiz Bearson for nearly a year. He’s finally back with a new original named Cold War, and there’s nothing cold about this warm lifting, mellifluous sweeping piece. Bearson enlists London’s Mr Hudson for smooth stirring vocals. Sleek pulsing, luscious rolling Cold War is an emotional whirlwind and a heart melting mid-tempo ballad that showcases Bearson’s tender side. Bearson is about to embark on tour with Whethan. The thought brings back memories of when I caught them both at the Independent a good while back. It’s a combo you won’t want to miss. Cold War is available, here.

Vulgar Fashion

February 28, 2013

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Today, I’m going into my late start with something obscure instead of a must share buzz item of the day. I’ve been listening to some random discoveries, and there’s just so much good stuff out there and so many artists with so much potential. Check out this gothy, darkpop, new wave, synthpop act Vulgar Fashion from Denton, TX. Their sound is very electric and if more frenetic would be similar to some of Crystal Castles’ more melodic music. Though the only videos available online are very low budget stuff and the sound quality isn’t as good, I can already tell they’ve got a great sound going. They’ve also got a bit of that post-punk vibe. It’s like Crystal Castles, but much more post-punk! The songs are artsy and guttural, yet the melodies are catchy. There’s definitely an audience that hungers for this type of music right now. I can totally picture these guys performing in my ‘hood… at 1015 or 120 Minutes. They’d fit right in.

Vulgar Fashion

February 28, 2013

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Today, I’m going into my late start with something obscure instead of a must share buzz item of the day. I’ve been listening to some random discoveries, and there’s just so much good stuff out there and so many artists with so much potential. Check out this gothy, darkpop, new wave, synthpop act Vulgar Fashion from Denton, TX. Their sound is very electric and if more frenetic would be similar to some of Crystal Castles’ more melodic music. Though the only videos available online are very low budget stuff and the sound quality isn’t as good, I can already tell they’ve got a great sound going. They’ve also got a bit of that post-punk vibe. It’s like Crystal Castles, but much more post-punk! The songs are artsy and guttural, yet the melodies are catchy. There’s definitely an audience that hungers for this type of music right now. I can totally picture these guys performing in my ‘hood… at 1015 or 120 Minutes. They’d fit right in.