You have to hear it to believe it. Porno Klan is a weird music project from a Brazilian producer that likes to mash-up pop artists like Beyonce with underground dirty Brazilian funk or carnival songs. Sometimes he even releases a music video to illustrate the lyrics. And to top that, he creates exotic 80s inspired […]
New Swedish project Laike is the brainchild of Christofer Ståhle. The debut album, Långt från stadslivets dån, is a mysterious collection of songs about escaping modern urban life for the country on which Laike’s formidable guitar skills are augmented by his ethereal vocals and flute chops. Recommended for fans of acoustic music seeking more interesting […]
Our latest single was tracked at Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, New York. Then vocals were added at Continental Recording Studios in Long Island City, Queens. Then the tracks were mixed and mastered at The Cutting Room in Manhattan NYC. Three Boroughs for two songs. Fields Lie Fallow (single) by INDyNS
The Demon Beat pumps pure rock n roll straight outta the heart of West Virginia. With their new LP, Less Is Less, this trio brings a raw grungy hard rock vibe jam-packed with rippin riffage and screamin solos . What’s not to love? Oh, and FYI, the cover art for Less Is Less [see below] is a composite of all three band member’s faces. Totally radical.
Before I wandered over to my current residence in Berlin, I spent four years sampling Baltimore’s seemingly endless source of musical inspiration. Famous for producing Animal Collective, Beach House and Dan Deacon, Baltimore’s cheap rents and ample space for creative exploration have attracted the best the East Coast has to offer, and then some. Among […]
For something a bit quieter, Petra (singing) and Caleb (on guitar) perform a heart-stopping bittersweet ballad. Two and a half minutes of soft goodbyes and silent tears. This song is actually for a short film, and I’m not surprised at all.
I spent the summer of 2011 in the US, mainly in Santa Monica. It reminded me of being a kid, of movies like The Lost Boys, and of sitting on the beach watching the sunsets. Our first single, Runaway, is really about knowing that it’s time to leave your childhood behind and take on the […]
At the bright age of 18, Oliver Catt started a bedroom recording outfit called Fantasy Rainbow. Laying down tracks such as, It’s Christmas and I Fucking Hate Myself, it wasn’t long before Catt and fellow collaborator Jonathan Coddington started to create a buzz throughout the UK music scene. One year down the road, and weeks […]
I think I’m in luvvvv. I first heard We Are Birds of Paradise at an exhibition I participated in at The Others gallery in Hackney, London. I was mesmerized from the first song. The all female French/Australian blues trio are a sultry mix of brooding beats from Rebel Royale and Mlle Chat Noir (who plays everything from the Violin, Saw, Ukulele, and even a Glockenspiel) and the raw, piercing vocals of Scarlet Fever. These gals make the kind of music that makes one walk away with either a tear in the eye, a mischievous grin, or that glassy eyed look you get from witnessing something extraordinary.
The word ‘muse’ is used so frequently and thoughtlessly in this Internet era it has come to mean little more than citing some ex-girlfriend who read Kafka. But viewing the video for St Vincent and David Byrne’s new track, Who, is like witnessing a strange and wonderful Rorschach test in motion.
Originally from Flower Mound, Texas, but now based in Oklahoma City, Horse Thief has been wowing audiences south of America’s Manson-Nixon line with rock that’s as much psycho as psychedelic. They’ve been described as the ‘next Kings of Leon’ – another Oklahoma band – but after electrifying perfomances at 35 Conferette and this year’s SXSW festival, they’ve earned a cadre of their own fanatical fans across the country. Horse Thief’s songs are edgy and emotionally compelling. ‘It’s about losing yourself in the sound and creating an experience that sticks with you long after the show is over’, says frontman Cameron Neal. Australian audiences will be able to judge for themselves with the imminent release of Horse Thief’s debut album, Grow Deep, Grow Wild.
This band is great fun – basically, if there’s a party going on, you want their music. Skanking rhythms with a gypsy twist and plenty melody provided by violin, trumpet, accordion and some sweet vocals.
Music rarely captures my attention like Cloudkicker’s dynamic progressive chill-metal on recent album Fade. Like a soundtrack to sitting on the beach alone on an overcast evening, the music is somewhat dark, but calming, with steadily grooving rhythm and high-pitched guitar melodies repeating like distant bells.
I love a somewhat zone-out, hypnotic, Krautrock esque band as much as anyone. It’s probably the best music to work to for me. Beak> is the next great band in that genre and their new album, > >, is one of the major highlights in music this summer. Fans of Portishead and Massive Attack will […]
If you can avoid being too fussy about vocal pitch, you might enjoy State and Main by Francisco Castle. A lo-fi production, the songwriting and arranging is what catches my ear. A beginner guitarist could learn these songs fairly easily, but there is depth to these compositions pointing to Castle’s maturity as a writer. Listen […]