Stream: XUL ZOLAR – “ILAJALY”

October 1, 2014 No comments yet

Xul Zolar’s founding members Ronald Rottel and Marin Geier met way back in 2011, bonding over a mutual love of The Smiths and Talking Heads that brought them together before finding drummer Christian Medgett as the last necessary piece to the puzzle. Today the Cologne, Germany three-piece arrive as the newest European export fated to make your ears melt. […]

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Stream: Ásgeir – “King And Cross” (Dot Major Remix)

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

Icelandic singer- songwriter Ásgeir makes sweeping electronic folk with a debut album that earned him instantaneous adoration at home, subsequently winning him Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Newcomer among other awards at the February Iceland Music Awards. The album’s lead single “King And Cross” is a grand offering of indie folk where the electronic glitch of James Blake meets Bon […]

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Download: Ánders – “You Didn’t Need My Love”

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

“You didn’t need my love so don’t start now.” 23 year old Swiss-Australian singer songwriter Ánders had me at “You Didn’t Need My Love.” Like Jaymes Young’s folktronica counterpart, “You Didn’t Need My Life” sinks in to a sweet spot where brooding brute force and gently revered guitar meet to fill a slow-burning hole with endless hints of charming dark-tinged […]

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Stream: Halsey – “Hurricane”

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

“I like em crazy.”  An obsession with one “Ghost” was enough to make me need to catch Halsey five months ago at New York’s The Westway. Between an undeniable presence and candor twisted into these big hooks, it was was obvious Halsey was fated for big things. Immediately, I wanted more. When news broke she had signed to Astralwerks/Capitol Records, I knew it wouldn’t […]

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Stream: Jaymes Young – Habits Of My Heart EP + Pictures from MJF Presents

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

“I’ll be good for all the times I never could.” Jaymes Young has a habit for enveloping poetry in a blanket of woozy, nostalgic R&B, kneading and massaging the tension until it’s all worked out. Jaymes has explained his approach to songwriting is always lyrics first, then music. “My belief is that emotion is the strongest thing. You […]

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Stream: Montgomery – “Piñata”

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

“Crack me open like you used to.” Queensland singer Montgomery made a huge internet splash with the release of her release “War Cry”earlier this month. Today the somewhat mysterious artist arrives with her follow up in “Piñata.” On a backbone of rigged synths, Montgomery fills the space with a soft surge of her voice, unfurling her longing […]

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Album Stream: Tove Lo – Queen Of The Clouds

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

Today Tove Lo’s HIGHly anticipated debut album Queen Of The Clouds is out and with it the coronation of the greatest new pop star of 2014. With the release of “Love Ballad” and hook-heavy jam “Out Of Mind” flying disturbingly under the radar in 2012, the Swedish songstress finally caused her first musical uproar with the release of “Habits” in 2013 […]

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Stream: Låpsley – “Falling Short”

September 30, 2014 No comments yet

Låpsley stunned our ears early January this year with the ambient “Station” and soon after “Painter (Valentine)” but she returns finally with the quietly triumphant “Falling Short.” Glossy vocals tuck themselves into a bed of sparse electronics to create an alluringly gentle blanket of fragile feels that would make Sampha swoon. This is what adult lullabies are made of. Listen […]

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Stream: Chris Malinchak – “Happiness” (feat. MNEK)

September 25, 2014 No comments yet

“You’re a vision of beautiful.” The only thing better than a new original track from NYC producer Chris Malinchak is a new track featuring the honey glazed vocals of MNEK. With the blistering beat of a Disclosure track that has been saturated in a boil of simmering synths, “Happiness” is a slow-burning heartbreaker that could light a torch in the darkest of bars until you’re […]

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Video: Mansions On The Moon – “Somewhere Else Tonight”

September 25, 2014 No comments yet

Diplo and N.E.R.D. collaborators return with the video for their latest song (and greatest offering yet) “Somewhere Else Tonight.” Set in an inter-dimensional party sphere, the video features two best friends taking on an alien rave and fire-breathing monster against a hazy gush of serotonin synths sun-kissed to perfection by the band’s new California home. Vocalist/guitarist Ted Wendler explained […]

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