For a chilled out indie electro rock pop experience and different from their previous releases in that the drums just kick so well, “Til Tomorrow” is the latest release from LA trio DWNTWN. “Til Tomorrow” is laid back and fun, can sway to it and the vocals are a new experience with both Robert and Jamie both singing almost alternating with the vocals in an interesting way.
Stream “Til Tomorrow”, which is the first single off the forthcoming DWNTWN EP coming out end of April.
With an amalgamation of lo-fi squelch, dreamy guitars and warping synths, Wunder Wunder is a true aural trip into the west coast sun. “Sure Stuck” provides a kaleidoscope of melodies, they provide the sonic colour and boldness that most music seems to forget.
Wunder Wunder is the creative conception of Australian music producers, Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant. After many years of producing and writing electronic music, the duo have given birth to a new project that adventures into their love of colourful psychedelic ’60s and ’70s pop.
Stream and download “Sure Stuck” below and make sure to keep an eye out on their upcoming releases.
“Sure Stack” reminds me of Arcade Fire (Reflektor edition), LCD Soundsystem and !!! (Chk chk chk) in how the song finishes.
ASTR performs a cover of Drake‘s “Hold On We’re Going Home”, a song I absolutely love. ENCORE! SESSIONS is the new and exciting music series brought to you exclusively by ABSOLUT & FORWARD. Shot in high definition, ENCORE! offers music fans a unique glimpse into the minds and meanderings of emerging talents. The live sessions are recorded twice a month at Le Baron Chinatown in New York.
ASTR performs tomorrow night with The Chain Gang of 1974 at The Echo, details here. Watch the sexy Drake cover below. (more…)
Tomorrow night will be a crazy good punk rock show featuring LA’s very own FIDLAR and rising local artists Cherry Glazerr and Isaac Rother & the Phantoms. Also London-based four-piece Cheatahs has also been added to the bill.
The showcase was curated by new Los Angeles curator Amoeba Music and will feature the smooth stylings of LA-based quintet Isaac Rother & The Phantoms, who harken back to an era when rock ‘n roll was simple, fun and dangerous. Meanwhile, LA trio Cherry Glazerr combines lo-fi shoegaze elements with relentless driving grooves. Fiery alt-rockers Cheatahs will celebrate the recent release of their self-titled debut album, which VICE named February’s Best Album of the Month. They’ll join headliners FIDLAR, who have a reputation for being one of the most exciting punk bands on the planet. I’ve seen FIDLAR before and they know how to rock out with lots of energy, creating a really fun raucous environment.
The show is just $3 with RSVP to redbullsoundselect.com and $12 without RSVPing. So if you have any interest, make sure to RSVP, especially since it’s at one of the most underrated music venues in LA, Echoplex!
Below, watch FIDLAR’s latest video, “Cocaine”, starring comedian/actor Nick Offerman pissing everywhere around LA.
Saturday night I saw one of the best performances of a DJ singing ever in Brooklyn’s Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison performing live at Echoplex. The only other DJ who also sang that possibly rivals how awesome of a performance I saw Saturday night might be that of Mystery Skulls back in October at Culture Collide Festival. (more…)
My favorite South African rapper Dean Risko is back with another gem, this time being featured on up-and-coming South African synthpop band The Illustrators latest release, “Young Kings”. It’s quite a catchy pop song that could easily get on the radio if it was put out by some major label electro pop band like Bastille, Capital Cities or CHRVCHES. If you close your eyes while listening to this song, you will think it’s a hit, hopefully it catches on in South Africa and here in the states.
Watch “Young Kings” below.
This past Friday, I was given the ultimate Echo Park music fan hall pass, I got all-access into two venues in one night, enjoying Scavenger Hunt upstairs at The Echo and Mt. Ossa, Body Parts, and Wildcat! Wildcat! downstairs at Echoplex. It was quite the night of good alternative dance pop music and I’ll try to recap what I enjoyed most below. (more…)
Australia indie electro pop band Strange Talk is back with a new song, titled “Young Hearts”, off their upcoming debut album, Cast Away (Pre Order), which I can’t wait to come out on April 29th. “Young Hearts” has their signature indie electro pop vibes that remind me of Cut Copy, Empire Of The Sun and Passion Pit, acts that Strange Talk will reach in popularity once their debut drops and their worldwide touring begins. This band is built for stardom and ever since I saw them at The Satellite back in November, I’ve been dying to hear more new releases from them.
Stream “Young Hearts” below and you will understand why I dig these Aussie rockers so much.
By the way, if you haven’t seen their latest music video for “Eskimo Boy”, you MUST WATCH IT! This is one of their best songs and the reason I fell in love with their music back in 2011!