Thursday, March 28, 2013

From Giants - "My Family Will Sing"

With the whistling, I keep expecting the new From Giants song to morph into this, but instead it's a slow-burner that promises fire when their new EP drops. Local album I'm most looking forward to in 2013.

Dems - "Desire"

Filtering through a bunch of emails and (re)discovered a submission from UK trio Dems that came in a few weeks ago. This is a pretty beautiful cut for fans of James Blake and the electr&b crowd like inc. and Rhye. "Desire" indeed.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

PURE X - "Someone Else"

When people say "you must be thinking of someone else" they're not talking about this song, but they should be. Kudos to TV Girl for putting me on to this dreamy little number.

The Reflections - "Disconnected (Gardens & Villa remix)"

"Disconnected" is like the exact opposite of Stereo MC's "Connected" in every way except for being great.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Junip - "Your Life, Your Call"

Junip just posted another cut from the self-titled album coming out on City Slang. It's not as instantly attention-getting as "Line Of Fire" but it's got a persistent bass-line and it'll win you over. Listen to "Your Life, Your Call" on Soundcloud.

Milla Brune - "Solitude"

No relation to Madame Sarkozy, this Belgian singer just came on my radar this morning when Alice Russell posted a twitpic of the two of them pre-concert. Brune is opening for Russell and when one of your favourite vocalists vouches for another singer you don't hesitate to check them out. I'm glad I did and after checking this live performance you'll be glad you did as well.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Usher and The Afghan Whigs live at SXSW

I need to carve out some time to watch this in its entirety. The little bit I've watched is spectacular. Just add this to the litany of reasons I wish I spent March in Austin.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

DENA - "Thin Rope"

"Back on the highway / overtaking your lane" is a line that could work in a diss track from a '94 rap album. But it is also golden when used as the hook for this new DENA cut.

Baths - "Miasma Sky"

The new Baths full-length Obsidian doesn't come out until May 28th, but you can bask under the Miasma Sky until then.

The Happy Unfortunate - "Listen to the Cosmos"

Winnipeg duo The Happy Unfortunate are back with some new ish. They may want you to listen to the cosmos, but I want you to listen to them.

Jonwayne - "Passing Fancies"

Love me some Jonwayne, and it ain't no passing fancy. But his song is.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Kacey Johansing - "Pinecone"

Listening to this, I feel like if Ingrid Gatin and Jill Barber had a music baby, it would be Kacey Johansing.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Four Tet - "For These Times"

It might be called "For These Times" but I'd say a new Four Tet joint is for all times. Love me some new Hebden.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bibio - A tout a l'heure

I though it meant "at all hours" but a search for a translation online indicates the title basically means "catch you later." You can catch Silver Wilkinson, the new LP from Bibio a little later, and after hearing this you'll want to. A tout a l'heure is available as a free download here.