Trails and Ways: "Mtn Tune"
Trail and Ways are having a great 2012 summer, and are following the gorgeous “Nunca” with another sunny, fun infused track “Mtn Tune”. If you like Givers or Vampire Weekend, listen to Trails and Ways already.
The New Royales ft. Jay Electronica: "Posers...
Yesterday finally brought news of a tracklisting for Jay Electronica’s upcoming debut album that people ave been waiting for ever since he signed to Roc Nation. To keep you up til then, here’s Jay Electronica dropping knowledge on Grammy award winning Chin Injeti’s mixtape Peoples, on track “Posers” with The New Royales. <a...
The Sea and Cake: "Harps"
Synths and sequencers this time around for The Sea and Cake who show a different direction on “Harp” from the usual guitars. A light and perfect summer song with hidden depth in the lyrics. “Harps” from the upcoming album Runner due September 18.
Moby: "Extreme Ways"
In some ways I think Moby is slightly underrated in the sense that people know he’s good but don’t really voice it too much because it feels like he’s always been there. 18 and Play are two of my favourite albums and his mastery of his craft has few contemporaries. “Extreme Ways” has become synonymous with the Bourne films (the way they always come at the end is...
Hit-Boy: "Old School Caddy ft. Kid Cudi"
The kid behind the behemoth “N****s in Paris” is now flexing his muscles as a rapper, following in the steps of his label head Kanye West, probably the greatest producer-rapper there is. Hit-Boy’s “Old School Caddy” is a lesson on classic meets new and sounds so good with a great guest appearence from Kid Cudi. Free download right here from Hit-Boy’s...
Hoodie Allen: "Hey Now"
Sometimes I’m wary of tracks released a little later because they didn’t make it onto the album. I start to ask questions like why didn’t it get on it, what’s wrong with it…why don’t you love it like the other tracks, what did it do? Then I realise those questions are stupid and silly. Here’s a new track from Hoodie Allen, “Hey Now” that...
Underworld: "Caliban's Dream" (Olympics Opening...
If you saw the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night, you’ll have noticed that the music had a 90s UK dance tinge to it- because the ceremony was directed musically by 90s UK dance act Underworld (of “Born Slippy” fame). They did a helluva job and the official soundtrack of the opening ceremony is available on iTtunes, of course, here. Here’s...
The Antlers: "Drift Dive"
The Antlers have made a name for themselves as a band who makes rather powerfully emotional music, their debut LP Hospice was a disturbingly beautiful concept album about the relationship between a cancer patient and a hospice worker and their follow up Burst Apart gave heartstrings a good ol tug too. However, on their new EP Undersea, recorded in a two month break, The Antlers lighten the mood...
Childish Gambino: "Firefly"
Check out the new video for CG’s “Firefly” from the album Camp.
Tame Impala: "Elephant"
Wanna hear when Tame Impala start channelling 60s glam rock? Oh good, cause here’s “Elephant” the first single from the forthcoming album Lonerism. Lonerism is out Oct 5 (Aus) Oct 8 (UK) Oct 9 (USA). Pre-order here.
… of 420 followers here’s my favourite Cudi cut “Up, Up and Away”. Enjoy. AND THANK YOU.
Poolside: "Only Everything"
Poolside deliver summer, everytime. Last week they released their debut EP Pacific Standard Time, and this week they’re dropping a few tracks that didn’t make it onto the album but are being released via Scion A/V. Here’s one of them, “Only Everything”.
Macklemore x Ryan Lewis: "Same Love ft. Mary...
There’s something about Ryan Lewis’ production that gets me. Its soulful, its fun and its instantly recognisable as Ryan Lewis. Partner this with the unique delivery of Macklemore and you just get magic. And magic is exactly what you get with “Same Love” featuring Mary Lambert, a song in support of the legalization of same sex marriages. Standing up for what you believe...
Bat for Lashes: "Laura"
Bat for Lashes, Natasha Khan, is back with new things in the shape of the gorgeous “Laura” that grows from soft warning pianos and Kahn’s warm reassuring vocals to an overwhelming life-affirming roaring chorus that promises to help you get back onto your feet. This has the power to be one of those stop you in your tracks…tracks. “Laura” is taken from the...
