December 31, 2012

Pretty Heart


Pretty Heart is pop noire from Perrysburg, Ohio. Behind this cutesy name is the now 19-year old Morgan Holliger who began making music using her laptop when she was only 16. She's released two EPs so far: "Blood/Body" and "Half Asleep". Go grab her stuff over at Bandcamp.



December 29, 2012

Waterbaby


London-sister Martha and Jessica Kilpatrick sing about "love, hate, madness and dreams" and describe their music as "choral punk". They go under the name Waterbaby and have been compared to the sounds of Austra, Zola Jesus and Grimes. Personally, they make me think of Kate Bush. And that's always enough of a reason to stick around, really. Have a listen and judge for yourself.





December 19, 2012

Best 20 Albums of 2012

My personal favorites from the past year.

20. DIIV - Oshin


19. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur - Trouble


18. Frankie Rose - Interstellar


17. Visions of Trees - Visions of Trees


16. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It


15. Chromatics - Kill for Love


14. Beach House - Bloom


13. Wild Nothing - Nocturne


12. John Talabot - Fin


11. Slow Magic - Triangle


10. Holy Other - Held


9. Cat Power - Sun


8. Bat for Lashes - Haunted Man


7. Crystal Castles - (III)


6. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave


5. Purity Ring - Shrines


4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor! - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!


3. How to Dress Well - Total Loss


2. The XX - Coexist


1. Grimes - Visions


December 18, 2012

Wintercoats

Melbourne-multi-instrumentalist James Wallaces will release a new EP titled Heartful in the beginning of 2013. Here's the first taste off the EP. I personally loved the debut EP Sketches so if you haven't listened to that one yet, I recommend you do!

December 16, 2012

Trust



Here's the video-fication of "Heaven" from Trust's debut album TRST.

December 14, 2012

Chlöe Howl


Chlöe Howl is a 17 year old redhead who's already made her debut on the electro-pop scene with this cute single No Strings. Keep in mind that Robyn was around that age when she made her debut...

December 12, 2012

Brolin

Brolin is a self-taught guy whose music reminds me quite a lot of Youth Lagoon. However, Brolin's voice sets the two apart, so do check him out! Lovely dreamy music. Keep him in mind.



The Knife

It's been 7 years since The Knife released their latest studio album (Silent Shout, that is. We're not counting the Tomorrow, In a Year opera). A lot of us had probably given up hope that they'd ever make a comeback, so it comes as an awesome surprise that they're releasing a new album early next year! The band's comment to this is as follows:

Music can be so meaningless. We had to find lust. We asked our friends and lovers to help us.

Meanwhile, enjoy the mysterious teaser to their new album.

December 5, 2012

December 4, 2012

Elliphant



I am obsessed with this track from Swedish MC/pop-powerhouse Elliphant! They're expected to release an EP in January and I'm thinking it's something to look out for. Especially if you're in need of something that'll lighten up the the winter darkness.

November 30, 2012

Röyksopp

It's been quite a while since we heard something from Röyksopp. To be honest, I almost forgot about them, so this new song was a lovely surprise!

November 25, 2012

Chromatics

New song from Chromatics. I looove Chromatics.



Incan Abraham

Memory Tapes

To precede his EP Grace/Confusion out next month, Memory Tapes gives us this 25-minute-mix.

November 24, 2012

Dream Curtain

It's not too surprising that Dream Curtain (who, by the way, are from Stockholm) create shoegazy dreampop music considering... well, the name. Have a listen for yourself.



November 20, 2012

Sebastien Schuller

Friend of the night, that's who I am. This song is called "Nightlife" and it'll be perfect for my post-evening-shift-bus-rides.

Bayou

Bayou, who are you? Some mystery act, of the smooth electronic kind. Nonetheless, this is the debut single and I must say, I'm intrigued.

November 19, 2012

Iberia

Um, how about another Swedish act? Iberia are Maja Mathé Milner and Alexander Palmestål, the duo that just the other day released this fantastic dreamy electronic pop track on Hybris.

November 17, 2012

Kate Boy

Kate Boy is yet another "exciting new Swedish pop act", a secretive one, heavily influenced by the synthpop of The Knife's Deep Cuts and voice-wise sounding a lot (and I mean a lot) like Malin Dahlström from Niki & The Dove. No one really seems to know more than that, at the moment. I guess time will tell. Nonetheless, this video is directed by The Sound of Arrows. The song itself? Ridiculously catchy, and especially awesome around 2:30.

Blackbird Blackbird


New track from Blackbird Blackbird!

Postiljonen

Stockholm-based Postiljonen's latest track is - cleary - a remake of Whitney Houston's "How will I know?" And if you ask me, it's genius.
 

November 10, 2012

El Perro Del Mar


I suggest you stream El Perro Del Mar's album Pale Fire, officially out on November 13th. I also recommend listening to it post-midnight!

November 9, 2012

Death Ledger

Death Ledger is Birthday Girls' Kevin Donnelly's solo experiment and, seriously, when I heard the track "White Wine" it was love at first listen. But then again, how could I not fall for his glitchy, bass-heavy perfect-for-night-time tracks? Head over to his Soundcloud and listen for yourself.

