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!
Courtesy of Wind-Up Records, they’ve given us two tickets to giveaway for Thursday’s show to see two rising bands out of Australia, including one of my absolute favorite acts, Strange Talk and another I’ve slowly become a fan of, The Griswolds.
To win 2 tickets to see Strange Talk and The Griswolds this Thursday at The Satellite, email email@example.com with subject CONTEST and mention why you deserve tickets to see both Australian acts at the Satellite on Thursday. Contest ends Thursday at noon PST and if you don’t win, I highly recommend going to the show, more details on it here.
Below read more about both bands including links to my favorite songs from each! (more…)
Last Monday, the Recording Academy staff had the pleasure of getting a showcase performance from singer/songwriter/producer Jake Troth. He was an absolute joy to see live as most of us hadn’t heard of him and didn’t know what to expect. He performed 4 songs and although my co-workers didn’t enjoy all of them and said the last two were way better than the first two, I felt all four songs were pretty good. However the songs that stuck with me were “On My Way” and “Material Things”.
Keep an eye out on the alternative pop performer as he’s already worked and performed with rapper Big Boi on the track “Apple Of My Eye“, has his upcoming album Double Black Diamond coming out soon and will be signed to a major record deal sooner than later.
Watch the music videos for “On My Way” and “Material Things” below. (more…)
Our favorite hip-hop group from San Diego, Vokab Kompany, has released, “Don’t Owe You” their latest single and video from their upcoming collaboration album with Crush Effect. The album, titled VKCE, drops December 18 and I can’t wait for it. If the previous collaborations with VK and CE are any indication what’s to come between these two exciting up-and-coming acts, then this will be a must-listen album!
Listen to “Don’t Owe You” below.
Watch the official video to “Don’t Owe You” and a special download link for the song below. (more…)
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!
Previous: The Pass – Vultures
Another new chill-hop jam from Aer, “Like The Way”. This is off their upcoming album, The Bright Side, dropping next Tuesday July 30th.
I like the chill guitar riff on this, the lyrics are alright, the video is kind of boring but the song is real chill-hop love song. It’s the second single to the album following Aer‘s June 25 release of “Floats My Boat.”
FREE single from Two Door Cinema Club‘s upcoming album, Beacon. If you are familiar with the band, download “Sleep Alone” now! This band will blow up on a level similar to Phoenix as they have a somewhat similar catchy indie pop/alt rock sound that is easy to love.
and DOWNLOAD “Sleep Alone”.
Two Door Cinema Club has also announced a North American tour in September and October. Here are the full list of dates below. (more…)
Satellite Stories are here with first single “Anti-Lover” from their debut album Phrases to Break the Ice, coming up in autumn 2012. Below you´ll find stream and free download of the song + indie-dance style Ryan Riot Remix.
Satellite Stories will be the next breakout indie pop act, much in the mold of Two Door Cinema Club. Watch the official video of “Anti Lover” below. (more…)
We got another daytime disco track from Poolside, “Why You Wanna” off their upcoming album, Pacific Standard Time out July 9. Poolside is putting out the best daytime disco with Tropicool‘s mixes being 2nd.
Stream “Why You Wanna” below and keep an eye out for Pacific Standard Time and for Poolside to drop more tracks from the upcoming album.
Previous: Poolside – Slow Down