Posts Tagged ‘summery pop’

May 22, 2018
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Diplo and MØ have proven themselves a match made in heaven countless times over the years. Whether it was some of the songs on the Danish pop sensation’s debut album, or her collaborations with Major Lazer, or even earlier this year’s Blender, the production luminary’s style of balmy and buoyant electronica has befit MØ‘s spunky pop to the tee. The pair reunited again earlier this month on Stay Open, a summer verdant, mischievous sparring anthem as bright and contagious as any other track the two have put forth together. Stay Open is out now on Mad Decent. Stream/download, here.

May 18, 2018
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For some, dancing is an expression of euphoria. For others, the act of dancing brings us joy and jubilation, even if we’re down on our luck and deep in a funk. For me, it’s often a combination of both. When it comes to Saint Raymond’s Dancing, it’s obviously the latter, too. The UK singer songwriter brings us balmy prancing alt pop and mellifluous and vibrant song, so richly permeated with warm glimmering beats. Dancing is like The Wombats gone Two Door Cinema Club, with some St. Lucia tropical lushness. The ace tune is available, here.

May 16, 2018
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Some fortuitous music exploration the other day brought me to Seattle six piece La Fonda and their song In The Summer. It may not officially be summer here yet in the northern hemisphere, but it could very well be as we tap our feet and sway in ecstasy to this saccharine guitar pop earworm, a coastal charmer of a dreamy luscious jam. La Fonda brings us into a sun-dappled reverie with the hip swaying indie gem, a more than enamoring introduction to the collective, who have a whole slew of indie pop treats you can stream on Soundcloud, here. La Fonda plans on releasing a full length album come fall. 

April 13, 2018
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We’ve never “dropped out” of loving versatile Santa Barbara trio Dropout, and we don’t foresee that ever happening, particularly if the group continues surprising us with their sonic forte and chameleon skills with songs like their recent collaboration with Los Angeles songbird Anna Clendening. Dropout has taken us on quite a trip with the different types of dance and electronic tracks they’ve given us. With U n Me, they offer a chill house meets summery pop amalgam that leaves us more than content and blissed out. Summer isn’t officially here yet, but it might as well be. A gooey core and soft sweetness melts our hearts on the whistle resplendent ditty. Re-visit some of Dropout’s prior releases on Soundcloud, here.

January 24, 2018
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Like a warm summer breeze comes the latest from Nashville singer songwriter Andrew de Torres, better known as KAPTAN. He serves up an oasis of fluorescent synths and pellucid beats on balmy, dreamy Hardest Part, an opalescent indie pop track which pairs the creamy velutinous allure of flor with the glossy fogginess of Absofacto. Hardest Part is the third track revealed from Kaptan’s forthcoming EP, Over You, due out this spring. The bittersweet and nostalgic single focuses in on the poignancy of having to move on and let go, but its served up like a soothing balm by KAPTAN and his translucent, seraphic vocals. 

September 29, 2017
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We’re no strangers to NYC singer songwriter and producer SHEARE and his ever enthralling tunes. We have been following along with him for three years, after all. But boy does he “shear” his way into our hearts with new single Magazine, a gooey effulgent, bright glimmering indie pop song and the first single from his next EP, Music for Photo Booths, due out in early 2018. Magazine is generously dappled with bittersweet melting, The 1975-like alt pop and a floaty phosphorescence reminiscent of Flor. Re-visit SHEARE’s prior songs on Soundcloud, here, as we await more previews off his new EP.

September 20, 2017
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If we still lived in the 80′s and everything was on cassette tapes or VHS tapes, you’d want to “hit rewind” and take in the infectious and nostalgic indie pop from this song over and over again, even if you have to go the old school route and use a pencil or pen to do so. Those of you who are too young to know what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it, just soak in the cruising vibes and summery charm of Axel Mansoor’s new collaboration with producer Louis Vivet. Hit Rewind is a spry dashing pop song and an endearing love letter to the pair’s shared home of Los Angeles. A woozy pensive bridge adds to the song’s dynamic allure, giving us a dreamy wafting departure from its usual brisk and youthful dance pop zest. Hit Rewind is a free download, here.

September 16, 2017
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The “courtship” is long over when it comes to Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon’s indie pop project, courtship. You could say they’ve put a ring on it when it comes to our endless love for the pair’s always charming tunes. They’re as ebullient as ever on new jam Tell Me Tell Me, a perky bopping, summer whirling tune that straddles the line between synthpop and balmy indie dance. It’s like RAC and Penguin Prison with some of the island sparkle from The Little Mermaid’s Under The Sea. Tell Me Tell Me arrives as the pair embarks on a new co-headlining West Coast tour with Saint Mesa, which ends later this month at home in Los Angeles. Re-visit courtship.’s growing compendium of effulgent treats on Soundcloud, here.

September 6, 2017
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We can count on POWERS to bring us the best funkastic alt pop tunes, as they’ve been doing now for quite some time. The Los Angeles based duo, consisting of Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru, are back with a new single named Just Kids, on which they go extra summery with pitched vocal chops and playful teasing finger snaps. In fact, they’ve gone a near tropical route on this infectious new song, on which Crista’s cooing is breathy and sexy, light and airy.  Just Kids is also awash in some of the 2000′s bright and gauzy R&B pop. About the song, POWERS commented, “We were both still living in New York at the time, carving out our own existence with each other and the city when the initial seed of the song started. “Just Kids” was partially inspired after reading Patti Smith’s book of the same title and going through our own journey as Patti did in the 70’s. There’s something about undressing someone, figuratively- and in reality, that can feel so playful and eternal. Creativity and connection are what keep us taller children after all and we wanted to write a song about that.” Atmospheric Just Kids is a wondrous anthem that feels like it has the capacity to take us to the ends of the earth. It feels limitless, like life did when we were young and naive, hopeful and tenacious. Just Kids is out now on Republic Records. Keep up with POWERS on their website, here.

August 31, 2017
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It’s hard to believe two years have flown by since the very first time we heard of a talent out of Los Angeles named Kotomi. She’d lent her voice to Cyril Hahn’s Grace and captured our ears straight away, after which we gleefully dove into her solo material for some finespun electro pop bliss. Fast forward to summer of 2017, and Kotomi is finally back. The singer songwriter and producer returns in style, too, on lavish electronica and prismatic pop banger named Ooh La La. Prepare to dance your night away to this tropical explosion of sequined synthpop and dancehall ready beats. Ooh La La is steamy and sexy, yet cool and invigorating, all at once. For a brief moment, I feel like I’m in Ibiza, or on some other magical Balearic island, far away from the plain and mundane. Ooh La La is available from Bandcamp, here.