Posts Tagged ‘Videos’
With her billowing brand of torch vocals–bedroom lyrics given a soapbox–this Danish singer-songwriter recalls a blissful Fever Ray. But Nanna Oland Fabricius aka Oh Land seems less reluctant to indulge her songs’ natural pop turns. Laden with hooks and leavened with soul, her sound is sturdy and winning.
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.
Radiohead has been covering Neil Young songs for quite some time including performing Young’s After the Gold Rush at the 2002 Bridge School Benefit on the piano that Young originally recorded the song on.
Call it post-rock or just good ol’ shoegaze, albeit with a experimental flair. Either way, San Francisco’s The Soft Moon has one eye on the future while the other searches for new ways to zigzag between darkwave and EBM (electronic body music).
On their self-titled album, the band bring the melodrama of Bauhaus, the ache of Joy Division, and its very own wit and talent to richly dark depths. Moody, brooding, and visceral, it’s like discovering a long-lost recording.
Cold enough for you? It seems like everyone has been greeted with some aggressive winds and chilly rains. Luckily, the winter weather sent Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks aka The Cool Kids running to their studio to work on their first debut full-length When Fish Ride Bicycles released sometime in Spring of 2011. Until then, the Chicago rap duo is offering their first single “Bundle Up” to keep you warm during these blustery days and nights.
Elements of My Morning Jacket‘s most frenetic moments merge with the National‘s melancholy yet anthemic choruses about love, and paranoia as well as contain hints of Band of Horses alt-country stylings. The result? It all collides into this brilliant synergy from one song to the next.
He’s a super-veteran of the rave, a bald-headed emo vegan, and loves giving music away, as evidenced by starting mobygratis.com. Starting today you can pick up a three song E.P. called Be The One in exchange for your email address. It contains three songs: “Be The One,” “Sevastopol” and “Victoria Lucas” and is also mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83), who also collaborated with Moby on Wait for Me. The result is earthy and melodic with that incomparable Moby touch.
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.
You probably remember The Radio Dept. “Pulling Our Weight,” a charming sweet-slice of dream pop as heard in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette (2006). But Sweden’s favorite indie-pop troupe have actually been recording their best stuff before then, and their new album Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 offers the band’s favorites including rarities and singles from the bands three albums and multiple EPs.