Saturday, August 15, 2015

Neon Indian "Slumlord"

Yesterday Neon Indian announced his new LP a follow up to Era Extraña. The album is called Vega INT. Night School  and will be out on October 16th. The title is fitting as the new album fuses the sounds of Neon Indian and his previous moniker Vega; Palomo now on his twenties has spend most his time living in the night time and thus comes the name. The latest follow up from Annie is " Slumlord" a more Vega sounding track that at the beginning it sounds like a Mad Max dystopia track. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

James Vincent McMorrow " How to Waste a Moment"

Irish artist James Vincent McMorrow just release a brand new track called " How To Waste a Moment". The track departs from his usual sound by adding more electronic beats, while still keeping that soulful sound. He's also starting his tour in the US through different cities.
8/12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom - w/Dawes
8/13 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
8/14 - Walla Walla, WA - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover - w/Mumford and Sons, Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips tUnEyArDs, Jenny Lewis
8/17 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory - w/Blake Mills
8/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot - w/Dawes
8/19 - Fort Collins, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheater - w/Dawes
8/20 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater - w/Blake Mills
8/22 - Salida, CO - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover - w/Mumford and Sons, Flaming Lips tUnEyArDs, Jenny Lewis
8/24 - Apple Valley, MN - Weesner Amphitheater - w/Kevin Garrett
8/25 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater - w/Kevin Garrett
8/26 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - w/Kevin Garrett

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Grand Curriers "Table Talk"

Minneapolis band Grand Curriers are back with a new track called Table Talk. The track still contains the Americana indie rock they are known for, telling a tail about how a person can disappoint others and having that table talk; the track is melancholic and beautiful.

Neon Indian Tour

After May's release of the track Annie, Neon Indian are getting ready to head out on tour. If they go to your town ensure not to miss it.

TOUR DATES:
08/09 - Los Angeles, CA - Sundance NEXT FEST / Ace Hotel (DJ Set)*
08/20 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Desfilia
08/21 - Mexico City - Semana De Las Juventudes Festival - Zocola Plaza 
08/23 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest 
09/12 - El Paso, TX - Mother Of Pearl Block Party
09/17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
09/18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune 
09/19 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
09/20 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial 
11/07 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* = w/ Toro Y Moi (DJ Set)

Calvin Love "Automaton"

Recently finishing his tour in Toronto and Northside Festival, Calvin Love has just released a video for his track " You & I" part of his June release Arts and Crafts available now. The video is simple, just as the track itself, but then again simplicity is one of those attractive quality that takes Calvin Love's music to a different level.




CALVIN LOVE / You & I from RAINA+WILSON on Vimeo.

Color Palette " Rain"

Color Palette is a Washington DC band who've just released an indie pop track called "Rain". The track is very easy listening electronic track, that talks about of a relationship ends and sometimes you are left "Watching the Rain", the track is very well done and apparently the band has gotten some good reviews from their previews tracks form the likes of NME.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Trails and Ways "Jacaranda"

https://www.facebook.com/TRAILSANDWAYS are still going at it on the promotion of their LP Pathology, recently they release the video for their track Jacaranda, a very up beat track. What I've loved about Trails and Ways album Pathology is how they've created a fresh new sound for themselves while keeping the original sound that first attracted us to them. Pathology is now in iTunes and barsuk.com .

Monday, May 04, 2015

Sameblod " My Fortune"


Today I received Swedish band Sameblod's track My Fortune. The track is a throwback to 2008 good ol electronic music, with very intoxicating beats and hooks. They are being compared  to MGMT meets Miike Snow, which I find it insulting because everybody has their own style, and if electronic makes you sound like somebody then everybody sounds like everybody.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nightmare Forest " A Night Worth Leaving"

Seattle band Nightmare Forest have just released a new track from their upcoming May 12 album The Awaiting. The track A Night Worth Leaving is an industrial ballad well crafted with just the right amount of synth beats and electric guitar, inviting us to take a leap for an adventure.




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moodoïd "Heavy Metal Be Bop 2"


Today was the release of Moodoïd ep " Heavy Metal Be Bop2". The track may be subject to criticism, though I see it as masterful way to combining deferent genres and creating a beautiful nightmare; mixing jazz with psychedelic, if you are faint of heart this track will not be your friend (nor will be the video).

 


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Trails and Ways " Skeletons"

Trails and Ways is back with a brand new track and a fresh new sound with their track Skeletons. The track will be part of their upcoming album Pathology out on June 6th on Barsuk  Records. Although this track features a heavier synth, what truly attracts me about Trails and Way is the way they make everything sound so organic.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Astronauts, etc. " I Know"

This is a great departure for Astronauts, etc. usual sound who are better known for an electronic sound; however I must admit although in their new tack I Know they engage in 70's revival, the sound is quite natural and better fitting. According to the e-mail, the song was recorded with a live band but analog produced, which I think it gives a very fresh sound.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fossa " Five Day"

London band Fossa will be releasing their EP. Sea of Skies on April 20th and they've sent the debut track Five Days for our listening enjoyment. The track Five Days tells the story of falling in love though a five day period; it utilizes classical sounds like guitar with some electronic undertones, which create a well subdued story telling environment, with melancholic undertones.

Tove Styrke " Ego (Bearson Remix)"

Swedish artist Tove Styrke is getting ready to have an excellent week, starting with her television debut on Wednesday's Late Night with Seth Myers, followed by some amazing shows in SXSW (Hype Hotel, Nylon party, Neon Gold Party). Today I received a remix of her track Ego by producer Bearson, and I'm also including her SXSW calendar.

Following her appearance on Seth Meyers, Tove will make her SXSW debut with a variety of showcase performances in Austin.
March 19th       Flood Magazine                       Cedar Street @ 2:00 PM    
March 19th       Neon Gold – New Shapes       Red Eyed Fly @ 3:45 PM
March 19th       Nylon Magazine Showcase     The W Hotel @ 5:30 PM
March 20th       Communion Showcase            St. David’s Church @ 7:45 PM
March 21st       Vitalic Noise Party                    Brew Exchange @ 5:30 PM
March 21st       Hype Hotel                                1100 E. 5th St (Fader Fort) @ 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lung Dart "B OK"

 

 Lug Dart sent over their latest release B. OK which is part of their upcoming EP, Ebbs  that is to be released on April 27th. Their track B. Ok is a melancholic electronic track incorporating sounds form different places and situations around London.
 



Friday, February 20, 2015

Andrea Balency " Waterfalls"


Andrea Balecy's new EP is coming out March 16th, but today I received her latest single Waterfalls.  The track is a electronic combination of samples as she is well known for; Balency is better known for her track Never Been Alone, but I feel this track runs more organically.




Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Summer Heart "Beat of Your Heart"

Swedish one man band David Alexander just released his single Beat Of Your Heart under the moniker of Summer Heart. His EP will be released April 6th and will be called, Thinking of u, from where the track is taken.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Champs " Desire"

Champs have just released the video for their track Desire. This track will be part of their upcoming album on VAMALA out on February 23rd. Personally I'm not crazy about their voice, it reminds me of Tegan and Sarah, but the truth is that Desire is a very nice track and the whole band repertoire is quite amazing.



Unnveig Aas " How Long Must a Woman Mourn "

Norwegian singer Unnveig Aas sent over her track, How Long Must a Woman Mourn.  The track is a haunting folk track mixing electronic elements maintaining the somber tone, and fragileness. Unnveig is making a splash in Europe and is hoping to make a splash here too.