Indie | The Blancos – Lock Me Away

Posted by on August 7, 2014

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There’s nothing I love more than raw talent, there’s a realness to the music that you can’t clone, and The Blancos carry that with them with every song they’ve sent over. The energy that these guys create with their edgy garage rock productions layered with throaty blues vocals, make for an aura reminiscent of the legends Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, or the contemporary Black Keys. With their first live show in NYC coming up at Piano’s August 16th, and an upcoming EP later in the year, one can only be excited for the growth of this band, and where they intend to take their sound! This is a must listen and a must download!

Free Download: The Blancos – Lock Me Away

Electronic, Indie, Pop | Kavalier – Better (ft. Elias)

Posted by on August 7, 2014

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After a beautiful cover for the summer smash “Rather Be”, the boys of Kavalier have returned with their first original, “Better”. The song is another upbeat and radio-ready single. However, despite the feeling that this song could fit perfectly in Top 40s music, it deviates from the all-to-familiar formula that clogs the airwaves nowadays.

The track features vocal help from Elias, a friend and previous collaborator of Kavalier. Just two songs deep, the duo is sure to make some splashes these coming months, so stay tuned and enjoy!

Indie, Pop | Young Kato – Sunshine

Posted by on August 4, 2014

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UK band Young Kato might be one of the most exciting acts I’ve featured on FNT, and although I’m not quite sure where they came from,  I fell on their latest single “Sunshine” by accident, and I’m glad I did, these guys have the potential to be huge with their indie-pop sound, and if this track doesn’t do it for them, I guarantee you their EP will make heads turn. Granted the wave will be gin in the UK before the hype makes it way into the US, make sure you let them know where you heard if first. This is a must listen and a must download!

iTunes: Young Kato – Sunshine

Alternative, Indie | Painted Zeros – SVALBARD EP (Free Download)

Posted by on July 24, 2014

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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

Indie | Clinton Sparks – Digital Detox (Mixtape)

Posted by on July 18, 2014

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This tape is 80 minutes of Clinton Sparks multi-genre insanity. With exclusives from DJ Snake, Icona Pop, RiFF RAFF, Juicy J, T.I., T-Pain, and Nelly, it’s safe to say this tape is a must download. Did I mention it also includes a special narrative from the legendary Rev Run of Run-DMC? Oh, and Diddy too. When it comes to mixtape, Clinton Sparks always delivers. “ICONoclast” coming soon. Get familiar!

Indie | The Blancos – Say Goodnight

Posted by on July 10, 2014

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The Blancos just hit me up with their latest release “Say Goodnight” and every time they send me new music, it gets better and better! This latest tune is so raw in its sound that it’ll give you the chills, on some classic blues/rock record that drops late night at a near empty Nashville, TN bar, if you’re catching my drift. Still on the come-up, but very much making waves in the music scene, I would follow these guys closely if I were you, I think their sound is going to catch on, and it’s going to catch on quick, so get with it. This is  a  must listen and a must download!

Free Download: The Blancos – Say Goodnight

Electronic, Indie | Kid Astray – Taking You With Me (Alizzz Remix)

Posted by on July 9, 2014

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Alizzz’s official remix of “Take You With Me” by Kid Astray is packed with feels. This emotional remix is top notch and provides a nostalgic vibe. While remaining on the chill side of electronic, this track has enough speed and percussion to push it away from words like mellow. Alizzz is from Barcelona, and is currently on tour in Europe. Under Diplo’s label, Mad Decent, Alizzz just keeps dropping banger after banger. Grab this track for free if you’re feelin’ it.

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Free Download: Kid Astray – Taking You With Me (Alizzz Remix)