Posts Tagged ‘Stranger’

April 21, 2017
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Come tomorrow, NYC by way of Toronto sonic seductress Alex Stewart will be releasing her long awaited debut EP as ACES. In the meantime, Stranger, the EP’s final single and title track, has been unleashed on our eager ears. ACES sears our hearts with the slow burning, sensual swiveling song. Cool, supple vocals and nebulous synths combine for an ominously alluring, gloomy enticing effect. We’re overcome with despair yet overwhelmed by the song’s limber beauty. You can stream all three tracks from ACES’ Stranger EP on Soundcloud.

March 28, 2017

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London based Estonian singer and songwriter Iiris sends us spinning with a dazzling new pop single named Stranger. Her sweet honeyed, svelte kittenish vocals and the song’s vivacious throbbing electronic pop is like a sublime combination of Kate Bush, Kyla La Grange, Niki & The Dove, and Robyn. Stranger is out now along with B-side Drugs & Money, a far moodier piece which you can stream in all its sensual haunting glory below. Purchase from iTunes, here. Stranger can also be streamed via Soundcloud underneath Drugs & Money.

February 9, 2017
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In but a little over a week, Australian duo Peking Duk will light up the Independent in San Francisco with their music. I’m pretty sure that their set is going to include brisk vivacious hit anthem Stranger, which features spunky Swedish pop starlet Elliphant on guest vocals. In the meantime, Peking Duk has released a new set of official remixes as part two of a remix package for Stranger, and the four track addendum features this smooth bounding edit by Los Angeles’ Jackal. His Stranger is a cool caressing, soft billowing glider. My heart glows from the dreamy pastels effusing from Jackal’s remix. Peking Duk’s Stranger remix package part 2 is out now on Spotify and it features additioanl edits by Wax Motif, Benson, and Faux Tales. Catch the pair at the Independent in SF on February 18th.

October 28, 2016

I totally missed the announcement earlier this month of a new Amber Run album in the works, but it’s better late than never, especially when the news arrives with a lead single like Stranger. The British band, who will be releasing their sophomore album “For a Moment, I Was Lost” on February 10th, unveil first single Stranger watery extravagant music video. Stranger is a progressive alt rock song on which Amber Run goes darker than they ever have before. It’s as if they’ve permeated their music with hints of Radiohead and Massive Attack, and it’s a gloriously cinematic recipe I find gripping intense and atmospheric riveting. You can purchase Stranger or pre-order Amber Run’s forthcoming album from iTunes.

December 23, 2015

A year ago, a band from Brooklyn had me swooning endlessly with their slick and slinky sound. That band is MOTHXR, and Stranger happened to be one of the early songs I fell for back then. Since then, Stranger was retracted from their Soundcloud, and now that it’s been marked as the latest taste from the band’s upcoming debut album and back on Youtube, we’re diving right into its smooth groove again. Stranger glistens with its glossy 80′s synths and seduces with its steamy vocals, reminding me of both Jungle and MGMT. I can’t wait for MOTHXR’s debut album, Centerfold, out everywhere February 26th. 

May 21, 2015
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New on my radar is a killer electronic duo from Australia named Human Movement, who have a dark, hypnotic sound that certainly stands out from the mad flood of tropical and future music that we’ve been eagerly devouring daily. Their remix of Sweetland’s dark single Solanum is a techno number steeped in wobbly bass and crisp synths, all the while driven by an epic house beat. It’s a soul searching journey of a cosmic tune that feels like it’s whisked me away through both time and space with its profoundly introspective soundscape. The brilliant production duo quickly followed up this stupendous remix with a fresh original today, Stranger, available to stream below. Stranger dives even deeper into a Boards Of Canada or Aphex Twins evoking spiritual wormhole. It’s a haunting and entrancing track that blends deep house with tech house. The Sweetland remix is available now on iTunes, while you can grab Stranger for free, here.

December 30, 2014
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Keeping the synth pop deliciousness rolling with this band out of Brooklyn named MOTHXR whose sexy, moody sound is encapsulated on recent new track Stranger. Glistening, glossy synths and swooning, steamy vocals pair blissfully on the driving treat. Their funky production reminds me greatly of Jungle, whom I’m very fond of. Stranger is available now on iTunes, and follows on another fantastic funky fresh jam from earlier this year named Easy. It’s a must listen simmering track, too. There’s no doubt that the quartet is an emerging act with some big things ahead.

December 24, 2014
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Moving back to sunny California for this one, a fantastically catchy tune named Stranger from a Long Beach alt rock trio named Hearts Like Lions. The soaring song carries some of the emo flavors of the 2000’s, ie. Switchfoot, with a dose of The 1975’s heart melting qualities and a sliver of brooding Manchester Orchestra. Despite its emotive tendencies, Stranger is a rip roaring alternative rock song. Stranger is one of six tracks on Hearts Like Lions’ debut EP, These Hands, out now on Tooth & Nail Records.

November 19, 2014
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It’s been over a year since I first heard of British artist Leo Kalyan, via his The Weeknd and Arctic Monkeys mashup cover. Today, he revealed new seductive single Stranger, a collaboration with the always awesome Shift K3Y. The electronic R&B track is satiny smooth and wonderfully luscious, with a haunting BANKS like quality.

November 19, 2014
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It’s been over a year since I first heard of British artist Leo Kalyan, via his The Weeknd and Arctic Monkeys mashup cover. Today, he revealed new seductive single Stranger, a collaboration with the always awesome Shift K3Y. The electronic R&B track is satiny smooth and wonderfully luscious, with a haunting BANKS like quality.