BØRNS - 10,000 Emerald Pools

Alex on November 12 2014

Something tells me we can expect hear a ton more from BØRNS. With a Portugal The Man base and a dash of poppy synth it's undeniably a hit recipe for a popular band. Their EP, Candy, gives off the same vibes as MGMT and Passion Pits early work - while we all know those bands are just completely relevant these days we can't deny their early work was spot on.

Basically what I'm saying is - when BØRNS is playing Madison Square Garden and you ask me to go see the show I'll say "We posted them like 2 and half years ago get with the times."

Buscabulla - Caer

chris on November 10 2014

I can't speak the language, so i just repeat to the beat... you're a babe, you're a babe, you're a babe, babe babe babe yeeeee. I do know that the duo are Brooklyn based Puerto Rican's and their EP was produced by Dev Hynes, who can apparently do no wrong. Except I thought I saw you in a Starbucks the other day buddy. If that's correct, me and you need to sort some shit out.

Glass Candy - Beautiful Object

chris on November 07 2014

A word to the wise. Always keep up with the label, Italians Do it Better. Jonny Jewel, founder of IDIB and Glass Candy the Chromatics, is insanely talented. He is constantly putting out work that has that future 80s vibe.

Deers - Between Cans

Alex on November 05 2014

Last night - woke myself up at around 2am with the constant chorus of "baby baby baby" going through my head. It was Madrid based based Deers latest single Between Cans. I can't say I was mad, but I wasn't very happy - droning lo-fi Spanish chicks yelling isn't exactly a lullaby.

Kevin Morby - Parade

chris on November 04 2014

Kevin has a wonderfully full sound complete with Dylan-esque voice. He sounds lonely, but not in a bad way. In a comforting way. When you feel like this, you get your best thinking done. This is molting music.

Yumi Zouma - It Feels Good To Be Around (feat. Air France)

Alex on October 31 2014

Karlsson and Markstedt of Air France come out of retirement for one last track - which is oddly enough a tribute track to Air France.. I feel like there's an Xzibit meme somewhere in here.

I remember when I first discovered Air France as a young lad in Brooklyn (picture a late 19th century paper boy), I was still getting my feet wet in the big city. I thought I was really cool asking people if they've heard of Air France already knowing they hadn't. "Dude you should totally check out Air France on my music blog I just started." Fast forward enough years to make me feel old and I'm posting this so that my listeners can ask their friends if they've heard of Yumi Zouma.

left as rain - breeding music snobbery and listening supremacy since 2007.

Flake Music - Spanway Hits

chris on October 30 2014

Clueless for halloween once again. Not Alicia Silverstone in a schoolgirl outfit, but rather I have no idea and taking it down to the wire. This track is pre-shins. The drummer of Flake Music actually started The Shins as a side project. Imagine that.

Owls - A Drop of Blood

chris on October 28 2014

I think this album is Primus meets Pavement meets Vampire Weekend. Quite a combo. I do really enjoy the heavy tracks quite a bit, hints this selection from their upcoming album Two. There is an overwhelming surplus of whispery pansy and noise music at the moment. Hey man, how would you classify your music?... I'd say, synth surf with a touch of whispery pansy. I just threw up a little bit. Owls on the other hand, has balls. The name is actually kinda counter intuitive because it sounds like a free spirited crafting duo that has knitting circles on tuesday nights. HEY! today is tuesday, who wants to go? I could use a new doily.

Midlake - It's Going Down

chris on October 27 2014

I'm coming correct today with real music lover's music. Starting it off with a track from Midlake's 2013 reincarnation album, Antiphon. Even though their sound slightly changed, they continue to deliver that Middle English slash Middle Earth vibe. Take the title Antiphon, which is a short verse sung after a prayer, usually in the form of Gregorian chant. Whenever I listen to Midlake, I picture people riding horseback through dark forests in hooded cloaks. It's a good look I must say.

Milky Chance - Running

Alex on October 24 2014

Stumbled across this track while watching jiu jitsu highlight of all things. It would seem this style of electronic influenced poppy folk is really taking off, another solid example of this sound would be Vance Joy and his popular single - Riptide. Needless to say stumbling upon this song was a pleasant surprise and a nice change of pace from the constant drone of "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor."