Posts Tagged ‘wavey’

November 14, 2017

Walk the Moon will always hold a special place in my heart. They were one of the very first bands I ever caught at Popscene, my favorite venue and indie club series in San Francisco, plus early singles Anna Sun and Tightrope are still such euphoria inducing treasures. Last Friday, the Cincinnati indie pop and dance-rock quartet released their third studio album What If Nothing, and there are certainly some fine gems off the record. I find myself swept away in particular by Tiger Teeth, a surprisingly glossy gliding, synth plumed indie electronica and alt pop number. Despite its name, its as smooth as can be, and quite the lustrous melter of a synthwavey tune. Walk the Moon’s new album is available from iTunes, here.

June 1, 2017
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We have a producer from Australia named Nutrition to thank for keying us into Ruby Haunt earlier this year with a cool grooving remix of their song Freeway Crush. The Los Angeles based band just released their new EP, Nevada, from which comes this warm swaddling gust of gauzy shoegaze and dreamy indie rock named Desert Candle. It’s a soft swirling, ethereal glistening beauty and the perfect soundtrack for some blissed out twirls around the room. Learn more about Ruby Haunt’s new EP and listen to more tracks from the release at their website, here.

May 31, 2017
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I could dig up very little information regarding Albert Ryan other than the fact that he likes soccer, good films, and culture (as stated on his Facebook page). The indie artist has cast an unshakable spell on me with his new single Never Around, a flushed bedroom pop meets hazy indie electronica dalliance fit for some dreamy introspection and foggy rumination. This enigmatic musician seems to have been quietly releasing plenteous fine tunes for an extended amount of time. For more daydream induction, float away to Runner, below. You can find even more of Albert Ryan’s gossamer synthpop and hypnotic chillwave concoctions on his Soundcloud, here.

June 15, 2016
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It’s marvelous that amazing female producers are attaining deservedly growing attention these days. Another incredible talent to add to that list is 23 year old virtuoso CRAY, who displays her electronic finesse on new song 4never. The ebullient twinkling aria is one of the very first times that CRAY utilizes her own bewitching vocals on a track, and hopefully it won’t be the last, either. 4never boasts wavey synths and aerated trap beats in its sugar dusted, ethereal enchanting wonder world. 4never is a free download, here. Visit CRAY’s Soundcloud for more of her scintillating production.

June 10, 2016
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Brooklyn’s Chordashian, once a duo, is now a solo project, and the producer accompanied that announcement with a fresh new wavey track entitled Lotus. My mom’s name in Chinese is actually “lotus”, so it’s very much an endearing flower in my family. Chordashian captures the beautiful essence of that blossom on his lush exuberant song, which though ethereal sleek and atmospheric radiant is also full of frisky life and vibrant energy. Chordashian takes us on a four and a half minute long transcendental journey with the ambient whimsical dalliance, one that ventures quite far from Chordashian’s indie dance tunes of the past. Lotus is a free download, here.

May 5, 2016
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I’m slow shivering away to the haunting beauty of Slow Shudder’s debut. Call You Back is future bass atmospheric, its warped chops and swells ebbing and tiding with intoxicating dreaminess. Through that nebulous world floats the Londoner’s crystalline limber voice, their combination like a slow unraveling of the inner secrets of the heart. Call You Back is a sensory wonder world of dusky delight. Slow Shudder’s unique sound showcases a penchant for fusing her love of pop songwriting with forward thinking electronic music. Download the debut for free, here.

April 8, 2016
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If you’re at all wondering why this Brooklyn based producer goes by the name Devil Disco, you’ll quickly find your answer in his new remix of Lana Del Rey’s Without You. The “disco” is readily apparent from the edit’s very first bars, but then he goes dark and sinister with the distortion and warping on the elastically jouncing, animatedly haunting treat. Who else but Lana Del Rey is perfect for such an eerie yet thrilling makeover? I’m just about ready to bounce out of my seat right now to Devil Disco’s acid-techno-goth-disco spectacular. 

February 18, 2016
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PRXZM is a production duo from right here in San Francisco, and they continue to impress and delight me with their latest, a cover of DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne classic I’m On One. They give the song a delicate touch on their effortlessly wavey future R&B and chill trap rendition, which they’ve named i’m on 1. The effervescent twinkler is free download, here

January 14, 2015
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Yes, indeed, there have been countless remixes and mashes involving Rae Sremmurd’s widely loved hit No Type, but most of them have been uptempo bangers. New York’s J.Pennyworth drops this mellow, wavey version with a massively chilled out and vibe heavy atmosphere. If a remix could be pensive and introspective, and if No Type can have a profound, reflective mood, J.Pennyworth brings it on this one.

August 23, 2014
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For a sparkling, enchanting treat, let’s listen to English producer Samuel Francis’ downtempo, shadowy song Sums, which features some wispy vocals by fellow British musician Emily Jones. It’s a gorgeous gem that reminds me of those introspective moments, strolling through the woods, when sunlight creeps through treetops in shimmering, wavey rays. The organic Sums is blissfully atmospheric and wonderfully dreamy.