Miguel/Cashmere Cat rmx
Miguel - Do You [Cashmere Cat remix]
After nearly 2 months of heavy work related antics, including two trans-continental business trips, we’re back.
Marika Hackman - Bath is Black
Phoria - Red
IYES - Glow
Young Galaxy - Pretty Boy
Painted Zeros are a three piece rock band from NYC. Made up of Katie Lau, Andy Dymond and Jared Kaner the band have played a string of shows in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the U.S.’s north-east. I first heard the track Palm Tree and I have been hooked ever since. For me it sounded like taking a power washer to the mundane and I have used it as a benchmark when listening to other bands ever since.
Now they are back with 3 new tracks which you can (and should) listen to below.
Call Back, // and Masochist manage to sit above the usual dreamy and reverb drenched crowd and deliver enticing results which in itself is a thing of beauty. I might be getting carried away but I don’t think I am so listen for yourself.
Here’s a nice equation for you.
Big in Japan + Katrina Ford from Celebration = Mt Royal.
The combination of fuzzy bass, space-plated guitar tones and Katrina’s vocal make this track fizz to life. I can’t wait to have a warm day so I can boom this from my roof terrace and turn North London into The Beta Band scene from High Fidelity.
A fixture on my playlist of late and it looks like I’m not the only one. Great Pagans have been riding the waves of murmurs resonating from their Great Pagans EP released on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records at the end of last year. One of many promising exports from the UK’s south coast collective. They travel to London in February.
‘Ghost’ was one of the first tracks I blogged about last year and this live version is somehow even more mesmerising. The biggest disappointment about this band is that I won’t get to see them until they come to the UK. If there is any peeps state-side, please go see these guys.
New track ‘Gold’ is filled with a big beat, crunchy pianos and beautiful vocal melody. Man, I fucking love this band.
Head back a year and Bondax were just writing tracks in their bedrooms but after really breaking it last year, 2013 holds big things for the duo. They released their new single ‘Gold’ earlier this month and are in the studio working on their debut album. More big things to come from these boys.
Roll on summer.
It’s so close to payday but alas, it’s Music Monday.
Gabriel Bruce - Cars Not Leaving
Tourist - Tonight
Wildlife - Born to Ruin
The new Salt Ashes track is Gold by name, Gold by nature. Produced by Cruelty, this Brightonian’s newest track is so ridiculously good I’ve had it on repeat for the most part of the weekend. With vocal flairs of Niki & The Dove and production style similar to Nicolas Jaar mixed with 80’s poly synth, this is scored as a big fucking yus.
I’m a real sucker for downtempo-icy-piano-spacey music and Wanderhouse deliver big style. The duo is made up of Marie Moreshead [singer] and Dr. Rosen Rosen [Producer] and hail from Los Angeles. Judging by the style of ‘Sugar’, this could be a massive year for them.
They’ve got some other corkers on their page, but still trying to get over this one first.
I got a crush on Tough Love Records at the moment uploading two up-coming releases on their Soundcloud over the last week; Girls Names ‘Pittura Infamante’ and Cymbals ‘The Natural World’.
First of all, Girls Names.
The Belfast band hit the scene back in 2009, but are moving away from their surf indie roots into a much darker vibe; its a real nice ‘82 Manchester sound to it. I know what I mean.
‘The New Life’ will be release on February 18th.
Next up is Cymbals making a stunning entrance to 2013 with a peach of sparkly dance music aka ‘The Natural World. This song makes me look like a right dick, dance-walking to work [emphasising the synth riddims with hand movements] but hey, fuck you. It’s great.
‘The Natural World’ will be available to buy from 23rd January.
Out on 17th February on PMR Records, ‘White Noise’ is a collaboration from superstar duo Disclosure and Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge, taken from the duos forthcoming album.
Clocking over seven thousand plays in 30 minutes, expect this track to continue to rise as it is simply, a beaut.