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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MP3: Olivver – “Lucy” (Skizzy Mars Remix)

July 24, 2014 No comments yet

“I don’t face facts. I face joints.” LATE NIGHT SNACK ALERT. Skizzy Mars went and remixed Olivver’s “Lucy” to jumpstart your weekend. With an assist from producer Michael Keenan, Skizzy trades the lo-fi California Drive vibes for a throbbing pop pulse that beats with the heart of Olivver while teleporting him to the east coast. Where the original is a pool party in the […]

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Video: G-Eazy: “I Mean It”/”Far Alone” [Live on Late Night With Seth Meyers, 7.23.14]

July 24, 2014 No comments yet

G-Eazy has found home on Mostly Junk Food before I was even on Mostly Junk Food. Since 2010 with “Waspy,” G-Eazy’s self-produced rap has infiltrated the ears of our writers and the pages of this website. Most recently, “Far Alone,” “Let’s Get Lost,” “I Mean It,” and a feature on Jez Dior’s “Old No. 7” were all part […]

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Stream: Olivver – “Attica ’71″ (Tapioca and The Flea Remix)

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

On the heels of the announcement that Olivver will be making his live debut on the last night of Maudlin Strangers’ month-long residency at LA’s Bootleg Theater alongside Tapioca and the Flea in a night sponsored by yours truly, the OC-based band have remixed his single “Attica ’71.” Trading bluesy stamps and percolating percussion for sinister synths […]

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Video: Lovelife – “Nova”

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

“I’m falling in love again.” “Do you always disappear?” he texted. And with that began my favorite Lovelife video to date. Following the release last week of their super “Nova” comeback single, Lovelife quickly treats us to an accompanying video fated to shatter your teenage dreams into a million little pieces. The video features a love-struck […]

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Stream: Years & Years – “Breathe” (Blu Cantrell Cover)

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

“We need to let it breathe.” No music lover can ever forget Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul’s early 00′s instant-jam “Breathe” (or the accompanying ice blue-inspired video). Today Years & Years unleashes their official cover of the song that they have long been performing live for the world to hear before it’s released as part of their forthcoming debut EP. […]

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Video: Oslo Parks – “Twin”

July 23, 2014 No comments yet

Brighton UK’s Oslo Parks hits all the right notes of crystalline pop on their debut single “Twin.” It’s Dev Hynes cozying up to Metronomy, whispering synths in your ear on a balmy summer night set to a lo-fi filter of heated grooves and savory electronics that make you wish the night could last just a little bit longer. Today, Oslo Parks […]

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MP3: Smallpools – “Killer Whales”

July 22, 2014 No comments yet

Smallpools follow up the huge news of their fall North American headline tour with Magic Man and Panama Wedding with the release of a new song “Killer Whales.” Picking up where they last left off with their burst of effusive electro-pop self-titled 2013 EP, the Captain Cuts-produced “Killer Whales” cannonballs back into their large pool of shimmering, shiny pop, splashing […]

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Stream: Young Rising Sons – Self-Titled EP

July 22, 2014 No comments yet

It’s no secret to me why Young Rising Sons’ debut was called “High.” The moment that first wistful whistle soaked my ears, I was caught up in the swirling undertow of those glossy vocals, beach-touseled melody and ear-crushing chorus that pounded down on my ears with unabated abandon, seamlessly transporting me to that place of incandescent childhood memories […]

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