Stream: Zella Day – “East Of Eden” (Carousel Remix)

August 1, 2014 No comments yet

Zella Day has often left me pop-struck with her combination of Misterwives’ folk-power meets underworld crunching hooks. Today her latest spit-fire single “East of Eden” gets a remix courtesy of Carousel. Taking her original menacing melody deep into the trenches of their electr0-charged bi-costal vibes, the remix is a sun-soaked wave of shimmering synths fated to wash up on your […]

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Stream: Carla – “Heart Trips”

July 31, 2014 No comments yet

“You’ll go out at night and she’ll trip your heart up. Is loving what she really wants?” If you have to ask, the answer is probably “no” which is exactly the answer Carla delivers. Of course when the Liverpool foursome deliver the bad news, they deliver it through pep-induced guitar-driven riffs dressed up in electronically playful beats fated […]

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Stream: Island Fox – “Come With Me”

July 31, 2014 No comments yet

Faceless London artist Island Fox arrives today breathing new life into gentle electronics. Mending an immense stratosphere of synths with tender female vocals, Island Fox sinks in like a breathless marriage between the dramatic big-voice of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid and the sparse atmospherics of Mononoke in a crystalline synth-pop dream to sweep you away. It’s a devastatingly beautiful release that […]

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Stream: Dead Times – “Every Moment”

July 31, 2014 1 comment

“You’re all mine after all.” I’ve missed you Dead Times. Last we heard from Dead Times was 2013 tracks “Baby” and “Inner Gold” but today the LA R&B future duo return with a track destined to make you feel “Every moment.”A charge of heatseeking percussion paves the way for members  Calvin Markus & Travis Bunn to swoop in on a […]

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Video: Lana Del Rey – “Ultraviolence”

July 30, 2014 No comments yet

Lana Del Rey has released the video for her album’s title track and my favorite song off her LP “Ultraviolence.” Featuring a bridal Lana strained through a retro lens that would make any nostalgia-filter instagram obsessed millennial salivate, Lana takes us through those few moments around speaking her vows. It’s a warm video for a song that touches […]

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STREAM: JESSIE J & ARIANA GRANDE FEAT. NICKI MINAJ – “BANG BANG”

July 28, 2014 No comments yet

Where’s all my soul sisters? Lemme hear ya’ll flow sisters… Three of the most relevant names in Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B have teamed up to give us the 2k14 equivalent of  “Lady Marmalade.” “Bang Bang” has Jessie J and Ariana Grande vocally battling it out like two college girls vying for the Christina Aguilera verse in their sorority’s karaoke […]

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Video: DWNTWN – “Heroine”

July 25, 2014 No comments yet

“Coulda been your heroin. Didn’t know how to tell you then.” Los Angeles-based DWNTWN first caught my ear with their dreamy ooze of synth-pop in “Stood Me Up” off their debut EP Red Room. Today the band lead on a more vulnerable note. Promising to release their next video once their self-titled EP hit 500K streams on […]

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