November 5, 2012

Teen Daze

Ah, finally! Teen Daze The Inner Mansions is streamable! As for myself, I'm hooked about two seconds into the first track. The album is officially out on Tuesday Nov 6th.

November 1, 2012

Crystal Castles

"Affection" is the name of latest track to be let go off Crystal Castles' forthcoming album III . It might actually be my favorite out of the three tracks we've heard from the album so far ("Plague", "Wrath of God", "Affection"). The album is out Nov 12th and I'm so extremely excited.

HEALTH

HEALTH's "Tears" has been used as the soundtrack to this haunting shortfilm directed by David Altobelli and Jeff Desom. I'm thinking zombie toddlers isn't a bad idea for a Halloween outfit...

October 29, 2012

Chromatics

Enjoy this new up-beat track from Chromatics!

Four Tet + Jamie XX

Recently Four Tet remixed "Angels" off Coexist, the latest album from the XX. Now Jamie XX has returned the favor and remixed Four Tet's latest single "Lion".

October 20, 2012

El Perro Del Mar + Saint Etienne

El Perro Del Mar's latest single "Walk on By" got remixed by lovely Saint Etienne.

The Weeknd




On November 13th The Weeknd will be releasing his debut album Trilogy, a package of remastered versions of his three projects House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence. Trilogy will contain 30 tracks, including three new ones: "Twenty Eight", "Valerie" and "'Til Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)". A couple of weeks ago he released the video to "Rolling Stones" off of Thursday and this week we get a video for the remastered version of "Wicked Games" from House of Balloons. Absolutely love it all.

October 17, 2012

Halls

If you, like me, enjoy moody, downbeat electronic beats, you should sit back and listen to Ark of London-producer Halls. Amazing debut album, if you ask me.

Toro Y Moi


Have a listen to this fantastic first track off Toro Y Moi's forthcoming LP Anything in Return. The LP is expected to be released in January.

Bon Iver

One of my absolute favorite tracks off the latest Bon Iver album now has a video!

October 16, 2012

The XX

The official video for "Chained" is quite beautiful.

October 14, 2012

Sigur Rós

Yup, I still get shivers when I listen to Sigur Rós. Here's the video to the song "Daudalogn" off their latest album Valtari. Nude man in the nature.

CFCF + Austra

Every year, the artists behind the Canadian indie label Paper Bag get together to cover one classic album. This year they covered David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Two of my favorite so-called newcomers - CFCF and Austra - teamed up to cover "Soul Love". Quite a fantastic cover, if you ask me. Have a listen, and judge for yourself.


October 13, 2012

Purity Ring + Danny Brown

By now, you should all be aware of my obsession with Purity Ring. The track "Belispeak" is probably my favorite off the near-perfect debut album Shrines. I came across this re-work, and I won't deny that I want to hear it on every single dance floor this fall.

S O H N

S O H N (pronounced Sonn) is a mysterious new electronic artist who recently provided us with the tracks "Oscillate" and "Warnings" (download them for free here). In a few weeks he'll release the official 12" The Wheel. Have a listen to the title track right here, and grab the whole thing over at the brand new label Aesop.

Baby Hide

Matt Hornick is a Toronto-based artist who for the past year or so has been creating ambient music under the name Baby Hide. Listen to some of his tunes here, and if it appeals to your ears - head over to his Soundcloud for the rest.



October 12, 2012

Taken By Trees

Soft Decay


Soft Decay is a German lo-fi dreamwave band with clear influences from the synth-pop/new wave scene of the 80's. I suggest you get their two singles here!

September 14, 2012

Alt-J

Sjukt snygg video till låten Fitzpleasure från debutalbumet An Awesome Wave.

September 13, 2012

Bat for Lashes

Nytt smakprov ifrån Bat for Lashes kommande album The Haunted Man  som släpps officiellt 15/10!

September 11, 2012

How to Dress Well

Kan du inte heller vänta längre på det officiella släppet av How to Dress Wells nya album Total Loss? Streama det då här!

September 2, 2012

Holy Other

Holy Other släpper sin debutplatta Held. Det är mörkt, ödsligt, stämningsfullt. Med andra ord precis så som jag vill att musik ska vara. Oerhört vackert. Lyssna in er på följande spår omedelbart.



September 1, 2012

Chairlift

Chairlift gör en japansk version av låten "I belong in your arms".
Kommentarer i överflöd. Det här är så jäkla bra.

Chad Valley

Chad Valley släpper sitt debutalbum Young Hunger i slutet på oktober. Med på första singeln nedan hör vi Glasser. Det ryktas om att albumet även gästas av Active Child, El Perro Del Mar och Twin Shadow.

Heatherwood

Heatherwood är vacker drömpop skapad av Maksim och Darya ifrån den ryska staden Novosibirsk. Deras debut-EP "Fyr" kan laddas hem helt gratis och lagligt här.

 

August 21, 2012

Grimes

Jag trodde väl aldrig att jag skulle bli pepp över en trailer till en musikvideo... Men den dagen är tydligen här.

August 8, 2012

Kisses

Kisses ger oss här första smakprovet ifrån deras kommande album! Pepp!