Ellie Goulding: "Hanging On ft. Tinie Tempah"...
I’ve been super confused recently as to why Ellie Goulding’s 2010 track “Lights” is getting major radio play in the US, it is everywhere at the moment. Still haven’t figured out why but my research lead me to her cover of Active Child’s “Hanging On”. Goulding already released a beautiful cover of The Weeknd earlier this year, putting her stamp all...
Wild Combination: "Pet Talk"
80s infused indie pop for you today, think Joy Division and Blue Order. Wild Combination’s debut EP is a strong effort in fast hectic indie pop that slows down towards the end into some beautifully melancholy lo fi sounds. Here’s “Pet Talk” from their debut EP which you can download for free over on their website here. Wild Combination:...
LEANN GRIMES: "I'm Not Too Skinny"
One of our favourite remixers LEANN GRIMES has just dropped his next re:mixtape I’m Not Too Skinny and it is just as fun, hectic, big and beautiful as his first. Sampling GIVERS, My Morning Jacket, Atlas Sound, St. Vincent, Beirut and many many more, GRIMES has taken the music he loves and discovered on blogs and mashed them all together into something quite wonderful. <a...
Two Door Cinema Club: "Sleep Alone"
Got to give props to Ben for letting me know about this and making me listen because Two Door Cinema Club have come out of the gates swinging with “Sleep Alone”, the first single from their upcoming album, the follow up to the hugely successful Tourist History. “Sleep Alone” is available digitally from July 21 from the upcoming LP Beacon due September 3.
Tyler the Creator & Toro y Moi: "Hey You"
“Sounds cool to me…” Toro y Moi and Tyler the Creator have come together to serve up summer. Apparently it’s unfinished but “Hey You” is bonafide funkafied, ya dig?
Remix, Baby: Lana Del Rey "National Anthem (Das...
What up, here’s Das Racist’s take on Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem”. Stripping it back entirely and using the “money is the reason, we exist” hook, Das Racist swap laidback verses over the remix slash cover.
Freelance Whales: "Locked Out"
Freelance Whales’ debut album Weathervanes was beloved by blogs so anything new from the band is going to get people excited. “Locked Out” is from the upcoming sophomore album Diluvia and it is something to be excited about. Diluvia is due October 5. Download “Locked Out” here.
of Verona: "They Will Fall Like Roses"
Indie, Electro and Pop can mean so many things, of Verona ticks off the boxes to all three in “They Will Fall Like Roses”, an epic piece of indie electro pop with delicious Ellie Goulding sounding vocals and rebel rousing choruses. Be sure to check out “Dark In My Imagination” too for a darker, Charli XCX-esque track. These are all from of Verona’s debut album...
I have been a fan of JoJo since her “Too Little Too Late/Anything” days (hell, let’s admit it and say I’ve been listening since “Leave, Get Out”). Girl’s been keeping things on a slow burn with on point remixes/covers of Drake (“Marvin’s Room”) and Lil Wayne (“Can’t Believe It”) and now she’s collaborating with...
Album Stream: Passion Pit "Gossamer"
Here’s a gift from me to you. (I’m regifting though, because its from NPR but it’s TOO GOOD not to share) Here’s Passion Pit’s brand new album Gossamer, follow up to the massive Manners. Stream it below via the wonderful people at NPR ahead of its official July 24 release (pre-order here) Tracklisting: 1. Take A Walk 2. I’ll Be Alright 3. Carried Away 4....
Nas: "Cherry Wine ft. Amy Winehouse"
Nas’ 10th studio album Life is Good dropped today and it is great. It’s a fully fledged hip hop classic in the making with God’s Son making some of his best music since Illmatic (especially the second track “Locomotive”- that track could be a deleted scene off that classic). Here’s “Cherry Wine” with the late Amy Winehouse over a classic Salaam...
The xx: "Angels"
The xx has been teasing us for the last couple of months with their tumblr page. Not with any new material but songs and tracks that they’re listening to in the run up and recording of their sophomore album Coexist. Just their presence was enough to heat up the tension and now they’ve rewarded us with “Angels” the first listen of Coexist. They’ve been playing it...
disCOVER: Fossil Collective "The Power of Love...
