Another listening session sprouts up with 17 songs plus notes, including Miike Snow, White Rabbits, Bear in Heaven, Beach House and more.
The spring blooms have been showing their stuff for weeks now, while new releases have hit the airwaves to please many a music fan. Plus with SXSW and Coachella’s two weekends come and gone, there are plenty of buzz worthy bands to choose for the next playlist.
Why not jump into the spring season a bit early after the "winter that wasn’t" with a bunch of new tunes ready for the next playlist? The time change forward is never easy, but releases from Chairlift, Porcelain Raft and Dr. Dog can help ease the transition.
Why not jump into the spring season a bit early after the “winter that wasn’t” with a bunch of new tunes ready for the next playlist? The time change an hour forward is never easy, but releases from Chairlift, Porcelain Raft and Dr. Dog can help ease the transition. Also much appreciated are the free downloads from Pretty Lights and Converse’s latest collaboration, bringing together the Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to round out the mix.
Down With Valentine’s Day! A Playlist for the Rest of Us.
It comes once every year. For weeks, paper hearts decorate nearly every room, store aisles are filled with flowers and overpriced packages of chocolate, cheesy romantic comedies are shown on TV non-stop, and cheery hand-holding couples grace countless jewelry store commercials. That’s right: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and to all of us who are still single (or just not in the mood), here’s some relief. Take a look at a video playlist full of the Anti-Valentine’s Day spirit.
Here’s to the New Year and the new music to be investigated as always. Many of the picks for this playlist were found by investigating annual lists of top songs from 2011, revisiting bands if needed.
Here’s to the New Year and the new music to be investigated as always. Many of the picks for this playlist were found by investigating annual lists of top songs from 2011, revisiting bands if needed. The end of the year brought new releases from the Black Keys and Florence + the Machine to explore along with many other diverse groups on the scene.
1. “Don’t Move”—Phantogram
2. “16 Years” – Phantogram
Phantogram hail from upstate New York, a band consisting of two friends since middle school in Saratoga Springs. Keyboardist Sarah Barthel’s vocals flow over electronic beats and guitar parts by Josh Carter. The band name, referring to psychedelic optical illusions, could also allude to the rich, multi-layered sound by this indie pop duo. These songs are off their EP, Nightlife.
Warm up to winter with another listening session with the Drums, Atlas Sound, MGMT, Future Islands and more...
Here’s a new music playlist to indulge in before the onslaught of holiday music starts dancing in our heads. Strong releases by Atlas Sound and The War on Drugs provide the backbone while newcomers Future Islands and The Drums serve as bookends. See notes below and enjoy!
1. “Stay Gold” – The Big Pink
English electro-pop duo The Big Pink has just released this single from their second album due in January, Future This. The synth-heavy sound lends itself to the dance floor, while the straightforward lyrics create an instant sing along.