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Friday, May 25, 2012

Purity Ring

So far, I have loved everything this Canadian electronic indie pop duo has produced. Purity Ring is a mix of hip-hop beats with indie synths and vocals.

Their first studio album "Shrines" is set to be released on July 24th, 2012 off Last Gang Records.
Until then, enjoy their first single off the album -"Obedear" and some of their other tracks:

The track that originally got me hooked:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Maccabees

The Maccabees are an indie rock group out of South London, England. Their most recent album Given to the Wild is killer; with songs full of echoing vocals, thick bass and trance-like synths — all adding to a dreamy vibe. I can't dream enough.

Watch the recently released video for their song "Went Away":

Also, take a listen to the BBC live lounge recording of their song "Child", one of my favorites off the album:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

new* fthrsn

fthrsn is out with a new track for the start of the summer; a light track with some heavy breathing. take a listen!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Of Monsters and Men

Been meaning to blog about these guys for a while; Of Monsters and Men is a six piece indie folk pop band all the way from Iceland. Their debut album My Head is An Animal released in the US on April 3rd, 2012 is nearly flawless. The cohesive blend of lead singers Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Raggi Þórhallsson soft voices gently lie across a stitching of acoustic threads that build up to create a more complex rock sound. The clarity of their vibrant lyrics and chants are sure to have you singing along.

Maybe you have already heard their first single "Little Talks", here's their performance of it on KEXP radio:

I 'love love love' this song:

Perhaps my favorite tune on the album is "Lakehouse"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Elle King

Elle King is a 22-year-old indie acoustic folk singer who carries the soul of an 85-year-old man. That may seem like an odd statement to make of this bleach blonde blued eyed leather-jacket wearing badass type, but just one listen to her song "No One Can Save You" and you will fully understand the metaphor. King's lyrics scream an honesty that is only championed by her scratchy yet feminine voice. Every song I've heard by this girl seems uncomfortably personable, captivating my soul in the same way performing them seems to captivate her own.


King's song "Good to Be A Man" casts a dim light on King's background, growing up as a rebellious teen in New York City, her relationship with her comedian/actor father, and the lessons she learned along the way.