Posts Tagged ‘sax’

June 16, 2017

[PREMIERE] JOCKS – Spotlight

I was more of a geek than a cool “jock” in my high school days, but Nashville, Tennessee newcomers JOCKS describe themselves as private school nerds, and they make dulcet stirring, candied melting music that can thaw the coldest of hearts, so this music geek is full on cheering for these dashing JOCKS. In fact, we’re totally stoked we get to premiere their second single. The up and coming indie pop outfit initially cropped up at the beginning of the month with a lustrous snapping guitar pop debut named Riddle Me This, a must listen which we’re also tacking on below. Spotlight is their follow up single, and it’s a dreamy romantic pop rock ballad that brings together The 1975′s 80s inspired succulence, COIN’s mellifluous hooking alt pop, and a warm synthy butteriness reminiscent of LANY or flor. A whole lot of suave seduction also comes by way of Spotlight’s steamy saxophone and its passionately searing electric guitar. Spotlight can be streamed and downloaded via all major retailers, here. Keep up with this exciting new four piece by way of Twitter, here, or Facebook, here.

December 22, 2016

Saxophone and guitar seem to be prime holiday spirits conveyors, so when German production duo Saxity unveiled their take on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, I knew right away that this will be a fantastic sleigh ride. They enlist Georgian singer songwriter Victor Perry’s buttery quivering voice for their snazzy resplendent holiday house jam. If it’s a holiday dance party you want, particularly one that still stays very true to the heartwarming feels of the season, bump this one loud and prepare to boogie the night away. Download the luxuriant and elegant groover for free, here.

October 20, 2016

NYC’s REFS is at it again, enveloping us in neon hued, saccharine grooving nostalgia. New song Breeze is a synth shimmering, wavy undulating 80′s throwback that features Richard Saunders on sweet gooey vocals and James King on a hot molten saxophone. James is also known for his brilliant saxophone duties on M83′s Midnight City. Coincidentally, Breeze heavily reminds me of some of M83′s music, with plenty of chillwave meets disco glam. Zach Lipkins, the producer behind REFS, describes the track as “the feeling of cruising on the last evening of August, swerving towards the dusk… or your frost coated window peering out from the middle of winter”. Either way, whether cruising on a sweltering summer night or looking out at the snow from the cozy indoors, this is one steamy sensual, grand luxuriant jam. 

September 22, 2016

Detroit producer and saxophone auteur GRiZ is dropping a new album this Friday, and it’s been shaping up to be one of the season’s hottest electronic commodities. Just listen to newly revealed Gotta Push On, which features Brooklyn duo Brasstracks and vocals/guitar by Eric Krasno. It’s soul, funk, and horns galore on this molten jouncing, swanky swaggering jam. You can pre-order GRiZ’s talent studded album, Good Will Prevail, from iTunes.

September 19, 2016

The wait for new music from Washington, D.C. production talent Eau Claire seemed to stretch for an eternity, but that thirst for some slick disco and smooth house has finally been quenched… not by a fresh remix, or a fierce edit… no, it’s been quelled by a two track EP! Eau Claire has presents us with All The Wonder, a collection made up of two glamorous and scintillating originals, the producer’s very first. Room, which features foxy vocals by Camille Michelle Grey and sexy sax by Cautious Clay, is a luscious pumping, shiny chromatic nu-disco and house chimera. The room which Eau Claire transports me into is lit by brilliant dancing flames. It’s a steamy dance hall in which succulent beats and breezy vocals keep us cool. From this room we step into the next, an open air space in which we gaze dreamily into the night sky as we revel away to All The Wonder’s deep sumptuous beats and meditative bouncing chords. Stream that track, the title song from Eau Claire’s EP, below. All The Wonder is also Eau Claire’s debut performance on vocals. Her airy enchanting voice lifts up to great heights of ethereal euphoria. As if all these firsts aren’t enrapturing enough, Eau Claire’s All The Wonder EP arrives as the first release on her freshly minted label, Feed Me Disco. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see what Feed Me Disco will be bringing us going forth! Eau Claire’s EP is out now on iTunes.

September 9, 2016

End Of July is more than about the end of summer. It’s about the end of love, the beginning of heartache, and the pining for what’s been and gone. This melancholy is encapsulated in the most beautiful manner on Canadian band Paper Lions’ new alt pop single. This slow simmering number blooms brilliantly into a florid intoxicating aria, even closing with heartfelt horns through which seep a touch of optimism and plenty of romance. End Of July displays Paper Lions’ soft under belly, an unexpected surprise after they previously gave us exuberant songs bordering on indie dance. End Of July, which was mixed in Brooklyn by Andrew Maury (RAC, Lewis Del Mar, Panama Wedding), is taken from Paper Lions’ forthcoming album, Full Colour, out soon on September 16th.

June 3, 2016

We’ve long learned there’s no mistaking the brilliance and talent of Marian Hill. The Philadelphia duo’s visionary fusion of jazz, future pop, and R&B is simply astounding and always spellbinding. Mistaken is their latest song, a saxophone frisky, glitchy playful frolic. Marian Hill may have just invented “Philadelphia Bounce” with this tune, if the term doesn’t already exist. Mistaken skips and hops, a lithe seductive vixen. It may very well be my favorite Marian Hill song to date, wildly infectious, thoroughly contagious. The single comes from Marian Hill’s long awaited debut album, ACT ONE, due out June 24th. Head to iTunes to pre-order or purchase singles from the album so far.

May 31, 2016

From the opening horns of Rideback, I knew I was in for a magical experience. The lushly haunting song comes from Canadian singer songwriter Hannah Georgas, who first teased the song in a stunning album trailer, which you can view below. As someone who happens to likes the concepts in existentialism a lot, Rideback is right up my alley with its examination of what ifs and whys, and its lack of answers for such questions. Rideback’s artsy baroque pop evokes the brilliance and complexity of Son Lux, San Fermin, and Dirty Projectors. It’s most certainly a dazzler that lingers long in the air after its last notes fade. The song comes from Hannah Georgas’ full length For Evelyn, due out June 24th on Dine Alone Records and available for pre-ordering on iTunes. You can also stream Rideback off of Soundcloud below For Evelyn’s album trailer.

April 26, 2016

Swedish band Postiljonen is one of the bands I Heart Moosiq has been devoted to since near the beginning of the site’s inception. Ever since I heard their magnificently dreamy, M83 reminiscent song Supreme, my heart was theirs. The band return with chillwavey, sax euphoric song L.I.E., an acronym for “Lovin’ Isn’t Easy”, taking us to new heights with their sleek skyscraper pop, once again drawing comparisons to acts like M83 and Air France. Excuse me as I float away into the stratosphere, far far away from my keyboard….

March 18, 2016

This sax-driven tune ‘You and I’ got me wishing summer was here already. Sterkol created the catchy dance track with Tyler Sjostrom and Bertrand Lacoste. Give it a listen and bring summer here already.