Posts Tagged ‘Indie Pop’
Formerly known as Peggy Sue and the Pirates, the Brighton trio of Rosa Rex, Katy Klaw and Olly Joyce — now known as Peggy Sue — dropped their new album, Acrobats, on Yep Roc last month. A sonic departure from their first album, Fossils and Other Phantoms, the set opens with today’s Free MP3 of the Day, “Cut My Teeth.”
The Baseball Project formed during discussions between Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn at R.E.M.‘s 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The supergroup is composed of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Wynn and Linda Pitmon and are out with a second album titled, Volume 2: High and Inside.
The Regal/Parlophone Records (Gorillaz, Bat for Lashes, LCD Soundsystem) label seems to have a lock on groups like The Good Natured fronted by Sarah McIntosh who pull off a heartfelt pop via pulsing dance rhythms (think Robynmeets La Roux) and slinky vocals. Building intimacy out of such a palette is a significant feature and it doesn’t hurt that every note gives off effortless cool.
What sounds like some ubercool Japanese duo is actually an ubercool British trio. The lads join Krautrock’s robotalk and stiff synths with the sort of downy electronic sounds you’d expect of Brighton natives. The result is both darkly hypnotic and as palatable as pop. Download a free MP3 of “Sixteen Shades of Black and Blue” from the band’s fourth album, Ventriloquizzing released on Yep Roc Records.
With a quivering voice that’s at once childlike and inviting, Swedish pop sensation Lykke Li shines as a bewitching, modern day chanteuse. Her music is eccentric, ethereal, gorgeous, and you can get a free sampling of some of her music from the upcoming album Wounded Rhymes, plus free remixes from Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, Beck and the indefatigable rap legend Mike D of the Beastie Boys.