Here’s an absolutely terrific cover of the 80s classic “The Power of Love” by Fossil Collective (originally by Frankie Goes To Hollywood). Fossil Collective put their indie folk stamp all over it making it completely their own. Download by clicking that download button just up there. Fossil Collective: Website…Facebook…Twitter…Soundcloud
Youth Lagoon: "Cannons"
Sometimes I’ll be loving something and won’t post about it. Not because I don’t want you to know about it, come on you know me I’m not like that. It’s mainly cause I’m lazy. So for the last few weeks or so I’ve been listening to Youth Lagoon and his debut album The Year of Hibernation. Youth Lagoon is Trevor Powers, a kid from Idaho who makes beautiful...
disCOVER: Emil & Friends "You Can (Body Language...
One of my favourite tracks of last summer was Body Language’s smooth “You Can” so I’m kind of excited by the Emil & Friends cover. Now the Body Language original is pretty smooth, Emil and his friends have somehow managed to smooth it out just a little bit more until you’re sliding off grabbing onto the person closest to you- you’re welcome. Those who I...
Frank Ocean: "Golden Girl ft. Tyler the Creator"
Frank Ocean’s ChannelOrange is the gift that keeps on giving. Expecting to sell 100K in its first week, Ocean’s surprise early drop of his debut gave the internet nothing else to talk about. Not wanting to make the physical copy crowd feel let out, Ocean has saved a bonus track for the physical copy in the shape of “Golden Girl” featuring Odd Future’s Tyler the...
The Helio Sequence: "October"
The Helio Sequence’s ‘Hallelujah’ is hands down one of my most favouritest songs. So I’m pretty excited about their announcement of new single ‘October’ and album Negotiations through Sub Pop due September 11. Like ‘Hallelujah’, ‘October’ is big angelic vocals alongside dreamy ethereal soundscapes. Download ‘October’ by...
Big K.R.I.T.: "The Alarm"
So today I got to listening to Big K.R.I.T. I’ve been kind out of the loop with all the new kids coming up in hip hop recently but once I sit down and actually listen I find I like. I listened Big K.R.I.T.’s 4evaNaDay mixtape and I mightily enjoyed it. The beats were fresh and his flow is laid back catchy. Here’s “The Alarm”, the mixtapes closer. Big K.R.I.T.:...
Work Drugs: "Absolute Bearing"
ITYLTS faves Work Drugs have just released their second album Absolute Bearing and it is a doozy of a summer filled chillwave set. Alongside already released singles ‘License to Drive’, ‘Boogie Lights’, Absolute Bearing is a gorgeously written and produced album perfect for lazy days on the yacht, by the pool or in the office. Stream the album below and grab...
Tame Impala: "Apocalypse Dreams"
This is the brand new single from Tame Impala’s latest. It’s big, its full, its good. That’s all you need to know. Pop your email in to download.
Poolside: "Why You Wanna"
The summer has been made that one bit better with the release of Poolside’s Pacific Standard Time. “Why You Wanna” is another one to add to the summer playlist, as is the rest of the EP. Enjoy. Grab Pacific Standard Time here Poolside: Website…Facebook…Twitter…Soundcloud
disCOVER: Theophilus London "Dance Hall Days (Wang...
Last week, Theophilus London dropped his latest mixtape Rose Island Vol. 1 and by far the highlight is TL’s cover of Wang Chung’s 80s classic “Dance Hall Days”. It’s faithful with two great TL verses putting his mark all over it. London is at his best over these type of 80s throwbacks, so please keep doing it. Download Rose Island Vol. 1 right here.
Passion Pit: "Constant Conversations"
Let’s slow it down a little for Passion Pit’s latest. Maybe dim the lights tad, I don’t know. “Constant Conversations” is one of those beautifully put together tracks that hides darker undertones. Borrowing from the slow smoothness of rnb with the Passion Pit samples and falsettos, “Constant Conversation” is another great taste for Gossamer. I...
The Killers: "Runaway"
You may not have realised it but there’s been a Killers shaped hole in your life for a few years now. It’s not something you necessarily realised you missed but you have. So another Happy Tuesday to you, not only have we been blessed with some Frank Ocean but also a brand new track “Runaway” from The Killers for their upcoming fourth studio album. It’sa big sing...
