Limited: "You Must Be Dreaming"
Time to add another eighties inspired synth dream pop to the summer playlist cause here comes Limited “You Must Be Dreaming”. New Jersey/New York bases, this project is made up of lush layers of noise-gaze guitars and synth funk pop. Nom nom nom. “You Must Be Dreaming” is released through New Image. Limited: Tumblr…Soundcloud
Little Dragon: "Sunshine"
In partnership with Absolut Vodka’s new tipple…peach flavour, Little Dragon have released this new track “Sunshine”. Its a perfect slice of summer with that unmistakable Little Dragon vibe. Enjoy.
A$AP Rocky: "Ridin'" ft. Lana Del Rey
Not happy with getting tongues wagging with the video for Lana’s “National Anthem”, A$AP Rocky and LDR have come together on “Ridin’” for A$AP’s upcoming album LiveLoveA$AP. The beat is smooth and soulful as Del Rey and A$AP mutually lavish love on each other. It’s nice.
Shy and The Fight: "How To Stop An Imploding Man"
I don’t what it is, but this week I’ve been sent some amazing music so keep your ears and eyes on this space. First up are Shy and The Fight, a indie rock group from Wales. Released through Popty Ping, Shy and The Fight is their first release. Catchy and heartwarmingly sweet, “How To Stop An Imploding Man” is just lovely and available for free download. (Also check out...
T. Mills: "Other Bitch Calling ft. Cocaine 80s"
I’m on this cause of the Cocaine 80s feature. But actually its kind of a nice laid back summer track and you can imagine the censored version having all kinds of radio play thrown its way.
Splash: "Ever Before"
Last night I went to see the Friends show at The Echo and it was good. Supporting them were the eccentrically fun Splash. 5 guys with a penchant for writing amazing 80s boy band funk pop. No, seriously. If you’re seeing Friends any time in the next month or so make sure you get there in time to experience this, you won’t regret it. Splash: Website…Facebook…Twitter
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey "National Anthem"
Yesterday, LDR released the trailer for new single “National Anthem” with her as Jackie O and A$AP Rocky as JFK. Needless to say she wetted appetites. So here’s the full video.
UMA: "Drop Your Soul ft. Silver Apples"
Opened my email today and discovered this lovely surprise. UMA are German married couple Ella and Florien and they make beautiful electronic music. Featuring Silver Apples, “Drop your Soul” is electronic synth dreamscape pop at its best with a mesmerising vocal and plinky plonky water drop beats. “Drop Your Soul” is from their upcoming five-track EP through Enraptured...
Best of 2012...So far
I don’t know how it happened, but its that time of the year again- we’re half way through. Somehow its June of 2012 and lists are being made of the best things that have been in our ears since January. As much of a slave to routine as anyone here is ITYLTS Best of 2012…so far. To do things a little different and challenge myself I’m only going to say three words as a...
INTERVIEW: Work Drugs
I’m gonna put it out there straight, I have no idea what ChillWave means- but I know I like it. When I chatted to Work Drugs they weren’t quite sure either. Whatever it is, they’re doing it right. The Philly duo, Benjamin Louisiana and Thomas Crystal, came together over a love of one of the best genres out there, Yacht Rock, and out of that love came- Work Drugs. Their...
LIVE: The Rosebuds "Woods"
“Woods” was one of my most favouritest songs of last years by North Carolinan band The Rosebuds. Here’s a super stripped down version of it that still packs just as much punch.
VIDEO: Slow Club "Beginners"
Here’s the video for Slow Club’s “Beginners” from their fantastic album Paradise. It stars Harry Potter himself, Dan Radcliffe, as he stumbles around an empty pub in London. A fan of the band, Radcliffe did the whole thing in one take one grey afternoon so snaps for him. (snaps was a thing right?) Also, I really like his shirt in this. Its a good look for him.
Remix Baby: AlunaGeorge "You Know You Like It...
Something is very very special when your eyes nearly pop out at a song. That just happened with this remix, when the beat drops on Bobby Tank’s cosmos bending remix of AlunaGeorge’s already brilliant “You Know You Like It”. The surprises keep coming making this one of the best remixes I’ve heard this year- of anything. Just. Press. Play.
Nicholas Jaar: "And I Say ft. Scout LaRue & Will...
Press play, sit back and be careful cause you might melt into your seat- that is how smooth and h-o-t “And I Say” is from Nicholas Jaar. Featuring sultry ‘come hither’ vocals from Scout LaRue (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) and a delicious sax from Will Epstein it all comes together to seduce you right out of those clothes and into their room with a glass of...
Cat Power: "Ruin"
Truth be told, I only really know one Cat Power song and its a cover from the Juno soundtrack, “Sea of Love”. Either way I know that she’s very much loved by the blogs so when news came today of a new single and upcoming album I thought I’d give it a listen, and I wasn’t disappointed. “Ruin” is a haphazard poppy track that brings together plonking pianos...
Jessie Ware: "Wildest Moments"
One of my favourite discoveries of 2012, so far, has been Jessie Ware. Every track that I have heard has been something different but undeniably Jessie Ware- a mark of a great artist, am I right? New single “Wildest Moments” is perhaps the most commercial of everything she’s done so far which is all good things as she is already getting some major airplay with what she’s...
Anonymity and ambiguity is so in right now. The Weeknd, One Room, The Neighbourhood, Summer Camp to name a few are artists that have come from seemingly nowhere and produced just amazing music- now add Rhye to that list. Rhye are playing their cards close to their chest, rumours are that they are from LA and Europe and both are members of well known bands already… whatever that means. ...
Top 3 Artists of 2012...so far
BBC6Music have joined up with Hype Machine for a special show counting down the top 25 artists of 2012 so far in a show airing Sunday June 24th on BBC6Music (for more info go here). As part of this I’ve been asked to pick my top three artists so far in 2012 and here they are… The Neighbourhood When I first heard “Sweater Weather” its safe to say I was instantly hooked....
Remix Baby: Fiona Apple "Every Single Night...
I tried to hold off from posting this for a while because I just posted on “Every Single Night” but this remix is TOO good. Sped up samples of Apple’s hook “I just want to feel everything” over a hip hop beat just goes SO amazingly together. Don’t you agree?
The Griswolds: "Heart of a Lion"
Here’s new things from The Griswolds, “Heart of a Lion”. As fun and amped up as “Mississippi”, it makes you want to get up, go get it and then dance it off (especially in that drum bit at the end)- if that makes sense. <a href=”http://wearethegriswolds.bandcamp.com/track/heart-of-a-lion”...