Kisses - Funny Heartbeat

August 2, 2012

Washed Out

Jamie XX

Den här versionen av Holly Mirandas "Slow Burn Treason" är så bra att jag med all säkerhet kommer vara fullkomligt nöjd med att enbart lyssna på den här låten idag.

 

July 28, 2012

Jessie Ware

Kan inte annat än älska Jessie Ware. Sjukt vacker röst. Jag får för fan gåshud av den här låten. Känns som en låt jag kommer sjunga till framför spegeln med hårborsten i högsta hugg... Alltså, inte för att jag gör sådant... Jag är asball.

Bat for Lashes


Det var ett tag sedan vi hörde någonting ifrån Bat for Lashes, men i oktober släpps det nya albumet The Haunted Man. Här har vi videon till första singeln "Laura". Att jag får massor av Kate Bush-associationer av Natasha är enbart positivt.

The XX

Ingen har väl missat The XX nya singel "Angels". Så himla fin, tycker jag. Om ni nu mot förmodan skulle ha missat den så får ni här originalversionen samt en grym remix på låten.


The xx - Angels

The xx - Angels (Andrea Remix)

June 28, 2012

Cristallin

Cristallin (Simon Cristallin) med låten "Grand Combin". Fy fan så fint det låter.

June 21, 2012

Stars


Stars släpper nytt i september! Här har vi första smakprovet från albumet The North.

June 19, 2012

El Perro Del Mar



Åh, gillar verkligen El Perro Del Mars nya låt. Lite mindre ren och skär bubbelgummig pop, lite mer The Knife-igt. I approve!

Twin Shadow

June 16, 2012

Best Coast

Shells + Torches


Shells är brittiska electronica-artisten Khalid Rafique. Här ger han oss en grym jävla remix på Torches singel "Sky blue & ivory"! Bör fixas hem omedelbart.

World Tour


World Tour släppte ju en fantastisk debut-EP i början av året.
Här har ni deras senaste skapelse. Bortsett från när de sjunger titeln så är låten så jävla vacker att det gör lite ont i mig. Hade inte gjort mig något om den var helt och hållet instrumental.



Jag säger bara... Cascine. De tycks inte kunna lansera något annat än grymma artister. Men så är jag ju en sucker för drömpop.

June 9, 2012

CocoRosie

Ny video till senaste singeln ifrån finaste CocoRosie.

Simian Ghost



Från albumet Youth som ni bl. a hittar här.

The Embassy


Första smakprovet ifrån The Embassys nya skiva som släpps senare i år!

June 6, 2012

Iamamiwhoami

Museum of Bellas Artes


MoBA är tillbaka och är på gång med sin första fullängdare! Medan vi väntar på det kan vi lyssna på denna fina lilla singel, som släpps via Force Majeure den 13/6.

June 5, 2012

Chromatics



Älskar Chromatics. Här har vi videon till "These streets will never look the same" från senaste albumet Kill for Love.

June 3, 2012

May 31, 2012

May 30, 2012

M83

Blood Diamonds + Grimes

Los Angeles-baserade popartisten Blood Diamonds spelade nyligen in en låt tillsammans med självaste Claire Boucher! Here you go!

Paper Hearts

May 23, 2012

Teen Daze



Ny video till Teen Daze underbara låt "Treten".

May 22, 2012

Woodkid

Ni minns Woodkids video till låten "Iron"? Kanske förra årets snyggaste video. Här kommer i alla fall en ny video till singeln "Run Boy Run". Finnes med på debutalbumet The Golden Age som släpps i höst och bör peppas för!

Teengirl Fantasy

May 15, 2012

Bear in Heaven



Video till Bear in Heavens "Sinful Nature".

Gold Panda

Gold Panda ger oss här hela två nya låtar i form av Mountain och Financial District. Släppt som 7" via Ghostly.

Florence + The Machine



Florence har tydligen bidragit med en låt till filmen Snow White and the Huntsman. Nyligen blev den till video.

May 12, 2012

Modeselektor + Thom Yorke

Modeselektor och Thom Yorke slår ännu en gång ihop sig, och det blir såklart hur bra som helst. Låten heter "This".

May 10, 2012

Giraffage



Ja tack.

Kuhrye-oo

Calvin McElroy, som bl. a är med i Grimes turnerande band, är mannen bakom detta projekt vid namn Kuhrye-oo. Videon till låten "For the Fame II" är ett samarbete mellan Calvin och självaste Claire Boucher. Som ni ser är Claire såklart även med i videon, dansandes på en kyrkogård. Något annat - eller sämre - hade jag inte förväntat mig av henne.

Iamamiwhoami



Iamamiwhoami levererar ännu en snygg video. Låten "Rascal" - håll till godo!

Grimes

:D :D :D :D

May 9, 2012

M83 vs Men at Work

Den här gjorde min dag. Därmed delar jag med mig!

May 8, 2012

Xiu Xiu


Grymma låten "Honey suckle" ifrån senaste albumet Always, nu som video!

CocoRosie

Ny singel ifrån CocoRosie! Låten ger mig väldigt mycket triphop-vibbar. Inget fel i det!