Posts Tagged ‘glitch pop’

May 18, 2018
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Spry, playful glitch pop abounds in the paradise that is lush and verdant Undone, the latest from Welsh artist Greta Isaac. It’s the singer songwriter’s first single of the year, one that’s delightfully propelled by throbbing beats and whimsical thrumming strings. The innovative artist has crafted a superb slice of glitchy electronic pop, a succulent sonic Eden teaming with aural fauna and flora. She explains that Undone is an ode to our ego and the embodiment of narcissism and possessiveness when it comes to love and relationships. The rising musician has already gained attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1′s Huw Stephens as well as countless other respected outlets. This quirky fluttering new gem will only add fuel to her growing buzz. Stream more of Greta Isaac’s music on Soundcloud, here.

April 25, 2018
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It’s rather appropriate that Vacationer’s last single released a month ago was named Magnetism, considering how truly magnetic the project’s dreamy tunes always are. And now the Philadelphia based outfit is back with a balmy luscious, luminously sailing gem named Being Here, a second taste from Vacationer’s forthcoming full length Mindset. Electric Guest’s diaphanous groove meets Phantogram’s shifty, glitchy beats on the blissed out beauty. New album Mindset will be out on June 22nd via Downtown both digitally and on limited edition vinyl, limited to 500 copies. You can also stream Being Here via Spotify, here.

March 24, 2018
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There’s no possible way a new Marian Hill song could surface without us giving it some love here on IHM. We have less than two months to go before the duo release their sophomore album, and we also can’t wait to catch them at Coachella and on tour in San Francisco. The platinum-certified Philadelphia project spellbinds us as they tend to do with new song Differently. Slinky beats and wily bass are interspersed spaciously across the snazzy song, making it a mischievous pouncing, sensual prowling new Marian Hill treat that we can’t put down. Differently was produced by Marian Hill and notable Canadian producer Boi-1da (Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey). The duo also recently released a short episode for Differently as part of their ten one-minute visual series which conceptualizes each song off forthcoming album Unsual. Watch the episode for Differently below. Sophomor ealbum Unusual drops on May 11th. Pre-order, here, if you haven’t already done so like we have. Visit their website, here, for spring tour dates. 

March 12, 2018
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East Coast electro-dream pop veterans Vacationer last released new material in 2014, when their sophomore album Relief dropped. So it’s a pretty big deal in our books that the Philadelphia-based band has unleashed a new tune on us. Magnetism is a sonic “vacation” well worthy of the long wait, a gauzy grooving, wonky skipping jam that almost feels like Electric Guest and Phantogram had a wild child together. Perhaps this intoxicating new arrival is a sign of much more to come from Vacationer, maybe even a new EP or full length? You can count on it that we’ll be on the lookout for news, while we’re jamming out to Magnetism on repeat, of course.  About the song, Vacationer’s Ken Vasoli’s says: ‘"Magnetism" was fun to write and came together fairly quickly. It’s intimate subject matter, trying to describe the connection I share with my loved one. I wanted to keep it lighthearted. The title comes from an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story that my girlfriend had mentioned early in our relationship. I like the word and it’s an accurate representation of this feeling we experience. Sonically, I wanted the track to bounce like a 60’s uptempo soul groove; like my warped interpretation of “The Loco-Motion” instrumental. This song gave me a lot of rejuvenation to finish the record. It sparked a new approach for my music-making and marks a point when I started enjoying the process much more.’ The single is out now on Downtown Records.

March 1, 2018
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Jouncing and dark, icy and pronounced comes Not Human, a debut single from a New York based electro-pop artist who goes by the name elegant slims. It seems rather fitting that we shared Ladytron’s surprise new single earlier this afternoon, because Not Human carries some of the trademarks of the project’s frenetic thumping noise pop and glitchy whirring electro clash. But there’s also an elevated urgency and carnal intensity to be found in this wild barrage of restless synths and resounding vocals that can evoke The Knife, Fever Ray, or even Austra. Not Human’s futuristic concept is also portrayed in the track’s artwork, created by famed NYC based artist David Kraftshaw, the creater of the Twitter bot YouTube Artifact, in collaboration with Aron Belka and Damjanski. elegant slims says: “this song is about the darkness we know exists in the world. it conveys the process by which a human becomes non human or sells their soul,  so to speak.  there is a lot of that going on right now. the space where madness and animal instincts take over, either for pleasure or for power. its a fascinating layered existence to be human and then to unravel. this is the tightrope song of that dance. elegant slims is an outlet for examining the human mind, pleasure, pain, and creative expression. hope you enjoy the ride.” Stream/download the mysterious but striking newcomer’s first exhilarating song, here.

