Posts Tagged ‘inide’

May 4, 2018

Oh, hello. I hope you don’t think I’m being “rude” by sliding in with something that’s going to disrupt whatever it is you might be doing right now, but trust me, you’ll be grateful once you hear this icy haunting beauty. I do, however, wish I knew more about Rude, a mysterious new project whose minimalist soundscape and experimental sonic construction on their latest single is like Hundred Waters with RY X or SYML’s smooth aching vocals laid sparsely and gently over its gossamer surface. icecold is as eloquently poetic as it is emotionally gut-wrenching, a truly stunning indietronica ballad from a most intriguing new band. 

September 8, 2016

Canadian indie rock outfit Wildlife may have been around for more than a decade, but they’ve only released two full length albums in that time. You could say a Wildlife album is an extraordinary event. On October 14th, the quintet will be releasing their long awaited third album, Age Of Everything, off which comes a synth rippling, nostalgia dripping beauty named 2017. The song comes on the heels of another gorgeously heartfelt Age Of Everything anthem named Dead Century, which you can stream below. It’s more than apparent that Wildlife’s new album is going to be a gratifying return with a running theme related to the passing of time.

August 24, 2016
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American Football is back! And no, I’m not talking about the NFL. I’m talking about the celebrated band who’ve helped shape the very landscape of indie rock with their music and last released an album, their debut, back in 1999. 17 years later, the quartet lead by Mike Kinsella have announced their sophomore album, once again self-titled (this will serve to be confusing when people talk about their discography down the road). American Football (the new one) will be out October 21st on Polyvinyl Records. I’ve Been So Lost For So Long is our first new heavenly tune from the band in what seems like forever, and it’s a beauty indeed, a nostalgia ridden, post-rock driven, dusty earnest song with some gentle math rock patterning. American Football has announced special album release shows in Chicago, New York, Lost Angeles, and London this Fall. Pre-order their eponymous sophomore album, here.

July 14, 2016
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I just caught wind of the new Sure Sure this morning, a serendipitous event indeed. New York New Dog billows and drifts gently. The soft ambling, psych imbued indie rock gem draws you into its spaciousness, leaving you dissolving in its soupy mixture of dashing keys, dreamy melody, and hovering vocals. The Los Angeles four piece formerly known as “Jr.” gives off some mellow Tame Impala vibes on their spacey new song. New York New Dog is a swirling pool of warm intoxication. 

July 5, 2016
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In the past few months, Seattle artist Liyv has captured my heart with her music. Her “songs for sad people who like bright colors” presents us with an enchanting pastiche of dream pop and electronic pop. Olivia Holman’s latest song, V Lonely, is just as gorgeous a gem as ever. V Lonely is delicately brittle and beautifully wistful. Despite it’s ethereal aura, V Lonely feels very intimate, like a sincere and revealing heart-to-heart. There’s a sweetened tenderness to V Lonely that evokes the likes of Lenka and Ingrid Michaelson, but paired with the chime laden future pop bewitchment of Odesza, Kiiara, and Ryn Weaver. V Lonely is the sixth track from Liyv’s “One Song A Month” project, and suffice to say, this series is turning out to be quite splendid indeed. I find myself once again looking forward to next month’s new song. You can re-visit Liyv’s prior songs or download V Lonely at Soundcloud.

June 23, 2015
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This one’s a music video re-dux. As in… I’ve already shared the song, but now that there’s a music video and since I love the song, we get to enjoy it together again! A couple of months ago, Liverpool newcomers CANVAS charmed my heart with their debut single, a crunchy, plucky, and warm indie rock and pop tune named Growing Up. As someone who loves bands like The 1975, The Griswolds, and Two Door Cinema Club, CANVAS lured me in straight away with the debut. The quartet’s new video for the song was crafted with the aim of being personal and honest. In fact, CANVAS made it themselves with an old handycam to give it a nostalgic feel, evoking old family home movies. The video also reminds CANVAS of when the members used to film each other skateboarding when they were younger. The band shot the video in one day, sort of like a day in their life as a band. 

October 2, 2014
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Hailing from London is indie pop project Dead Seem Old, created by songwriter and artist Thom Wicks. Debut single They Won’t Find Us has a whimsical sound, incredibly catchy and stompingly contagious with its hand claps. Wicks reportedly approaches his music with child-like exploration and experimentaion. In fact, he often only uses a cheap flamenco guitar and a four track recorder to demo his material. It’s no surprise that this playful earworm of a debut single was influenced by Grimm fairy tales and 1960s instrumental surf music.

October 2, 2014
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Hailing from London is indie pop project Dead Seem Old, created by songwriter and artist Thom Wicks. Debut single They Won’t Find Us has a whimsical sound, incredibly catchy and stompingly contagious with its hand claps. Wicks reportedly approaches his music with child-like exploration and experimentaion. In fact, he often only uses a cheap flamenco guitar and a four track recorder to demo his material. It’s no surprise that this playful earworm of a debut single was influenced by Grimm fairy tales and 1960s instrumental surf music.

June 30, 2014
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I have a few lovely choons to share with you on this beautiful Sunday, including this seductive debut track, Low, from London’s Robyn Sherwell. The R&B infused, slinking electronic pop jam oozes plenty of sultry vibes, bringing together shades of BANKS, Sia, James Blake, and FKA Twigs with its lush, downtempo production.

June 30, 2014
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I have a few lovely choons to share with you on this beautiful Sunday, including this seductive debut track, Low, from London’s Robyn Sherwell. The R&B infused, slinking electronic pop jam oozes plenty of sultry vibes, bringing together shades of BANKS, Sia, James Blake, and FKA Twigs with its lush, downtempo production.