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Wednesday, December 3 2014

The Plastics - “All I Really Want (SWMMNG Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

The M83-esque remix of the Cape Town band the Plastics' "All I Really Want" is a fresh take on the part of remixer SWMMNG.

James and the Drifters - “Foxtrot” (video) (Premiere)

With a little Marcus Mumford in the vocals and a driving indie rock spirit, James and the Drifters' "Foxtrot" encapsulates this Indiana band's style.

The Sweet Lowdown - “River Winding Down” (audio) (Premiere)

The Victoria, British Columbia roots trio the Sweet Lowdown is a transcontinental musical vision that brings together the sounds and spirits of America and Canada.

Caleb Caudle - “Doing Fine (Fire Mountain Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

Road-weary Americana musician Caleb Caudle's latest cover is of Fire Mountain's "Doing Fine".

Tuesday, December 2 2014

Rising recording star Charli XCX finds a spot in the ‘pop circus’

On Sucker, her new record set for release on Dec. 15, Charli XCX thrashes through 13 songs full of razor-sharp keyboard licks and appealingly snotty attitude

Lanterna - “Backyards” (audio) (Album Announcement) (Premiere)

The summery, beach-evoking instrumental "Backyards" is the title track from the forthcoming album by Lanterna, due out in February.

Monday, December 1 2014

Support DIY Venues With Air Balloon Tapes: Compilation 2

With DIY venues falling like dominoes across Brooklyn, showing support for off the beaten path gig spaces has become a worthier act than ever.

Knifight - “Young Lovers” (video) (Premiere)

To the seizure-prone, be wary of the latest track by the Austin, Texas band Knifight, "Young Lovers". If the relentless groove of the song's fretless bass riff doesn't get you, the flashy visuals of the lyric video will.

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