On election night last week, I saw buzzworthy indie electro-rock act Gold Fields. The opened the show because it was on Election night and just jammed out in front of a packed crowd at The Viper Room.
Not only did Gold Fields bring their massive sounds on the tiny stage of The Viper Room but Obama won so after their set, everybody got free shots! Gold Fields music was upbeat and intense indie dance rock that you can’t help but move to! The whole band just rocked out and one of the band members even brought out a cowbell during the set!
I highly recommend catching Gold Fields live as this is a group that is going to be performing all over the world and brings such an upbeat fun indie dance vibe live.
Stream and download my three favorites below: “Dark Again”, “Moves” and “Treehouse”.
Currently Gold Fields is embarking on a nationwide tour with St. Lucia, make sure you catch them live when they come to your town!
Krisp is a 4-piece indie/dance/chillwave/dance rock band from Miami. @FreedzyBaby sent me their stuff after seeing them open for Reptar recently. I listened to all their soundcloud stuff and I got to say, I’m impressed with the fun upbeat catchy electronic rock vibes.
Stream and download Krisp‘s 4-track EP below.
The next upcoming indie dance band you need to follow is Oregon indie dance rock band Adventure Galley. I first heard “Weekend Lovers” sometime over the summer but somehow got lost in the shuffle of dance music that I love moving to.
However @BenOprstu contacted me about Adventure Galley doing a show at my favorite Santa Monica music venue next Monday. I watched the “Weekend Lovers” video and realized why I dig their upbeat electro-synth indie rock vibes so he asked me if @BeforeBigs wanted to co-produce the show with From The Hip LA. After watching “Weekend Lovers” and listening to “Marooned” and “Addict”, I knew this was a special band making music they like to call Glow Wave.
A couple Sunday’s ago, I attended Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes, featuring Mayer Hawthorne, Poolside, Bag Raiders, Capital Cities and much much more vibe out at the Newport Beach Marina. This was my 2nd time attending Pacific Festival and this year they toned it down on worldwide acts (last year Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris were some notable favorites) but they moved the location away from an isolated area (from Oak Canyon Ranch to Newport Beach) and really created this unique festival vibe on a beach.
Working on covers is a sacred exercise for Capital Cities. They meticulously pick songs that they love and then explore them until new harmonic and rhythmic ideas emerge, hopefully bringing a freshness to a timeless melody and lyric.
With “Nothing Compares 2 U”, Capital Cities has this smooth electro pop/rock vibe that anybody can like. It’s no wonder Perez Hilton considers these dudes the “best band in Los Angeles”!
Stream and download “Nothing Compares 2 U” below.
Here’s some info on the original song and how it became popular: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Compares_2_U
Here’s what The Pass had to say to us about the song and the upcoming album:
We’re very excited to share our first single, “Without Warning”, off our second LP, Melt. For close to two years now we’ve been working on Melt and had the wonderful mixing help of Alex Aldi who recently finished up work with the new Passion Pit and Holy Ghost!. We’re staying a little mum on the release date/label for now, but wanted to give a taste off our new record which as all bands who send their work to bloggers…we hope you enjoy.
Melt is the culmination of taking a lot of our goals when we started our band and combining it with all the things we learned being together for two and a half years. Everything you learn on the road……what works and what doesnt……what you like and what you dont, what makes people want to smile or scratch their heads. Ultimately, our goal was still to make a fun album but also reach new levels of emotion…..nostalgia and intrigue, longing and desire, complacency or heartbrokenness. Some songs have a bit darker or experimental sound than our previous album while others would be very at home at a disco.
Stream and DOWNLOAD “Without Warning” below. It’s a MUST-LISTEN indie electronic rock song!
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Here’s a MUST-DOWNLOAD project from MY FAVORITE genre-blending band I’ve had the chance to see live, Rich Kid Sound System. I’ve been following this group since summer 2010 and each track they have released since has been better than before. This is a group that you need to keep an eye on as they just released their long-awaited album, No Cheers For Pioneers (DOWNLOAD).
Stream an 8-track sampler of the 17-track mixtape which includes my old favorites “Get What You Give”, “Hey! Young Girl!”, “I Want It All” and “A Little Bit Of Time”. Before listening to that, here’s my new favorite track off No Cheers For Pioneers, “Why Don’t They Dance”.
DOWNLOAD No Cheers For Pioneers
Sunday, July 8th, continues the trill, outdoor, summer party series called CAMP TRILL. With session 2, we will be taking over celebrating our 2-year anniversary with a slick lineup of EDM acts, including genre-blending hipster pop group Capital Cities headlining this FREE event!
We are also pairing with BIG SUNDAY, which is a non-profit organization that builds community through community service. We’re asking people to help us donate canned tuna for Big Sunday’s End of the Month Club and in exchange, you’ll receive special discounts from our sponsors!
Expect pitchers of spiked lemonade, luscious brownies, water guns, beer bongs, camp tents, giveaways, and of course a poppin’ outdoor dance party, produced by Brownies and Lemonade and ourselves.
For more details, visit the facebook event and click “Join” so you can get updates regarding this fun-filled concert.
Most importantly: RSVP for FREE Entry ➮ http://bit.ly/CampTrillRSVP
Hear some tunes from the musicians we’re super excited to see perform at CAMP TRILL: Before Bigs Takeover below. (more…)