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Indy born, Atlanta located, up and comer $auce is burning it up and ready to take the world by storm. But $auce isn’t just some fly by night flash in the pan, here’s here for the long haul, and he knows what he’s doing. In fact, when $auce was just three years old, he learned to play the bass, and he didn’t stop there—he basically learned to play any instrument he could get his hands on.
At this point, if we see one more talking head, political surrogate in a $3000 suit or one more candidate dressed down with his sleeves rolled up and finely pressed shirt tucked into his $400 blue jeans tell us how Americans are hurting and the economy is in shambles, we’re just going to punch the TV in the face, strip naked, and run screaming out into our pothole filled streets.
Once again, the political conventions are upon us and another monumental election of unheralded proportions is just around the corner, and once again, the only place we can find any honesty is in Rock and Roll. Enter Ian Hunter.
Hey, you like Janis Joplin? Great. You like remixes? Even better. We’ve got the Gorillianaire remix of the Janis classic “Move Over” to give you for free today.
Anytime someone tells you you’re about to hear the perfect summer song, you can generally prepare yourself for some overproduced, saccharine, celebratory anthem that repeats simplistic lyrics about bikinis, beer, and things melting.
So to steer clear of those stereotypes, let’s just say, The Blank Tapes’ “I’m Back” is a fantastic song that you will enjoy today, and it does happen to be summer today, and maybe the song has a predisposition to be enjoyed during this season due to its warm, bright sound.
More and more these days, New Jersey seems to be the go-to state for new indie rock. Amongst a flood of other artists, the Garden State is now giving is The Ugly Club, who have just released their full length debut album You Belong to the Minutes.
For a relatively young band, The Ugly Club shows a good deal of maturity and patience with their arrangements. “The Mountain” opens with some ethereal guitar work dancing around front man Ryan Egan’s existential lyrics, before the track opens up about 2:12 in, unleashing an upbeat sound that is all their own. You can check it out for yourself, with the free download below.
Once you dig into “The Mountain,” you can stream the rest of the album over on Spinner.
Slam Donahue is a pop band from Brooklyn, but with that said, you can dismiss most of your notions about what pop music is. In this case, we’re talking about undeniable, fun, contagiously danceable music that anyone would like.
“I Turn On” bounces with an infectious and organic excitement that’s reminiscent of The Black Kids, before everything went horribly wrong, and you’d be hard pressed not to make an MGMT reference on this one too (which is fine, because Slam Donahue is now on Cantora Records, the label that broke MGMT). And quite frankly, we could all use something like this right now. The track is off their upcoming EP Hemlock Tea which is out August 21.
If these guys keep making the right decisions, you’re guaranteed to be hearing a lot more from them. In the mean time, download “I Turn On” below.
Download Slam Donahue’s mixtape Big House Nice Dreams