Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on October 7, 2014
Nothing excites me quite as much as young people with a passion for music.
Enter: BEND, the duo of college students who make indescribable Pop/Indie/Alternative sounds from their respective dorm rooms. Both originally from Los Angeles, vocalist, Sean, relocated to New York while producer, Garrett, stayed close to home at the University of Southern California.
Limited by their time apart during the school year, BEND spends countless hours during the Summer writing, producing, and recording. As they prepare to release their next project, Sean and Garrett unleash, “Four”. The song is co-produced by blackbear and shows the immense all-around talent of the band.
It had been nearly a year since last putting out a song. The artistic growth is palpable, and one can only imagine what is still in the vault, awaiting the public’s ears.
If you’re a fan, check out Garrett’s solo cover of the Baby Bash smash, “Suga Suga”, here.
Posted by Grubeats on September 29, 2014
Do you like bars? Candy bars, mobile phone service bars, RAP BARS? Well, if you like the latter, you’re in luck. Warming fans up for their House Party tour with 2013 XXL Freshman Dizzy Wright, Carter & David remix their last hit “Whatever We Want” with a new verse along with a guest cameo from Dizzy himself. In my mind, Dizzy is one of the most promising MC’s still grinding on the come up – a focused flow with a message, so naturally he delivers a killer verse. Carter though, DAMN he went in on this.
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Free Download: Aer – Whatever We Want Remix ft. Dizzy Wright
Posted by BP on September 5, 2014
Here is a new track called “Come Back For Me” off of Jaymes Young’s new EP called “Habits Of My Heart”. His voice is so unique and recognizable, and I mean that in a good way. The style he sings with conveys the emotion behind his tracks beautifully. “Come Back For Me” features his signature style over slow ambient synths and harmonic layers. This one’s got some deep vibes. You can grab the whole EP off Itunes now.
Posted by BIGLIFE on August 22, 2014
Summer isn’t over with the latest remix by Matoma , who turns this record into another catchy release. It just makes you want to jump into a pool and enjoy the last weeks of summer. Take a listen and enjoy!
Posted by Spice on July 24, 2014
The debut EP from Brooklyn-based Painted Zeros is, for lack of a better word, awesome. The five tracks comprising SVALBARD are an assertive and creatively varied journey through the psyche of singer/songwriter/guitar player/producer/jack of all trades Katie Lau. No fillers here, unless you count 30 seconds of tight experimental wandering halfway through — the EP ranges from deceptively fragile and New Order-tinged (“This American Life”) to ecstatic and garage rock-y (“Jaime”) to moody-yet-hopeful-yet-delicate-yet-steely (“Too Drunk”). It manages to feel at once retro and searingly modern — a tricky balance attempted by many but achieved by few. Check out SVALBARD in full below and hit the free download, because free download.
Free Download: Painted Zeros – SVALBARD EP
Posted by Mel on July 23, 2014
I’m big into pop, progressive house, and large women talking to me. Not even joking about that last one, cause I like talking to everyone. I am constantly stocked up on progressive house tracks, but I am not as deep into the pop realm as I’d like to be. I go in a little bit, then out for a brief moment, then back in, then pretty much repeat that for a while. John Cena knows. Smallpools is one of the few who can keep me in there – I’m a huge fan of them – so I was happy to see that they released a new song. “Killer Whales” is great and has the same upbeat and fast paced feel as all their previous stuff. While it may not be their best track, it is still quality and definitely worth a listen for all you indie-pop lovers out there.
Free Download: Smallpools – Killer Whales
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on July 16, 2014
It takes a lot for an alternative or indie band to stick out to me. My ear isn’t particular honed in this genre, and I never like to point people in the direction of an artist or song that isn’t amazing. Luckily for me and you, I have no qualms telling you the Prelow is one of the most exciting and intriguing Indie bands out right now, period.
With only three songs in the entirety of their catalogue, the New York duo has shown us many sides and an incredible amount of talent.
Their most recent song “Mistakes Like This” is another huge leap forward in their music. The blunt chorus immediately stands out to listeners, contrasted against the tender verses. Take a listen below to the all-to-relatable song.
And my dick takes over,
and I’m thinkin’ about your lips,
but we’re too damn sober,
for mistakes like this.