January 31, 2018
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Self taught songwriter and producer ISADORA must be an artist who likes to take her time to perfect her releases. In two long years, she’s only unfurled three tracks, including Visions, which just arrived last week. The new song follows on the heels of previously featured warped and jittery Medications. The London based, LA-born, and Jersey-bred singer songwriter has been hard at work construction her debut EP, Battle Royale. New taste Visions captivates with hard-hitting, edgy bristling electronic pop. Distorted synths and piquant beats create a fascinating contrast with her saccharine and lissome voice. It’s spacious and vast, yet ISADORA’s heavenly voice gives it a grounded aura, too. The edgy song exhibits ISADORA’s creativity and grasp on forward thinking pop. Visions is the first release on new London based label Ex Girlfriend Records, run by females for everyone. You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

January 26, 2018

As long time supporters of EDEN and his distinctly soul crushing, genre bending music, we can’t help but be deliriously overjoyed that his debut album Vertigo has arrived on Astralwerks. The singer songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin will be kicking off the North American leg of his Vertigo World Tour come March 1st. Many of its dates area already sold out. Jonathan Ng, the man behind the heart twisting sonic magic of EDEN, has also shared a music video for Vertigo track Float. His haunting and emotive lyricism shine on the earnest opus, a restless churning, melancholic afflicting sea of agitated electronica and glitchy pop that builds in urgency towards an omnipotent apex. Vertigo is available, here.

January 25, 2018

The past several months saw one of our favorite audio-visual projects, Until The Ribbon Breaks, making a grand return with songs like My Love and Here Comes The Feeling. We were hoping the new releases meant a new album was coming from the now Los Angeles based duo lead by British musician Pete Lawrie-Winfield. Sure enough, our prayers have been answered and UTRB will be releasing a self-titled sophomore album come February 23rd. I’m sure we’ll be getting some epic music videos and plenteous fine new songs in the interim off the record, too. Our journey with UTRB continues right now, as they release a new song and video named One Match. As always, UTRB is cinematic and emphatic with their music, plus they make a return to the dark and weighty with the alt/electro track, adorned with Lawrie-Winfield’s unmistakable sooty crooning and disconsolate moodiness. One Match is very personal. It deals with alcohol addiction. Pete Lawrie-Winfield explains: “it was a reality check, a cry for help and a personal account of the very worst moments in a long period of addiction and substance abuse. I always knew that one day I would have to get clean, I just had no idea how. This is a diary entry from the middle of that mess.” 

Each song off UTRB’s forthcoming album was born out of Pete’s inspiring journey from rock bottom to recovery, as he details his recent transformation in a heartfelt letter to his fans, which you can read, here. You can pre-order their self-titled sophomore album, here.

November 18, 2017
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Some of our favorite emerging female pop talents of the past couple of years are making our Friday exceptionally good by making their long awaited return with new singles today. Nashville by way of Texas singer songwriter Chelsea Lankes is one such artist. She comes off of her year long hiatus with Matches, which marries dark warbling, glitchy quivering electronica with infectious moody poignant pop. Matches was inspired by a tumultuous split with an unfaithful ex-beau. Chelsea Lankes reflects on the moment her relationship dissolved into “ashes” following his betrayal on the glossy churning song. Matches simmers and burns restlessly, lead by Chelsea Lankes’ beautifully fulgent vocals. If any voice can evoke the image of a phoenix rising from ashes, it’s Chelsea’s. Re-visit her self-titled EP and stream her prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

October 19, 2017
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Flesh To White To Black To Flesh is quite an artistic name for a song, and a very abstract one at that, too. But we do know from past experience that Jinka’s pop is endlessly imaginative and thoroughly bewitching. The Berlin based singer songwriter and producer haunts with her dark pop on the new single, which despite its minimalist electronic aesthetic and deeply aching ambiance is a sweeping and expansive spectacular, permeated with glitchy chopping elements that add to its other worldly yet corporeal appeal. Flesh to White To Black To Flesh comes with an eccentrically captivating music video too, which you can view below. This second single’s icy, snowy beauty is quite a change of pace from jocund curling debut single Trash From The Past, which you can re-visit, here. Jinka is no one note artist, and she’s apparently very much a talented visionary.