Yeasayer’s new LP Fragrant World is due August 21 and they’ve kindly given us another slice of what to expect. And as is expected from Yeasayer, “Longevity” is genre bendingly unexpected. I can’t even…just listen. Yeasayer- “Longevity” Pre-order Fragrant World here.
Frank Ocean: "Channel Orange" (Album Stream)
Here you go, Happy Tuesday here’s Frank Ocean’s debut LP Channel Orange. Stream it and then go and grab it.
Nas: "Bye Baby"
Nas’ latest album Life is Good is gaining a helluva lot of traction with “The Don” and “Daughters” before its release on July 17th. God’s son next one “Bye Baby” dropped today and it has that classic old school hip hop vibe that happens everytime when Nas collaborates with Saleem Rami. Nas spills his heart on “Bye Baby” all about the...
disCOVER: Rock Kill Kid "I Turn My Camera On...
So here’s another one from The O.C. (don’t worry, I’ve nearly finished the series). A delightfully melancholy cover of Spoon’s attitude heavy “I Turn My Camera On” by Rock Kill Kid. Still has that same driven beat and guitars, but the vocals add a different tone. It doesn’t do anything new but it does something quite good.
Mikey Mike: "Seven"
Been a big fan of Mikey Mike for a minute. Genius at making high energy but thought provoking songs, the guy has his fingers in so many pies in the background its a wonder that he even has time for his solo schtick- but thank god he does. “Seven” is another well produced jumper of a track this time dealing with the nostalgia that comes when things aren’t going to plan in the...
Childish Gambino: "Royalty Mixtape"
Happy July 4th everyone, Childish Gambino has dropped his new mixtape Royalty. After mixed responses to his debut full length LP Camp CG went back on his mixtape grind, brought some friends along and gave us Royalty- with Beck, Bun B, Schoolboy Q, Nipsy Hustle, RZA and even a Tina Fey feature…yup. Check out Royalty and download it if you want… Download it here.
Alex Evans: "Life in the Woods EP"
When things get all a little crazy and you can’t seem to figure out a way to stop sometimes all you need is to throw on some music to escape. Alex Evans is everything you need to come to your rescue. “Rushing Cars” from Life in the Woods is perfect for the escape and the rest of the EP lets you drift off and give yourself 15 minutes of you time as Mr. Evans beautiful voice,...
Kick Up The Fire: "Spiders"
There’s something irresistible about indie summer pop, am I right? Luckily Kick Up The Fire is supplying our need with “Spiders” from their upcoming Money Men EP due July 30. With catchy guitar riffs and singalong choruses, “Spiders” upbeat yet urgent stylings add depth to the pop indie summer track- appropriate as “Spiders” is about the Leveson...
disCOVER: Petra Haden & Bill Fraser "Yellow...
Now I know this isn’t exactly recent and I might be around 5-7 years behind but I’m only just watching The O.C. in its entirety so that means I’m discovering a whole bunch of new music a little late. Whatevs, I regret nothing. Here’s a lovely little cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow” by Petra Haden & Bill Fraser.
Theophilus London: Rose Island Vol. 1 Mixtape
Theophilus London is one of the most interesting artists out there right now. Mixing in hip hop with 80s funk rnb isn’t new by any means, but London’s angle is no doubt fresh. Today, TL gave us a 17 track mixtape Rose Island Vol. 1 with appearances from A$AP Rocky, Mark Ronson, Big Boi and frequent collaborator Blood Orange. TL gets his sing on and it sounds so good.
Blackbird Blackbird: "Happy With You"
Ex.fm have a cool feature where they play the top trending songs (whatever that means) according to genre and recently I’ve been mostly listening to their chillwave one. There are plenty of gems on there worth discovering so go and have a look see when you’re done with this. Before you go, though, check out Blackbird Blackbird “Happy With You”, a beautiful piece built...
VIDEO: Charli XCX "You're The One"
Ever since I heard the instantly brilliant “Stay Away” I’ve had my eyes and ears hooked on Charli XCX and I’m not the only one. Here’s the visuals for the latest from Charli XCX “You’re The One” from the EP of the same name. And if you haven’t checked out the free mixtape Heartbreaks and Earthquakes go do that now too, right here.